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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Splish-Splash!

Jun 18, 2017 12:00AM

On hot summer days the easiest way to get kids from grumpy to grinning is a trip to a pool. Swimming and playing around in the water are not only terrific forms of entertainment, they’re also great exercise. So pile on the waterproof sunscreen, keep the water bottles close at hand (stay hydrated!), and get ready to make some waves.

Petaluma

Cavanagh Pool. 426 8th St. 778-4536. Pool is walled on all four sides. Swimming lessons available. Summer session: June 5–September 24. Recreational swim: Monday–Saturday, 1–4 p.m. Day-use fees: adults $5, seniors $4, under 18 and pool side $2. See cityofpetaluma.net/parksnrec/brochure.html.

Petaluma Swim Center. 900 E. Washington St. 778-4410. Facility includes a 50-meter pool and a wading pool, both heated and outdoors. Complex also includes heated showers, dressing rooms, a large deck, and picnic areas. Swimming lessons available. Summer session runs through August 14. Recreational swim: Sundays, 12:15–5 p.m.; Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 12:15–7 p.m.; Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 12:15–6 p.m. Day-use fees: adults $6, seniors 55 and up $4, ages 17 and under (and non-swimmers) $3. See cityofpetaluma.net/parksnrec/brochure.html.  

Rohnert Park

See the Rohnert Park Community Services Summer 2017 Recreation Guide at ci.rohnert-park.ca.us to find out more about these pools.

Benicia Pool. 7469 Bernice Dr. 795-7582. Summer session: June 12–August 20. Public swim: Monday–Friday, 1:30–4:15 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 12:15–6 p.m. Adults $5, seniors 55 and up $4, ages 2–17 $4, ages 0–2 free.

Honeybee Pool. 1170 Golf Course Dr. 586-1413. Summer session: June 12–August 20. Public swim: Monday–Friday, 1:30–4:15 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1:30–6 p.m. Adults $5, seniors 55 and up $4, ages 2–17 $4, ages 0–2 free.

Magnolia Pool. 1501 Middlebrook Way. 795-8619. Swimming lessons available. Summer session: June 12–August 20. Public swim: Friday Family Swim 7:30–9 p.m. and Sunday Family Swim 6:30–9 p.m. Adults $5, seniors 55 and up $4, ages 2–17 $4, ages 0–2 free.

Santa Rosa

Finley Aquatic Center. 2060 W. College Ave. 543-3760. This facility features a large outdoor training pool and an L-shaped instructional pool as well as showers and locker rooms with coin-operated lockers. Fully ADA-accessible, the pool has a ramp and wheel chair lift. Swimming lessons available. Summer session: June 5–August 20. Recreation swim: Monday–Friday, 1:30–4:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 1:30–6 p.m. Adults $5, ages 2–17 $4, ages 55 and up $4, disabled $4. See ci.santa-rosa.ca.us for details.

Ridgway Swim Center. 455 Ridgway Ave. 543-3421. Features nine-lane competition pool and an instructional pool, and 140-ft. water slide. Summer session: June 12–August 18. Recreation swim: Monday–Friday, noon–4 p.m.; Friday eve, 7:30–9:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1:15–6 p.m. Adults $5, ages 2–17 $4, ages 55 and up $4, disabled $4. See ci.santa-rosa.ca.us for details.

Sebastopol

Ives Pool. 7400 Willow St. 823-8693. This is an outdoor yearlong pool. Swimming lessons available. Summer session: June 12–August 20. Public swim: Monday–Friday, 1–3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2–4:30 p.m. Adult $5, junior $3.50, senior $4. Call or see ivespool.org for summer schedule.