Kirkwood Parks and Recreation Aquatic Center

The Pool Closes for the season at 6:00 p.m. on Labor Day. We re-open the weekend of Memorial Day. Season Passes go on sale in February. 



The Recreation Station Aquatic Center in Kirkwood can’t be beat for fun and fitness while cooling off during a hot St. Louis summer. Photo By: Margy Terpstra

Parks & Recreation

Stay Cool in the Heat: Visit Your Aquatic Center this Summer!

The Kirkwood Aquatic Center is located at the Kirkwood Community Center complex at 111 S. Geyer Road.  The award winning Recreation Station Aquatic Center offers a large variety of aquatic-based activities for everyone. You can swim laps in the competitive pool, play on the aquatic playground, float in the Lazy River, take a wild ride down the slides, or relax on the beach in the leisure pool.

Call 314-984-6971 for information.  For information about aquatic center closures and program cancellations due to weather call the "Rainout Line" below.  For Aquatic Center closure information dial extension 19.  For Swim Lesson information dial extension 21.  For all other Aquatic Center Programs dial extension 20

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- Contact Information & Hours of Operation -

Contact Information:  
Aquatic Center
Swim & Dive Team
Community Center

Pool Hours May 27-August 15, 2017:

Monday thru Friday    12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Saturdays/Sundays  10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Holidays 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Pool Hours August 16-September 4, 2017:

Monday thru Friday  4:00 p.m. to  7:30 p.m.  Lap pool, family pool, slides open 
Saturday/Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All pools open
Holidays 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. All pools open


- Admission Fees -


~ Half-price daily admission begins 2 hours before scheduled closing time

   Youth (4-17)*
Adult (18 & Up)
Sr. Citizen (65 +)
 Resident  $5 $5 $4
 Non-resident/Guest**  $8 $8 $8
 Resident 10 Admission Card
 $45 $45 $36
 NR Admission Card
 $72 $72 $72


  Youth (4-17)*
Adult (18&up)
Family of 3***
Add'l Family Member
Sr. Cit (65+)
Nanny Pass
 Resident  $80  $95  $210  $20  $80  $75
 Non-resident  $120  $145  $315  $30  $120  $115


  • *Children 3 & under free when accompanied by a paid adult. Swimmers under 12 must be accompanied by a responsible person age 15 or older. 
  • **Nonresidents may enter the facility as a guest of a resident or by purchasing a NR Season Pass or NR ID card.
  • ***Each additional family member R$20 NR $30

- Admission Policies -


  • Those residing in Kirkwood, Glendale or Oakland receive R rates on all aquatic programs and passes.
  • Residents can enter the facility by paying resident daily admission or by purchasing a season pass.
  • For entry, you will need to present a Kirkwood Parks and Recreation-issued ID card. No other form of ID will be accepted. 
  • Each ID card holder will be allowed up to 4 guests per day. All guests of residents will pay NR guest daily admission fees. 


    • Nonresidents may enter the facility as a guest of a resident, by purchasing a NR ID card, or by purchasing a NR season pass.
    • Each NR must purchase their own ID card if wanting to enter the pool without a resident.
    • NR season pass holders must present a Kirkwood Parks and Recreation-issued ID card. No other form of ID will be accepted.
    • Each NR ID card holder will be allowed up to 4 guests per day.  All guests of nonresidents will pay NR guest daily admission fees. 


    • Resident and nonresident ID cards are available at the Community Center front desk during normal business hours.  Cost is $5 (R) or $30 (NR), both for originals and replacements.
    • Resident ID cards are good for three years from issue date, and NR ID cards are valid until the end of each pool season.
    • In order to obtain an ID card, each purchaser 16 and over must present a valid and current Missouri Drivers License showing residential address and a current utility (gas, water, electric or phone) bill, bank statement, or voter ID card, issued to their home address within the last three months. 
    • Purchasers age 15 and under must be accompanied by a person living at the same address who can present the documents listed above. 
    • Everyone 4 and older must have an ID card.

    Group Lesson Registration
    Private Lessons (Form)  
    Tot Time
    Instructed Water Fitness

    Aqua Zumba

    River Walk Club
    Swim & Dive Team
    Early Morning Lap Swim
    Courtney Shupe Scholarship Pool Rentals

    Courtney Shupe & PARC Application

    NEW Programs

    Water Fitness

    PADI Seal Team SCUBA Camp


    Swim / Dive Meets Family Night
    Night Waves Pool Parties
    Dog Pool Parties
    Dive-In Movie Birthday Parties
    Party Area!

