5 Swimming Pools Near Philadelphia with Day Passes

Marsh Creek State Park Pool. Photo courtesy of the park
Marsh Creek State Park Pool. Photo courtesy of the park

No pool membership? No problem. Cool off at one of these swimming pools in the Philly region, where you can get a day pass and enjoy that family daycation. Whether you skipped this summer's pool membership or simply enjoy the flexibility of pool hopping, these top five swimming pool pass locations in and near Philadelphia will get those kids splashing while you soak up the sun.

There's also lots of options for free swimming pools in Philly, or for kids who like more of a spritz than a cannon ball, our area is home to many great splash pads and sprinkler parks. Whichever way you decide to spend these sunny summer days, Mommy Poppins has plenty of summertime activity ideas.

Philadelphia Swimming Pools with Day Passes

1. Philadelphia Sports Club — Society Hill 

Although Philadelphia is home to close to 70 free public pools, none of them can be found in Society Hill. That’s where the Philadelphia Sports Club of Society Hill steps in as Center City’s only pool club that offers day passes. Children 2 and under are free, and guests over 2 pay $15. While cabana rentals may be reserved in advance, those looking to just take a dip can simply show up to purchase a pass for the day. Please note: you won’t find pool day pass information on the website, but the receptionists are most helpful.  

Neshaminy State Park Pool
Neshaminy State Park Pool. Photo courtesy of the park

2. Neshaminy State Park Pool  Bensalem 

Equipped with a walk-in shallow end as well as a splash park, Neshaminy State Park Pool is great for kids of all ages. Food and pool toys can be purchased at the snack bar and merchandise stands, and families can enjoy a picnic in the park outside of the facility (outside food is not permitted in the pool area to prevent bees and ants). Children and adults can swim for $12/day; infants are free. Be sure to hit the ATM after you pack up the car, as admission, snack bar food, and merchandise are cash only.  

3. Oxford Valley Pool  Fairless Hills 

A wading kiddie pool and a 50-meter pool with a water slide await day guests at the Oxford Valley Pool in Fairless Hills. The fee for adult residents is $8, and non-residents pay $18 (discounted for seniors) while children’s fees are $7 (residents) and $14 (non-residents). Pack up the cooler with all the snacks because outside food *is* allowed on the premises. The Oxford Valley Pool is open weekends only.  

4. Marsh Creek Pool  Downingtown  

No matter your residency, no matter your age, everyone gets into Marsh Creek for just $11. The splash zone is right next to the pool, so parents can easily watch all the kids. A food bar is also on hand for guests, and pavilion rentals, equipped with a charcoal grill and electricity, are available as well. Of course, the surrounding Marsh Creek is a day outing in and of itself.  

5. Fourth Street Pool and White’s Road Pool  Lansdale 

These Lansdale pools are both open daily noon to 8 p.m. Lansdale residents swim for $12 and nonresidents for $16 with slightly discounted pricing for 2−5 year-olds. Fancy an evening swim? Rates are half-price after 5 p.m. Passes must be purchased at the Parks and Recreation Office in advance but are not day-specific and can be used at any time in 2022.  

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