Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. It’s the perfect time to head to the pool.
If you’re looking for something beyond your neighborhood pool, Dayton has plenty of good options a short drive away. Sometimes you need to mix it up beyond your hometown pool!
Here are 7 great places to go swimming in and near Dayton that you should visit whenever you need some fun in the sun.
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🌞Kroger Aquatic Center At The Heights
8625 Brandt Pike, Huber Heights
This water park in Huber Heights has it all. The family can enjoy the sun with water slides, a leisure pool, a “spray-ground,” and a lazy river.
Hours: Open daily Memorial Day weekend to Aug. 11, noon to 8 p.m. Open Saturday and Sunday only from Aug. 17 to Sept. 2, noon to 8 p.m.
Cost: Daily rates from $5-$8 depending on age and residence.
Info: www.hhoh.org or call 937-236-9622
🌞Adventure Reef Water Park
2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering
The 3-acre outdoor water facility offers some of the highest and fastest slides in Dayton. With deck seating, a large water playground and a splash pad, this could be your summer destination.
Hours: Opens Saturday, May 25, hours vary.
Cost: Daily rates range from $4.50-$11 based on age and residence
🌞Gardner Memorial Swimming Pool
105 Patterson Road, Oakwood
The Gardner Memorial Swimming Pool was gifted to the residents of Oakwood to “provide relaxation from Memorial Day to Labor Day.” Although it is a smaller community pool, Gardner still sells lunch and drinks. It’s perfect for a couple of hours poolside to help break up your day.
Hours: 12 to 8 p.m. daily
Cost: You do need to be an Oakwood resident and purchase a pool membership to go.
🌞Black Oak Swim Club
1570 Ambridge Road, Centerville
There are year-round activities at this member-owned pool facility in Centerville. But in the summertime, it’s all about splashing and sliding into the pool.
Hours: Open May 24 through Labor Day, Monday-Saturday 11:30 a.m to 9 p.m., Sunday noon to 9:30 p.m., also offers adult only swims on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost: This is a members only pool, and membership is full for this season, according to its web site.
🌞 Sycamore Trails Aquatic Center
400 S. Heincke Road, Miamisburg
Visit this award-winning pool that features water slides, an aquatic climbing wall, sand volleyball courts and much more. When you don’t feel like swimming, sit back and soak up the sun in their large grassy areas with lounge and beach chairs.
Hours: Opens Memorial Day Weekend, opens at 11:30 a.m. for pass holders and 12 p.m. for daily admissions. Closing times vary.
Cost: Daily rates range from $3-$6.50, depending on age and residence. Season pass packages available
🌞 Germantown Aquatic Center
75 N. Walnut Street, Germantown
This pool, located in the heart of town, opens Memorial Day weekend and is open through August. It offers an Olympic- size pool, two water slides and a zero-entry wading pool for the kids.
Hours: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily beginning May 25
Cost: $5.50 per person. $2.50 ages 3-4. 2 and under are free. Senior Citizen residing in the City or Township is free. Senior Citizen- Non-Resident $3. Reduced Admission of $3 after 5 p.m.
🌞 Troy Aquatic Park
460 W. Staunton Road, Troy
This community pool includes two giant slides, a drop slide, a zero-depth entry for little ones, fountains, a heated baby pool, interactive water play equipment, diving boards and more.
Hours: Opens May 25. Click here for hours.
Cost: Age 60 + $4; Age 6-59 $6; Age 3-5 $3; 2 and under free
More info: Website