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8 pools that offer day passes in NWA


All of a sudden, without much warning, summer showed up in a big way these last few days here in the Natural State.

It’s already hot. And it’s only June. That means there are lots of scorching sunny days ahead, and we’ve compiled a list of public and private pools in Northwest Arkansas that offer single-day passes, visitor passes, or member options to help keep you cool this summer.

We limited our list to swimming pools in Washington County, but there are a couple of options around the region worth mentioning, such as Wet Willy’s Water Park (also known as the Rogers Aquatic Center) in Rogers, the Splash Park in Bentonville, and the new Parrot Island Water Park in Fort Smith.

Another large local pool not included in our list is Fayetteville Athletic Club, who declined to provide information for this post.

Of course, there are plenty of lakes and rivers to cool off in as well, but we’ll save those for another list.

Feel free to leave a comment with your favorite places to cool off. We’re going to need them these next few months.

1. Wilson Park Pool

Wilson Park Pool

The only public pool in Fayetteville, Wilson Park Pool opens each year in early June and remains open through the middle part of August.

It’s maintained by the Fayetteville’s Parks & Recreation Department, and is located on the southeast corner of the city’s popular Wilson Park at 675 N. Park Ave., near the intersection of Trenton Boulevard.

Day passes are available for $3 for youth and $4 for adults, and season passes are $55 for youth, $75 for adults, and $135 for a family of five.

The pool is open on Mondays through Friday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. More details are available at fayetteville-ar.com.

2. Mount Sequoyah

Mount Sequoyah Pool

Mount Sequoyah Retreat and Conference Center recently opened its pool as an option for the public.

The pool, located on the northwest side of the grounds atop the mountain (150 N Skyline Dr.), is shaded and secluded, and is surprisingly large. It’s also home to the Mount Sequoyah Marlins Swim Team and to swim lessons by the AquaHawgs.

It’s free to use for guests at the retreat and conference center. Day passes are available for $5, and monthly memberships are $80 for individuals, $90 for couples, or $110 for families. Student memberships are available for $40 a month, while fitness memberships, which include pool access from 5-8 a.m. are also available for $50 per month.

The pool is open daily from 5 a.m. until midnight, though lessons and swim meets do occasionally close the pool (check the schedule here).

More details about the Mount Sequoyah Pool are at mountsequoyah.org.

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Dustin Bartholomew is the co-founder of Fayetteville Flyer, an online publication covering all things news, art and life in Fayetteville, Arkansas since 2007. A graduate of the Department of English at the University of Arkansas and a lifelong resident of the area, he still lives in east Fayetteville with his son Hudson, daughter Evelyn, his wife Brandy, and his two dogs Lily and Steve. On occasion, he tickles the ivories in a local band called The Good Fear.

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