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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: http://www.jellis.com/ 

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Lifeguard on duty 

 

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Lifeguards training on a dummy

 

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2023 McMillen Pool Staff 


Some of the McMillen Pool staff are pictured above.


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2023 Northside Pool Staff 


The Lifeguard staff at Northside Pool. 


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Lifeguard working at Bob Arnold Northside Pool 

 

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Lifeguard on training day 



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 Photo credit: Stan Sussina, The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Indiana

 

Splash Pad Information
The Splash Pads are now closed for the season.  Check back in May for opening information.   


The  Department offers 9 splash pads for your enjoyment next SPRING:
Memorial
McCormick
Waynedale
Shoaff
Buckner
Robert E. Meyers 
Taylor's Dream Boundless Playground
Franklin Park
Promenade    

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.  

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 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.   

Please see the chart below for hours by Splash Pad      

 
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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:

Buckner
 

6114 Bass Road
Directions

Franklin School  Park 
Address: 1903 St. Marys Avenue 

Kreager Park
North River Road
Directions

McCormick    
2300 Raymond & Holly
Directions   

Memorial
2301 Maumee & Glasgow
Directions

Promenade Park  
202 W. Superior Street
Map

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)  
Directions


Shoaff
6401 St. Joe Rd.
Directions  

Waynedale
2900 Koons & Elzy St. 
Directions 


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City Pools  & Splash Pads Are now CLOSED for the season.  Check back in May for opening information. 


City Pools will begin the process of closing this week as staff prepare to go back to school. Due to this loss of seasonal staff, there will no longer be the required number of certified lifeguards needed to operate the pools safely.

The final day to enjoy the Aquatic Centers at McMillen Park and Bob Arnold Northside Park will be Saturday, August 5, for normal public swimming from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. They will close for the season at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.  


Schedule subject to change

Call pool for any schedule updates

Northside Pool  427-6705
McMillen Pool   427-6704


Northside Pool

 

                       

      Northside Pool                      

Location

    East State Blvd & Parnell Ave. 

Pool Opens

    June 6/Closes August 5

Hours

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

Admission

Under Age 2
Ages 2-17
Over Age 17

 

     Free
     $4.50 Afternoon
     $5.50 Afternoon

 

 McMillen Pool LSA 2018

 
McMillen Pool

     

     McMillen Pool     

                 

Location       Oxford St. East of Anthony Blvd. 
Pool Opens      June 12/CLOSES on August 5th

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

Admission

Under Age 2
Ages 2-17
Over Age 17

 

     Free
     $3
     $3.50


 
 

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Memorial Pool

Summer season TBD



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Learn To Swim 

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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!

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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. 

 

 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.

 

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Splash Pads

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For information on Splash Pads, check out the Splash Pad linkPlease note, Splash Pads are CLOSED for the season.

 


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View a complete list of the Pool Rules

 

FAMILY COOLER RULES & REGULATIONS 

    • 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.

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

2022 Pool Brochure

 

FAQ

  • 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 


FAMILY COOLER RULES & REGULATIONS
 

    • 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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Testimonials

  • 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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