     Tot Time (Ages 5 and Under)

    During this time in the family pool, kids 0-5 years can splash & play with their peers. Children 6-11 are welcome when accompanied by an adult and a child 0-5.  Please be aware that 6-11 year olds that are disruptive to the play of the 0-5 year olds will be asked to sit out.  Mon.-Fri. 10:15 - 11:45 a.m.
    Tot Time Daily Admission
         ~ Resident $2.50 per child (w/ resident ID card or pool Season Pass),  Adults Free
         ~ Non-Resident $4 per child, Adults Free
    Tot Time Season Pass
         ~ Resident $50 per child ($25 for family season pass holders)
         ~ Resident $75 per child ($37.50 for NR family season pass holders)   
         ~ One pass required for each child. Must have 1 Adult and 1 child 0-5. Each additional child pays the   
             above daily fee.  Adults Free.

    Night Waves Pool Party Series 

    Calling all incoming and current middle school students around St. Louis!  Enjoy music, games, and fun while hanging with old friends and meeting new ones. Residents and nonresidents welcome.  All parties run from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.  The entry fee is $5.00. Dates and Locations:
         ~ June 2, at Chesterfield
         ~ June 8, at Manchester
         ~ July 16, at Des Peres
         ~ June 23, at Webster Groves (8:15 p.m.)
         ~ June 30, at Ballwin
         ~ July 7, at Ellisville
         ~ July 13, at Maplewood
         ~ July 22, at Eureka
         ~ August 4, at Kirkwood Aquatic Center

    ALL FITNESS 10-Punch Card
    Purchase a punch card to attend any 10 classes.  Choose from Water Fitness, Aqua Zumba, X-Stream,
    or River Walk.
         ~ R $45 and NR $55
         ~ $6 individual class rate (must be pre-purchased at Community Center)

    Instructed Water Fitness
    Take advantage of our best deal, as low as $10 a week! Attend up to six instructor-lead classes a week! Choose from Water Fitness, Aqua Zoomba, or X-Stream.  See class descriptions along with days and times below.  River Walk Club is not included.
         ~ Resident $120 & Non-Residents $150

    Water Fitness
    Our water aerobics class is the coolest way to exercise during the  summer. Take advantage of the increased resistance of water! All fitness levels welcome.  Class takes place in the shallow end of the competition pool.  Purchase the "Instructed Water Fitness Season Pass" or purchase an ALL FITNESS 10-punch card so you can come and go to any class you like, on your schedule.  No class July 4.
          ~June 5 to August 2, Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 10:45-11:45 a.m.; Tuesday/Thursday,  7:40-8:40 p.m.
          ~ Resident $120 & Non-Residents $150
          ~ 10-Admission ALL FITNESS Card:  $45/Residents   $55/Nonresidents

    Aqua Zumba
    Aqua Zumba uses dance and fitness moves to the background of fun, upbeat music integrated into a water-based workout.  All skill levels and abilities are welcome to join the party!  Purchase the "Instructed Water Fitness Season Pass" or purchase an ALL FITNESS 10-punch card so you can come and go to any class you like, on your schedule.
         ~ June 10 to August 26, Saturdays, 9:00-9:45 a.m.
         ~ Resident $120 & Non-Residents $150
         ~ 10-Admission ALL FITNESS Card:  $45/Residents   $55/Nonresidents

    Are you ready to pump up your water workout? This class uses the power of the current, strengthening virtually every muscle in your body. Instructor Lisa Huseman has numerous years of experience teaching all things water, with water exercise as her specialty. Purchase the "Instructed Water Fitness Season Pass" or purchase an ALL FITNESS 10-punch card so you can come and go to any class you like, on your schedule.      
         ~ June 7 to August 23, Wednesdays, 10:05-10:35 a.m.
         ~ Resident $120 & Non-Residents $150
         ~ 10-Admission ALL FITNESS Card:  $45/Residents   $55/Nonresidents

    River Walk Club
    The River Walk Club gives participants the chance to walk against the current in the Lazy River.  Fee includes unlimited sessions at any of the below listed times.  No class July 4.
         ~ Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 9:00-10:00 a.m., May 30-August 26
         ~ Tuesdays/Thursdays, 7:40-8:40 p.m., May 31-August 25
         ~ Saturdays, 8:45-9:45 a.m., June 4-August 27
         ~ Full Season Cost:  $69/Residents   $93/Nonresidents
         ~ 10-Admission ALL FITNESS Card:  $45/Residents   $55/Nonresidents

    Swim & Dive Team
    Our recreational Swim and Dive Team is for Kirkwood, Glendale, and Oakland youth who have the appropriate swimming and diving skills.  Practices are held weekday mornings.  Meets are scheduled weekday evenings.  Evening practices are for swim and dive ages 11 and up only.  New team member skills assessment will be held Saturday, April 15, and Saturday, April 22, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., at St. Louis Community College-Meramec college pool.  Pre-registration is required for assessments. Call 822-5855 or email to sign-up.  Returning team registration will be completed through the team Website. Fee includes membership and end-of-season banquet for swimmer/diver.  Each age group has limited space.
         ~ Ages 5 to 18
         ~ $135 for Swim or Dive only; $160 for both.
         ~ A $5 discount will be given for each additional child from the same family.

