Cottonwood Creek & Memorial Park Pool FAQ

General Questions

Do I have to buy a day pass if I'm already a Y member?

Access to all of our indoor pools are included with a YMCA membership. Nonmembers may purchase a day pass for the Cottonwood Creek and Memorial Park indoor pools. Day passes are $8/youth (ages 3-17), $10/adult (ages 18+), and $35/family (two adults and up to four children). Children ages two and under are free. All adults (18+) who are not YMCA members will need to present a government-issued photo ID upon arrival.  

Do you give refunds for inclement weather?

Pools will close temporarily for any lightning within 2 miles. At Cottonwood Creek & Memorial Park Family Center we will give a raincheck if the pool is closed for lightning within 30 minutes of your arrival.

Do you sell Nanny passes? Do I still have to pay if I'm not going to swim?

A nanny does not need to purchase a pass if they are not swimming. All children 6 and under need to have an adult in the water with them.

Can I make a reservation, call ahead or use a "Wait Away" program?

You may make reservations for large groups (20+) and birthday parties. We currently do not have a call ahead or wait away system at our indoor pools. We request two weeks notice for any group reservation larger than 20 and birthday parties.

Can someone else buy my day pass for me before I get there?

As long as the pool is not at capacity, another person can buy your day pass ahead of time if you will be joining them soon. You will need to present a government issued photo ID (if 18+) upon arrival.  

Why does my child need a swim band?

Swim bands are part of our method of providing a safe environment for every child. Nonmembers will receive a band daily and will be swim tested daily to be able to use the features that are required for each skill level. Members can wear previously earned neck bands and bring them to the pools. Member bands are determined by the most recent band noted in our system.


What can I bring?

Are floaties allowed?

You may bring Coast Guard approved floatation devices such as life jackets or puddle jumpers. Each pool has a limited supply of puddle jumpers you may borrow at no cost. Pool noodles and beach balls are allowed.

Inflatables and inner tubes are not allowed.

Can you bring food/a cooler? Do you sell food?

Food is not allowed in the pool area.

Can I bring water guns, beach balls, and other pool toys?

Yes, most pool toys are permitted at the outdoor pools. Hard balls such as tennis balls, footballs, etc, are not permitted.



Do you do birthday parties or rentals?

Yes! You may reserve a two-hour time block during public swim hours. Birthday parties can include up to 20 swimmers.


Pool Amenities

Do the indoor pools have lap lanes?

Yes! The Memorial Park Family Center YMCA offers lap swimming.

The lap pool at the Memorial Park Family Center includes 1-3 lanes available depending on other activities in the pool. It is 25 meters long, the depth begins at 4 feet and goes to 5 feet.

The Cottonwood Creek YMCA does not have lap lanes.

Do you offer swim lessons?

Yes! Check out dates and times at

Do you offer water exercise classes?

Yes! Please visit to view class times for water exercise. Water exercise classes are free to YMCA members. Nonmembers must purchase a day pass.

Do you have an area for kids/slides?

Cottonwood Creek YMCA has a wave pool, lazy river, whirlpool and a slide.

Memorial Park YMCA has a zero-depth entry, lazy river, kids play structure, hot tub and slide.

When is open swim?

Open swim hours for the Cottonwood Creek YMCA can be located here under the 'hours' tab.

Open swim hours for the Memorial Park YMCA can be located here under the 'hours' tab.


If you have any other questions, please contact the front desk at the Cottonwood Creek YMCA (719-385-6508)
or the Memorial Park YMCA (719-385-5984).

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