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ROCKPORT POOL, 2801 Rockport Road  (608)  752-6747 

Rockport Pool features a 50M pool, diving well (under age 16 must have a Deep Water Pass), baby pool (34'x47' with depths of 9" to 16" for ages 8 and under) and concession area.

Season OpeningSaturday, June 13th, 2015

Season Closing:  Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Public Swim Hours:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday:  12:30 - 7:00PM  

                                   Tuesday & Thursday:  12:30-5:00PM

                                   Saturday & Sunday:  12:00 noon - 7:00PM

Daily Fee:  $2.50/youth/senior and $3.00/adult

season pool passes                                     early bird (3/30-6/5/15)                     regular price  
Youth (ages 3-17) or Senior (ages 55 & Up)                     $30.00                                              $35.00  
 Adult (ages 18-54)                                                                  $40.00                                              $45.00  
 Family (up to 4 family members/same household)         $75.00                                              $80.00  
 Additional Family Member                                                     $10.00                                              $10.00  

 Babysitter/Nanny                                                                      $20.00                                              $25.00

(must be in conjunction with a family pass)


Passes may be purchased at the Recreation Office or online beginning March 30th and at the pool beginning June 13th. 

New in 2015:  Season Pass Holder Appreciation Days-July 24, August 8 & August 19  

Public Swim Punch Pass - NEW IN 2015:  If you aren't sure how many times you will get to the pool this summer, but don't want to pay each time you go, try out our new punch passes!  A punch pass with ten (10) punches can be purchased at a discounted rate either at the Recreation Office or at the pool.   These passes can be used for public swim sessions only.   FEE:  $20.00/youth & senior or $25.00 for adult

Private Pool Rental - Rockport Pool is available to rent for a private outing, such as a school group, birthday party, family reunion, etc.  Pool rentals are available during the week prior to pool opening (June 1-5 & June 8-12) from 8:00AM to 8:00PM.  During the summer season pool rentals are as follows:                                     Monday/Wednesday/Friday - 7:00PM to 8:00PM and Saturday/Sunday from 9:00AM to Noon or 7:00 to 8:00PM.  The cost is $130 per hour for up to 100 people (includes lifeguards).  Additional costs are incurred if over 100.

Group Sales - Day Camps, church groups, scout groups, day cares, etc are invited to participate in our group rate program at Rockport Pool during public swim hours.  Any group that has over 10 people constitutes a group sale.  A group rate form needs to be completed in advance.  A copy of this form can be obtained at the Recreation office, or here.  Groups will receive a .50¢ discount per person, plus adult chaperones or group leaders will get in free.  A minimum child/adult of 10:1 must be maintained.


PALMER WADING POOL, 2400 Palmer Drive

Season Opening:  Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Season Closing:  Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Pool Hours:  Daily Noon - 7:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE:  $1.00 daily fee will be charged per child.  You may also purchase a season pass for youth for $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 Recreation Office beginning March 30th or at the concession stand in the East pavilion once the pool opens.


Palmer Wading Pool is for children ages 8 & under.  Lifeguards are on duty, but adult supervision is required.  Pool safety breaks are scheduled for 15 minutes at 3:00PM & 5:00PM.  Bathroom breaks are encouraged at this time.  Goggles the Gator will visit the wading pool every Wednesday at 3:00PM for a short time to high-five kids and give out a pair of goggles to one lucky swimmer.

NEW IN 2015:  Multicultural Storytime at the Pool

The Recreation Division and Hedberg Public Library are teaming up to offer "Storytime" at the pool.  Every Monday from 3:00-4:00PM library staff will be at the wading pool and set up a fun area to tell stories and do activities based off the weekly theme.  The stories and activities will make learning fun!

DATE                                    THEME                                            date                                  theme  
June 1st                               My World                                        June 8th                            Celebrations  
June 15th                             Food                                               June 22nd                         Water  
June 29th                             This Land is My Land                  July 6th                               Pen Pals  
July 13th                               Gators                                            July 20th                             Colors   
July 27th                               Fairytales                                       August 3rd                         Art  
August 10th                         Kites                                                August 17th                       Music   

Pool Rental - Palmer Wading Pool is available to rent for private parties from 9:00AM to Noon daily.  The fee covers exclusive use of the pool and certified lifeguards.

# of People                   cost per hour   
1-60                                   $65.00  
61-136                              $75.00  
137-236                            $85.00   
237-335                            $95.00  
Over 335                           $105.00   

Group Sales - Day camps, church groups, scout groups, day cares, etc are invited to participate in our group rate program at Palmer Wading Pool. Any group that has over has over 10 people constitutes a group sale.  A group rate form needs to be completed in advance.  A copy of this form can be obtained at the Recreation office or here.  Groups will receive a .25¢ discount per person.  A minimum child/adult ratio of 10:1 must be maintained.

LIONS BEACH, 1400 Palmer Drive

Season Opening:  Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Season Closing:  Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Beach Hours:  Daily 11:00AM-6:00PM      NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY!

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.

Outdoor Lap Swimming  

Beginning June 16th, lap swimming will only be offered three mornings a week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) from 6:00 to 7:00 AM at Marshall Middle School (June 16th thru August 20th). Additional lap swimming will be offered at Rockport Pool at the following  times:  Daily from 5:00-7:00PM and Monday through Friday from 11:30AM-12:30PM and Monday & Friday mornings from 6:00-9:00AM.

Hydro Aerobics
This class is a great low impact workout.  Our lifeguards use pool weights, noodles and kickboards to help you burn some extra calories.  Come with a friend and meet new ones.

dates                                 time                                location                                  cost   

June 16-August 20           5:00-5:45PM                  Rockport Pool                            $3.00/class






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