    Early Morning Lap Swim
    Early morning swimmers can take advantage of additional morning hours.  Get your laps in early!
         ~ Monday through Friday, 6:00-7:30 a.m., May 30-August 25, No Early Morning Lap Swim on July 17 and 18.
         ~ $60/Residents   $85/Nonresidents
         ~ Included for season pass holders

    Courtney Shupe Scholarship Program
    This program is designed to assist young people ages 17 and under, whose families or households face economic challenges, in enjoying the programs and facilities of the Kirkwood Aquatic Center, including Swim & Dive Lessons and Season Pass.  Call 822-5856 for details for emails sent to

    Pool Rentals
    After Hours Pool Rental - All or part of the Kirkwood Aquatic is available for rental , with lifeguards and other pool related staff, after public hours Friday 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. or Saturday & Sunday 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. during June & July. To reserve a full facility rental, call before April 1. To reserve a partial facility rental call after April 1. Outside food and drinks are allowed for an additional fee of $50/hour. No Alcohol please. 200 guest maximum (300 max with and additional $50/hour; 400 max with an additional $100/hour). For more information call, 314-822-5859.
          ~Full Aquatic Center - Resident $700, Non-Resident $840 per hour
          ~Competition Pool & Slides - Resident $250, Non-Resident $300 per hour
          ~Competition Pool, Slides & Lazy River - Resident $450, Non-Resident $540 per hour

    Special Events

    Swim/Dive Meets
    The diving boards will close at 2:30 p.m., and the lap pool will close at 3:00 p.m., for home Swim & Dive meets on June 26 (subject to change).  Half-price admission for both residents and non-residents on this day. The remainder of the aquatic facility will remain open.

    Family Nights
    At no extra cost this program allows pool goers to enjoy time with families at the pool while all the pools stay open until 9:30 p.m. Regular admission policies apply. Families can bring their own food to be eaten in the concession area from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
          ~Friday June 30 & Friday, July 28  

    Dog Pool Parties
    A chance for your four-legged friends to enjoy the cool Recreation Station waters!  Sponsored by the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation and Pool Paws for Humane Laws.  Current shot records, DHLPP and Rabies, must be provided.  Two dates:
         ~ Tues., September 5, 5:00-7:00 p.m. (all dogs)
         ~ Thurs., September 7, 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. for dogs 25 pounds and smaller; 6:00-7:30 p.m. for all dogs.
         ~ $10 per dog/owner, $3 for each additional person

    Dive-In Movie
    Gather the kids and come enjoy a family-friendly movie from the comfort of the Leisure Pool and Deck.
         ~ Friday, July 7.     Movie: Back To The Future (Rated PG)     Rain date will be Saturday, July 14.
         ~ Doors open at 8:15 p.m.  Movie starts at 8:30 p.m.
         ~ R & NR with ID card are $3 each; all others are $5 each. Season pass holders are free.
         ~ Families can bring their own food (no glass or alcohol).


    Looking for the coolest (and easiest!) party under the summer sun? Our parties include 15 all-day admissions with a flexible arrival time, party tables for an hour and half and permission to bring a cake into the Aquatic Center! To set up a party please call 314-822-5859.  Party Area can be reserved:
         ~ 12:30-2:00 p.m.
         ~ 3:00-4:30 p.m.
         ~ 5:30-7:00 p.m.
         ~ 10:00 -11:00 a.m. (Saturday or Sunday Only)
          ~Residents $90, $6 each additional guest
         ~Non-Residents $144, $10 each additional guest
          ~Season Pass Holders $70, $4 each additional guest     

    Lifeguard In Training
    Ages 10-15. This specialty camp trains teens and pre-teens in water rescue and other life skills to prepare them for future employment as lifeguards. Topics include water safety, leadership, and personal responsibility. Daily activities include a light workout, wet & dry skill practice, rescue-themed games, and discussion. Each camper must demonstrate independent swimming and treading ability on first day of camp. Includes post-camp volunteerism at the Kirkwood Triathlon July 23 (time TBD) and junior membership in the United States Lifesaving Association. For additional information, visit
          ~July 7 to July 21    10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Fees:  R & NR $180

    New Program

    PADI Seal Team SCUBA Camp
    Ages 8-14. The Seal Team Scuba Camp is a pool-only, activity-filled introduction to the exciting world of scuba. Under the direct supervision of certified scuba instructors from Y-kiki Divers, participants
    will complete a new “AquaMission” each day to learn new scuba skills. A PADI Seal Team Crew Pak is provided to each participant. All equipment rental is included in the price. Participants will receive a
    PADI Seal Team member card and wall certificate at the conclusion of the course. Participants and parents or guardians must complete and sign the PADI Seal Team Statement prior to camp. Participants
    who answer YES to any question on the medical history form must have a Physician’s Release prior to camp. (Min of 4; Max. 12)
          ~7/24-7/28 9 a.m.-12 p.m. R & NR $195