Pools & Passes

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. 

The Hilliard Family Aquatic Center and Clyde “Butch” Seidle Community Pool are seasonal outdoor facilities and pool memberships are valid at both locations. Both facilities open to the public Saturday, May 28, 2022. 

The Hilliard’s Station Park and Clyde “Butch” Seidle Community Pool Splash Pads open to the public on Monday May 9, 2022. The CBSCP Splash Pad will close as a free amenity when the pool opens on Saturday, May 28, 2022.  

The Hilliard Family Aquatic Center’s last day of operation for the season is Tuesday, Aug. 16. Lifeguard staff availability is reduced significantly beginning Aug. 17, the first day of the 2022-23 school year for Hilliard City Schools. All remaining staff is scheduled to work at the Clyde “Butch” Seidle Community Pool through Labor Day. Our finalized pool hours for Aug. 17-Sept. 5 will be posted online and at both pools by early August. Our number one priority is safety and having the required number of lifeguards necessary for us to operate. Both splash pads operate post-pool season through September 30. 

Pool Guide

General Rules

  • Enter at your own risk.
  • Lifeguard must be present to use pool.
  • The following items are prohibited
    • Glass
    • Alcohol
    • Smoking/vaping/e-cigarette usage (per Ordinance 17-21)
    • “Mermaid tails” and other swim devices that restrict leg use
    • Life jackets on diving board or slides
    • Boogie boards
    • Food, drinks or gum in pool.
  • The following activities are prohibited
    • Running, diving (except in the specified diving well area)
    • Extended breath holding
    • Spinning into the pool
    • Climbing on poles
    • Hanging on ladders
    • Jumping or climbing on fences
    • Climbing/hanging on lane lines
    • Swimming over lane lines (swim under only)
    • Throwing children
    • Holding people under water
    • Inappropriate public displays of affection
    • Foul language (zero tolerance)
    • Climbing on or blocking lifeguard chairs
    • Blocking doors/entrances/exits
    • Pushing people into the pool
    • Hands around necks
    • Plugging water feature holes
    • Other horse play.
  • Swimsuits are required for all patrons in the water (see swimsuit policy for detailed information).
  • Swim diapers are required for all users not toilet-trained.
  • Flotation devices must be completely transparent and smaller than 4 feet in diameter.
  • Mesh flotation devices are prohibited (except infant floats).
  • Children in life jackets or other flotation devices must be within arm’s reach of an adult at all times.
  • All non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of an adult at all times.
  • Only pool-specific balls and toys are permitted at discretion of management staff (see ball policy for detailed information).
  • Forward-facing, feet-first entry only.
  • Lounge chairs are reserved for adults 18+ only.
  • At the sound/sight of thunder/lightning, the pool clears for 30 minutes (see detailed inclement weather policy for more information.)
  • Patrons must be 15 years old to bring anyone under age 10 (see group/daycare policy for more information).
  • 10-year-olds are permitted to come alone if they are responsible and strong swimmers.
  • Coolers will be checked at the entry.
  • No outside food deliveries are permitted. All outside food must be inside/fit in a cooler (pizza boxes are not allowed).
  • Rest period is called 15 minutes before each hour. Only lifeguard staff and those ages 18+ and 2 and under are permitted in the pool during rest period. All others must stay away from the edge of pool during rest period. No one is permitted in the Interactive Pool during rest period.
  • All patrons must exit the water during a safety check.

Slide Rules

  • Per state law, all riders must be at least 6 inches taller than the water at the bottom of the slide. Height measurement must be taken on-site and in bare feet. A doctor’s notes stating a child’s height is not accepted. Parents cannot ride with children who do not meet the height requirement.
    • Clyde “Butch” Seidle Community Pool: 48 inches
    • HFAC Main Pool slide: 42 inches
    • HFAC tube and body slides: 48 inches
  • Parents cannot catch children at the bottom of the tube and body slides at HFAC or the slide at the Clyde “Butch” Seidle Community Pool.
  • Parents may catch children at the bottom of the main pool slide at HFAC in the absence of an in-water guard.
  • Lifeguards reserve the right to restrict children who are not able to swim independently from using the slides, regardless of height.
  • When sliding, only one person at a time is permitted unless in a double tube.
  • Riders must wait to be dispatched. Wait in line.
  • Flotation devices are not allowed.
  • No sitting on the edge of the slide pool (HFAC).
  • For the tube slide, users must carry their tube, not walk in it.
  • Solid tubes are used for the tube slide only.
  • No goggles, shoes, sunglasses, jeans, or swimsuits with rivets that could damage the slide are allowed.
  • Slide feet first and facing forward.
  • No flipping out of tubes.

Diving Board Rules

  • The diving well is only for those using boards.
  • One bounce per dive.
  • Do not leave the board until the person diving in front of you is at the ladder or under the rope.
  • No competitive dives (backward, flips, inwards, gainers, etc.).
  • Swim to the ladder on the side of the board from which you jumped.
  • No goggles, life jackets, or other flotation devices.
  • No catching children. All users must be able to swim to the ladder and exit independently.
  • No sitting on sides of the diving well and putting feet in water.

HFAC Competition Pool Rules

  • Lap swimming only.
  • No diving (except swim team).
  • No use of dive blocks during normal operating hours.
  • No hanging on dive blocks.
  • No hanging on lane lines.
  • Swim under lane lines, not over.
  • No sitting on sides and putting feet in water.

HFAC Interactive Pool Rules

  • No flotation devices.
  • All children not toilet-trained must wear a swim diaper at all times.
  • Parents cannot ride slide with children.
  • One person on slide at a time.
  • Feet first, on back or bottom on slides.
  • Don’t plug feature holes.
  • Water is to remain in the pool, not splashed out.
  • Pool is closed at rest period.
  • Don’t crawl under platform/between features.
  • Do not throw objects in dumping buckets.
  • Walk around slides, not through.
  • No “big kids” unless accompanying younger sibling (at discretion of staff).
  • Exit slide immediately.

HFAC Lazy River Rules

  • Do not link tubes.
  • Tubes are first-come first-served.
  • Keep moving and go in the direction of current.
  • Enter/exit at designated locations. Do not jump in from the side.
  • Do not throw objects in dumping buckets.
  • Water is to remain in the pool, not splashed out.
  • No hanging on bridge.
  • Stay out of the grass.
  • No horseplay.
  • If there are animals nesting in bushes, leave them alone.
  • No flipping buckets or tubes.
  • Do not touch or plug features.

Email us or call (614) 334-2585 with questions regarding these rules.

Approved toys are squishy, cloth-style balls designed specifically for pool use. Beach balls smaller than 24 inches in diameter also are permitted. Diving rings and diving sticks may be used if they are dropped rather than thrown. Examples of acceptable toys will be on display at both pools.

Pool staff will not allow Nerf balls, footballs and other sports balls, Frisbee-style discs, and other toys not specifically designed for pool use.

The “gutterball” game also is prohibited for the safety of all of our swimmers.

Patrons are encouraged to check with pool staff before taking toys into the water.

In addition, patrons at the Clyde “Butch” Seidle Community Pool may play catch or participate in similar activities in the grassy area to the north of the pool, provided their activities do not pose a risk of injury to other patrons.

We offer some great food and beverage options at our pool concession stands, but we also know some folks want to bring their own snacks to enjoy.

Guests are welcome to bring in outside food and beverages in coolers, but for the safety and cleanliness of our facilities there are a few rules we ask families to follow.

  • Glass containers are strictly prohibited.
  • Alcohol, tobacco products, and vaping are prohibited.
  • We don’t allow our guests to bring in pizza boxes, but it’s certainly fine for our guests to bring slices of pizza into the facility if you have transferred them to a cooler or similar container.
  • Outside food deliveries are prohibited.

