Water Safety Tip
Photo: Ty Greenlees
Photo: Ty Greenlees

7 fun places to go swimming around Dayton that you might not know about

The heat and humidity of summer are upon us, making it 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!

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

Swimmers at the Kroger Aquatics Center at The Heights float around the Lazy River on a warm Tuesday afternoon. The parking lot of the water park was almost full by noon.
Photo: Ty Greenlees

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

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🌞Adventure Reef Water Park

2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering

Adventure Reef Water Park has the biggest waterslide in Montgomery County.
Photo: Dayton Daily News

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: General admission is Monday to Saturday, 12:30-8 p.m. Extra operating hours for residents and pass holders only, including Sundays.

Cost: Daily rates range from $4.50-$11 based on age and residence

Info: playkettering.org

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🌞Gardner Memorial Swimming Pool

105 Patterson Road, Oakwood

Gardner Memorial Swimming Pool was a gift to the residents of Oakwood.
Photo: Gardner Memorial Swimming Pool

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.

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🌞Black Oak Swim Club

1570 Ambridge Road, Centerville

Black Oak Swim Club in Centerville.
Photo: Swim at Black Oak

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.

Info: blackoakswimclub.com

🌞 Sycamore Trails Aquatic Center

400 S. Heincke Road, Miamisburg

Josh Rohr, left, and Jordan Seifert kept cool on Friday, July 19 at the Sycamore Trails Aquatic Center in Miamisburg. The boys took many trips down the water slide. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Photo: Ty Greenlees

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

Info: playmiamisburg.com

🌞 Germantown Aquatic Center

75 N. Walnut Street, Germantown

Photo: Facebook

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.

Info: Facebook

🌞 Troy Aquatic Park

460 W. Staunton Road, Troy

Troy Aquatic Park showing existing two slides at shallow end of pool.
Photo: Contributed photo

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 

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