Swimming Pool

The Thornton Park Pool is now open for the 2021 season with COVID-19 protocols in place. For the remainder of the season, the pool will be open to the public daily from 10 am - 7:30 pm and advance registration is no longer be required. Vending and concessions will remain closed. More information on how to visit the pool this summer is included below.

General Information: 

  2. Pool Passes
  4. Swim Lessons

The City is following CDC guidelines with regard to masks. CDC guidance now says that vaccinated people can safely remove masks. Unvaccinated people are encouraged to mask indoors and outdoors, especially in situations where there are likely other unvaccinated individuals, and when social distancing isn’t possible.

This year, due to the pandemic, there will be no onsite food such as concessions or vendor at the Thornton Park Pool. Guests are welcome to bring their own and eat in the picnic area outside of the pool fence. Alcoholic beverages and glass containers are prohibited. Coolers and other food (including snacks) should be left in vehicles or on picnic tables. The City is not responsible for unattended, lost, or stolen items. 

Pool Rules & Policies:

  1. general Pool Rules & Policies
  2. Code of Conduct
  3. Diving Board Rules & Policies
  4. tot pool rules & policies
  5. slide rules & policies
  6. sprayground rules & Policies


  • All swimmers must wear a color‐coded wristband on their person to use the pool.
  • Swimmers must wear appropriate swimming apparel (e.g., no cut‐offs or athletic shorts).
  • Children 10 years of age or under must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or over.
  • No running, horseplay or unruly behavior. 
  • No glass containers of any type are permitted in pool area.
  • No food on deck.
  • Smoking is prohibited on City property.
  • Profane, abusive, or vulgar language is not permitted.
  • The City of Shaker Heights is not responsible for lost or stolen items.


  • Close pool immediately in the event of fecal contamination.
  • Regulate flotation devices and toys—only US Coast Guard approved flotation devices are permitted (no rafts, water wings, inner tubes, etc.) in main pool only. Children in life jackets must have a parent within arm’s reach at all times.
  • Zero Tolerance—take appropriate disciplinary action for acts that threaten the safety, welfare and environment of the guests or interfere with the operation of the pool.