St. Louis can get hot and sticky in the summer. The best way to cool down is by visiting one of the numerous water parks or swimming clubs in the area. Even if you don’t have a membership, your family can get day passes to many of the facilities. Many facilities offer free passes. Bring your entire family, and make sure to bring a cooler with plenty of refreshments.
The Edge Aquatic Center
For entertainment, the children have the option of choosing from an eight-lane competition pool as well as the loopy waterslide and infinity-edge waterfall. 636-591-2398. 225 Kiefer Creek, Ellisville.
Maplewood Family Aquatic Center
Divers will have lots of fun in the scorching sun thanks to their choice of two-story slides or lazy rivers. Admission is $5 for children aged 4-15 and $8 for adults. Senior citizens can be admitted at no charge. 314-646-3665. 7550 Lohmeyer.
Kennedy Recreation Complex Pool
The swimming pool is Olympic-sized and you can also let your kids play in the baby pool. The recreation center is direct across the street from Suson Park. For children aged 4-12, admission is $3 per day, for adults $4, and seniors $3. 314-615-5572. 6050 Wells.
Manchester Aquatic Center
The pool is available to residents and non-residents alike. There are many activities offered, such as swimming lessons, exercise classes and special events for families. They also offer a rock climbing wall. Admission is $6 for seniors, and children, and $7 for adults. Non-residents can swim for $9 daily
The JeffVanderLou pool is open to residents of St. Louis City. The pool is open daily from noon to 6 pm. Call 314-534-7953. Corner of Franklin and Compton
Residents of the park can cool off in the outdoor pool, which is open during the summer heat. The pool is open every day from noon to 6 p.m. Call 314-533-2700 4011 Natural Bridge
The recreation center is situated across from Sumner High School in The Ville. There are also basketball courts, athletic fields, and a playground. A large indoor pool is also available. 314-652-5131. 4206 Kennerly.
There are four admission levels to the municipal pool. Single-use costs $4, $6 for seniors, $20 for non-residents, single-use costs $75, $75 for non-residents, and $60 per person. Residents can purchase family memberships for $125, $125, and $100, respectively. 314-869-8686. 1415 Chambers.
Heman Park Swimming Pool
The community pool has a range of activities such as swimming laps or cruising down the water slide. Warm water is also available for cooling off. Drop-in rates for children 17-17 years old are $3 ($6 residents), $4 to adults ($7 resident), and $3 to seniors ($6 residents). 314-505-8625. 7210 Olive.
The pool has a slide and a playground. The pool at Florissant offers many activities. Parents and their children below 6 years can use the pool before it opens to the public. Residents between 4 and 17 years old are eligible to enter the pool for $4 per day. Residents over 65 can pay $5. Nonresident children may be admitted for $8, and nonresident adults can be admitted for $10. 314-839-7670. 275 New Florissant.
Crestwood Aquatic Center
A multi-purpose pool with two diving boards measuring 25 x 25 meters in size is available at the aquatic center. A lazy river has three slides and other play features. There are also zero-depth beaches, a lilypad area, a zero-depth beach, and many other amenities. Residents can pay $4 for children 4-11 years of age and $5 for adults. Nonresident children can swim for $6 and nonresident adults for $8. 314-729-4870. Whitecliff Park, 9235
Timbers at Eureka
Relax on the lazy river or take a dip in the waterfall. You can also ride the slide. Daily admission is $6 for children (8 residents), $7 for adults (9 residents), $5 for seniors (7 residents), and $6 for adults (7 nonresidents).
North Pointe Family Aquatic Center
The award-winning Waterpark in Ballwin features water slides, rope swings, and splash pads. There is also a lazy river and a diving board. The large outdoor pool is also available for swimming lessons.
Bridgeton Crossing Family Aquatic Park
The Crossing offers guests many ways to cool off and have fun. There is a competition swimming pool of 25 yards, a 21-foot flume, and an activity pool. A splash pad for infants is available as well as an interactive play structure. Admission costs $5 for children 4-15 years old ($9 for residents), $6 for adults (6 for residents), 314-739-5535. 4201 Fee Fee
Carondelet Outdoor Aquatic Center
A water slide, splash pad, a play structure, as well as a lazy stream, a lap pool, a water vortex, and a lazy river are all part of the YMCA-affiliated swimming pool. For children aged 12 and under, daily rates are $8 and for adults, $13. For $32, a household costs $32. 314-768-9622. 930 Holly Hills.
Riverchase Recreation Center
Fenton’s aquatic center has two indoor and two outdoor pools. There are also small slides and water playgrounds available for children. Admission is $4 for children 3-15 years old. Non-residents pay $7 Adult admission is $5 (non-residents are charged $8). 636-343-0067. 990 Horan.