St. Louis can get hot and sticky in the summer. The best way to cool down is by visiting one of the numerous water parks or swimming clubs in the area. Even if you don’t have a membership, your family can get day passes to many of the facilities. Many facilities offer free passes. Bring your entire family, and make sure to bring a cooler with plenty of refreshments.
The Edge Aquatic Center
For entertainment, the children have the option of choosing from an eight-lane competition pool as well as the loopy waterslide and infinity-edge waterfall. 636-591-2398. 225 Kiefer Creek, Ellisville.
Maplewood Family Aquatic Center
Divers will have lots of fun in the scorching sun thanks to their choice of two-story slides or lazy rivers. Admission is $5 for children aged 4-15 and $8 for adults. Senior citizens can be admitted at no charge. 314-646-3665. 7550 Lohmeyer.
Kennedy Recreation Complex Pool
The swimming pool is Olympic-sized and you can also let your kids play in the baby pool. The recreation center is directly across the street from Suson Park. For children aged 4-12, admission is $3 per day, for adults $4, and for seniors $3. 314-615-5572. 6050 Wells.
Manchester Aquatic Center
The pool is available to residents and non-residents in Manchester. There are many activities available, including swimming lessons and exercise classes. They also offer a rock climbing wall. Admission is $6 for seniors, children and $7 for adults. Non-residents can swim for $9 daily
The JeffVanderLou pool is open to residents of St. Louis City. The pool is open daily from noon to 6pm. Call 314-534-7953. Corner of Franklin and Compton
Residents of the park can cool off in the outdoor pool, which is open during summer heat. The pool is open every day from noon to 6pm. For more information, call 314-533-2702 4011 Natural Bridge.
Dutchtown Neighborhood Park has an outdoor swimming pool. It is open daily from 1-6 p.m. by calling 314-353-1250. 4025 Minnesota
The Wohl Recreation Center has a large indoor pool that children can use to learn how to swim. 314-367-2292. 1515 N. Kingshighway.
This recreation center is directly across from Sumner High School in The Ville. There are also basketball courts and athletic fields. A large indoor pool is also available. 314-652-5131. 4206 Kennerly.
There are four admission levels to the municipal pool. Single-use costs $4, $6 for seniors, $20 for nonresidents, single-use costs $75, $75 for nonresidents, and $60 per person. Residents can purchase family memberships for $125, $125 and $100, respectively. 314-869-8686. 1415 Chambers.
Heman Park Swimming Pool
The community pool has a range of activities such as swimming laps or cruising down the water slide. Warm water is also available for cooling off. Drop-in rates for children 17-17 years old are $3 ($6 residents), $4 to adults ($7 resident), and $3 to seniors ($6 residents). 314-505-8625. 7210 Olive.
Sunset Hills Aquatics
This pool is family-friendly and offers water aerobics, swimming lessons, laps, and laps. Sunset Hills residents can swim for $9, and Sunset Hills children can get in for $7. Nonresident children are allowed to swim for $9, and nonresident adults can go for $11. 314-842-7265. 12512 W. Watson.
There are many swimming areas at the Lodge, including outdoor and indoor pools for residents as well as non-residents. Children 2 and under are admitted free of charge, while residents pay $7. Nonresidents pay $10. 314-835-6150. 1050 Des Peres.
The Pavilion At Lemay Aquatic Center
A large community pool features a diving platform and a climbing wall. You will also find lap lanes, lazy rivers and a wetdeck. Admission costs $5 for children 4-12 years old, $6 for adults and $5 for seniors. 314-615-8877. 305 Gregg.