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People's Pool

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  • BUILDINGS & PICNIC SITES
    • Party Room
  • SWIMMING
    • Pool / Indoor

1602 MLK Jr Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 591-5321

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Tacoma’s newest public, indoor swimming pool.

Please Note: The locker room will be closed on December 21 from 8am to noon.


To make your visit safe, fun, and enjoyable, discover some of the safety rules you need to know before jumping in.

The first recreational swim is free on the first Saturday of the month at all locations!


Holiday Hours
Nov. 23: Closed
Nov. 24: Pool open 12-5 pm
Dec. 18 - Jan. 1: Closed
 

Pool Admission

  • People's Center members: FREE
  • Tot (4 & under) FREE
  • Youth (5-17) $3
  • Adult (18+) $4
  • Water Exercise: $4
  • Free swim: The first recreational swim is free on the first Saturday of the month.
     

Pool Parties

Rent the pool for birthdays or group events. Party rooms are available during the pool's recreational swimming times or you can schedule a private party!  To make a party reservation call (253) 591-5321.  Printable Pool Party Rental Info (pdf)

Pool Features

The pool features stair-step access to a shallow swimming area and submerged bench, perfect for introductory swimming lessons. The entire pool is relatively shallow, making it enjoyable even for nonswimmers.

  • Three-lane lap pool
  • Passive swim area and bench
  • A spraypad especially for toddlers
  • A current channel and vortex, designed for both fun and therapy
  • Floating pads for walk-on-water play
  • Two poolside basketball hoops
  • Two party rooms
  • Two family changing areas/restrooms and one additional restroom
     

Additional Information

Children under the age of seven and those who cannot meet the height requirement must have an adult in the water within an arm's length at all times while the child is in the water.

In fall 2017, we will use the pool to help Tacoma schools launch Thrive, a program that combines fitness, education and health to improve student achievement.


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Events Happening Here:
  • 24 Feb
    Swim Saturday
    Join us at People’s Pool (1602 MLK Jr Way) to brush up on water safety and enjoy an open swim...
    12:30 pm