Outdoor Pools

Byrnes Pool

(319) 291-4453     1001 Campbell Ave
Mon-Fri: 1:00-4:30 pm & 6:30-8:30 pm
Sat & Sun: 1:00-4:30 pm & 5:30-7:30 pm
Adult Lap Swim: Mon-Sat 12:00 – 12:50 pm
Preschool Swim: Mon-Sat 12:00 – 12:50 pm

***Byrnes Pool opening is postponed due to an underground pipe break. We will provide updates to the public as repairs progress.***

Gates Pool

(319) 291-4458     620 E. Donald St
Daily:  1:00-5:00 pm
Gates Pool will open at 11am on June 1st.

***In order to accommodate the public, Gates and the SportsPlex hours will be expanded. The modified schedules are as follows:


Gates Preschool/Lap swim will be 12pm-12:50pm Monday-Saturday

Open Swim Monday-Friday: 1pm-4:30pm/6:30pm-8:30pm

Saturday and Sunday: 1pm-4:30pm/5:30pm-7:30pm

Please note, weekend night swim availability could vary as rentals already booked are honored.


Open Swim: Monday-Friday 1pm-4pm (can use outdoor pool pass for admittance or $5.00 walk in-cash only)

Open Night Swim: Monday-Thursday 6:30pm-8:15pm

 Daily Pool Admission Rates

2 Years & Up $4.00
Under 2 Years $1.00
Family Night Admission $10.00
Pre-School Swim $2.00

All patrons entering the pool must pay an admission fee regardless of intent to swim. All patrons must be wearing bathing apparel to be admitted for recreational swimming. KEY CARDS DO NOT APPLY TO DAILY POOL ADMISSIONS.

Season Pool Passes – 2019 Season Pool Pass letter

Season Pool Pass

A season pass allows unlimited use of both Byrnes and Gates Pools during Public Swimming and Lap Swim during the 2019 season. Passes are a Photo ID Badge that must be shown before entering. Anyone 2 years and up must be present to have their picture taken for their Photo ID Badge. If a family member is not present at the time of purchase to have their picture taken, they must come to the Cedar Valley SportsPlex at a later time in order to receive their Photo ID Badge. Lost Photo ID Badges may be replaced at a cost of $10.00 each. Passes may be purchased only at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex, 300 Jefferson St., beginning April 3rd.

Season Passes Regular Rate Rate Before May 13th
Family Pass (Total of 4 members) $99.00 + tax $89.00 + tax
Family Pass Additional Member $10.00 + tax $10.00 + tax
Family Pass w/ Waterloo Key Card $49.50 + tax NA
Additional Member W/ Key Card $10.00 + tax NA
Individual Pass (Ages 4-61) $44.00 + tax $39.00 + tax
Individual Pass w/ Waterloo Key Card $22.00 + tax NA
Senior (Ages 62 & Over) $10.00 + tax $9.00 + tax
10 Punch Pass $30.00 + tax NA
Pass Replacement $10.00 + tax NA

*Family Pass: For season pool pass purposes, we define a family as a father, mother, son or daughter relationship. To be included, children through the summer year of high school graduation. There will be an additional fee of $10.00 for every person over a family total of 4.

Pool pass privileges for any or all family members may be revoked for providing false or misleading information regarding immediate family. Pool passes are non-transferable. Refunds will not be issued after opening day of the pools.

Swimming Pool Policies

Swim Passes are for the use of the purchaser only. Verification of family members for season passes may be required. Season passes are for recreational swimming at the two municipal outdoor pools only. Pools usually close in August, depending on available staff. All children eight (8) years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult during recreational swimming.

No refunds issued for season passes.

Pre-School Swim at Byrnes Pool

Monday through Saturday, parents may bring their preschool-age children to Byrnes Pool for Preschool Swim. Preschool swim takes place 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM. Admission is $2.00 per preschooler, but parents swim free! Children must be 6 years or younger. Parents must swim with their children during this time.

Lap Swim at Byrnes Pool

Monday through Saturday, adults are invited to swim laps at Byrnes Pool. Admission is $2.00 per individual, and all swimmers must intend to swim laps only. SportsPlex members swim for free during this time. Lap swim takes place from 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM.

Family Swim

All your immediate family members may swim at Gates Pool on Sundays from 1:00-5:00 p.m. and at Byrnes Pool on Sundays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. for the bargain price of $10.00 for the entire family.

Pool Rentals

Gates Pool may be rented for a special event or party. Rental fee includes exclusive use of the pool and water slide, with lifeguards on duty. Pool Rental Rates:100 Swimmers or Less-$175, 101 or more Swimmers-$200. Larger groups may call our Office to inquire about a fee. For more information please contact Katy Moeller at kathryn.moeller@waterloo-ia.org[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]