Pools, Water Parks And Splash Pads: Louisville's Essential Spots To Cool Down This Summer

We've already had a taste of the summer heat. We want to make sure you know how to stay cool and where you can go to swim or splash in the hot weather.

There are lots of public places to swim and places that are free, cheap, or have financial assistance to enjoy fun in the sun. If you're looking for information about a pool or splash pad that we missed, the Louisville Metro Government website has some good information here about public aquatics.

 

 

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Plainview Swim Center
10235 Timberwood Circle 
Located in Jeffersontown, this pool has a 12-meter pool, dive pool and children’s pool. The admission for this pool is $13 per day for resident adults 18 and over and $10 for residents from 3-17. For non-residents, adults pay $16 per day and ages 3-17 pay $11. Photo via  Jeffersontown KY Website

Plainview Swim Center

10235 Timberwood Circle
Located in Jeffersontown, this pool has a 12-meter pool, dive pool and children’s pool. The admission for this pool is $13 per day for resident adults 18 and over and $10 for residents from 3-17. For non-residents, adults pay $16 per day and ages 3-17 pay $11.
Photo via Jeffersontown KY Website
The Parklands at Floyd Fork
Broad Run Park: 11551 Bardstown Rd & Beckley Creek Park: 1411 Beckley Creek Pkwy
The Parklands at Floyd Fork have two locations where your little ones (or you!) can splash and get out of the heat for a while. Water cannons and a three-loop spray tunnel can be fun for all ages. No admission fee required. 
Photo via The Parklands at Floyd Fork

The Parklands at Floyd Fork

Broad Run Park: 11551 Bardstown Rd & Beckley Creek Park: 1411 Beckley Creek Pkwy
The Parklands at Floyd Fork have two locations where your little ones (or you!) can splash and get out of the heat for a while. Water cannons and a three-loop spray tunnel can be fun for all ages. No admission fee required.
Photo via The Parklands at Floyd Fork
Calypso Cove Waterpark 
9400 Mill Brook Rd 
This waterpark has it all! With a vortex pool, water cannons, slides, interactive structures and features, heated water and an onsite snack area, Calypso Cove has everything you need for a fun day. While a membership is required, the YMCA offers financial assistance. Photo via  YMCA of Greater Louisville

Calypso Cove Waterpark

9400 Mill Brook Rd
This waterpark has it all! With a vortex pool, water cannons, slides, interactive structures and features, heated water and an onsite snack area, Calypso Cove has everything you need for a fun day. While a membership is required, the YMCA offers financial assistance.
Photo via YMCA of Greater Louisville
Clarksville Cove
800 S. Clark Blvd 
This Indiana aquatic center has splash pads, two slides, a pool, a cafe and a private party area that you can reserve. Admission for Indiana residents is $8, the out of state rate is $16 and the rate for 2 years and younger is $2, but it includes a swim diaper.  Season passes are also available. Photo via  Clarksville Cove

Clarksville Cove

800 S. Clark Blvd
This Indiana aquatic center has splash pads, two slides, a pool, a cafe and a private party area that you can reserve. Admission for Indiana residents is $8, the out of state rate is $16 and the rate for 2 years and younger is $2, but it includes a swim diaper. Season passes are also available.
Photo via Clarksville Cove
Clear Creek Family Activity Center
717 Burks Branch Rd 
The Clear Creek Family Activity Center in the Shebyville / Shelby County Parks system has an 8 lane swimming pool, an outdoor splash pool, a kid’s pool and slides. They offer water aerobics, lap and open swimming, plus more. The daily admission fee is $6. 
Photo via  Shelby County Parks

Clear Creek Family Activity Center

717 Burks Branch Rd
The Clear Creek Family Activity Center in the Shebyville / Shelby County Parks system has an 8 lane swimming pool, an outdoor splash pool, a kid’s pool and slides. They offer water aerobics, lap and open swimming, plus more. The daily admission fee is $6.
Photo via Shelby County Parks
Douglass Hills Pool
501 Gatehouse Ln 
This neighborhood pool is open to the public, but remember to go grab a day pass at City Hall. The pool has a large pool and a wading pool, plus diving boards and a water slide.  Photo via  City of Douglass Hiils

Douglass Hills Pool

501 Gatehouse Ln
This neighborhood pool is open to the public, but remember to go grab a day pass at City Hall. The pool has a large pool and a wading pool, plus diving boards and a water slide.
Photo via City of Douglass Hiils
Fairdale Pool 
709 Fairdale Rd 
This public pool is located in Nelson Hornbeck Park. Admission is $2 for 17 and under and $3 for 18 and over. Remember a form of photo identification! 
Photo via  Louisville KY Government Website

Fairdale Pool

709 Fairdale Rd
This public pool is located in Nelson Hornbeck Park. Admission is $2 for 17 and under and $3 for 18 and over. Remember a form of photo identification!
Photo via Louisville KY Government Website
Mary T Meagher Aquatic Center
201 Resevoir Rd 
Located in Crescent Hill Park, this center offers lap swimming, water fitness and swim lessons. Daily admission fees start at $3 for children 3-12, $8 for adults and $4.50 for seniors (55 and older). Photo via  Louisville KY Government Website

Mary T Meagher Aquatic Center

201 Resevoir Rd
Located in Crescent Hill Park, this center offers lap swimming, water fitness and swim lessons. Daily admission fees start at $3 for children 3-12, $8 for adults and $4.50 for seniors (55 and older).
Photo via Louisville KY Government Website
Tyler Park
1502 Castlewood Ave  
Another public splashpark located near the Highlands. Photo via  Louisville Olmstead Parks Conservancy

Tyler Park

1502 Castlewood Ave
Another public splashpark located near the Highlands.
Photo via Louisville Olmstead Parks Conservancy
The Quarry
2201 Fendley Mill Rd  
This 18 and up only quarry is perfect for lounging, swimming and adventuring. You can snorkel, paddleboard, pedal boat, kayak, canoe, play sand volleyball or relax in the water. It’s $10 to reserve your spot and $25 for admission. Photo via  The Quarry

The Quarry

2201 Fendley Mill Rd
This 18 and up only quarry is perfect for lounging, swimming and adventuring. You can snorkel, paddleboard, pedal boat, kayak, canoe, play sand volleyball or relax in the water. It’s $10 to reserve your spot and $25 for admission.
Photo via The Quarry
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