The Best Public Swimming Pools for LA Families & Kids!

Updated: Jan 21

During the hot summer days, you would definitely want to have this list of public swimming pools handy, if you don't have your own pool! Some of the swimming pools listed also offer play area and splash pads.

Stoner Park Pool

1835 Stoner Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90025

The Stoner Park has a pool with splash park featuring sprays and spouts lining and fountains. The pool is 4 1/2 feet deep to be used for all ages, and a twisty slide for bigger kids. Children under seven must be accompanied by an adult on a one-to-one ratio. Children under the age of four must wear "swim diaper" or plastic pants. Admission fee is $3.50 for adults, and $1 for kids for the entire day. Men must wear swim trunks or board shorts, and women must wear a bathing suit. For hours, check their website or call (310) 575-8286, as the opening hours vary. Street parking is available.

Annenberg Community Beach House

415 Pacific Coast Highway

Santa Monica, CA 90402

The public pool at the Beach House features marble around the deck with beautiful tiles that were restored by hand. The pool and pool deck are complimented by a new Pool House, with changing areas, lockers, and a second floor view deck that offers spectacular views of Santa Monica Bay. Kids under age 8 and 4’ in height must be accompanied by an adult in the water at all times. Toys and Flotation devices are not allowed in the pool, unless distributed by Beach House staff. The fee to get into the pool is $10 for adults, $4 for Youth (1-17), and half price on Mondays (excludes holidays).

The pool schedule is as follows: June 14 - Sept. 2 from 10am to 7 pm, Sunset Swim 7/12, 7/26, 8/9 & 8/23 (adults 18+) 7pm - 10pm. Pool closes at 4pm on 8/24 for Cardboard Yacht Regatta , Sept. 7 - Sept. 29 (weekends only) 11am - 5pm.

Annenberg Community Beach house also offers a splash pad and a kid's playground.

Santa Monica Swim Center

2225 16th St.

Santa Monica, CA 90405

he Santa Monica Swim Center is a community-serving facility. Throughout the year, the Swim Center offers a full range of programs including swim lessons, fitness classes, lifeguard training, and special community events. It also hosts several team user groups. The Santa Monica Swim Center features a Splash Pool, which is shallow (25 meters x 25 yards) and is heated (84 to 86 degrees); Fitness Pool, which is deep with cooler (78 to 80 degrees). Adult supervision ratio is 1:10. Children 8 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the water.

Children - Single Entry: $1.50 Santa Monica Residents / $3 Non Resident, 20 Swim Pass: $20 SM Resident / $40 Non Resident; Adults - Single Entry: $3.50 SM Resident / $7 Non Resident, 20 Swim Pass: $55 SM Resident / $110 Non Resident; Under 2 years of age are free. The hours are Mon - Sun: 10:00am - 7:00pm.

Malibu Community Pool

30215 Morning View Drive

Malibu, CA 90265

The Malibu Community Pool offers a variety of aquatic programs including: Swim Lessons, Water Polo, Adult Training & Conditioning, and the Malibu Sea Wolves Swim Team. The City of Malibu offers Swim Lessons in the Fall, Spring and Summer for Ages 1-17. Summer swim lessons are held Monday-Thursday and last 2 weeks per session. All levels are $120 per participant or $75 for the first week of a session.

The Malibu Community Pool is located on the Malibu High School Campus. For more information on these programs please contact 310-456-2489 x363.

Culver City Municipal Plunge

4175 Overland Avenue

Culver City, CA 90230

This pool features a Olympic-size swimming pool, heated competition pool, and diving board. Young Children must be accompanied by an adult in the pool, and the adult-to-child ratio must be one-to-one. Discounted passes are available. For kids 13 years and older to swim laps on their own, there will be a minimum of 4 lanes available anytime the plunge is open for lap swim. The pool opens on June 17th and will remain open till August 25 from Monday - Sunday 12:30 - 2:30 pm .

Swimming lessons are also available and every Saturday and Sunday between 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm the City of Culver City will be offering free swim lesson evaluations to kids of any age. Click here for more information.

Hollywood Pool

1122 Cole Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90038

This pool features a mid-century modern architectural touches with a spiral water slide. There are also multiple diving boards. Kids seven and under must be accompanied by an adult in the water on a one-to-one ratio. They also offer swimming classes at this pool. The pool will be open to public on June 9th and will remain open till September 2nd. Hours are 11am-2pm and 3-6pm most summer weekdays, and 1-5pm Saturday-Sunday.

West Hollywood Pool

647 N. San Vicente Blvd.

West Hollywood, CA 90069

The pool is located between Melrose and Santa Monica inside of the West Hollywood Park, adjacent to the West Hollywood Library. The pool features a disabled access ramp, as well as ladders and stairs for convenient entry to all. The pool water is heated. The West Hollywood Aquatics Center offers affordable and safe Aquatics Programs for all ages. This pool be open starting June 17th. For hours and fees please click here.

Pan Pacific Park Pool

141 S. Gardner St.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Pan Pacific Park Pool is an outdoor, unheated pool which is only open during summer for families and kids. Adult admission is $3.50 and children are only $1 per day. Check the website for opening day and hours.

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