Culver City Plunge, photo courtesy of the venue
Culver City Plunge, photo courtesy of the venue

Swimming Pools and Lakes Where Kids Can Swim Today around Los Angeles

Swimming pools keep kids sane on a hot day, and summer 2020 is definitely in need of a little sanity. Finding a pool in the midst of a pandemic is no easy task, though; most of LA's usual watering holes are temporarily closed. We've hunted down a handful of pools and kid-friendly swimming lakes around the city that have opened up for families, with safety measures in place. Of course, if you really want some dedicated pool time you could book a night or two in a hotel for a Los Angeles staycation (these are some of our favorite hotel pools), but for a quick, cheap swim close to home, try one of the aquatic centers below that offer swimming pools, lap lanes, splash pads, lake beaches, and more water fun for this hot, crazy, COVID summer.

Culver City Municipal Plunge
4175 Overland Ave.
Culver City, CA 90232

Rancho Simi Community Park Pool
1765 Royal Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Rose Bowl Aquatic Center
360 N Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103

Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center
29 Santa Barbara
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area
15501 E. Arrow Highway
Irwindale, CA 91706

Castaic Lake Park
32132 Castaic Lake Dr.
Santa Clarita, CA 91390

Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park
120 Via Verde Park Rd.
San Dimas, CA 91773

Newport Dunes
1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Hollywood Legion Theater Drive-In
Hollywood American Legion Post 43 - 12:00 PM
Open: Huntington Gardens
Huntington Library and Gardens - various times
Tanaka Farms U-Pick Activities
Tanaka Farms - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides