Pools & Passes
The City of Hilliard operates two municipal pools: the Hilliard Family Aquatic Center and the Clyde “Butch” Seidle Community Pool. In addition to providing a safe space for families to play and spend time together, the municipal pools also organize swimming lessons and events for community members of all ages.
Hilliard Family Aquatic Center and Clyde “Butch” Seidle Community Pool are seasonal outdoor facilities and pool passes are valid at both locations.
- Enter at your own risk.
- All patrons must obey the instructions of lifeguards and other staff members.
- Rest periods are called at the quarter to every hour. All guests must clear the water at this time. Specific pools must be cleared for rest periods earlier to allow for adequate breaks for swimmers. Upon completion of a safety check, adults 18 and older may resume swimming. Only children 2 years and under are permitted to accompany adults age 18 and older during rest periods. These children must remain within arm’s reach at all times. The interactive pool is closed to all users during rest period.
- All non-swimmers and children in flotation devices must be under the direct supervision and within arm’s reach of an adult 18 years or older at all times.
- All flotation devices must be completely transparent, with the exception of infant mesh floats. It is imperative for lifeguards to see the bottom of the pool at all times.
- We do not allow long rafts, with the exception
- Chairs and tables are available on a first-come first-served basis. Areas cannot be reserved in advance
- Lounge chairs are only for adults 18 and older.
- We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please keep your valuables out of plain view of those around you. Lockers are available in restrooms. Please bring your own lock.
- All children between ages 5 and 9 years must be supervised by someone 15 or older at all times. Anyone ages 15 to 17 may only supervise two children. All children under age 5 must be supervised by someone 18 or older at all times.
Prohibited activities and items
- Jumping into the pool backward, diving/spinning off the side, pushing/rough-housing
- Mermaid tails
- Extensive breath holding
- Foul language
- Inappropriate public displays of affection
- Smoking and tobacco use inside or outside the facility (including using e-cigarettes, vapes, chewing tobacco, etc.) per City ordinance
- Outside food deliveries
- Glass containers
Health and wellness
Providing all of our guests with sanitary water is of utmost importance. Help us maintain water quality by following these guidelines:
- Swim diapers are required for all children who are not fully toilet trained. Diapers may be bought at both pool offices.
- To protect all of our bathers, please do not bring sick children to the pool until they are symptom-free for at least 24 hours.
- Please change diapers in the bathroom,
- Bathers should practice good hygiene and shower before entering the water.
- Notify a lifeguard or other staff member immediately if your child has an accident in the water or on the pool deck. Please do not try to clean it up yourself!
Diving board rules
- Diving well area is for diving board users only.
- All divers must be able to swim to the ladder to exit the area. Divers must use the ladder on the same side of the pool as the board they used.
- Adults are not permitted to catch children.
- No flotation devices, diving toys, goggles or
- Only one bounce is permitted.
- State of Ohio law requires that all slide users be at least 6 inches taller than the water at the bottom of the slide. All riders must be measured on-site and will only be permitted to use the slide based on that measurement.
- Hilliard East Aquatic Center: 48 inches
- HFAC main pool slide: 42 inches
- HFAC tube and body slides: 48 inches
- The slides at the Hilliard Family Aquatic Center interactive pool do not have a height restriction. Please exercise caution and supervise small children using the play area.
- Riders should be in good health and able to exit the landing area unassisted.
- Only one rider at a time is permitted on the slide, unless riding a double tube on the tube slide
- Riders must remain seated and feet first at all times. On the body slide at HFAC, riders must remain flat on their back.
- Parents are not permitted to ride down with a child on their lap or catch riders at the bottom of the slide.
- No goggles, glasses or flotation devices
- Lifeguards reserve the right to restrict children who are not able to swim independently from using the slides, regardless of height.
For a complete list of pool rules, visit our website or see the front office at either aquatic facility.
Franklin County Board of Health sanitation regulations require all persons to wear a bathing suit with a hygienic liner while swimming. Clothing is only permitted on top of a bathing suit. Athletic shorts are not considered a swimsuit. If you are not wearing a bathing suit, you will be asked to exit the facility.
