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Splash, Slide, and Swim at the Hamilton Community Pool in Novato

When the weather turns warm, almost everyone loves going to the pool for a day of splashing and swimming in the sun. One of my family's favorite Marin public pools is the one in Novato's Hamilton neighborhood, which opens Saturday, May 25, 2024.

My kids love Hamilton Community Pool especially for the shallow kids' pool with its play structure, water slide, and water sprayers. It's a blast for kids of all ages. There's also a larger more traditional pool for more serious swimming and water play.

Hamilton Community Pool Novato

The whole area is clean, modern, well kept up, and definitely worth a visit or two (or more) this summer.

Hamilton Community Pool Novato

You'll also find a large grassy area on the hill behind the pool that's perfect for spreading out your beach towels and picnic blankets. There are also plenty of picnic tables, some with charcoal BBQ grills, so bring your lunch and hang out for the whole day if you want. There's another grassy area on the other side of the pool with some picnic tables and large shade structures (spots in the shade here get claimed pretty quickly, so get here early if you want to stake out a shady spot).

If You Go

This season, the Hamilton Community Pool will be open May 25–September 2, 2024.


  • Single day pass
    Adult: $9 /resident and $11/non-resident
    Youth (1–17)/Senior (50+): $7/resident and $9/non-resident
  • Punch Pass (15 Visits)
    Adult: $117/resident and $130/non-resident
    Youth (1–17)/Senior: $91/resident and $104/non-resident
  • Individual Full Season Pass
    Adult: $180/resident and $193/non-resident
    Youth (1–17)/Senior: $140/resident and $153/non-resident

Proof of residency required for Novato resident rates. Non-residents who work in Novato also pay resident rates (proof of employment required). Advance reservations are not required this year.

Every Friday during the 2024 summer season, experience the thrill of our Inflatable Water Obstacle Course at Hamilton Community Pool. Challenge yourself and your friends to conquer the obstacles and have a blast in the water.

The Hamilton Community Pool is located at 203 El Bonito Drive in Novato's Hamilton area. To get there, take Highway 101 to the Ignacio Boulevard/Bel Marin Keys Boulevard exit. Go to the east side of the freeway and take Nave Drive south to Main Gate Road. Follow Main Gate Road to South Palm Drive, then turn right on Hamilton Parkway. Turn right on San Pablo Avenue, and turn left at the traffic circle onto Sunset Drive. Follow Sunset and turn left onto El Bonito Drive. Plenty of parking is available in the lot behind the pool.

The Hamilton Community Pool also offers private swim lessons with registration. For more information, call (415) 883-7126 or visit their website.

Hamilton Community Pool Novato