4 places to go swimming in the Dayton area you might have forgotten about

A heat wave and a holiday weekend means 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.

Here are 4 great places to go swimming in and near Dayton that you should totally consider the next time you need a day by the water. We’ll be updating this list throughout the summer, so keep checking back for more pool ideas. 

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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. (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.

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🌞Adventure Reef Water Park

2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering

Adventure Reef Water Park has the biggest waterslide in Montgomery County. (Dayton Daily News)

The 3-acre outdoor water facility has some of the highest and fastest slides in Montgomery County, according to its website. With deck seating, a large water playground and a splash pad, this could be your summer destination.

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🌞Gardner Memorial Swimming Pool

105 Patterson Rd., Oakwood

(Gardner Memorial Swimming Pool) was a gift to the residents of Oakwood. (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— perfect for a couple of hours poolside to help break up your day. You do, however, need to be an Oakwood resident and purchase a pool membership to go. 

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🌞Black Oak Swim Club

1570 Ambridge Rd., Centerville

Black Oak Swim Club in Centerville. (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. 

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