City of Friendswood, Texas

Friendswood City Pool

Located at 900 Cedarwood Ave, directly behind City Hall

For any additional information, please call 281-996-3342 during pool operation hours, or email pool@friendswood.com

Pool Capacity: 235 Guests (DUE TO COVID-19, FACILITY CAPACITY IS 50 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

Maximum Pool Depth: 5 feet

Open to all ages

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The City will not be hosting any swim lessons in the 2020 season due to COVID-19. We hope to see everyone in 2021.

Friendswood City Pool uses a streamlined swim lesson registration process where, instead of selecting the specific skill level for children ages 2 to 12 years old you can simply select the session dates and time you would like to attend, and our talented team will do the rest!

*Swimmers will arrive 10 minutes early for the first day of each session to be sorted into levels based on benchmarks*

**Waitlisted swimmers will be contacted as more instructors and/or spots become available.**

Swimmer Benchmarks

All swimmers who do not meet the benchmarks for level 2 will be placed in level 1.

To advance to level 2 lessons, students will be expected to demonstrate the skills below:

  • Can comfortably grab item from bottom of the pool in shallow end; face in the water
  • Can demonstrate kicks on barbells
  • Can demonstrate the motion of how to do freestyle arms

To advance to level 3 lessons, students will be expected to demonstrate the skills below:

  • Can demonstrate freestyle with no assistance for 5 yards.
  • Can demonstrate the basics of backstroke
  • Can grab item from bottom of the pool in deeper end (4.5 feet)

To advance to level 4 lessons, students will be expected to demonstrate the skills below:

  • Can demonstrate freestyle without assistance for 15 yards (1/2 the pool)
  • Can demonstrate backstroke without assistance for 15 yards (1/2 the pool)
  • Can demonstrate the breaststroke kick with kickboard

Extended Team Training (Separate registration from the above classes)

This advanced level is designed for swim team swimmers who wish to continue to practice after the season is over or those wishing to work on perfecting strokes. This class not advised for swimmers under 5 years of age due to endurance abilities. Please call Heather Whitty at 281.996.3276 for exceptions.

Swimmers should be proficient in all strokes; freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, breastroke, and butterfly. This level will focus on endurance, stroke perfection, flip turns, and race dives.

The pool facility will only be open to 50 guests at a time.
No groups larger than 5 people may enter at any given time (exceptions to families larger than 5 that reside at the same address).
Camps will not be allow to visit the pool for the 2020 season.

 

2020 Season Dates & Hours

OPENING WEEKEND
MAY 23-25          1:00PM - 7:00PM

REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
MONDAY Closed for training
& deep cleaning
TUESDAY - THURSDAY 12:00PM - 6:00PM    
FRIDAY - SUNDAY 12:00PM - 7:00PM    

*Due to the limited capacity and the inability to guarantee access to everyone, there will be no free pool days in 2020*

FREE ADMISSION DAYS
MAY 25 (MEMORIAL DAY)       1:00PM - 7:00PM      
JULY 4      12:00PM - 7:00PM     

POOL FEES & MEMBERSHIPS
*Seasonal passes will not be sold this year due to facility capacity*

FRIENDSWOOD RESIDENT RATES (water bill paid to Friendswood)
FAMILY SEASON PASS (up to 5 members) $80
20 VISIT PASS $30
DAILY VISIT RATE $2
SENIORS 60+     FREE    

NON-RESIDENT RATES
FAMILY SEASON PASS (up to 5 members) $110
20 VISIT PASS $60
DAILY VISIT RATE $4
SENIORS 60+       $2      

POOL RULES

ADDITIONAL RULES DUE TO COVID-19 MODIFICATIONS

  • The pool facility will only be open to 50 guests at a time.
  • No groups larger than 5 people may enter at any given time (exceptions to families larger than 5 that reside at the same address).
  • Camps will not be allow to visit the pool for the 2020 season.
  • Loaner goggles and lifejackets will not be available. Please make sure to bring your own
  1. All persons entering the pool must pay the admission fee and have a pass or ID card.

