Swimming Pool

General Information: 

Thornton Park's swimming pool is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The pool offers both open swimming and lap swimming, as well as a current channel, splash zone, two slides, diving board, and a tot pool for children age six and under (accompanied by a supervising adult age 18 and over). 

Note: When Thornton Park Pool closes for the season, residents are invited to swim at Woodbury Pool located at Woodbury School.

Purchase Your 2022 Season Pool Pass

Pool pass sales begin on Wednesday, January 5th. Don’t miss out on our early bird and pre-season pricing for the upcoming summer pool season.

2022 Season Pool Pass Rates

  EARLY BIRD 
(1/5-4/4)
PRE-SEASON
(4/5-5/23)
REGULAR RATE
(5/24-9/5)
NON-RES RATE
(1/5-9/5)
  SH RES ONLY SH RES ONLY SH RES ONLY NON-RES
FIRST FAMILY MEMBER $70 $95 $115 $175
SUBSEQUENT FAMILY MEMBER $30 $30 $35 $50
SENIOR 50+ $45 $60 $70 $105
SENIOR COUPLE 50+ $60 $80 $95 $145
NANNY $75 $100 $120 $120

Thornton Park Pool season pass holders receive admission to open swim and lap swim. A pass is required for children age 5 and older as of May 24, 2022. Proof of residency is required when purchasing seasonal pool passes. Adults ages 18 to 24 who are currently living with their parents are considered subsequent family members. Nanny passes are available for purchase. Nanny must be accompanied by children entering the pool. No refunds are available for Thornton Park Pool passes. Replacement passes are available for $10. 

How to Purchase

There are three ways to purchase your season pool pass:

  • Online
  • In-person: Thornton Park (3301 Warrensville Center Rd.) and/or Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building (3450 Lee Rd.). Proof of residency required: driver's license, current utility bill, lease or purchase agreement. Current holders of Recreation ID cards must have cards renewed annually as proof of residency.
  • Phone: 216-491-1295 or 216-491-1360. Have MasterCard, Visa or Discover ready.
  • Registration Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm.

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

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 ages 6 and under must have a parent or guardian in pool at all times, actively engaged with child(ren).
  • Children ages 12 and under must have a parent or guardian within pool area at all times.
  • No running, horseplay or unruly behavior. 
  • No glass containers of any type are permitted in pool area.
  • Smoking, alcohol, and electronic cigarettes are 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.

POOL MANAGEMENT RETAINS THE RIGHT TO:

  • 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.