Pools & Passes

Pool memberships have sold out for the 2021 season. Once the pools open May 29, day pass sales will begin 48 hours in advance for any open timeslots.

 

The City of Hilliard operates two municipal pools: the Hilliard Family Aquatic Center and the Clyde “Butch” Seidle Community Pool. The pools provide safe spaces for families to play and spend time together, and offer swimming lessons and events for community members of all ages.

Both pools are seasonal outdoor facilities. Pool memberships are valid at both locations.

We’re Opening Safely In 2021!

The City is planning for a COVID-safe pool season, membership sales, and swim lessons in 2021 by making modifications to the aquatic facilities and their operations for this summer.

To ensure the safety of our residents and staff, we will continue monitoring COVID-19 guidance from the State of Ohio, Ohio Department of Health, Franklin County Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These requirements supplement general COVID-19 protocols established by the City of Hilliard. As recommendations change, we will continue to review our operating procedures and will update operations to reflect current laws and guidelines.

What to Expect in 2021

We are implementing the following new rules and guidelines in 2021. These are subject to change based on updated guidelines from health officials.

  • To ensure the best user experience while also complying with local safety rules and regulations, we are limiting the number of available memberships for 2021.
  • All guests must register for a two-hour time slot in advance. Time slot registration for members opens two weeks in advance. Time slot registration for non-members opens 48 hours in advance.
  • To promote health and safety, staff will be regularly and rigorously cleaning and disinfecting. As a result, access to certain amenities may be limited.
  • All guests must wear a mask and maintain six feet of social distancing when entering buildings and facilities and when they are near other patrons outside the water.
  • Guests should arrive “swim ready.” Changing will not be permitted in restrooms.
  • Water fountains will be closed. Patrons should bring water bottles or may buy beverages at the concession stand.
  • Guests will wait in socially distanced lines to check in. Markers will indicate safe distancing.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrances.
  • Designated seating/lounging/sunbathing areas will be marked inside to ensure social distancing.
  • The pools will not provide lounge chairs. Patrons may bring their own.
  • Tables will be available. They will be disinfected by staff after each use.
  • Inner tubes are provided for the tube slide at HFAC. They will be disinfected by staff between each use. Double tubes are not permitted.
  • Tubes will not be provided when the lazy river is opened during Phase II. Patrons may bring their own flotation device if it is 48 inches or smaller in diameter and completely transparent.
  • Rain checks and refunds will not be provided for any reason during 2021.
  • Outside groups and daycares will not be permitted to use the facility this year, allowing us to serve as many community members as possible.

If you have questions regarding any of our guidelines, rules, or policies, please email Anastasia Bradley or call (614) 334-2585.

 

2021 Pool Guide

Membership sales open to residents May 3. If memberships are still available, they will go on sale to school district/non-residents May 17. Pool memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.

To ensure the best user experience while also complying with local safety rules and regulations, we are limiting the number of available memberships for 2021.

Depending upon demand by annual membership holders, we will make day passes available online to non-members 48 hours in advance. A RecTrac account is required to buy a day pass online. Day passes will not be available for purchase on-site. Day passes are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Please note:

  • A membership entitles each member to visit the pools for two hours per day on up to three days per week.
  • Entry will not be permitted without advance registration.
  • Each member must register for a two-hour time slot before arriving at the pools. Time slot registration opens two weeks in advance for members, and 48 hours in advance for non-members.
HFAC Times
Monday – Sunday 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
2-4 p.m.
4:30-6:30 p.m.
7-9p.m.
Sunday Noon-2 p.m.
2:30-4:30 p.m.
5-7 p.m.
CBSCP Times
Sunday-Friday Noon-2 p.m.
2:30-4:30 p.m.
5-7 p.m.
Saturday 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
2-4 p.m.
4:30-6:30 p.m.
7-9 p.m.

Membership pricing for 2021 will reflect the Blue Splash Special rate all season. Memberships are available online or in person at the Hilliard Community Center during hours of operation.

Resident Membership 2021 Rates
Single Membership $85.00
Family of 2 $110.00
Family of 3 $145.00
Family of 4 $155.00
Family of 5 $170.00
Household Members in Excess of 5 $10/additional person
Senior $25
Non-Resident Membership 2021 Rates
Single Membership $170.00
Family of 2 $195.00
Family of 3 $230.00
Family of 4 $240.00
Family of 5 $255.00
Household Members in Excess of 5 $10/additional person
Senior $30

Age is 65+ for senior pool membership: Members of the Hilliard Senior Center (55+) can buy a discounted pool membership at the senior rate before meeting the 65+ age requirement. Become a member of the Hilliard Senior Center today ($15) to receive this benefit. ID is required.

Military Discount: Military personnel and their immediate family receive a 10 percent membership discount.

Visit Registration

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.

Facility capacities will be significantly reduced in 2021 based on the square footage of usable area at the pools. We will open facilities in three phases. We may make additional modifications due to certified lifeguard availability.

HFAC Phase 1 (Starts May 29) Phase 2 (Date TBD) Phase 3 (Date TBD)
Main Pool Open with limited capacity and social distancing Open with limited capacity and social distancing Normal Operation
Comp Pool Open with limited capacity and social distancing Open with limited capacity and social distancing Normal Operation
Slide Pool Open with social distancing Open with social distancing Normal Operation
Lazy River Closed Open Normal Operation
Interactive Closed Open Normal Operation
CBSCP Phase 1 (Starts May 29) Phase 2 (Date TBD) Phase 3 (Date TBD)
Main Pool Open with social distancing Open with social distancing Normal Operation
Spray Pad Open with social distancing Open with social distancing Normal Operation
HSP Phase 1 (Starts May 10) Phase 2 (Date TBD) Phase 3 (Date TBD)
Spray Pad Open with social distancing Open with social distancing Normal Operation

Pool Rules and Policies

  • Enter at your own risk.
  • Lifeguard must be present to use pool.
  • The following items are prohibited:
    • Glass
    • Alcohol
    • Smoking/vaping/e-cigarette usage
    • “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.
  • 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.
  • 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 in line to be dispatched.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Do not link tubes.
  • Tubes are first-come first-serve.
  • 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Providing all 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 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.

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.

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. Please be aware of this and check the weather before paying the daily admission.

Please contact Anastasia Bradley (614) 334-2585 with any questions regarding this policy.

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 their 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.