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COOL! Pool is closed for the season. See you next year!

General Admission

  Per Session Monthly Pass*
In-City Other In-City Other
Adult (18-54) $5.75 $7.25 $33 $44
Senior (55+)  $5.25 $6.75 $28 $37
Youth (4-17)  $5.25 $6.75 $28 $37
Tot (0-3) $4 $5.25 $28 $37
Adult Fitness
$6.25 $7.75

Senior Fitness
$5.75 $7.25
(up to 6 people in same household)
  $55 $74
* Monthly passes work at both Albany Community Pool and Cool Pool and auto renew until pass holder calls to cancel. Monthly passes include fitness classes, lap swims, and recreation swims. Monthly pass holders pay FULL PRICE when reserving recreation swims online. However, you may SKIP THE LINE at admission time, so reservations are not required!

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Rec/Open Swim

(Included in general admission; must pay for each session individually)

  • An adult must be present with all children under 8 years old.
  • Bring your own toys and masks.
  • Snorkels and fins approved only during family swim.
  • All lifejackets must be Coast Guard approved.
M-F 10:45am-12:15pm
Sa-Su 12:30-2pm

Lap Swim

M-F 4-5pm

River Current Exercise Class

(Not included in general admission; fees as listed)

M-F 9:30-10:30am
M-Th 4-5pm


Rentals are not scheduled until we have received all fees and confirmed the date is available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes!   We will enforce all safety rules.

Yes! No glass or ceramics are permitted on site.

Go to the Cool Pool Rental Reservation web site by clicking on this link:  RENT COOL POOL


Cool Pool has added advanced reservations for our recreation swims. This system will allow half of our capacity to pre-register. The other half will be first come first serve at the pool.

  • Children under the age of 8 (7 and under) must be accompanied by someone 16 or older.
  • Children under the age of 6 (5 and under) require a guardian, 16 or older, in the water with them at all times at ACP, and where the child cannot touch the bottom at Cool!
  • Children wearing a PFD must have someone 16 or older within arms reach at all times at ACP, and everywhere except the zero depth area at Cool!

Members enjoy the privilege of skipping the line when we open for each swim. Reservations are not needed.

Scholarship Punch passes have been replaced with a monthly scholarship admission. These may be purchased for an individual child or for a family, if there is more than one child.

Yes. According to the slide manufacturer, and to be in compliance with insurance, the minimum height to use the slide is 48 inches.

A risk management assessment pointed to possible injuries associated with using the slide for people shorter than the height requirement.

Please see our facebook page @albanyparksandrecretion for up-to-date closures. 

  • Cool Pool will be closed during any Thunderstorm, or when the rain is so severe that the pool bottom cannot be seen in the deepest area.  We will re-open as soon as the storm clears.
  • Cool Pool will close at the end of swim in progress when the Air Quality Index exceeds 150.
  • When Cool Pool closes due to inclement weather, rentals will be permitted to reschedule to an available time at no additional cost.  If a time is unavailable to reschedule, a full refund will be issued.
  • The LEAD GUARD on duty at the time of closure will contact the rental party to let them know that the rental is being cancelled due to inclement weather. 
  • Pool rentals are available from 7-8 pm Mon-Fri and 4-8 pm Sat and Sun.
  • Rentals may be booked beginning 120 days prior to the rental date, and must be booked at least 10 days in advance.
  • All pool rentals are booked through


Opening date is scheduled for June 15, 2024.  Close for the season is 4:45 Monday, September 2 (Labor Day).

Note:  Closed all day for Junteenth and closed at 3:45 on July 4.


No. Double riders are not allowed.

About the COOL! Pool

Located at Swanson Park Action Center, the COOL! pool was built in 2005 on the site of the old Swanson Pool. It has 81,800 gallons of water and is kept at 84 degrees. The pool features a zero depth entry and is 4.5' deep at its deepest. COOL! has a 36' high slide and a Lazy River. The play structure is surrounded by a large amount of water that is only 18" deep.


We promote healthy living through recreational experiences and serve as stewards of Albany's public parks and facilities.

Albany Parks & Recreation
Cool! Pool

 Contact us


 705 Railroad St SE

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