Updated City’s Recreational Swim Season Began Memorial Day Weekend
Jun 07, 2021

The recreational swim season for the City of Columbia’s outdoor pools and splash pads/spray pools began Saturday, May 29, 2021, the Columbia Parks & Recreation Department announced.

Both Maxcy Gregg Pool and Greenview Pool opened from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on opening day (May 29) and from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, May 30. 

Both pools will be open for recreational swimming on the following holidays: Memorial Day (May 31), Independence Day (July 4) and Labor Day (Sept. 6) from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The recreational swim season will remain open until Monday, Sept. 6 (Labor Day).

NO INDIVIDUAL SWIMMING LESSONS

Pool Schedules

Maxcy Gregg Pool, 1655 Park Circle

Regular hours for recreational swimming are as follows:

  • Monday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

·Fridays Closed for Maintenance  

  • Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sundays from 2 to 6 p.m.

Greenview Pool, 6700 David Street

Regular hours for recreational swimming are as follows:

·Mondays Closed for Maintenance  

  • Tuesday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sundays from 2 to 6 p.m.

To accommodate all guests, visitors must observe a two-hour time limit in the pool and water play areas when the maximum capacity is reached. Guests will be given a color-coded wristband before entering the pool area.

The Columbia Parks & Recreation Department reserves the right to initiate a rotation at a minimum of every two hours.

Fees (both Maxcy Gregg and Greenview pools)

Per visit: $3 (ages 12 and under), $4 (ages 13 and over)

Season tickets (individuals): $80 (ages 12 and under), $120 (ages 13 and over) 

Group passes (church, civic, camps, etc.): $100 (child), $140 (adults) 

Splash Pad/Spray Pools Locations (Free and open to the public)

The following spray pools will be open from Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m., and closed on Sundays:

  • Lorick Park - 1600 Lorick Ave. 
  • Pinehurst Park - 2300 Pinehurst Rd. 

The following spray pools will be open from Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. and will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays:

  • Edisto Discovery Park - 1914 Wiley St. 
  • Emily Douglas Park - 2500 Wheat St. 
  • Heathwood Park - 800 Abelia Rd. 
  • Melrose Park - 1500 Fairview Rd. 
  • Sims Park - 3500 Duncan St.
  • St. Anna's Park - 1315 Liberty Hill Ave. 

The following spray pools will be available upon request:

  • *Mays Park - 4100 Trenholm Rd.
  • *Pacific Park - 200 Wayne St.

Drew Park splash pad located at 2101 Walker Solomon Way will operate the following hours:

  • Monday-Saturday from 12-8 p.m.; Closed on Sundays

The spray pad at Roy Lynch Park, 900 Abbeville St., is user-operated and is available during the park’s operating hours from sunrise to sunset.

*Spray pools located at parks that are unmanned will be turned on and off by on-call recreation personnel upon request. Citizens are asked to call the Parks and Recreation Department at 803-545-3100 on Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to request the spray pools for a weekday or weekend event.

For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 803-545-3100 or visit www.columbiasc.gov.