Looking for a pool near Lacey or Olympia, or maybe you live elsewhere in the South Sound and just want a new, fun place for the kids to swim?
Check out the pool at the Tanglewilde Recreation Center in Lacey. It’s the only pool in Thurston County open to the public.
It’s an outdoor pool, in a lovely, woodsy setting, and though it’s not operated by the parks department, it IS open to the public.
Yep! Anyone can buy a pass for a fun day of swimming. They also have lessons. Reader and pool assistant manager, Jackie, tipped me off to this fun spot and sent over these pics.
The pool is 25 yards long and 6 lanes wide. The shallow end is 3 feet deep, and the deep end is 12 feet. There are two diving boards and a separate kiddie pool area that is one foot deep. The family day pass rate is $5 per person, and once you have your wrist band, you can come and go as you please! Woot!
Update-When we first wrote this post food was permitted, but Mandy left a comment that they’ve changed that policy, at least pool side. No alcohol, of course. It’s family friendly (just one more thing to love)!
You should know that the pool sometimes reaches capacity. If you go and find it full, you can wait or maybe head to your Plan B (Long Lake would be a good one).
Not near you?