Places to Swim in Pittsburgh

Places to Swim in Pittsburgh

It’s going to be a scorcher this week! Beat the heat of summer with these great places to swim in Pittsburgh.  

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1. Dormont Pool

dormont pool

Huge pool along Banksville road! Be sure to check out the historic black & white pictures in the entrance. Historic pool that was nearly closed due to high maintenance costs, we’re glad it wasn’t!

Hours: Noon till 8:00 pm daily

Cost: $3.00 for residents and $5.50 for non-residents

2. Mineral Beach


Mineral Beach is family friendly. It has a zero-depth entry (great for little ones) and you can bring your rafts!

Hours: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily

Cost: $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under age 11

3. Pool at Clever Park

clever pool

Clever pool is actually two pools, one larger pool with a waterslide and a smaller pool for younger children. Includes a small sprinkler area as well! It’s right next to Clever park if you need some time to dry off afterwards.

Hours: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Cost: Daily Walk-In Rate $5 a day

4. Oliver Bath House

oliver bath house

The Oliver Bath House is the only Indoor Pittsburgh public pool within the CitiParks system. The bath house is open during the fall, winter and spring seasons, and summer pool passes are honored here all year long. Special infant and preschooler swim classes are also available at this indoor Pittsburgh public pool.

Hours: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Cost: $4 for adults (16 and up) $3 for children


5. Raccoon State Park

raccoon state park

The 500-foot, ADA accessible sand/turf beach. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. Swim at your own risk. A bathhouse and a food refreshment stand are nearby.

Hours:  8 a.m. to sunset

Cost: Free


6. Cranberry Waterpark

cranberry waterpark

Concession stand, waterslide, park shelter, grassy area with umbrellas.

Hours: 11:30 am – 8:00 pm

Cost: Adults $9.00 ($2 discount for resident), children (ages 2-12) $6.00


7. South Park Wave Pool

south park wave pool

A shallow end is great for young children, while older children and adults might enjoy riding a raft  on some huge waves. There are no steps into the pool and kids can sit at the edge and enjoy the soft waves as they break at the shore.

Hours: 11:30 AM to 7:30 PM daily

Cost: $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for junior, $3.00 for youth and $1.00 for children


8. Schenley Park Community Pool

schenely park community pool

Situated in the heart of Oakland, Schenley Park has come to be Pittsburgh’s civic park.

Hours: 1:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m

Cost: $4 walk in rate


9. City Spray Parks

spray park

You don’t need swimming skills to enjoy the spray parks. From the tiniest toddler to a pre-teen adventurer, and even those using wheelchairs, children of all ages and abilities enter with equal enthusiasm.

Hours: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Cost: Free


10. Sandcastle Water park


One of Pittsburgh’s premier attractions! With several different pools and attractions, there’s something for everyone.

Hours: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Cost: $31.99 for regular admission, check online for season passes and deals for savings


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