Rain checks are issued in the event that you have paid the daily admission and are asked to leave due to lack of proper attire. Swim diapers are required for all individuals not toilet trained and can be purchased in the pool office.
We thank you for your cooperation as we strive to keep our swimming pools as safe and sanitary as possible.
Our number one concern is the safety and well-being of all of our guests. Daycares, day camps, and large groups frequently bring children to our outdoor pool facilities. Additional supervision of these children
Please ensure you meet the required adult/child ratio before coming to the pool to avoid disappointment of group members. Children ages 4 years and younger, and all children wearing a flotation device, must be within arm’s reach of an adult at least 18 years or older in the water. The responsible adult must be in a swimsuit at all times.
Usage by groups requires one adult supervisor for every two children ages 4 years and younger/wearing a flotation device. Children ages 5-9 years must be visually supervised by an adult at least 18 years or older at all times. Usage by groups requires one adult supervisor to every five children ages 5-9 years. Children ages 10 and older may swim without an adult supervisor if they have adequate swimming skills All daycare centers and camps must sign an annual agreement. Contact Anastasia Bradley, Aquatics Supervisor, with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inclement weather policy
The Hilliard Recreation and Parks Department considers safety our highest priority. In the event of inclement weather, the City of Hilliard reserves the right to close facilities.
All guests must clear the pool at the first sound of thunder or sight of lightning. The pool will remain clear for 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder or sight of lightning. Each time thunder is heard, the 30 minutes restarts.
Heavy rain makes it difficult to see beneath the surface of the water. In the event that rain or heavy wind obstructs our lifeguards’ view, the pool will be cleared until the rain/wind has considerably slowed. In any circumstance, if the bottom of the pool is not visible, all swimmers are cleared until the water is safe to re-enter. Under no circumstances are refunds for daily admission issued. No paid admission is granted during a weather delay. Rain checks are only issued if you have been at the facility for less than 60 minutes before the weather delay. To receive a rain check, you must present your receipt. Please be aware of this policy and check the weather before paying the daily admission.
Locations & Hours
Get Your Membership Online...Buy Your Membership
Send a completed membership form and a check payable to the “City of Hilliard” to the Hilliard Recreation and Parks Department at 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026.Download Form
Visit the Hilliard Community Center during hours of operation.Driving Directions
|Daily Admission||Hilliard Family Aquatic Center||Clyde "Butch" Seidle Community Pool|
|Child (0 - 2)||FREE||FREE|
|Adult (Ages 3+)||$10.00||$10.00|
|Senior Citizen (Ages 65+)||$5.00||$5.00|
|Resident Membership||Blue Splash Special *||Regular Season|
|Family of 2||$110.00||$145.00|
|Family of 3||$145.00||$180.00|
|Family of 4||$155.00||$195.00|
|Family of 5||$170.00||$210.00|
|Household Members in Excess of 5||$10/additional person||$10/additional person|
|Add-On (Babysitter, Friend, Aunt, Etc.) **||$60||$85|
|Senior Citizen (Ages 65+)•||$25.00||$30.00|
|Non-Resident Membership||Blue Splash Special *||Regular Season|
|Family of 2||$195.00||$230.00|
|Family of 3||$230.00||$265.00|
|Family of 4||$240.00||$280.00|
|Family of 5||$255.00||$295.00|
|Household Members in Excess of 5||$10/additional person||$10/additional person|
|Add-On (Babysitter, Friend, Aunt, Etc.) **||$110||$125|
|Senior Citizen (Ages 65+)•||$30.00||$40.00|
Important Membership Information
Membership Key Fobs
Membership key fobs/add-on passes are not re-issued each year. Keep key fobs from season to season to avoid paying a $5 replacement fee. All members must present their key fobs at the gate to enter either facility or use the key ring app.
Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.
If you have a lost key fob
If you lose your key fob, there are a few options to assist you:
- Download a key ring app for entry with your smart device. Enter your ID number from your key fob into the app.
- Pay the daily admission.
- Buy a $5 replacement key fob at the Community Center during open hours.
You must bring your key fob to avoid inconvenience or extra fees. Our pool staff cannot to look up your membership information at the pool. By purchasing a membership, you recognize and agree to adhere to all policies. Photos are required for all household members (excluding add-on passes).