Stay cool this summer and year-round at some of these community swimming pools, water parks and splash pads in Ventura County and surrounding areas. For updates and additions, contact us!
Conejo Valley (Conejo Recreation & Park District)
Community Pool at Cal Lutheran University (Samuelson Aquatics Center) year-round facility. Recreational and lap swimming 7 days a week. Call 805.241.0894 or visit www.crpd.org. Only $2 ($1 for 62+). Current schedule at www.crpd.org/parkfac/aquatics/hoursnfees.asp. Closed 7/24-7/28 for swim meet.
Newbury Park High School Community Swimming Pool is at 456 Reino Road and offers recreational swimming 6 days/week from 6/15/13 to 8/23/13, Mon-Fri 1-4PM, Sat 12:30PM-3:30PM (6/15 to 8/3 only) and Monday nights 7-9PM. Only $2 ($1 for 62+). Call 805.498.6906 or visit www.crpd.org.
Thousand Oaks High School Community Swimming Pool is at 2323 N. Moorpark Road and offers recreational swimming Mon to Fri from 6/17/13 to 8/23/13, Mon-Fri 1-4PM and Wed 7-9PM. Only $2 ($1 for 62+). Call 805.496.8564 or visit www.crpd.org.
Free open swim at all of the above CRPD pools from noon to 4pm on the 4th of the July.
Conejo Valley - Other
Daland Swim School in Thousand Oaks offers group and individual lessons.
Conejo Valley YMCA in Thousand Oaks heated indoor swimming pool open 7 days/week.
Triunfo YMCA in Westlake Village heated indoor swimming pool open M-F.
Miller Family YMCA in Newbury Park heated indoor swimming pool open 7 days/week.
Childrens' Splash Pad/Water Area at Oak Canyon Community Park, 5600 Hollytree Drive, Oak Park. Open 7 days/week from Memorial Day weekend thru last day of September 10am to 7pm. 818.865.9304
Kids love the Interactive Fountain at Janss Marketplace.
Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District offers a large community swimming pool at Rancho Simi Community Park, 1765 Royal Avenue. Open 7 days a week, hours vary. Summer weekday hours 6/13/13-8/16/13 are M-F 1-4PM and Fri nights 7-9PM. Summer weekend hours 6/15/13-10/6/13 are 1-4PM. Admission age 3 and up is $3 ($1 for 65+). Visit www.rsrpd.org/rec/aquatics/swimtimes.html or call 805.584.4436.
Childrens' Splash Pad Area at Rancho Tapo Community Park, 3700 Avenida Simi. Open 11am to 5pm, 7 days a week, from Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend. FREE! Visit www.rsrpd.org/rec/aquatics/swimtimes.html or call 805.584.4400.
Simi Valley Family YMCA heated indoor swimming pool open 7 days/week.
Pleasant Valley Aquatic Center offers an indoor swimming pool and an outdoor splash zone for the kids. Daily recreational swimming offered during summer months. $3 for ages 4+, free to ages 3 and under and $2.50 ages 60+. Visit www.pvrpd.org/recreation/aquatic/schedule.asp or call 805.987.8198 for info/schedule. Upcoming 2013 pool closure dates are 5/18, 6/15, 8/3, 8/4, 8/26-9/8. Recreational swim every Friday 6:30PM-8:30pm for $1! Family Float Nights on 6/28 (Zzyzx Cafe) and 7/19 (Jersey Mikes) from 6:30PM to 8:30PM $4/person featuring swimming and dinner.
Camarillo Family YMCA heated indoor swimming pool open 7 days/week. Call 805.484.0423.
Oxnard Aquatic Center is at Oxnard High School, 3400 W. Gonzales Road. Open swimming and lessons are available. Visit www.ouhsd.k12.ca.us/educational_services/athletics/aquatics/index.htm or call 805.278.0910.
Ventura and Up the Coast
Ventura Community Park Aquatics Center has a competition pool, playground pool, two slides, fun, fun, fun! Open swim free for under 2, $3 ages 2 to 5, 62+ and $5 for 6 to 61. Discounted multi-use splash passes available. Visit www.cityofventura.net/cs/recreation/aquatics or call 805.654.7511 for details. Planned 2013 closure dates are 6/2, 6/9 and 6/27-6/30.
Family Float Nights 2013 at Ventura Aquatics Center planned for 6/14, 6/21, 7/5, 7/12, 7/26, 8/9 from 6:45-8:45pm. Dive in Movie Nights are 7/19, 8/2 and 8/16 from 7:30-9:30pm (movies start at 8pm). $3 for all ages; free for under 2 years.
Casitas Water Adventure is open all summer with a multi-level jungle gym with waterfalls, bridges and slides in a lagoon in water only up to 18" deep for little kids and a lazy river with waterfalls, bridges and jet sprays with inner tubes for the whole family. Open Memorial Day weekend (5/25/13) through Labor Day weekend. Sunday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday/Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 805.649.2233 or visit www.casitaswater.org/lower.php?url=water-adventure for details. Cost is $12 per person all day or just $5 if you come during the last 2 hours.
Ventura Family YMCA has 2 indoor heated swimming pools and is open 7 days/week.
Carpinteria Community Pool is located at 5305 Carpinteria Avenue. Day passes are $4 for kids, $6 for adults, $4.50 for seniors. Recreational swimming is Mon-Fre 11 am to 2pm. Visit www.carp-pool.com or call 805.566.2417 for information.
Other Places Around Town
The Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center located at 23400 Park Sorrento is open 7 days/week. Only $3 for adults, $2 for seniors $1 for kids under 13. Pool hours vary. Visit www.calabasastsc.com/aquatic.html or call 818.222.2782. Pools heated to 82 degrees year-round.
Malibu Community Pool at Malibu High School, 30215 Morning View Drive is open 7 days/week during the summer. Outdoor pool heated to 82 degrees. $3 per person. Visit www.malibucity.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/DetailGroup/navid/174/cid/3754/ or call 310.589.1933 for details.
The Fillmore Aquatic Center at 575 1st Street is open for recreational swimming Monday through Saturday from Noon-4pm ($3/person, under 2 years is free) during summer months. More information at http://fillmoreca.com/fac.htm or 805.524.4902.
The Ojai Recreation Department hosts public recreational swimming at Villanova Preparatory School, 12096 North Ventura Avenue, from 6/17/13 to 7/27/13. Hours/fees in 2013 are 11:30AM-3PM Mon thru Thurs ($5/person) and 1-4PM on Saturdays from 6/29 to 7/27 ($5/person). Visit www.ojairec.com or call 805.646.5581 for more information.
And let's not forget the incredible BEACHES close by! CLICK HERE for links to over 40 publicly accessible beaches throughout Ventura County, going north to Carpinteria and south to Malibu.
Water Parks Outside of Ventura County
Knott's Soak City in Buena Park (about 70 miles from Thousand Oaks)
Legoland Water Park in Carlsbad opened in May 2010 (135 miles from Thousand Oaks)
Raging Waters Water Park in San Dimas (75 miles from Thousand Oaks)
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Valencia (50 miles from Thousand Oaks)
Wild Rivers Waterpark in Irvine (95 miles from Thousand Oaks)