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 the Shaker Middle School pool.

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.