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, not poolside.
  • 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!

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 is imperative.

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 us with questions.

The Hilliard Recreation and Parks department considers the safety of patrons, staff, and program participants our highest priority. In the event of inclement weather, the City of Hilliard reserves the right to close one or both pools.

  • Aquatics programs, events and rentals take place when the average water and air temperature is at least 70 degrees. The pools are heated.
  • If the forecasted high temperature for the day as 55 degrees (or lower) the facilities will not open.
  • If thunder is heard, lightning is present. All guests must clear the pool at the first sound of thunder or sight of lightning. The pool remains clear for 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder or sight of lightning. Each time thunder is heard or lightning is seen, 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 the view of surveillance, 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. However, rain checks may be issued in the event that a person has been at the facility for less than 60 minutes before the weather delay. A receipt must be presented in order to receive a raincheck. Please be aware of this and check the weather before paying the daily admission.

Please contact us with questions regarding this policy.

Locations & Hours

Hilliard Aquatic Center

Hilliard Family Aquatic Center

The Hilliard Family Aquatic Center is one of the largest outdoor municipal complexes in Ohio and features two 30- foot water slides, a 25-yard competition pool, an interactive leisure pool and more.

3850 Veterans Memorial Drive
Hilliard, OH 43026
(614) 876-4296

Sunday Noon – 7 p.m.
Monday – Saturday Noon – 9 p.m.
Monday – Saturday Noon – 8 p.m. beginning Monday, August 1, 2022

Hilliard Municipal Pool

Clyde “Butch” Seidle Community Pool

The Clyde “Butch” Seidle Community Pool features a bath house, concession stand and a shaded area. There is a main pool with a 14-foot water slide and an interactive spray pad.

4450 Schirtzinger Road
Hilliard, OH 43026
(614) 334-4024

Sunday Noon – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday Noon – 8 p.m.
Saturday Noon – 9 p.m.
Monday – Saturday Noon – 8 p.m. beginning Monday, August 1, 2022

Pool passes are valid at both locations. Key fobs allowing admission are mailed to new members and to those members who purchase add-on passes for the first time. 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 key fobs at the gate or use the key ring app to enter either facility; otherwise, residents must pay the daily admission.  

2022 memberships go on sale starting Jan. 3. Membership forms are processed as soon as possible after they are received. Rates for 2022, including discounted “Blue Splash Special,” are available at hilliardohio.gov/pools-passes Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.  


Get Your Membership Online...

Those with 2021 memberships may renew online at hilliardohio.gov or in person at Hilliard Community Center, 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive. Staff verifies residency for all applications within 72 business hours with Franklin County Auditor’s Office. There is a limit of two adults (age 21 and up) per membership. Both adults must live at the same address.

Buy Your Membership

or In-Person

Visit the Hilliard Community Center during regular business hours. Memberships can be paid with major credit cards, debit cards, or checks. Cash is not accepted for membership purchases. To avoid lines, we encourage you to use our online or mail options

Driving Directions

By Mail...

Send a completed membership form and a check with current address payable to “City of Hilliard” mail to the Hilliard Recreation and Parks Department, 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026. Payment must be postmarked by April 7 to receive the early bird “Blue Splash Special” discount.

Download Form
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 Rate
Single Membership $85.00 $105.00
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/Add-on $85/Add-on
Senior Citizen (Ages 65+)• $25.00 $30.00
Non-Resident Membership Blue Splash Special * Regular Season Rate
Single Membership $170.00 $190.00
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/Add-on $125/Add-on
Senior Citizen (Ages 65+)• $30.00 $40.00

Important Membership Information

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 lose your key fob:

  • Download a key ring app for entry with a smart device. Enter the 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.

Patrons must bring your key fob to avoid inconvenience or extra fees. Our pool staff cannot to look up membership information at the pool. By buying a membership, you recognize and agree to adhere to all policies. Photos are required for all household members (excluding add-on passes).