Pools & Sprayground

2022 Pool Season

Freedlander Pool, Knights Field Sprayground AND Christmas Run Pool will be open this year!

Mid Season Pool Passes are currently for sale at the Community Center and available for purchase at the pools as well!

 

Wooster City Pool Rules
General Rules
Diving Boards
Slides
Information & FAQ's
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Pool Passes

Mid Season Pool Passes are now available! 

Pool passes are good for the entire season and also include admission into the YMCA Ellen Shapiro Natatorium at Wooster High School through December 31, 2022.

Passes will not be refunded.

Passes may not be used by anyone other than the person for which the pass was purchased. Borrowed passes will be invalidated.

Children UNDER 3 years old are admitted FREE but must be accompanied by a paying or pass holding adult.

Lost passes may be replaced at a cost of $8 per pass.

Resident status is defined as anyone who resides within/or owns property within the corporation limits of the City of Wooster or has an adult family member who resides in the household and presently works within the corporation limits of the City of Wooster. Proof of residency or work may be required.

A family pass may be purchased for up to 4 family members living in the same household. At least 1, but not more than 2 adults may be on a family pass. Children include those 21 and under living in the same household. Additional children of the same household may purchase a pass for $25/resident and $32/nonresident. Family babysitters may not be included on the pool pass unless they reside in the household. If they are over the age of 21 they will be counted as one of the adults.

It is the policy of the City of Wooster Recreation Department that children 10 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a responsible individual 14 years of age or older. At age 11 years old children can stay alone at the pools.

City Pool Pass Holder Benefits:

  • Unlimited Admission.
  • Season pool pass holders will be admitted prior to daily admission paying customers.
  • FREEDLANDER ONLY - Adult City of Wooster pool pass holders will be given admission from 11:15am-12:00pm weekdays for lap swimming, aquaerobics and sunbathing.

YMCA memberships from the Wooster YMCA location only will be honored for entry into City of Wooster aquatic facilities This is only good for members of the Wooster YMCA and no other local, regional or national YMCA memberships.

Pool Rules

General Rules

  • No running on the pool deck
  • No hanging on the lap swim lane ropes
  • Do not swim through the lanes
  • No playing in the lanes
  • No rough housing / throwing / dunking
  • Only 2 steps can be taken before jumping from the side into the pool
  • Enter pool feet first - unless going off diving boards
  • No diving / flips / spins off the side of the pool
  • Splash only in middle of the pool only
  • If an individual is wearing approved flotation devices they may not: go down slides , use diving boards , be in the water alone
  • When playing at the basketball hoops no dunking or playing rough
  • No hanging on starter blocks
  • Kids may not play on or under stairs
  • No spitting water into or out of the pool
  • No standing on tables or benches
  • No glass containers may be brought into the pool area
  • All children who are not toilet trained must wear aqua diapers
  • Swimwear must be appropriate
  • Food and drink must be confined at concession stand area only

Diving Boards/Diving Wells

  • Only one person on the board at a time
  • One bounce on the board before going into the water
  • No back flips
  • No handstands
  • Lines form at bottom of stairs for the diving boards
  • No goggles or flotation devices may be worn off the diving boards
  • No diving off the side of the pool
  • On the low board swim to the closest wall
  • On the high dive swim to the south wall past the noodles to the ladder

Slides

  • Must go down slide feet first laying on back
  • No catching kids on slide
  • No hanging on the ropes
  • No swimming in the slide area
  • One person on the stairs at a time
  • Life jackets or other flotation devices may not be worn down the slide
How do I purchase a City of Wooster Pool Pass?

To purchase, please do one of the following:

  • Drop off your form & payment Monday - Friday 8:30am-4:30pm @ 241 S. Bever St., Wooster, OH 44691 (*MASKS ARE REQUIRED IN BUILDING*)

  • Mail in your form & payment to 241 S. Bever St., Wooster, OH 44691

  • Call (330)263-5207 and one of our Rec team members will be happy to assist you!

Passes will also be available for purchase at Freedlander Pool, Christmas Run Pool and Knights Field Sprayground when the facilities open for the season.

Daily Admission Rates

If you do not have a City of Wooster Pool Pass or Wooster YMCA membership, daily admission fees must be paid for anyone entering City of Wooster Aquatics facilities. 

Daily Admission

$5/Senior (Ages 65+)

$7/Adult (Ages 18-64)

$5/Youth (Ages 3-17)

Children under 3 years old are free when accompanied by a pass holding or daily admission paying adult.

Methods of Payment

Cash, check and credit/debit card (except American Express) accepted at all facilities for daily admission and pool passes.

Locations & June/July Hours of Operation

Christmas Run Pool
680 N. Grant St.
(330) 262-2891

Open: May 31st - August 13th

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
12pm - 5pm

Thursday & Friday
12pm - 7:30pm

Saturday
Closed

Sunday
12pm - 6pm

Freedlander Pool
400 Hillside Dr.
(330) 345-8334

Open: May 28th - August 6th

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
12pm - 7:30pm

Thursday & Friday
12pm - 5pm

Saturday
12pm - 6pm

Sunday
Closed

Knights Field Sprayground
701 Rebecca St.
(330) 262-8468

Open: May 28th - August 13th

Monday - Friday
10:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday & Sunday
12pm - 5pm

August 2022 Pool Hours
History & Features
History & Features

Freedlander Pool

  • Built in 1967 - Major Benefactor - Freedlander Family, notably Herman Freedlander
  • Considered one of the best pools in the state of Ohio at that time.
  • 1969 - Held first Freedlander Swim meet (2010 marked 42nd annual meet)
  • One of the few remaining long course swim meets in Ohio.

This pool features:

  • Main pool 165' x 75' with 40'x 40' diving well
  • Wading pool 100' x 25'
  • Main pool depth = 3 ½' - 12'
  • Diving well
  • 2 - 1m Diving boards
  • 1 - 3m Diving board
  • Climbing wall in diving well 
  • Frog slide in wading pool
  • 10 Long course racing lanes
  • 20 Short course racing lanes

Knights Field Sprayground 

  • Built in 1968
  • Fundraising effort by Alice and Don Noble
  • 2007 - Underused pool converted into the new sprayground
  • After the conversion attendance grew 14 fold over the old pool

Christmas Run Pool 

Built in 1974 by the Freedlander family, this pool features:

  • Depth of  2 ½’ - 10’
  • 2 Flume water slides
  • 2 Low diving boards
  • Wading pool with a spray feature
Please be aware that City of Wooster aquatic facility policies are subject to change and adjustments may be made throughout the Summer in accordance with local, State of Ohio and Federal guidelines and in order to best serve our community.