The Parks & Recreation Department operates aquatics facilities at the Atlantic Recreation Center and Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center. Each facility has a heated main pool, suitable for a variety of aquatics programming, and a kiddie pool with multiple water features (kiddie pools only open during warmer months).
Daily admission: $5 for City residents with City Resident Verification cards, $10 for Non-City residents
10-days, 1-month and 4-months Pool passes are available (individual, couple, and family for 1 month and 4 months; individual only for 10 days), as well as Pool/Fitness Combo passes (use of Atlantic Pool and Atlantic Fitness Room). Click on the "Lap Swim & Public Swim" link for rates.
For information on renting either the Atlantic Center Pools or MLK, Jr. Center Pools, view page 4 of the following link: Facility Rental Policies
If you have visited either or both of our aquatics facilities and would like to give us feedback on your experience, please click on the following link, and complete a short survey.
To download a hard copy of the survey, click on the following link: Customer Survey - Aquatics
Atlantic Center Pools
The Atlantic Center Pools are located at the Atlantic Recreation Center at 2500 Atlantic Avenue. This is a year-round, outdoor facility. The main pool is 25 yards long and heated to 85-86 degrees throughout the cooler months, while the kiddie pool is open only during the warmer months (March - October). In addition to public swim and lap swim options, Aqua Aerobics classes, swim clinics, and private swimming lessons are offered year-round (depending on instructor availability). A Pool Lift is available to wheelchair-bound individuals for pool accessibility (weight limit of 350lbs). The Atlantic Center main pool is used in the evenings by local swim teams for year-round training, and it is available to the general public for rental during non-programmed hours (rentals available during public swim hours or when pool is closed to the public - call 904-310-3362 for rental information and availability).
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center Pools
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center Pools are located at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center at 1200 Elm Street. The main pool is open year-round for lap swim (three weekday mornings per week excluding summer months) and Aqua Aerobics classes (three weekday afternoons per week and Saturday mornings); public swim is offered in the main pool and kiddie pool from late May through early August; and group swimming lessons are offered year-round. The main pool is 20 yards long, and the kiddie pool is zero depth. A Pool Lift is available to wheelchair-bound individuals for pool accessibility (weight limit of 350lbs). Group swimming lessons are offered in the spring, summer, and fall, and the facility is available for rental during non-programmed hours (rentals available during public swim hours or when pool is closed to the public during months of operation - call 904-310-3362 for rental information and availability). Food and snack concessions are available for purchase during public swim hours.
MLK, Jr. Center Main Pool
MLK, Jr. Center Kiddie Pool
MLK, Jr. Center Kiddie Pool
Scuba diving certification classes, lifeguard and swimming instructor certification classes, and more may be offered throughout the year at either of our aquatics facilities. Homeschool Swim Clinics are offered throughout the school year (spring and fall), and group swimming lessons (spring, summer, and fall at the MLK, Jr. Pool) and private lessons (based upon instructor availability) are available. Information available at the Atlantic Recreation Center.