Park & Recreation
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Beat the heat with a trip to the pool!
Keep your whole family busy in the summer with regular trips to the Adel Family Aquatic Center! Opening Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 for open swim under modified procedures. Please click here for more information.
Location: 1800 South 15th Street (on the corner of Meadow Road by the water tower)
Phone Number: (515) 993-5246
Methods of Payment Accepted: Cash or Debit/Credit Cards *Concessions stand is CASH ONLY.*
Hours Of Operation:
Morning Lap Swim – 6:30a-8:00a Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Open Swim – 12:30p-5:00p & 6:00p-8:00p daily
Family Swim/Lap Swim- 5:00p-6:00p daily *Family swim is specifically for families. Children MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian to remain at the pool during family swim. The slides are not open during family swim.*
Adel Family Aquatic Center Closing Policy
The facility will close for the following reasons: When the temperature falls below 65 degrees, when lightning/thunder is present, when there are less than 25 patrons in the pool for an extended period of time, and when safety hazards occur, such as a fecal accident, etc.
Open Swim During Covid-19
Click here for more information on procedures.
Patrons can pre-register online at adel.activityreg.com
Daily Fees and Season Passes
*Please Note: These fees are for the 2020 Season but are subject to change annually.*
Daily Admission Fees
Ages 0-2: Free
Ages 3+: Afternoon Session Resident $5 / Non Resident $10
Discounted Evening Session Resident $3 / Non Resident $5
** The cities of Adel, DeSoto, and Minburn are classified as residents**
** No season passes and family day passes for the 2020 season**
The Adel Family Aquatic Center offers swimming lessons for all ages and abilities. Please click here to review class descriptions.
Class meets eight times Monday-Thursday for 30 minutes. Fridays are used as a make-up in case of inclement weather. Student to instructor ratio is a maximum of 5:1.
Session 1: June 15-25; 10:00a-Noon *Cancelled*
Session 2: July 13-23; 6:00p-7:15p *On as scheduled*
Session 3: July 27-August 6; 10:00a-11:15a *Cancelled*
Class meets five times Monday-Friday for 30 minutes. Student to instructor ratio is 1:1.
Session 1: June 8-12; 6:00p-8:00p *Cancelled*
Session 2: July 6-10; 10:00a-Noon *On as scheduled*
Class meets five times Monday-Friday for 45 minutes. Parent participation is required.
Session 1: July 27-31; 5:15p-6:00p *Cancelled*
Session 2: August 3-7; 5:15p-6:00p *Cancelled*
Register for swimming lessons here!
*Registration re-opens on June 30th at 8:30am*
Private Pool Rentals
** Our pool rentals are completely booked for the 2020 season.**
Looking for a fun way to celebrate a birthday, a winning season, or a group? Book a private pool party with us! Rentals are available on Saturday and Sunday nights from 8-10p.
For availability and pricing, contact Aquatics / Recreation Supervisor Sadie Mudder at email@example.com
Twilight Tuesdays *Cancelled*
Swim under the lights with us as we stay open late to enjoy an evening under the stars.
First Tuesday of every month (June 2, July 7, August 4) from 8:00p-10:00p
Splash Bash *Cancelled*
On these exclusive nights, we allow pool floats, tubes, noodles, water toys, etc.
Last Wednesday of every month (June 24, July 29, August 12) from 6:00p-8:00p
Summer Kick-Off *Cancelled*
Join us as we celebrate the start of summer with free hot dogs, chips, and water along with activities for kids of all ages.
Thursday, June 4 from 6:00p-8:00p
Cardboard Boat Regatta *Cancelled*
Join us for our 3rd annual cardboard boat regatta! Gather your friends or family and build a boat to race across the pool.
Thursday, July 30th
Doggy Dip *Cancelled*
Bring your four-legged friend to the pool for a special swim time just for them.
Sunday, August 16th 1-3pm
The Adel Family Aquatic Center is always looking for qualified reliable staff to add to their team. Must be at least 15 years of age by the start of the season to apply. The following positions are available:
Certified Lifeguards: Starting pay is $9.00/hour with opportunities for advancement and increased pay. For more information on how or where to get certified, contact Sadie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Employees have the opportunity to get reimbursed for the certification cost.
Admissions: Starting pay is $8.50/hour.
Concessions: Starting pay is $8.50/hour.
Applications can be downloaded here.
Daycare & Day Camps
Groups are welcome to visit the Adel Family Aquatic Center, but we do require advanced notice. All persons associated with the group must pay to get in and no group admission rates are offered. Chaperone to child ratio must be less than or equal to 1:8. Groups can contact Sadie Mudder at email@example.com to schedule their visits. Please click here to view the Daycare & Day Camp Policies.
**Due to limited capacity, no groups of more than 15 people will be allowed. Must pre-register by calling 515-993-4525**
Swim Test Policy
Swimmers 8 years old and younger will be required to pass a swim test if they wish to swim outside the zero-entry zone without direct guardian supervision (non-swimmer within arms length of a guardian). Wristbands will be provided to swimmers who successfully complete the swim test. Additional details on the swim test policy can be found here. If you have additional questions, please read through our Swim Test FAQs here.