  2. Please walk.  No running.

  3. Diving is prohibited.

  4. Inflatable toys are not allowed.  Floatation devices must be Coast Guard Approved lifejackets or puddle jumpers.

  5. Children 12 years and under must be directly accompanied and supervised by their parent or legal guardian.

  6. Please take a warm soapy shower before entering the pool

  7. The City is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

  8. Coolers and ice-chests are not allowed on the pool deck.

  9. Smoking and glass containers are not allowed in the facility.

  10. Food and drinks are restricted to the picnic tables and grass areas only.

  11. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the facility or pool area.

  12. All radios must have headphones or be kept at a low volume.

  13. Running, dunking, horseplay, pushing, profanity or lewd behavior is prohibited.

  14. Children under 3 years must remain within arms reach of an adult while in the pool.

  15. Cloth and disposable diapers are not allowed in the pool. Children needing diapers must wear swim diapers or rubber pants.

  16. Swimsuits only - No shorts, shirts or long pants.

  17. Beach balls only, restricted to non-crowded times.

  18. Anyone caught swimming after hours will forfeit their swim pass and will be arrested for TRESPASS.

  19. Pets are not allowed.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

The pool and facility will be cleared upon the first sound of thunder or sight of lightning. Patrons will not be allowed to re-enter the facility until 30 minutes after the last evidence of the storm.  The facility will also close during a rainstorm if the pool bottom cannot be seen.

 The pool will NOT be accepting reservations for the 2020 season.

Exclusive Pool Rental Lifeguard Rate for
Exclusive Parties
Deck Rental During
Open Swim Hours
Friendswood Resident Rate $40 per hour +
Lifeguard Rate
$15 per hour,
per lifeguard
$10 per hour +
$2 per guest
Non-Resident Rate $50 per hour +
Lifeguard Rate
$15 per hour,
per lifeguard
$20 per hour +
$2 per guest

*Effective January 1st, 2014, the Friendswood City Council and the Parks and Recreation Board have approved new fees for park rentals and reservations.

View rental availability at the pool

Important Rental Information

  • Exclusive pool rentals:
    • Rental Times: Saturday and Sundays from 11:00am - 1:00pm or 7:00pm - 9:00pm. An additional hour may be added before 11:00am or after 9:00pm upon request.
    • 2 hour minimum rental
    • Lifeguard Payments: Lifeguards are to be paid directly in cash upon entering the facility before the party begins, no exceptions. The number of lifeguards is determined by the number of guests that will be in attendance at the scheduled party.
  • Deck Rentals:
    • 2 hour minimum rental
    • Guest Payments: It is up to the discretion of the party holder to decide if the daily fee for those attending the party will be paid by the party holder or the attendee. Price for those attending the party is $2 per person regardless of residency.
    • Deck Space: The deck space is only private during the time of the rental. Once the party is over, the deck returns to a first come first serve location. The party may stay on the deck once their party is over ONLY if there is no reservation scheduled after them. All decorations and/or signage must be removed before the end of the allotted time.

Aqua Zumba 2020 Modified Schedule:

Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00am - 11:00am

Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm

June 10 - August 17

*No Class July 1 and 2

Fitness punch card - 16 classes for $80 or $7 per class for residents.  Punch card is good for any City of Friendswood fitness class and never expires.

Click here for more information on Adult Fitness classes and purchasing punch cards.

*During the Aqua Zumba classes, ONLY participants will be allowed in the facility

Lap Swim:

At least one lane will always be dedicated to lap swim during open swim. 

Morning lap swim is available at the Friendswood ISD Aquatic Center, 281-992-2505  

STEVENSON PARK SPLASH PAD
The Splash Pad is Currently Closed Due to COVID-19

 

Splash Pad Rules:

1) All persons using the splash pad do so at their own risk. No lifeguard on duty.

2) All children must have adult supervision at all times.

3) No running or rough play or foul language will be tolerated.

4) Infants must wear swim diapers.

5) Persons with open cuts or sores, infection or diseases that may be transmitted are prohibited.

6) Pets are not allowed on the pad.

7) Do not carry or wash off sand onto the pad.

8) No glass or food containers on the pad.

9) Skateboards, rollerblades and bikes are not permitted.

10) Do not use the pad during severe weather conditions.

11) No electrical appliances within 5 feet of the pad.

12) Do not cover water fixtures or drains.

13) Splash pad may be closed at any time due to maintenance.

14) Climbing on splash pad is strictly prohibited.