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Best Places To Go Swimming In Amarillo – McWilley’s Top 5

The summer season hasn’t even started yet but Amarillo has already hit the 100 degree mark multiple times. Plus we haven’t seen any rain; so our town is extreme dry. Thankfully we have a variety of different locations where you and your family can soak everything from head to toe.  In no particular order here’s my Top 7 Amarillo pools to stay cool in this summer.


Southwest pool – 4800 Bell Street

(Photo by McWilley)

Southwest Pool is one of three pools managed by Amarillo’s Parks and Recreation department. It has a capacity of 598 and is located in John Stiff Memorial park.

Cost: 13 & Up  = $3; 12 & Under = $2

Hours:
Monday – Friday Noon to 5pm
Saturday – Noon to 6pm
Sunday – 1pm to 5pm

Busiest Time: 2pm – 3pm
Concession Stand:
Yes (no outside food allowed)
Phone Number: (806) 359-2082


southeast pool – 34th & osage

(Photo by McWilley)

Southeast Pool is another pool managed by Amarillo’s Parks and Recreation department. It has a capacity of 662 and is located just south of 34th & Osage.

Cost: 13 & Up  = $3; 12 & Under = $2

Hours:
Monday – Friday Noon to 5pm
Saturday – Noon to 6pm
Sunday – 1pm to 5pm

Busiest Time: 2pm – 3pm
Concession Stand: Yes (no outside food allowed)
Phone Number:
(806) 342-1564


Amarillo Town Club (s.w.) – 7700 Hillside

(Photo by Scott Jesko)

The staff of The Amarillo Town Club Southwest (Hillside Location) outdoor pool pride themselves in having a very clean, safe family oriented pool with water slides, a  It has a capacity of about 150 and includes a zero-entry kids zone and morning and night lap swimming.

Cost: ATC Club Membership Required

Hours:
Monday – Sunday: Noon – 7 pm

Busiest Time: About 3pm
Concession Stand: Yes (no outside food allowed)
Phone Number: 806-468-0300


amarillo town club – 4514 Cornell St

(Photo by Scott Jesko)

The Amarillo Town Club (Cornell Location) outdoor pool is a great place to cool off on the water slides, diving boards spraygrounds and it provides a great zero-entry kids zone. It has a capacity of about 150.

Cost: ATC Club Membership Required

Hours:
Monday – Sunday: Noon – 7 pm

Busiest Time: About 3pm
Concession Stand: Yes (no outside food allowed)
Phone Number: 806-468-0398


Shores Pool – 5211 Emory Court

(Photo by McWilley)

Shores Pool is free to those who pay dues to the Shores Homeowners Association. If you don’t live in the Shores neighborhood you can get an outside membership.It has capacity of 350 but usually has no more than 30 people in the pool.

Cost: Shores Homeowners Association
-or- Outside Membership for $156.96

Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 12:30pm – 7 pm
Sunday: 1pm – 7pm

Busiest Time: 12:30pm to 3/4pm
Concession Stand: Yes (no outside food allowed)
Phone Number: 806-352-0378


WTAMU Indoor Pool – 2501 4th Ave, Canyon

(Photo By Lavin Architects)

West Texas A&M’s Indoor Pool is located in the Virgil Henson Activities Center. It has slides, a zero depth kids zone, lazy river, vortex whirlpool and lap swimming all within a climate controlled environment. It has a capacity of 300.

Cost: Day Pass – $5; -or- Membership

Hours: Monday – Friday: 12:30pm – 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 2pm – 8pm

Busiest Time: Open to Close
Concession Stand: Vending Machines
Phone Number: 806-651-2323


Splash Amarillo – 1415 Sunset drive

(Photo by McWilley)

Splash Amarillo is our very own water park complete with lazy river, wave pool, two speed water slides, three winding water slides, the Side Winder and a kiddy pool.

Cost: General Admission is $19 – All Pricing

Hours: Monday-Saturday: 12pm – 7pm
Sunday: 12pm – 6pm

Concession Stand: Yes, and outside food is available but no alcohol or glass containers. There is a cooler fee.

Phone Number: 806-376-4477


One area pool that is not listed is Thompson Pool located in Thompson Park at NE 24th & Dumas Highway. It is currently closed for renovations and I don’t know when it will be re-opened.

If there is a pool that I missed and you think I should highlight it, send an email to Ryan McWilley and let me know. Stay cool and happy swimming.

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