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Columbus Aquatics Improvement Plan Many of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department’s aquatics facilities – eight outdoor pools, one indoor pool and seven spray parks and fountains – need improvements to better serve residents. To make sure these facilities meet the needs of residents, we are kicking off the Aquatics Capital Improvement Plan to see what you, our community, need and want to see in our aquatics facilities and programs! 

All residents are asked to fill out an online survey through Saturday, May 15, sharing their thoughts about the current aquatics facilities. Fill out the survey here: https://www.columbusaquatics.org/

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Columbus Aquatics Center Our Aquatics Center is Columbus' premier indoor aquatics facility. Centrally located, the "CAC" is open the majority of the year (summer excluded) and hosts a variety of programs catering to every age group. - learn more

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Outdoor Pools We also operate eight outdoor pools beginning on or after Memorial Day each year. Conveniently located, these pools are exactly what you need to cool off during the hot summer months.  - learn more

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Spraygrounds What are spraygrounds you ask? Spraygrounds are large outdoor water-themed playgrounds that will certainly help cool you off in the summer, and lucky for you we offer three centrally located spraygrounds. - learn more

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Discover Boating The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is proud to host a summer time watercraft instruction camp that teaches basic sailing and canoeing skills at the O'Shaughnessy Reservoir. - learn more

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Competitive Youth Swimming Know a child that plans to swim competitively? If so, chances are we have an aquatics program that can assist. Browse our seasonal "Activenet" catalog to find these programs. - lean more 

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Learn to Swim Programs Do you want to learn how to swim? We can help! We cater to all age groups and all of our classes are taught by an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. What are you waiting for? - learn more

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Leisure Cards Interested in swimming with us? In order to take advantage of all of our great aquatic programs and facilities, you must first obtain a Columbus Recreation and Parks Leisure Card.  - learn more

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Membership Get your pool membership! This membership grants general admission at each of our seven outdoor pools during the summer season and the Columbus Aquatics Center during the indoor season. - learn more