It’s officially the summer season for the city of Richardson’s pools and aquatic centers.

On June 3, all of the city’s aquatics facilities opened for resident and nonresident use for the first time since 2019.

The details

After overcoming staffing issues and restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Richardson’s four neighborhood pools and the Heights Family Aquatic Center opened for their summer hours:
  • Heights Family Aquatic Center: Tue.-Sun. noon-8 p.m.
  • Canyon Creek neighborhood pool: Thu.-Tue. 1-8 p.m.
  • Cottonwood neighborhood pool: Mon.-Thur. 1-6 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 1-8 p.m.
  • Glenville neighborhood pool: Wed.-Mon. 1-8 p.m.
  • Terrace neighborhood pool: Mon.-Wed. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 1-8 p.m.
The background

Last year, Richardson Parks and Recreation Department officials announced the city only had half of the 114 aquatic positions, including 79 lifeguards, needed to open all facilities resulting in the Heights Family Aquatic Center being closed.

Richardson’s four neighborhood pools were opened with limited hours in both 2021 and 2022.

The cost

The daily entrance fee for each of the neighborhood pools is $2 for residents and $4 for nonresidents with children age 3 and under getting in for free, according to city officials. Meanwhile, the Heights Aquatic Center has a $4 daily entrance fee for residents and $8 for nonresidents. Season passes are available for $30 per resident to all four neighborhood pools, or $100 per family. Nonresident neighborhood pool passes are also available for $40.

Residents can purchase season passes online.