More like a waterpark than a pool, this aquatic center will please kids of all ages.
The Federal Way Community Center is a large, multi-use complex. To get to the swimming area, enter through the front of the main building. To the left, you will see several cashiers.at desks and a table nearby where you can fill out a registration form. Once you fill out the paper with your info, you can get in line to check in and pay. Adults must show picture ID to the attendant and swimmers will get a hand stamp. Once you’ve paid, go down a hallway to the left to get to the locker rooms. If you enter through the family locker room entrance, the men’s and women’s locker areas can be accessed from the family area. All the locker areas contain—yes—lockers, but you must bring your own padlock or purchase one at the desk. You can also use a “cabana” for your family. These rooms are first come, first serve and contain a bench, shower, toilet, changing table and child seat (the kind you can strap a sitting baby into for safety). These would be really helpful for parents herding kids of varied ages.
The swimming area is divided into two rooms. On the left is a large pool with swim lanes, a diving board, and some pool toys such as floating mats and a basketball net and balls.
The right side has tons of fun features and mostly shallow water. An interactive play structure has a slide and water spray features. For older kids, a two-story slide with banks and turns offers fun for kids at least 48” tall. A small lazy river is fun for all ages, kids can swim in it or float with the provided inflatable swim rings or pool noodles. For the grown-ups, there is also a hot tub behind the play structure, and both dry and steam saunas in the family locker room.
We went on a Sunday afternoon and it was very crowded. Seating for non-swimming adults is scarce, with only few benches that were mostly taken, being stacked with other people’s swim bags and other gear. Behind the lazy river there are a couple of small tables with chairs. All the seating is close to the action, so don’t plan to stay completely dry!
For the price of five dollars, I thought this pool was definitely worth the price and the trip!
Guest Pass Rates are as follows:
Children (3-11) – $5.00
Teens (12-17) – $6.00
Adults (18-61) – $8.00
Seniors (62+) – $6.00
Schedule through June, 2017
PS If you liked this post we have even MORE great, indoor pools with fancy features and not-so-fancy prices, in a pool round up post here!
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