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 Purchase 2018 Season Pool Pass

The Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department operates two outdoor swimming pools plus a boating operation. Both pools open Memorial Day Weekend. One closes the middle of August and the other closes Labor Day. The early closing of one facility rotates each year between the two pools.

kid on diving boardHoliday Pool

Located in Holiday Park at 800 S. McGregor
(309) 434-2253

Holiday Pool features a zero depth children’s pool with spray features that are fun for ages 5 & under. It also has a small waterslide, deep water, picnic table area with vending machines, and grassy recreation area.

  • Holiday Pool Season - May 26 - September 3

O’Neil Pool

Located in O’Neil Park at 1515 W. Chestnut St.
(309) 434-2270

O’Neil Pool is a 25-meter length pool for competitive swimming that also has 2 flume slides, a 1-meter and 3-meter diving board, a picnic table area with vending machines, and extra-large deck. There is a separate small wading pool for infants and toddlers.

  • O'Neil Pool Season - May 26 - August 12

2018 Day and Hours of Operation – Holiday & O’Neil Pools

Open Swim

  • Weekday Open Swim: 12:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Season Pass Holder Swim Only: 11:30 – 12:00pm
  • Shortened School Hours: 4:30 – 8:00 pm (when Dist. #87 is in Session)
  • Weekend/Holiday Open Swim: 12:00 – 6:00 pm

*Times are subject to change due to programs and special events

Lap Swim Hours

  • Holiday Pool - M/W/F - June 4 - August 31 - 5:15-7:00am
    O'Neil Pool - Tu/Th - June 5 - July 19 - 9:30 - 11:30am

Daily Fees

  • General Admission (3 & over): $4
  • Preschool (2 & under): Free

Season Passes

  • Pool Pass: $29
  • Pre-season Special*: $24

*Offer starts March 1 and expires opening day

Miller Boats

  • Miller Beach Boating is located in Miller Park at 1020 S. Morris Avenue.
  • May 28 – Sept. 4 (open weekends only; water level permitting) 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm (the last boat int he water at 4:30 pm)
  • *Boats are open on Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day
  • Paddleboats may be rented for $4 per half hour each. Those under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

kids in a poolSwim Lessons

The Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department offers group and private swim lessons to children as young as 6 months of age. It’s a progressive system where students move at their own pace through a series of levels or stations.

More information click here!


Dolphins Swim Team

Join this fun and instructional program for both beginners and experienced swimmers. Participation for every child is our goal. Bloomington Parks and Recreation’s Swim Team is open to boys and girls of all ages.This program offers instruction and conditioning, planned and supervised by qualified coaches according to each youth’s ability level. Every team member participates in each Twin City Swim Conference meet. All practices and home meets are held at O’Neil Pool.

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