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

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

While there are plenty of beaches near Orlando, there are also many public pools Orlando families can visit. Some of these Orlando public pools have shallow wading areas and interactive play elements for kids, water slides, and even adjacent splash pads. For a true staycation experience, families can also book a day pass to swim at some of Orlando’s incredible resorts.

Many of the public pools 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 or local 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

The Best Public Pools Near Orlando

Bob Makinson Aquatic Center — Kissimmee 

Open daily from May 29 to August 8; Open Thursdays-Sundays from August 14 to September 6.
The Bob Makinson Aquatic Center features a zero-entry pool with a water playground, a 150-foot water slide, 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 6pm for public swimming.
Cady Way Park includes a large swimming pool open to residents and nonresidents alike. Resident admission is $2 per person, while nonresidents pay $5 per person. Seasonal passes are also available. Additional park amenities include a playground, tennis courts, softball fields, and a nature trail. 

Chris Lyle Aquatic Center — St. Cloud

Open daily; times vary.
Relax in a poolside lounge chair while the kids swim in the pool and play in the splash pad at the Chris Lyle Aquatic Center. Aqua-fit classes are also offered, and private pool rentals are available.

Clermont ARC Aquatics — Clermont

Open weekends only May 1-June 6 and August 7-October 24; Open daily June 7-August 6.
The Clermont Arts & Recreation Center features a large L-shaped pool with a maximum depth of 6 feet as well as a wading pool for little ones. Admission is $2 for residents and $3 for nonresidents. Kids can participate in swim lessons or join a swim team as well.

Community Center Pool — Winter Park

Open Monday-Friday from noon to 5pm and Saturday-Sunday from noon to 6pm 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 is heated from October to April. Resident admission is $2 per person; nonresidents $5 per person. Seasonal passes are also available.

James R. Smith Pool — Orlando

Open weekends year-round for open swim.
Operated by the City of Orlando, this pool includes a zero-depth entry, waterfall play feature and a winding water slide. Pool activities include a swim team, swimming lessons, and water aerobics.  City residents swim for free; nonresident admission is $4.  Seasonal swim passes are also available.

RELATED: Splash Pads, Sprinkler Parks, and Spraygrounds in the Orlando Area

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 from May 28 to August 9; Open Thursdays-Sundays from August 10 to 26.
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

Opens for the season May 31; summer hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from noon to 5pm.
Kids will 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 nonresidents. 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 that is open summers for public swimming. City residents swim for free while nonresident admission is $4. Park entry fees apply as well ($5 per car). Additional park amenities include nature trails, two playgrounds, sand volleyball, disc golf, an animal farm, and even a dedicated drone flying area.

Westmonte Recreation Center — Altamonte Springs

Open daily; times vary for open swim.
Run by Altamonte Springs Recreation, the newly renovated Westmonte Recreation Center offers year-round aquatic programs and activities. The outdoor pool includes interactive water play features and a zero-depth entry. Aquatic activities include water fitness classes, swim lessons, and swim teams. There is also a large adjacent playground, therapeutic pool, basketball courts, and nearby walking trail. Pool admission is $5 per visit (ages 3 and younger free). Memberships are available.

Wirz Park — Casselberry

Opens daily starting Saturday, May 29, with three open-swim sessions per day.
Wirz Park features a large 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 per swim session for residents and $3 per swim session for nonresidents. Online reservations are required for each swim session. Groups are limited to six or less.

RELATED: The Top Water Parks in Orlando for Kids

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

Best Orlando Resort Pools Offering Day Passes

DoubleTree at SeaWorld — Orlando

Book a day pass or even a day room at this hotel located just minutes away from 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-depth entry large swimming pool and a 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 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, a swim-through cave, a 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 $20 per adult and $10 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 a lazy river, family pool with fountains, water tower and slide, a kids pool area with small water slides, and an adults-only area. Additional resort amenities include mini-golf, an arcade, and tennis and basketball courts. Day passes start at $40 per adult and $15 per child.

Regal Oaks Resort — Kissimmee

Families love the mini aqua park with dueling water slides, large outdoor tropical pool, and poolside food and drink service offered at Regal Oaks Resort. Day passes start at $25 per adult and $18 per child.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort — Lake Buena Vista

Get a taste of Disney at a fraction of the cost with a reserved chair pass. The pass includes access to all five outdoor heated pool areas. Water activities include a water slide, waterfalls, hot tubs, white sand beach, seasonal activities, and DJs. There is also a playground area and swan paddle boats. Reserved chairs at each pool start at $25 per person.

Library of Congress National Book Festival
Library of Congress and Virtual - 9:00 AM Pick
Family Sunset at the Zoo
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens - 5:00 PM Pick
Parents Night Out Bash at Gymnastics USA
Gymnastics USA - 6:30 PM Pick
Kids Night Out at Chris Lyle Aquatics Center
Chris Lyle Aquatic Center - 6:00 PM Pick
National Night Out - Windermere
Town Square Park - 6:00 PM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides