Toledo-Area Swimming Holes Worth Jumping Into

Summertime means bath time in Ohio, and there are plenty of options in the 419! Whether you need a bit of exercise, meet other locals, or just need to get the kids out of the house, we have the list of the best swimming holes to jump into!

** – Closed for the 2020 season

** Rolf Park

2115 Cass Road, Maumee

Rolf Park Pool has several colorful water slides and free community events. Although open to the public, there is an entrance fee of $ 5-8 per person (depending on height). Memberships are available to Maumee residents. Pool times are limited so take your time before dinner! The 2019 pool opening hours are all week from 12 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. The Rolf Park Pool usually follows the summer calendar of the local schools, this year opens on Friday, May 31st and closes on Thursday, August 8th. You can even rent it for a pool party! Search for “Rolf Pool” on or call 419-897-7172 for details.

** Plum pool

6940 Maplewood Ave., Sylvania

Plummer Pool is open from Saturday, May 25th through Labor Day this year. In summer, the pool times are from Monday to Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Entrance fees for Sylvania residents are $ 3 for children under 12 and $ 4 for swimmers 12 and over. For non-residents, the price is US $ 5 and US $ 6, respectively. Memberships, rentals, and swimming lessons are also available. For more information, call 419-882-1500 or visit

** Quarry of the century

5773 Centennial Road, Sylvania

Surrounded by rocky cliffs and an average depth of 22 feet, the spring-fed Centennial Quarry is a great option for teenagers and young adults. Make use of the diving boards, water toys, and swim rafts while you’re there. There are alternatives for people who don’t like getting wet: The quarry also has a sandy beach, volleyball courts and a basketball court.

Centennial Quarry is open Saturday, May 25th through Labor Day, every day from 12pm to 7pm. Entry is $ 6 per person, although seasonal 10-day passes and full memberships are also available. Visit or call 419-882-1500.

The cool zone | Toledo Zoo

2 hippopotamus path

Take in wildlife views at the Toledo Zoo, then cool off in the Cool Zone afterwards! This new addition to the zoo has proven itself. With hot days and endless sunlight, the zoo will keep the Cool Zone open until Labor Day. Visit the refreshing place every day at 10:00 a.m. – one hour before the zoo closes. The Cool Zone is included with your zoo admission. For more information, visit or call 419-385-5721.

** Rolling Hills Water Park

7660 Stony Creek Road, Ypsilanti, MI

Visit Rolling Hills Water Park for a day of fun. The park is packed with activities for the whole family, including a wave pool, lazy river, and water slides. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., time to stop by and soak up the sun! Entry is $ 10. Visit or call 734-484-9676.

** Thorn Park Splashpad

23999 King Road, Brownstown Charter Township, MI

Get out of Toledo and make a quick trip to Thorn Park! The whole family can have fun with various cooling options. Pack a picnic and enjoy the sunshine all day. Entry is $ 2 / hour. The park is open to Brownstown residents from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Visit for more information.

** Toledo City Pools

The city of Toledo operates several pools within 419. Look below to find the pool near you! Because Toledo City swimming pools may close without notice due to mechanical or weather related issues, call 419-936-2875 for recreational information or check the city’s website at for pool information .

Willys Complex Pool (1375 Hillcrest): This pool is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Admission is $ 1 for children under 12 and $ 2 for those 13 and older.

Navarre pool (1001 white): This pool is open Monday through Saturday from 12pm to 6pm and costs USD 1 for children under 12 years of age.

Pickford Pool (3000 Medford):
This pool is open Monday through Saturday from 12pm to 6pm and costs USD 1 for children under 12 years of age.

Savage Splash Pad water park (645 Vance St.): Entry is free to this water park, which is open Monday through Saturday from 12pm to 6pm.

Roosevelt Pool (910 Dorr St.): This pool is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Entry is $ 1 for ages 2 and over.

Wilson Pool (3253 Otto): This Toledo City pool is open Monday through Saturday from 12pm to 6pm and costs $ 1 for children under 12 years of age.

Jamie Farr Pool (Summit 2000): The pool is open Monday through Saturday from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Admission is $ 1 for children under the age of 12.

** Perrysburg public baths

915 Elm St., Perrysburg

This pool is open from Saturday, May 25th to Sunday, August 11th, with operating hours from Sunday to Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Entry is $ 12 for non-residents ages 6 and older, payable in cash or by credit card. All children up to and including 5 years of age get free entry, regardless of their place of residence. Residents of Perrysburg or the Perrysburg City School District are eligible to purchase a season ticket. The pool limits the number of passes sold until after the swimming team championship meeting in mid-July, after which the fee is half. do you need any more information? Call 419-872-7966 or visit

Chautauquaz on the lake shore

236 Walnut Avenue, Lakeside

Need a change of pace driving home from Cedar Point? Lakeside, Ohio’s historic gated community has multiple options for adults and children who love the water. With a day or season pass, you have access to Lakeside’s 700-foot dock that extends into Lake Erie. A sandy beach is available for sunbathing, wading, and swimming, provided lifeguards are on duty. Swimming lessons for all ages can be purchased on weekdays. Lakeside also has a splash park and a kiddy pool with a security fence, benches, and a zero-depth entry pool. An adult day pass is $ 24.50 and entry is free for children under 12 and adults 90 and older. Several other passports, e.g. B. partial or season tickets can be purchased. Visit or call 419-798-4461 for more information.

Maumee Bay State Park

1400 State Park Road, Oregon

This 1,336 hectare recreational facility has something for everyone. Maumee Bay has two sandy beaches, one on the shores of Lake Erie and one on a lake in the park. Forgot your cooler? There is also a concession area as well as changing rooms. Other activities include swimming, camping, boating, fishing, golf, and hiking trails through meadows, forests, and marshes. The outdoor facilities are typically open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day. For more information, visit or call 419-836-7758.

Clearwater Quarry

4601 Genoa Rd., Perrysburg

This off the beaten path quarry includes a diving board and waterslide. The surrounding area includes grills, picnic tables, a basketball court, and volleyball. There are no lifeguards on duty so swim at your own risk. Pets and glass containers are not allowed. Clearwater Quarry is open noon to 8 p.m. daily through Labor Day. Admission is $ 4.50 for adults and $ 3 for children. For more information, please call 419-837-2020 or

White Star Quarry

901 S Main St., Gibsonburg

White Star Quarry is set in 800 acres of parkland and is a popular spot for divers and casual swimmers. In addition to seeing fish and underwater plants, divers can see sunken boats and even a motorcycle, which has become a popular underwater photo opportunity! Entry to the site is free. The diving fee is US $ 20 per person per day, and swimming on the beach is US $ 2 for children ages 3 to 12 and US $ 4 for those 13 and older. Diving concessions such as oxygen refills and equipment rentals are also available. Other activities in the area include camping, hiking and fishing. For more information, including current weather and water conditions, visit or call 419-334-4495.

** Bowling Green City Pool & Water Park

520 Conneaut Ave., Bowling Green

This award-winning city pool has several fun water features, including a lap pool, water slide, diving boards, paddling pool, reserved toddler area, and a lazy river. Cool boxes and foreign food (except baby food) are not allowed, but discounts are available for purchase. Entrance fees for non-residents are $ 7.50 for adults, $ 6.75 for children aged K-12, and $ 5 for children under 6, while residents are $ 6, $ 5.50, and $ 3.75, respectively. Season tickets are also available for residents and non-residents. The pool is open from 12 noon to 8:45 pm on weekends, but pass holders get early access. For the full schedule of the pool, visit the city’s website at or call 419-354-6223.

East Harbor State Park Beach

1169 N. Buck Road, Lakeside-Marblehead

Do you prefer the feeling of sand between your toes? Pack a picnic and head to East Harbor State Park and its 1,500 foot sandy beach. A picnic area is nearby, as is the East Harbor State Park Marina & Restaurant. There are no lifeguards so swim at your own risk. In the area, enjoy one of the park’s 11 hiking trails, rent a bike, play volleyball, or go camping for the weekend. For more information, visit or call 419-734-4424.

Coontz Recreation Center Splash Pad

5330 Seaman Road, Oregon,

This fresh addition to the Coontz Recreation Complex is the perfect spot for those looking for fun under the sun. The 2,400-square-foot pad encompasses 14 different gaming environments, including a 360-degree basketball water cannon, fountain sprinklers for baseball bats, a misted soccer goal, and various floor sprinklers. The pad is free for everyone and operates daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call the Oregon Recreation Department at 419-698-7169. Note: This new splash pad will open on June 21, 2019.

Olander Park

6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania

The bathing and beach facilities of Lake Olandersee are open Wednesday to Sunday and on public holidays 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 5th to Sunday, August 18th. From Saturday, August 24th, the swimming area will only be open on weekends from 12 noon to 6 p.m. The authentic sandy beach is guarded by lifeguards. Children under 2 are free, while Sylvania School District residents pay $ 3 / person. All other guests are $ 5.

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