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Our lifeguards have weekly in-service training to maintain their “rescue ready” skills.  Lifeguards are taught to watch all areas of the water, and to respond to emergencies within 1 minute.  In addition, they are trained to be able to identify and reach guests in distress within 30 seconds.  Each pool is also required to perform VAT’s (Vigilance Awareness Training)  The staff will place a realistic mannequin in the area the guard is responsible for watching.  This is unannounced to the guard and they must be able to recognize and retrieve the mannequin within the 30 second time-frame.

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Our Aquatic facilities are certified by Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. For more information, check out: 

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2021 McMillen Pool Staff

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2021 Northside Pool Staff 



Splash Pad Information
Splash Pads are now CLOSED for the season and will open Memorial Day weekend, 2023. 

The  Department offers 9 splash pads for your enjoyment:
Robert E. Meyers 
Taylor's Dream Boundless Playground
Franklin Park

There is an activation bollard (green) that needs the top touched and the water will run for a 4 minute cycle.  Simply touch the bollard again for more fun! The use of the Splash pads is FREE!

Please note, dogs are not allowed within 100 feet of any Splash pad.  This is for the safety of park users.  



 Splash Pad Hours 

Splash pads are operational 9 am-9 pm daily during the season. 

The season typically runs from Memorial Day to early fall depending on the weather.  The Splash Pads are now CLOSED for the season. 

Please see the chart below for hours by Splash Pad      

Daytime photo of Robert E. Meyers Park
Photo credit to: LandPlan Group


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We offer 9 Splash Pad's for your enjoyment.  Check out the information below:


6114 Bass Road

Franklin School  Park 
Address: 1903 St. Marys Avenue 

Kreager Park
North River Road

2300 Raymond & Holly

2301 Maumee & Glasgow

Promenade Park  
202 W. Superior Street

Robert E. Meyers Park  
Inside North Gate of Parkview on Jefferson Blvd. 
Hours: Open to public Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm (on days without scheduled events)  

6401 St. Joe Rd.

2900 Koons & Elzy St. 

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Northside Pool to OPEN on June 6 and McMillen Pool to OPEN on June 12! 

Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation announces that Northside Pool will open for the season on Tuesday, June 6, and McMillen Park Pool will open on Monday, June 12. 

Similar to the 2022 season, the staggered adjustments are due to staffing shortages and consideration for safety at the facilities. Northside Pool public swim hours will be 12:30 – 5:00 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday (closed Monday). McMillen Pool public swim hours will be 12:30 – 5:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday (closed Sunday). 

A free swim for youth with disabilities will be held weekly on Sunday from 5:15 –6:15 p.m. at Northside Pool.

Schedule subject to change

Call pool for any schedule updates

Northside Pool  427-6705
McMillen Pool   427-6704

Northside Pool

Will OPEN for the Summer Season: June 6



      Northside Pool                      


    East State Blvd & Parnell Ave. 

Pool Opens

    June 6


    12;30-5 pm, Tues.-Sun. (Closed on Mondays)  


Under Age 2
Ages 2-17
Over Age 17


     $4.50 Afternoon
     $5.50 Afternoon


 McMillen Pool LSA 2018

McMillen Pool

Will OPEN for the Summer Season: June 12


     McMillen Pool     


Location       Oxford St. East of Anthony Blvd. 
Pool Opens      June 12

Hours      12:30-5:00 pm Monday-Saturday.  Closed Sundays.


Under Age 2
Ages 2-17
Over Age 17





Memorial Pool

Summer season TBD

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Learn To Swim 

Learn to Swim Flier

2023 Learn to Swim Lessons


Learn-to-Swim is offered in conjunction with the American Red Cross and adheres to national standards for Red Cross aquatic programs. 
See the link on the  Learn to Swim lessons/brochure  and check out the list of   Learn to Swim levels  before you register

Ready to register?   Register in the Summer for Swim lessons!


Learn to Swim Testimonials

Wonderful staff, fun for the kids and lifetime skills!  Keep it up.  Monitta
We continue to love your program!  All the instructors are so kind, and both of my kids learned so much!  Great job as always! Thank you, we'll be back. Serrani Family
Love the lessons at Northside Pool! Kristine
You are all the Best! My two kids have learned to love the water while developing solidy safety skills.  This has to be the best value, most fun and professional teachers and lifeguards, and most effective program in the city!  I recommend you to everyone and can't thank you enough! Keep up the great work!  Rachel
This was fantastic- fun & my son learned a ton. – Kelley N.

