The Orlando area is filled with public pools and water parks where the family can go and enjoy a day or an afternoon cooling off and relaxing. Sure you could spend the day, and the money, to visit one of the major water parks, such as Disney’s Blizzard Beach, Wet’n’Wild or Aquatica. But wouldn’t it be better to save money and still be able to enjoy some time in the cool waters of a pool.
There are 11 public pools operated by the City of Orlando Parks and Recreation Department. In addition to those pools there are some pools that are within some of the area’s national and state parks that are open to all guests visiting the park.
Bill Frederick Park and Pool at Turkey Lake
If you are looking to spend an entire day with the family out in the Florida sun, head on over to Bill Frederick park and Pool at Turkey Lake. The best part about this pool is that it overlooks Turkey Lake and only costs $4 per car ($2 if you are the only one in the car) for the day. Also included with the price of admission here are boat rentals, hiking trails, picnic areas and a kid’s play area.
The swimming pool is open to the public during the summer (mid-June through mid-August) only. Hours of operation on weekdays are from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Bill Frederick Park and Pool is located at 3401 S. Hiawassee Road in Orlando. For more information call 407.246.4486.
College Park Pool
Spend the morning taking an aquatic fitness class or swimming lessons and enjoy the afternoon swimming at the College Park Pool. In addition to open swim times, this public pool offers a variety of fitness classes for all ages, swim team participation and Camp Orlando (summer aquatic camp).
College Park Pool is located at 2411 Elizabeth Avenue in Orlando. For more information call 407.246.4281.
Check out one of the best pools when it comes to having something for everyone this summer. The Rosemont Pool offers a lap swimming pool for the stronger swimmers and a wet deck activity area for non-swimmers. The pool is open for family swim, open swim and lessons. There is even a slide for those who like a little excitement added to their day in the water.
The Rosemont Pool is located at 4872 Rose Bay Drive in Orlando. Form more information call 407.246.2283.
Those these are some of the best public pools in Orlando there are others one that are just as nice and convenient to get to. Some other public pools in the area worth mentioning include Dover Shores Pool, Hankins Park Pool, Northwest Pool, Englewood Pool, John Long Pool and Wadeview Pool. For more information about the different public pools in the Orlando area visit the Official City of Orlando website by clicking here.