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COVID-19 Update

Due to health concerns, all Community Centers, Senior Centers and Pools are closed to the general public. We are working with local health officials to determine when and how it is safe to reopen to the public. For more information, please contact the Parks and Neighborhoods Administration Office at 901-636-4200

To begin the Lifeguarding Course Online, please visit the American Red Cross Online Learning Center for the Lifeguarding Curriculum HERE

We will begin another class when our facilities re-open to the public. The class is tentatively scheduled for April 7 – May 7, Tuesdays and Thursdays 5 pm – 9 pm at Bickford Aquatic Facility.

Let us know if you are interested in the class by filling out the form below:

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Our Mission: To provide comprehensive aquatic program opportunities to the citizens of Memphis. 

Indoor Pools:

  • Bickford Aquatic Center, 235 Henry Avenue, 901-578-3732. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Hickory Hill Aquatic Center, 3910 Ridgeway Road, 901-566-9685. Summer Hours:  Monday – Friday noon – 6 p.m. free swim; 6-8 p.m. swim lessons and classes. Winter hours:  Monday-Friday, noon-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 -11 a.m. swim lessons and classes, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. free swim.  
  • Orange Mound Community Center Pool (ages 55 and older, except during summer season), 2590 Park Avenue, 901-576-6622. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. seniors only; 1-6 p.m.
  • Raymond Skinner Pool (physically challenged only), 712 Tanglewood Street, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (break for lunch, noon-1:00 p.m.); water aerobics 4-6 p.m.

Swim Lessons

  • Swim lessons for children: Monday through Friday, 6-6:45 p.m. for two weeks. $25 a session
  • Swim lessons for adults: Monday through Friday, 6-6:45 p.m. for two weeks. $48 a session
  • Call 901-566-9685 for locations

All swimmers on swim team or taking a swim class must fill out an Aquatic Activity Registration Form prior to class at a city pool. Please download the form by clicking the link above, or pick up a form at your local pool.

Water Aerobics
These classes are offered Monday through Thursday from 6-7 p.m. and on Saturday from 9-10 a.m. These sessions are held at the Hickory Hill Community Center location only. The fees per session are: $5 for individuals under 55 years of age and $3 for individuals 55 and older. All participants must have a city-issued pool card in order to participate. Newcomers are allowed to take the first session complimentary on Tuesday or Thursday from -7 p.m.

Pool rentals: The pool can be rented Monday – Friday after 8 p.m., on Saturday after 1 p.m. and on Sunday anytime before midnight. Please call 547-8018 for more pool rental information.

Rental Fees for City Aquatic Facilities

Pool party room rentals are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (regular pool operational hours). Rooms have direct access to the pool and the room can host 15-30 people. The aquatic staff sets up the room, the renters bring in their own food, drink and therefore can enjoy the pool at the same time. Cost: $100 for two hours in addition to a $100 refundable cleaning deposit.

Aquatic Centers only accept cashiers checks or money orders, payable to the City of Memphis.

Outdoor Pools: These pools are open during the summer. Information about the 2020 summer pool season will be available soon.

L.E. Brown Pool617 S. Orleans527-3620
Charles Morris Pool1225 Brown272-0327
Douglass Pool1616 Ash323-3542
Ed Rice Pool2907 N. Watkins353-0627
Gaisman Pool4223 Macon374-9182
Gooch Pool1974 Hunter276-9685
Lester Pool317 Tillman323-2261
Pine Hill Pool973 Alice947-2978
Raleigh Pool3678 Powers372-1930
Riverview Pool182 Joubert948-7609
Tom Lee Pool328 Peach527-3748
Westwood Pool833 Western Park789-6275
Willow Pool4777 Willow Rd.763-2917


CONTACT US

Christopher Wells, Aquatics Supervisor

Aquatics Administration
235 Henry Ave
Memphis, TN 38108
901-578-3732