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Family Fun Guide to Folsom Aquatic Center

Folsom Aquatic Center
1300 Riley Street
Folsom, CA 95630
Hours of Operation:
May 28th – September 5th
Monday – Saturday: 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Price: Ages 2-3: $4 Daily , Ages: 4-54: $6 Daily, Ages 55 and up: $4 Daily
Monthly Pass: $60, $50 for residents
By Kelli Wheeler

Beat the heat at a place that's safe and fun for all ages! Let the little ones splash around at the
water playground while your big kids hit the waterslide and diving boards. They'll also love the
underwater music in the lap pool and Mom and Dad will love a great way to cool off for only $6
per person (kids 2 and under free). There are lifeguards on duty so parents can relax, swim laps
in the lap pool, or have fun with the kids.

Activity Pool

Promo Water Play Structure
credit: Folsom Department of Parks and Recreation

This great beach entry family pool is flanked by a shaded lounge chair area, grassy knoll and
picnic area. The 18 inch deep pool features two play structures with continuous spraying water,
slides, water cannons and adjustable sprayers kids can control. Stand under the Tumble Buckets
and you're assured to get soaked with buckets that continuously fill with water to douse anyone

Water Slide

Water Slide Side View
Credit: Folsom Department of Parks and Recreation

Need a little more excitement? Sectioned off from the Activity Pool is a 165-foot spiral water
slide available for kids and adults over 48 inches. National Gold safety Award lifeguards man the
top and bottom for a safe, fun ride into a shallow splash pool.

Instructional Pool

This pool in between the Activity Pool and Competition Pool is a toasty 84 degrees for those
who want to warm up from the chilly waters of the Activity Pool and a reprieve from the
excitement. At just 3.5 feet in depth its main purpose is for swim lessons and therapeutic water
recreation, but kids will like swimming in a deeper pool where they can touch. It also makes for
great games of water basketball with a basketball hoop at the south end of the pool.

50-Meter Competition Pool

Grand Open Overhead
Credit: Folsom Department of Parks and Recreation

Want to move up to the big pool? If you'd like to get in some serious exercise the Olympic-
sized lap pool with underwater music offers swim lanes. But if you just feel like kicking back
and floating, innertubes are offered for a fee and life vests for free for more relaxed water

Diving Boards

At the east end of the Competition pool are four diving boards for some extreme fun. With
water temperature maintained at 78-80 degrees diving in has never felt so good! Thrill seekers
can leap from the spring board or choose to conquer the fears from the 14 foot high dive.

Eats and Treats

Sorry, no outside snacks but the snack bar offers food ranging from $.25 - $5 for hot dogs, pizza,
chips, and candy. Kids will love to cool off with an Icee or ice cream treat. Pack your change
because it's cash only.

Special Events

Free Family Picnic and Movie Nights on Saturday, July 16 and Saturday, August 13.
In July see How to Train your Dragon and in August Toy Story 3. The Aquatic Center
will open at 7pm for swimming in the Activity & Instructional pools with movies
starting around 8:30 p.m.

The Aquatic Center will present its 3rd Annual Children's Music Festival Saturday, August
20, 2011 from 11am - 3pm. Admission includes all day swim pass, live children's music
by regional performers, and fun art creation stations. For more information go to: http://

Dogs get to play too at the annual Bark and Splash usually held the second Saturday of October.
It's $5 per dog and their people free to frolic in the Aquatic Center Waters. Check back at the
end of summer for more information:

Hours & Pricing

Monday - Saturday

Holidays (5/30, 7/4, 9/5)

Daily Rates:

*Facility admission fee is required for all who enter the facility during any public lap or
recreation swim time.

Ages under 2
Ages 2 - 3
Ages 4 - 54
Ages 55 and up

1pm - 6:30pm
1pm - 6pm

1pm - 6pm


Inflatable wristband

Recreation swim open until September 5, 2011


Kelli Wheeler is an author, family columnist and mother of two living in Sacramento. You can
read her humorous Momservations blog at and follow her on Twitter
at .
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