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Park & Recreation

Aquatic Center

PARK HOURS: Daily from 12:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Family Swim & Adult Lap Swimming 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Please click here to visit the aquatic center’s Facebook page! Follow the page for live updates on hours, events, and other important info!

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! There are a variety of pricing options so that you can get the most for your money — come for an afternoon or purchase a season pass so that you can visit us as often as you like.

The Adel Family Aquatic Center is open seasonally, typically between Memorial Day and the middle of August. Our final day of operation this season will be August 18, 2019.

Online registration is now available!  Please click here to purchase your passes or to sign up for swim lessons.

General 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 NOTE: Concessions stand is CASH ONLY.
Hours Of Operation:
Morning Lap Swim – 6:30a-8:00a Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays NOTE: Morning lap swim begins June 17.
Open Swim – 12:30p-8:30p daily
Family Swim – 5:00p-6:00p daily NOTE: Family swim is specifically for families. Children MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian to remain at the pool during family swim. Admission is required for re-entry after family swim concludes.

Swim Lessons Schedule
Evening swim lessons will meet the following weeks: June 3, July 8, July 15. During these weeks, the pool will close at 5:45p.
Morning swim lessons will meet the following weeks: June 6, June 10, June 24, July 22, July 29. Pool hours will not be affected.

NOTE: Hours may vary based on weather and attendance. Follow the aquatic center’s Facebook page for live updates.

Adel Family Aquatic Center Closing Policy
The facility will close for the following reasons: When the weather falls below 65 degrees, when there are less than 25 patrons in the pool for an extended period of time, when lightning is present, and when safety hazards occur, such as a fecal accident, etc.

Daily Fees and Season Passes

*Please Note: These fees are  for the 2019 Season but are subject to change annually.

Daily Admission Fees
Ages 0-2: $2.00
Ages 3-54: $6.00
Ages 55+:  $5.00
Family Pass: $20.00

Season Pass Fees
Single Pass: $80.00 ADM School District / $100.00 Out of School District
Family Pass: $165.00 ADM School District / $195.00 Out of School District

Swim Test Policy

Beginning with the 2019 Aquatic Center Season, all 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 are available below.

Please click here for the swim test policy.

If you have additional questions, read through our Swim Test FAQs.

Still have questions or want more information? Contact the Parks & Recreation office at (515) 993-4525.

Private Pool Rentals

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