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2020 Swim program, including: swim team, learn to swim, private lessons have been cancelled.

Frequently Asked Questions

The City of Richardson has five outdoor pools for public swimming. In addition to the main pools, Glenville Pool has a splash playground and Terrace Pool and Canyon Creek Pool have baby pools. Scheduled Richardson Swim School classes are taught by certified instructors. A fee is charged based on the individual class.

Our newest addition is the Heights Family Aquatic Center, which opened in the Summer of 2013. Here you can enjoy a leisure pool with a current channel, vortex and splash features in our beach front entry. There is something here for the entire family including its tot pool, slides and a lap pool with a basketball hoop.

Aquatics activity and class schedules may be viewed in the Swimming and Camps issue of the Recreation Today. Registration for classes begins March 9th.

2020 Aquatics Season

Please notice swim season times in the chart below. Pools are open with limited capacity and currently are only open to Richardson residents and their guests. 

Pool Locations: Click here for a map showing facility locations.

Heights Family Aquatic Center - Closed - Summer 2020
709 W. Arapaho Rd. (Floyd Rd. across from Heights Recreation Center)

Canyon Creek Pool - Opens July 1, 2020 (bring your own chairs)
600 Aspenwood Dr.

Glenville Pool - Opens July 1, 2020 (bring your own chairs)
500 S. Glenville Dr. (North of Spring Valley Road)

Cottonwood Pool - Opens July 1, 2020 (bring your own chairs)
1321 W. Belt Line Rd. (at Cottonwood Dr.)

Terrace Pool - Opens July 1, 2020 (bring your own chairs)
300 N. Lois Ln. (at Grove Rd.)


Pool Location Hours and Days of Operation
Heights Family Aquatic Center Closed Summer 2020
Canyon Creek Open daily 1-3 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Closed on Monday
Cottonwood Open 1-3 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Open 1-3 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m., 6-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Closed on Wednesday
Glenville Open daily 1-3 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Closed on Tuesday
Terrace Open 10 a.m.-noon, 12:30-2:30 p.m., 3-5 p.m. Monday -Wednesday and Friday
Open 1-3 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m., 6-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Closed on Thursday

Heights Family Aquatic Center Fees Closed - Summer 2020
Proof of Richardson Residency is Required at time of purchase

Canyon Creek Pool, Glenville Pool, Terrace Pool & Cottonwood Pool Fees
Proof of Richardson Residency is Required
No season passes offered Summer 2020

All children under 9 years of age MUST be accompanied by an adult 16 years or older. Children under 7 must remain within arm’s reach of a guardian 16 years or older at all times. If your child limits his/her use to the baby pool areas, you must remain with your child.

Reservations - Begin June 15th at 6 a.m. Click here for a tutorial to reserve a facility online

Heights Family Aquatic Center Closed - Summer 2020

Canyon Creek, Cottonwood, Glenville, and Terrace Pools
Reservations open: 6am on June 15th at

Phone call and in person reservations at Huffhines Recreation Center will open beginning at 8am, based on availability.

Cost: $100 for up to 25 guests. $25 additional for every additional 25 guests.
Capacities vary by pool. 

Heights Pavilion Closed - Summer 2020

Day Cares & Small Groups – will be done by reservation only beginning July 13th. Reservations will be accepted starting July 8th. Please email to reserve your spot!


Information for the City of Richardson Neighborhood Swim Team Canceled Summer 2020

To register, please visit this link

Weather Policy
The City of Richardson uses the Weather Bug app that includes a Spark Lightning feature which identifies where the nearest strike of lightning has occurred. If there is lighting within a ten mile radius of the aquatic center it will close for at least a half hour. The facility will remain closed for a half hour succeeding the last lightning strike within a ten mile radius.

For the safety of our patrons all patrons must leave the pool gate area and remain outside the facility until it is deemed safe to reopen. Patrons are encouraged to call the facility to check on the current status.
*Refunds are not issued due to inclement weather

For more information or to make pool reservations, please call 972-744-7892.