Yuma, AZ is inarguably one of the hottest cities in the United States and of course, we expect there to be plenty of places to cool off and have a blast with our families, but some of these might be harder to track down.
That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the pools and other facilities in and around Yuma where you might be able to catch a break from the sweltering triple-digit temperatures this summer – without memberships or base access!
1) Kennedy Pool
890 E 24th Street, Yuma, AZ 85365
Kennedy Pool is among my favorite pools in Yuma as I grew up going here as a child and was staffed as a lifeguard at this location throughout college. It features a 212 foot water slide, a leisure pool for young children, and a larger pool for older children and lap swimming. The deep end of the pool includes a high dive, low diving board, and a small three tube slide similar to slides at the park.
Kennedy Pool will be open until July 26th Tuesdays through Fridays from 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm. Admission is only 25¢ per person here.
4318 W 18th Street, Yuma, AZ 85364
The Valley Aquatic Center is often referred to as the Cibola High School Pool and features a large pool with two diving boards. It also has a leisure pool with a large playground structure and beach entry section. A large water slide is also available at this location, though not as tall as Kennedy Pool’s water slide.
This City of Yuma public pool is open Tuesday through Sunday from 1:00 pm to 7:45 pm. Beginning August 3rd to August 25th the pool will only be open from 1:00 pm to 5:45 pm on Saturdays and Sunday.
For city residents, admission costs $4.00 for adults and $2.50 for youth 17 and under. Non-city residents will pay $5.50 for adults and $3.00 for youth.
3) Marcus Pool
545 W. 5th Street, Yuma, AZ 85364
Marcus Pool features a diving board and a tube slide in their main pool and a leisure pool for small children. The pool is open from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursdays through July 25th. Admission is only 25¢ per person.
4446 E. County 10th Street, Yuma, AZ 85365
Waylon’s Water World is Yuma’s sole water park that has a number of attractions including a lazy river and is located at Z Fun Factory. They are open Tuesday through Sunday until dusk. On weekdays, they open their doors at 12:00 pm and on weekends they open their doors at 10:00 am.
Admission is available in full day and half day passes as follows:
All Day Passes
- Adult Admission: $24.95
- Junior (48″ & under): $19.95
- Senior (65 & older): $19.95
- Toddlers (3 & younger): FREE
Half Day Passes (after 3pm)
- Adult Admission: $19.95
- Junior (48″ & under): $14.95
- Senior (65 & older): $14.95
- Toddlers (3 & younger): FREE
525 Algodones Road, Winterhaven, California 92283
While technically not in Yuma, this pool is just about 10 minutes from Yuma depending upon where you’re coming from. The Quechan Casino & Resort is opening up their pool and lazy river every Sunday until August 25th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm for just $10 per person. Children 3 and under are free. The resort will have games, a live DJ, and complimentary food available for attendees.
1250 West 5th Street, Yuma, AZ 85364
This splash pad is free and open to the public right next to Carver Pool in Carver Park. It’s open during the summer months May through September and closes by 11:00 pm.
1631 West 34th Place
This splash pad is near the Yuma Civic Center and Sun Devil Stadium in Friendship Park. It’s open during the summer months of May through September and closes by 11:00 pm.
11737 S Foothills Blvd, Yuma, AZ 85367
Desert River Spa & RV Park’s outdoor pool is open to your family with the purchase of a day pass for $10.00 per person or you may purchase a 14 visit pool pass that you can share with your friends and family for only $55.00. The pool is open from 6:30 am to 11:00 pm.
Know of another pool or splash pad in the Yuma Community? Let us know in the comments and we’ll verify it and add it to the list!
Jackie Follmuth is a swim lesson instructor who loves to teach children and adults about water safety. She’s been teaching swim lessons for nearly a decade and while initially started teaching at public pools, she now teaches private lessons in the homes of families on evenings and weekends.
Jackie has a passion for people and public service and completed her Master of Public Administration degree with a focus in Environmental Policy from Texas Tech University in 2017. She earned her B.S. in Public Management & Policy from the University of Arizona with minors in Philosophy (ethics courses), Sociology, and Information, Sciences, Technology & Arts.