Best Orlando Pools with Day Passes That Are Open to the Public

Enjoy a day of fun at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. Photo courtesy of the hotel
Enjoy a day of fun at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. Photo courtesy of the hotel
6/17/22 - By Charlotte B

While there are plenty of beaches near Orlando, there are also many public pools near Orlando for families to visit. Some of these Orlando pools have shallow wading areas and interactive play elements for kids, water slides, and even adjacent splash pads. For a true staycation (or daycation) experience, families can also book a pool day pass to swim at some incredible hotels with pools near Orlando, as well as many other awesome swimming pools in the area.


Many of the public swimming pools near Orlando listed here have set times for open swim sessions, so be sure to check the schedule and pool rules before you go. For more fun in the sun, consider visiting an inflatable water park in Orlando or a Central Florida natural spring.

Community Center Pool at City of Winter Park
Community Center Pool in Winter Park offers several exciting attractions for kids. Photo courtesy of City of Winter Park

Fun Public Swimming Pools Near Orlando

Bob Makinson Aquatic Center — Kissimmee 

Open daily May 28-August 7; weekends only August 13-September 5
The Bob Makinson Aquatic Center features a zero-entry swimming pool with a water playground, a 150-foot waterslide, and an eight-lane lap pool with two diving boards. Admission is $5 per person (ages 2 and younger free). Private and group swimming lessons are offered for all ages.

Cady Way Pool — Winter Park 

Open Monday-Friday from 11am to 4pm and Saturday-Sunday from noon to 5pm for public swimming
Cady Way Park includes a large swimming pool open to Winter Park residents and non-residents. Resident admission is $2 per person; non-residents pay $5 per person. Seasonal pool passes are also available. Additional park amenities include a playground, tennis courts, softball fields, and nature trail. 

Chris Lyle Aquatic Center — St. Cloud

Open Monday-Friday from 11:30am to 9pm and Saturday & Sunday from 9am to 5pm for family and leisure swimming
Relax in a poolside lounge chair while the kids swim in the pool and play in the lakefront splash pad at the Chris Lyle Aquatic Center. Aqua-fit classes and private pool rentals are available.

Clermont ARC Aquatics — Clermont

Opening day 2022 TBD
The Clermont Arts & Recreation Center (ARC) features a large L-shaped swimming pool with a maximum depth of 6 feet, as well as a wading pool for little ones. Public pool admission is $2 for residents and $3 for non-residents. Kids can participate in swim lessons or join a swim team.

Community Center Pool — Winter Park

Open daily from noon to 5pm for public swimming
This zero-depth entry pool features 25-yard lap lanes and interactive splash play elements for kids. The pool is open year-round and heated from October to April. Resident admission is $2 per person; non-residents pay $5 per person. Seasonal passes are also available.

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Ocoee Family Aquatic Facility
The Ocoee Family Aquatic Center features a zero-entry pool and interactive features. Photo courtesy of the center 

Ocoee Family Aquatic Center — Ocoee

Open daily May 30-August 7 from noon to 6pm
This aquatic facility includes a zero-entry pool, interactive play features, and a maximum depth of 4 feet. Both private and group swimming lessons are offered, as well as pool party rentals. Admission fees are $1.50 for adults and $1 for children.

Oviedo Aquatic Facility — Oviedo

Open daily May 31-September 25: Weekdays from noon to 4pm; weekends from noon to 6pm (two-hour sessions)
Kids love the splash zone at the Oviedo Aquatic Facility, complete with water slides and interactive play features. There is also a larger Olympic-sized swimming pool, concession stand, playground, indoor rock climbing wall, trailhead, and indoor and outdoor basketball courts. Admission is $7 for Oviedo residents and $9 for non-residents. Day passes and memberships are available.

Turkey Lake Pool — Orlando

Open weekends for open swimming
Bill Frederick Park, also known as Turkey Lake Park, features a large swimming pool open summers for public swim. City residents swim for free and non-residents pay $4. Park entry fees apply as well ($5 per car). Additional park amenities include nature trails, two playgrounds, volleyball, disc golf, animal farm, and even a dedicated drone flying area.

Westmonte Recreation Center — Altamonte Springs

Open daily, times vary for open swim
The Westmonte Recreation Center offers year-round aquatic programs and activities. The outdoor public pool includes interactive water play features and a zero-depth entry. Aquatic activities include water fitness classes, swim lessons, and swim teams. Pool admission is $5 per visit (ages 3 and younger free). Memberships are available.

Wirz Park — Casselberry

Open daily May 30-Labor Day Weekend from 10am to 4pm
Wirz Park features a large public swimming pool and a shallow wading pool for little ones. Additional park amenities include a playground, pavilions, nature trail, and basketball court. Pool admission is $2 for residents and $3 for non-residents.

James R. Smith Pool — Orlando

*Note: This pool is currently closed except for water aerobics on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

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pool at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Enjoy the lagoon-style atmosphere at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. Photo courtesy of the hotel

Best Hotels with Pools Near Orlando Offering a Day Pass

DoubleTree at SeaWorld — Orlando

Book a day pass or even a day room at this hotel with pool near SeaWorld Orlando. Amenities include a large resort pool, family pool area, and outdoor activities such as mini golf and giant checkers. Day passes start at $15 per person with day rooms starting at $99. 

Hilton Orlando — Orlando

The main pool at this resort includes a zero-entry and water slide. There is also a splash pad with interactive water features and an almost 900-foot winding lazy river with inner tubes and waterfalls. Book a day pool pass starting at $20 for adults and $10 for kids. 

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress — Lake Buena Vista

Families love this 1,500-acre resort, complete with a lagoon-style pool with suspension bridge, swim-through cave, water slide tower, splash zone, and poolside food and beverage service. In addition to the impressive pool areas, day passes include access to water sports on the on-site lake, mini golf, boat rentals, and bicycle rentals. Day passes start at $40 per adult and $15 per child. Day rooms are available starting at $109.

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate — Orlando

Find Orlando's only resort wave pool here, as well as lazy river, family pool with fountains, water tower and slide, kids pool with small waterslides, and an adults-only area. Additional resort amenities include mini golf, arcade, and tennis and basketball courts. Day passes start at $40 per adult and $15 per child.

Sheraton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Resort - Orlando

Featuring two pools and a waterslide, parents can lounge in the Central Florida sunshine or soak in the hot tub while the kids swim and slide the day away. Day passes start at $20 per adult and FREE for kids! Day rooms are available from $89.

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