Very positive experience, and well worth the time investment. My daughter clearly benefited and loved it!! -Nancy
I am so happy with this program. My kids loved swim class at North Side pool and they improved so much in 2 weeks. I couldn’t be happier! -Sami D.
Very organized! Everyone seemed to have a great time! -B. Sanchez
I am impressed with all the instructors, they all showed professionalism and did a fantastic job as coaches. Sami & Sydney are top notch! -Gina L.F.
This was an incredible experience for skill building and confidence. (Ella and Georgia, instructors) -Kimberly K.
Bryce knew their names from Day 2. -David S.
These classes have increased my son’s swimming skills! The instructors are well trained and knowledgeable to share instruction with the children. We highly recommend the classes. -Amanda H.

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Pool/Pavilion Rental
Make a big "splash" at your next bash! Rent one of three city swimming pools after public hours for your birthday party, church group, family reunion or pool party. Please call 260.427.6029 for pool rental rates.

If you would like to have your pool party at Northside Pool during public swim hours, you may consider reserving the pavilion for your party's exclusive use.  Rental rates for the pavilion only begin at $25/hour with a 2 hour minimum. Call 260.427.6029 to make a reservation. 

Open Swim for Youth with Disabilities

Open swims for children with disabilities or special needs will be Sundays from 5:15-6:15 p.m. beginning June 11. No pre-registration is required. The swim is FREE. Please check in before entering the pool. A parent must accompany each child in the water.


 View a map of the layout of Northside pavilion.                          
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2023 Season Pass Information                          Northside                       McMillen                         Memorial                    
Season Pass: child $80 $35 $35
Season Pass: adult $105 $45 $35
Season Pass: Household      
Up to 4 people $200 $80 $75
Over 4 people $30/each $20/each $20/each


Season passes are valid at the pool where the ticket was purchased.




For information on Splash Pads, check out the Splash Pad link.  Please note, Splash Pads have CLOSED for the season.

The playgrounds open for the Season May 27. 


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View a complete list of the Pool Rules



    • Individuals & families up to 8 members will be allowed to bring a small cooler (14'’ L X 12" W X 14" H) or bag into pool facility.

    • Large groups must eat in park before entering pool facility.

    • All coolers will be checked upon entering the pool.

    • Coolers can be checked by aquatics staff while patrons are in the facility.

    • No glass of any kind will be permitted in the facility at any time.

    • No alcohol is permitted in the pool or the park at any time.

    • Pizza boxes or fast food bags are not permitted in the facility. 

    • Concessions are not available at any of our Family Aquatic Centers so please plan ahead.


Check out the Aquatics Link to learn more about the pools! 

2022 Pool Brochure



  • Please note, all customers whether swimming or not are required to pay the admission fee.
  • There are no "pass outs".
  • Concessions are not available at any of the pools. 
  • View a complete list of the Pool Rules 


    • Individuals & families up to 8 members will be allowed to bring a small cooler (14'’ L X 12" W X 14" H) or bag into pool facility.

    • Large groups must eat in park before entering pool facility.

    • All coolers will be checked upon entering the pool.

    • Coolers can be checked by aquatics staff while patrons are in the facility.

    • No glass of any kind will be permitted in the facility at any time.

    • No alcohol is permitted in the pool or the park at any time.

    • Pizza boxes or fast food bags are not permitted in the facility. 

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Aquatic Lift

Swimming recreational opportunities are now more available to people with disabilities at all public swimming pools, thanks in large measure to a grant from the AWS Foundation. A PAL-portable aquatic lift, placed at each pool, can transfer  individuals from the side and place them into the water.

New ADA guidelines required a lift at each of public pool, including McMillen and Northside. The PAL-portable aquatic lift (battery powered) is a sturdy, useful piece of equipment for use by people with disabilities.

This model is ADA compliant, lifts 300 lbs., is completely portable so that it can be put away when not in use, and has a 240 degree rotation to ensure a safe transfer area. 


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  • Both instructors Becca and Miss Jordan were absolutely wonderful, very kind, patient and fun.  Angela R.
  • Thank you so much Noelle, for taking Emma one on one and working with her. I have hope that each day/week she will become more brave and confident. Christina W.
  • Very impressed with the professionalism and caring nature of the staff.  Definitely will come back. Jamie D.
  • Excellent class, kids loved every day even in the rain-Jonathan M.
  • We love the small class sizes and all the instructors-the kids love coming and seeing progress in their skills in just 2 weeks.  Thanks for fixing the shower temperature. Sherri S.
  • The instructors were great.  Sara G.
  • Fantastic experience. Monique R.
  • The pool staff were kind and patient-thanks so much. Carolyn C.
  • We look forward to advancing next summer. Ann W.
  • Olivia has been coming since she was 3 years old-we continue to come back. Deanna A.
  • Great job with everything. Latisha T.


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