Pools & Sprayground

City Pools NOW OPEN for the 2024 Season! 

2024 Pool Pass
THE POOLS & SPRAYGROUND ARE OPEN!
Freedlander Pool
Freedlander Pool
Freedlander Pool - main pool
Freedlander Pool - kids pool
400 Hillside Dr.
(330) 345-8334

Pool Dates & Hours:

M, T, W: 12:00pm - 7:30pm

TH, F: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

SAT: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

SUN: Closed

FREEDLANDER POOL - SPECIAL HOURS DUE TO SWIM MEETS

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

FRIDAY, JUNE 28 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 29 - CLOSED FREEDLANDER MEET

TUESDAY, JULY 16 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 - CLOSED MOSL CHAMPIONSHIP MEET

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

Pool Dates & Hours:

M, T, W: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

TH, F: 12:00pm - 7:30pm

SAT: Closed

SUN: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

CHRISTMAS RUN POOL EXTENDED HOURS DUE TO SWIM MEETS

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 - 12:00pm - 7:30pm

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 - 12:00pm - 7:30pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 29 - OPEN 12:00pm - 6:00pm

TUESDAY, JULY 16 - 12:00pm - 7:30pm

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 - 12:00pm - 7:30pm

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

M - F: 10:30am - 4:30pm

SAT & SUN: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Aquatic Programs
Swim Team
Aquaerobics
Pre-Season Swim Team

Pre-Season Swim Team, Competitive Swim Team, Aquaerobics & More

More Information

Pool Rentals
Pool Rentals

Pool rentals, fundraisers and special events will be offered for the 2024 season.

Call (330)263-5207 to inquire, check on availability and schedule your rental.

Information & FAQ's
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Pool Passes

Pool passes are good for the entire season and also include admission into the YMCA Ellen Shapiro Natatorium at Wooster High School through March 31st, 2025.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scholarship Rate Passes are available for $20 for children 17 & under who's primary residence is within Wooster city limits and can provide proof of financial assistance (Caresource card, free/reduced lunch letter, letter from local agency, etc.). Scholarship Rate passes are only available for purchase at the Wooster Community Center.
  • 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 NOON LAP SWIM- Adult & Senior pool pass holders will be given admission from 11:15a.m. to 12:00p.m. weekdays for lap swimming, aquaerobics and sunbathing.
  • CHRISTMAS RUN LAP SWIM- Adult & Senior pool pass holders will be given admission from 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. weekdays for lap swimming 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.

2024 Pool Pass Prices

  • Resident Youth/Senior (3-17 &65+)-  $75
  • Non Resident Youth/Senior (3-17 &65+)-  $85
  • Resident Adult (18-64)- $95
  • Non Resident Adult (18-64)- $105
  • Resident Family (Up to 4 people)-  $165
    • Additional Child- $25
  • Non Resident Family (Up to 4 people)- $190 
    • Additional Child- $32
  • Scholarship Pass- $20

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 employment may be required.

Pool Features
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.

  • Payment will be accepted at the time of entry into the pool facility.
  • Cash, check and credit/debit cards accepted (except for American Express).
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.

Weather Related Cancellations

Pools/sprayground will be cleared for 20 minutes if there is thunder and for 30 minutes after each lightning strike. Time does not add, it starts over when one of these instances occurs.

No refunds or rainchecks will be given.

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 or alcoholic beverages may be brought into any aquatic facility
  • Snacks, non-alcoholic drinks and hard and soft shell coolers are permitted into the facility
  • 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
  • No animals are allowed unless they are service animals

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
History

 

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.

 

Christmas Run Pool

Built in 1948 by the Freedlander family

 

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

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.