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Cool Off at Marin Community Pools 2020

Hamilton Community Pool Novato

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most pools are closed for public swimming. Please contact the pool to confirm their status before you go. (Updated June 17, 2020)

Looking for a family-friendly pool in Marin to keep cool on a warm spring or summer day? Here's our list of swimming pools throughout Marin County that are open to the public and offer drop-in recreational swim hours for families. In addition to daily drop-in fees, many of these pools offer season passes for families as well.

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.


  • College of Marin Kentfield Campus Pool
    Physical Education Facility
    835 College Avenue, Kentfield
    (415) 485-9570

    June 15–August 9, 2020 (closed July 4)
    7 days a week; 1:15–6 pm

    Drop-in Fees:
    Adults $8, children and students $6, seniors 55+ $5. Cash and check only. Parking permits are required and can be purchased at a cost of $4 per day.

Mill Valley

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

    Spring hours: April 18–June 14
    Open swim Tuesday and Thursday, 4–6 pm, Wednesday, 3-6 pm, Friday, 3–7 pm, and Saturday and Sunday noon–6 pm
    Summer hours: June 15–August 16
    Open swim Tuesday–Thursday, 2–6 pm; Friday, noon–6 pm; Saturday and Sunday noon–6 pm

    Drop-in Fees:
    Homestead residents: adults $10, seniors 65+ and children under 16 $9, babies under 2 free, non-swimmers in pool area $4
    Non-residents: adults $12, seniors 65+ and children under 16 $11, babies under 2 free, non-swimmers in pool area $5

  • Mill Valley Community Center Pool
    180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley
    (415) 383-1370

    Spring hours: March 25–June 16
    Main pool general/open swim Friday 3:30–5:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 12:15-4:45 pm
    Summer hours: June 17–August 9
    General/open swim Monday–Friday 1:30–4:30 pm (with slide), Saturday and Sunday 12:15–4:55 pm (slide 12:30–4:45 pm). Children must be 48 inches tall to ride the water slide.

    Drop-in Fees:
    City of Mill Valley residents: youth 2–18 $7, adults 19–59 $9, seniors 60+ $8
    Non-residents: youth $8, adults $10, seniors $9


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

    June 17–August 15, 2019 (Closed July 4)
    Monday–Thursday, noon–4 pm

    Drop-in fees:
    Adults $8, children and students $6, seniors 55+ $5. 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

    Spring hours: Opens May 13, 2019
    Public swim Monday–Thursday, 11 am–6:30 pm; Friday, 11 am–6 pm; Satruday–Sunday, 10:30 am–6 pm
    Early summer hours: June 2–15
    Public swim Saturday and Sunday 10:30 am–6 pm; Monday–Thursday 1–7 pm; Friday 1–6 pm
    Summer schedule: June 16–August 17
    Public swim Saturday and Sunday 10:30 am–6 pm; Monday–Thursday noon–7:30 pm; Friday noon–6 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

    April 1–October 11
    Recreational swim hours vary month-to-month; check their website for spring and fall schedules.
    Summer hours: Monday–Friday 12:30 to 5:30 or 6 pm, Saturday, Sunday, and 4th of July 11 am–6 pm (water slides open at noon)
    Water slides open on weekends during the spring and fall, 7 days a week during the summer starting June 17.

    Drop-in fees:
    Marinwood residents: youths 18 and under $5, adults $7
    Non-residents: youths $7, adults $9
    5-swim punch pass: $25 residents, $35 non-residents
    You can also join the pool for the season for unlimited swimming. Family memberships (for up to 4 people) are $333 residents, $417 non-residents.

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

    Opens Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day: May 25–September 2
    Wednesday–Friday 11 am–5 pm; Saturday and Sunday 11 am–6 pm

    Drop-in fees:
    Swimming pool fee is $5 per person; $5 per vehicle parking fee on weekdays and $10 per vehicle on weekends and holidays.

  • Northbridge Pool
    160 Madison Avenue, San Rafael 94903
    (415) 634-7665

    Hours: May–October
    Open sunrise to sunset 7 days a week including holidays
    Lifeguard, swim lessons, birthday parties

    Membership required

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

    Opens April 5
    April public swim hours: Monday–Friday, 2–5:15 pm; weekends, 11:30 am–6 pm
    Additional spring and summer hours TBA.

    Drop-in fees:
    San Rafael residents: adults 16 and older $5, youth 1+ $4
    Non-residents: adults $9, youth $7
    15-admission punch cars: $67 residents, $71 non-residents

San Anselmo

  • Drake High School
    1327 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, San Anselmo

    June 17–September 1
    Monday - Thursday, 11 am–3 pm
    Saturday, noon–4 pm

    $5 drop-in youth
    $8 drop-in adult
    $200 family pass (family of 4)

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