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Palmer Wading Pool, 2400 Palmer Drive

Season Opening:  Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Season Closing:  Sunday, August 24, 2014

Pool Hours:  Daily Noon - 7:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE:  Beginning in 2014, there will be a $1.00 daily fee charged per child.  A season pass for youth is $5.00.  Supervising adults are free.  The daily fee is paid at the concession stand in the East Pavilion at Palmer Park.  A season pass can be purchased at the Parks & Recreation Office or at the concession stand. 

Riverside Wading Pool, 2000 Parkside Drive

Season Opening:  Saturday, May 31, 2014

Season Closing:  Sunday, August 24, 2014

Pool Hours:  Daily Noon - 7:00 PM


Wading pool is for children ages 8 & under.  Lifeguards are on duty, but adult supervision is required.  Pool safety breaks are for 15 minutes at 3:00PM & 5:00PM.  Groups of 20 or more should contact the Recreation Office beforehand (608-755-3030). 

Wading Pools are available to rent for private parties between 9:00AM-Noon Daily.  See further information below.

Lions Beach, 1400 Palmer Drive

Season Opening:  Saturday, May 31, 2014

Season Closing:  Sunday, August 24, 2014

Beach Hours:  11:00AM - 6:00PM


Lions Beach Water Testing:  The Recreation Division takes weekly water samples to monitor E. coli bacteria and sends them to the State Hygiene Lab in Madison for testing.  The water quality standard states that any test results between 0-250 ppm is safe to swim in.  Any test results between 250-1,000 ppm is safe to swim in (green sign), but requires public notice (yellow sign).  Any test results over 1,000 ppm requires the swimming area to be closed for swimming until further notice (red sign).  Counts will vary during the season depending on usage and environmental factors.

Adult Indoor Lap Swimming at Marshall Middle School - 25 S. Pontiac Drive

Swimming laps is a perfect opportunity to get a full body workout while enjoying a peaceful environment.
The Recreation Division offers adult lap swimming at Marshall Middle School Pool (25 S. Pontiac Drive) at a fee of $3.00 per session or $65 for a punch card for 25 sessions. Payment is taken on site by the certified lifeguard on duty. Effective June 9th, lap swimming will only be offered three mornings a week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) from 6:00 to 7:00 AM during the summer months (June 9th thru August 28th). Additional lap swimming will be offered at Rockport Pool at the following  times:  Daily from 5:00-7:00PM, Monday through Friday from 11:30AM-12:30PM and Monday & Friday mornings from 6:00-9:00AM.

There are two options for entering Marshall Middle School Pool:

Option 1:  Park in back parking lot (by tennis courts & practice fields).  Enter the school through door #14.  Turn left to get into the pool.

Option 2:  Park in main parking lot.  Enter the school through gym door #21.  Enter pool through the gym locker rooms.

 Any further questions may be directed to the Leisure Services Office at 755-3030. 

Wading Pool Aquatic Facility Rental Information

Private rental of the wading pool is available from 9:00AM - Noon daily for interested groups or parties.  The fee to rent the wading pool (includes lifeguard staff) is $60 per hour for up to 60 people.  One adult must be present for every eight children.  Please note that the wading pool is only for children ages 8 and younger.  Click here for facility rental application and guidelines.


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