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Pool School: Where to Splash This Summer

Round up your youngsters and beat the heat this summer at one of the cool pools around 417-land.

By Stephanie Towne Benoit | Photo by Chuck Travers

Jun 2017

Fassnight Pool has a diving board, a slide and plenty of room to swim around.
Fassnight Pool has a diving board, a slide and plenty of room to swim around.

Fassnight Pool

1300 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, 417-864-2099
Open Tue.–Sun., 1–6:30 p.m. through August 15; weekends only through Labor Day 
$3 for adults; $2.50 for ages 3–17 and seniors (60 and older); free for ages 2 and younger
Don’t Miss: The open flume slide. 

 

Westport Pool

3100 W. Mount Vernon St., Springfield, 417-864-2099
Open Wed.–Mon., 1–6:30 p.m. through August 13 
$3 for adults; $2.50 for ages 3–17 and seniors (60 and older); free for ages 2 and younger
Don’t Miss: The in-water rock wall. 

 

Meador Pool 

2500 S. Fremont Ave., Springfield, 417-864-2099
Open Tue.–Sun., 1–6:30 p.m. through August 13 
$3 for adults; $2.50 for ages 3–17 and seniors (60 and older); free for ages 2 and younger
Don’t Miss: The 12-foot-deep diving well. 

 

Silver Springs Pool

1100 N. Hampton Ave., Springfield, 417-864-2099
Open Thu.–Tue., 1–6:30 p.m. through Aug.13
$3 for adults; $2.50 for ages 3–17 and seniors (60 and older); free for ages 2 and younger
Don’t Miss: The thrilling drop slide.

 

Grant Beach Pool

1300 N. Grant St., Springfield, 417-864-2099
Wed.–Mon., 1–6:30 p.m. through August 15; weekends only through Labor Day 
$3 for adults; $2.50 for ages 3–17 and seniors (60 and older); free for ages 2 and younger
Don’t Miss: The interactive treehouse-style spray structure for 8-year-olds and younger.

 

Republic Aquatic Center

711 E. Miller Road, Republic, 417-732-3575
Open Mon.–Sat., noon–7 p.m. and Sun., noon–6 p.m. through August 10; open Sat., noon–7 p.m. and Sun., noon–6 p.m. through September 4. 
$5; $4 for residents
Don’t Miss: The Huna Flowrider Surfing Simulator available for an extra $2. 

 

Nixa Aquatic Center

701 N. Taylor Way, Nixa, 417-725-5486
Open Mon.–Fri., 1–8 p.m.; Sat., noon–8 p.m.; and Sun., noon–6 p.m. through Aug. 9. Open weekends through Labor Day.
$5; $4 for residents
Don’t Miss: The tumble buckets splashing water on anyone below. 

 

The OC Pool

1530 W. Jackson St., Ozark, 417-581-7002
Open Mon.–Fri., 5 a.m.–7:30 p.m.; Sat., 7 a.m.–7:30 p.m.; and Sun., noon–5:30 p.m.
$7 for adults; $5 for ages 4–17; free for ages 3 and younger
Don’t Miss: The leisurely lazy river.

 

Bolivar Aqua Zone

1710 W. Broadway St., Bolivar, 417-777-1215
Open Mon.–Sat., noon–7 p.m. and Sun., 1–5 p.m. through October
$3; free for ages 2 and younger
Don’t Miss: The slide looping outside the building. 

 

Branson AquaPlex

1501 Branson Hills Parkway, Branson, 417-335-2368
Open Sun.–Thu., noon–6 p.m. and Fri.–Sat., noon–7 p.m. through August 3. Hours vary August 4–September 4.
$5 for adults; $4 forages 3–17; free for ages 2 and younger
Don’t Miss: The zero-depth-entry leisure pool.

 

Schifferdecker Aquatic Center

Fourth Street and Schifferdecker Avenue, Joplin, 417-625-4781
Open daily, 1–6 p.m. through August 13
$5 for adults; $4 for kids; free for ages 2 and younger
Don’t Miss: The five water slides.

 

Ewert Aquatic Center

Seventh Street and Murphy Boulevard, Joplin, 417-625-4744
$3.50 for adults; $2.50 for kids; free for ages 2 and younger
Don’t Miss: The cool water playground that’s perfect for youngsters.

 

Cunningham Aquatic Center

24th St. and Maiden Lane, Joplin, 417-625-4746
$4 for adults; $3 for kids; free for ages 2 and younger
Don’t Miss: The oversized floating lily pads.

 

Editor’s note: At press time, the Ewert and Cunningham aquatic centers hours were subject to change. Visit joplinparks.org for updated hours.