The school year is ending and many local pools have opened just in time for summer. Here are some places you can get your swimming fix in Utah County.
— Sarah Harris, Daily Herald
Provo Recreation Center
The Provo Recreation Center has three indoor pools, including a competition pool, deep water pool with an aquatic climbing wall and dive platform, and leisure pool, featuring an interactive tree house with three slides, buckets and water toys, leading into a lazy river. The center’s outdoor pool, which features a wave ball pool, two water slides and a kids’ splash pool, opened Friday. The center is located at 320 W. 500 North, Provo. Pricing, hours and more information are available at provo.org.
Seven Peaks Waterpark
Seven Peaks Waterpark opens Thursday its 17-acre park with 11 slides, a 500,000-gallon wave pool, four kids’ water attractions and several eateries. The park announced Feb. 14 it would reopen and continue its longtime relationship with the Pass of All Passes under new leadership with Global Management Amusement Professionals. Seven Peaks Waterpark is located at 1330 E. 300 North, Provo. Pricing, hours and more information are available at sevenpeaks.com.
SCERA Park Pools
Orem’s SCERA Park Pools include an outdoor lap pool, dive tank, splash pad, water playground and a variety of slides, interactive features and play structures including water rings, tumble buckets and a raindrop waterfall. The pools opened Saturday and are located at 701 S. State St., Orem. Pricing, hours and more information are available at oremrecreation.com.
Orem Fitness Center
The Orem Fitness Center offers a year-round indoor lap pool and leisure pool, complete with a water slide, play structure, lazy river, zero-entry pool, basketball hoops and other amenities. The center is located at 580 W. 165 South, Orem. Pricing, hours and more information are available at oremrecreation.com.
Lehi Outdoor Pool
The Lehi Outdoor Pool is an Olympic-size heated outdoor pool with an aqua climbing wall, diving boards, two flume slides and a baby pool. The outdoor pool opened Saturday and is located at 451 E. 200 South, Lehi. Pricing, hours and more information are available at lehi-ut.gov.
Lehi Legacy Center
The Lehi Legacy Center has a year-round indoor eight-lane lap pool, leisure pool, lazy river, toddler splash pool and play structures. The center is located at 123 N. Center St., Lehi. Pricing, hours and more information are available at lehi-ut.gov.
American Fork Fitness Center
The American Fork Fitness Center has a competition pool and leisure pool, which includes a toy structure with water features for small children, beach front entry, tumble buckets, a 25-foot twisting slide, a lazy river, ground spray features, and an open swim and play area. The leisure pool opened Saturday. Pricing, hours and more information are available at afcity.org.
Lindon Aquatics Center
The Lindon Aquatics Center, which features an outdoor lap pool, lazy river, Pirate Pool, FlowRider surfing simulator and Hucks Hideout, opened Monday for the season. The center is located at 60 W. 60 North, Lindon. Pricing, hours and more information are available at lindonpool.org.
Spanish Fork Water Park
Spanish Fork Water Park aimed to open Saturday for the season, but the park’s website said it would remain closed until further notice due to inclement weather. The park, located at 199 N. 300 West, Spanish Fork, features an outdoor pool, 150-foot water slide, splash pad, kids’ play area with a water mushroom and two diving boards. Pricing, hours and more information are available at spanishfork.org.
Spanish Oaks Reservoir
Spanish Oaks Reservoir is open to swimmers from March 1 through Nov. 30, weather and conditions permitting, from dawn to dusk. The reservoir is located at 2931 S. Spanish Oaks Drive, Spanish Fork. Additional information is available at spanishfork.org.
Clyde Recreation Center
Springville’s Clyde Recreation Center is open year-round at 717 S. 1200 West, Springville. The center includes an outdoor pool, leisure pools and a competition pool. Pricing and additional information are available at springville.org.
Wayne Bartholomew Family Park
Springville’s Wayne Bartholomew Family Park features beach and grass areas and a pond that is open to swimmers, although there are no lifeguards on duty. The park is located at 1090 S. 2900 East, Springville, and is open daily from dawn to dusk. Parking permits are required May 1-Sept. 30, which are free to Springville residents, limited to one per household, at the Civic Center, Clyde Recreation Center, and Parks and Recreation Office with a photo ID and proof of residence. Non-residents can purchase a permit for $10 per day. More information is available at springville.org.
Payson City Pool
The Payson City Pool opened Saturday for the 2019 season. The pool is located at 655 S. Main St., Payson. Its amenities include a lap pool with a diving board and a leisure pool with a water playground, slide tower, current channel with tumble buckets, bridge with interactive play features and zero-depth beach entry. Pricing, hours and additional information are available at paysonrec.activityreg.com.
Highland Glen Park
Highland Glen Park includes an outdoor swimming area that is open to the public, although there are no lifeguards on duty. Hours are daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and the park is located at 4800 W. Knight Ave., Highland. Additional information is available at highlandcity.org.
Pleasant Grove Veteran’s Memorial Pool
The Pleasant Grove Veteran’s Memorial Pool opened Saturday for the summer. Pricing, hours and additional information are available at plgrove.org.
Utah County also has its fair share of splash pads. Here are 14 local splash pad locations:
- Pioneer Park, 500 W. Center St., Provo
- The Shops at Riverwoods, 4801 N. University Ave., Provo
- Palisade Park, 1300 E. 800 North, Orem
- The Orchard at University Place, 575 E. University Parkway, Orem
- Vineyard Grove Park, 350 N. 100 East, Vineyard
- Ivory Ridge Park, 3200 N. 560 West, Lehi
- Thanksgiving Point Children’s Discovery Garden, 3900 N. Garden Drive, Lehi
- North Park, 1185 N. 400 East, Spanish Fork
- Springville Splash Pad, 50 S. Main St., Springville
- Nolen Park, 7862 N. Tinamous Road, Eagle Mountain
- Cory B. Wride Memorial Park, 6998 Six-Mile Cutoff Road, Eagle Mountain
- Highland Town Center Plaza, 10800 N. 5400 West, Highland
- Creekside Park, 100 S. 600 East, Alpine
- Sunset Trails Park, 729 Sunset Drive, Santaquin