Location: 207 Riverside Park Drive, Oswego, Kansas
Directions: From US Highway 160 turn north on Union to North Street, turn east to follow curve into the park.
The Oswego Swimming Pool was constructed in the mid 1930’s, a Public Works Administration project. Many improvements have been made to the swimming pool itself however the bathhouse remains for the most part as originally constructed. The pool typically opens Memorial Day weekend and through the second or third week of August. The phone number is 620-795-4913. The Swimming Pool Manager maintains a Facebook account with updates and this year we hope to keep you up to date with weather closings, special events, swimming lessons and aqua aerobic classes. Applications for pool manager and lifeguards will be posted under Latest News – City Job Openings.
POOL OPENED FOR THE 2013 SEASON ON MAY 25TH AND WILL CLOSE ON AUGUST 18TH.
There are six different passes available and are listed below with the cost per season. Passes may also be awarded as prizes or promotions for different events. Passes do NOT include pool parties, special event swims such as "Midnight Swims", and Aqua Aerobic Classes.
- General Admission - Cost $2.00 Hours are 1:00-6:30pm daily.
- Individual Pass – Cost $45. This pass is for one person only and is not transferable.
- Family Pass – Cost $125. This pass is for "Immediate Family" This includes parents, children 18 years and under who are living at home and children who are in college and home for the summer. (Adult children who are no longer attending school and have moved back home will need a separate pass.) The only exceptions to this are grandparents raising a child or if there is a foster-child in the home. Both of these exceptions require proof of guardianship.
- 10-Swim Pass - Cost $15. This pass can be used as one person going 10 times or 2 people going 5 times, etc. until the 10 individual swims have been used.
- Senior Citizen Pass – Cost $15. A pass for citizens age 60 and over. This pass does not include Aqua Aerobics, see "Combo" pass.
- Aqua Aerobics – Cost $20. This pass is required for any age who would like to participate in Aqua Aerobics classes. A pass is necessary even if the swimmer may already have purchased a Senior Citizen or Family Season Pass. Aqua Aerobics is now offered four nights a week Monday-Thursday, 5:00-6:00pm and starts June 11th.
- Senior Citizen/ Aqua Aerobics “Combo” Pass - Cost $30. This pass is for citizens age 60 and over that would like to take the Aqua Aerobics class in addition to the regular swim pass for seniors.
Private Parties – Reservations for pool parties must be made and paid for at the pool by calling 795-4913, (Parties can be scheduled at the City Office prior to the pool opening in May.) Pool parties are held from 7:00 - 9:00 pm and cost $60 for up to 30 in attendance. For any more than 30, the cost is $1.50 extra per person.
- Reservations/Agreement Form – The $60 fee and agreement form must be completed at the time the reservation is made. If the party is canceled without two weeks notice the $60 fee will not be returned. An exception will be made if the cancelation is due to the weather and will be determined by the Pool Manager. An estimate of the number of people attending is needed at the time the reservation is made so sufficient staff can be scheduled. However, the cost for more than 30 in attendance will be collected the night of the party.
- Outside Food or Drink - No outside food or drink is allowed for an event unless approved by the Pool Manager. (For an example a birthday cake may be allowed for a birthday Pool Party.) So please be sure to check with the Pool Manager. The concession stand will be open. You may bring your own music, however, if the management feels the language is too offensive, you will be asked to play something else or turn it off since the music from the pool area can be heard by others in the park.
Public Parties - Watch the website, newspaper, FaceBook and other sources of communication for notices about public pool parties which are sometimes referred to as "Midnight Swims". Admission fees will apply even to those holding season passes. The Concession Stand will be open during these parties and music will be provided by the pool staff only.
Four public pool parties have been scheduled this year, and will be held throughout the summer. Everyone is invited to these events and they are held on the Friday's listed from 7:00 - 9:00pm
- Friday, June 8th - Summer Kick-Off Cook Out
- Friday, July 5th - Patriotic Celebration
- Friday, July 26th - Hawaiian Luau
- Friday, August 16th - Back to School Bash
Lessons for the 2013 season will be held this year during the weeks of July 29 – Aug. 5th and Aug. 6 - 9th. Levels 1, 2 & 3 are at 6:15-7:00pm. Levels 4 & up are at 7:00-8:00pm. Please pre-register so the manager can schedule classes and make sure to have sufficient staff available. Students can either pay for lessons when pre-registering or on the first day of class. The cost is $28.00 per student.