Cool Off at Marin Community Pools 2014

May 20, 2014

Looking for a pool in Marin to keep cool on a warm summer day? Here's our list of swimming pools throughout the county that are open to the public and offer drop-in recreational swim hours for families.

All schedules and drop-in fees are accurate at the time of publishing, but are subject to change and cancellation without notice. It always helps to give them a call to confirm hours and prices before you go. If you know of another local drop-in swim facility that you don't see in our roster here, please let us know and we'll add it to the list.

Kentfield

  • College of Marin Kentfield Campus Pool
    Physical Education Facility
    835 College Avenue, Kentfield
    (415) 485-9578

    Schedule:
    June 16–August 17 (closed July 4)
    Monday–Sunday 1–6 pm

    Extended fall public swim hours (August 23–31): Saturdays and Sundays only 1–6 pm

    Drop-in Fees
    Adults $6, children and students $5, seniors 55+ $4. Cash and check only. Parking permits are required and can be purchased at a cost of $3 per day.

Mill Valley

  • Homestead Valley Community Association Pool
    315 Montford Ave, Mill Valley
    (415) 388-0137

    Schedule:
    Spring hours: April 20–June 15
    Open swim Tuesday and Thursday 4–6 pm, Wednesday and Friday 3-6 pm, and Saturday and Sunday noon–6 pm

    Summer hours:
    June 16–August 17
    Open swim Tuesday–Friday 1–6 pm, Saturday, noon–5 pm, and Sunday noon–6 pm; family swim Friday 6–7 pm,

    Drop-in Fees:

    Homestead residents: adults $7, seniors 65+ and children under 16 $6, babies under 2 free, non-swimmers in pool area $2
    Non-residents: adults $9, seniors 65+ and children under 16 $8, babies under 2 free, non-swimmers in pool area $4
  • Mill Valley Community Center Pool
    180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley
    (415) 383-1370

    Schedule:
    Spring hours: March 10-June 15
    General/open swim Monday-Friday 9 am-noon & 3-7 pm, Saturday and Sunday 12:30-4:55 pm.
    Summer hours: June 16–August 15
    General/open swim Monday–Friday 1:30–4:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 12:15–4:55 pm. Water slide is open Saturday and Sunday 12:15–4:55 pm (children must be 48 inches tall to ride the water slide).

    Drop-in Fees

    City of Mill Valley residents: youth (2–18) $5, adults (19–59) $7, seniors (60+) $6
    Greater Mill Valley residents: youth $5.50, adults $7.50, seniors $6.50
    Visitors: Youth $6, adult $8, seniors $7
    Deck use only: $5

  • Tamalpais High School Pool
    700 Miller Avenue
    (415) 945-3730

    Schedule:
    Summer hours: June 16–August 2
    Monday–Thursday 1–3 pm

Novato

  • College of Marin: Indian Valley Campus
    1800 Ignacio Boulevard
    (415) 883-2211 x8260

    Schedule:
    Open June 16–August 7 (closed July 4)
    Tuesday–Thursday noon–4 pm

    Drop-in fee:
    Adults $6, children and students $5, seniors 55+ $4.
    Cash or check only. Lifeguards will be on duty. Parking permits are required; $3 per day.

  • Hamilton Pool
    203 El Bonito Drive
    (415) 485-3344

    Schedule:
    Summer hours: June 16–August 17
    Public swim Saturday and Sunday 10:30 am–6 pm; Monday–Thursday noon–7:30 pm; Friday noon–6:30 pm

    Drop-in Fees
    Novato residents: adults 16+ $5, youth 1+ $4
    Non-residents: adults $9, youth $7

San Rafael

  • Marinwood Community Center Pool
    775 Miller Creek Road, San Rafael
    (415) 479-2335

    Schedule:

    Summer hours: June 16–October 19
    Monday–Friday 12:30 to 5:30 pm, Saturday, Sunday, and 4th of July 11 am–6 pm (slides open at noon)

    Drop-in fees:

    Marinwood residents: youths 18 and under and seniors 60+ $6, adults $7
    Non-residents: youths 18 and under and seniors $7, adults $8

  • McNear’s Beach Pool
    201 Cantera Way, San Rafael
    (415) 446-4424

    Schedule:
    Open May 24–September 1
    Wednesday–Friday 11 am–5 pm; Saturday and Sunday 11 am–6 pm

    Drop-in fee

    Swimming pool fee is $5 per person; $8 per vehicle parking fee on weekdays and $10 per vehicle on weekends.

  • Terra Linda Community Pool
    670 Del Ganado Road, San Rafael
    (415) 485-3344

    Schedule:
    Early summer hours: June 16–July 11
    Tot pool: Monday– Thursday, 10 am–6:30 pm, Friday 11 am–6:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8 am–6 pm
    Public swim: Monday–Thursday noon–6:30 pm; Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11 am–6 pm

    Late summer hours: July 12–August 29
    Tot pool: Monday–Thursday, 10 am–7:30 pm, Friday 11 am–6pm, Saturday and Sunday 8 am–6 pm
    Public swim: Monday–Thursday noon–7:30 pm; Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11 am–6 pm

    Drop-in fees:
    San Rafael residents: adults 16 and older $5, youth 1+ $4
    Non-residents: adults $9 and youth $7

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