Aquatics

Civic Center Indoor Main PoolThe City has closed the Civic Center, Fieldhouse and all Rec. Dept. buildings effective today, March 16th at 5:00 p.m. due to the Governor’s latest recommendations. For updates, please refer to this website and Facebook page.

The City of Independence park complex offers both indoor and outdoor swimming facilities. You can review the following schedules for swim time availability.



The Indoor Pool at the Civic Center is open year-round and includes the following amenities: 

  • Main Pool - 6 lanes, 25 yards, 3 Civic Center Indoor Activity Pool1/2 to 5 feet deep
  • Activity Pool - Zero depth to 3 feet deep
  • Whirlpool
  • Steam Room
  • Sauna

The Indoor Pool hosts a variety of water exercise classes, as well as occasional special events for families, such as our Spring 'Diving For Eggs' program. The Indoor Pool is also host to the Independence High School Swim Team - scheduled times for practices and meets are posted during the winter season. Usage of the Indoor Pool facilities is included in the Civic Center membership.

The Outdoor Pool, located in Elmwood Park, is open Memorial Day through Labor Day and includes the following amenities:

  • Main Pool
    • 8 lanes, 50 meters, 3-1/2 - 6 feet
  • Additional 2 feet deep area
  • Diving
    • One high dive
    • Two 1-meter boards
  • Activity Pool
    • Zero depth entry to 3-1/2 feet deep
    • Play structure and water slide
    • Water cannons
  • Whirlpool

We offer a variety of programs throughout the year, including water exercise and water aerobics classes encompassing multiple abilities, American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instruction and Lifeguard Classes, and more. For more information on our current roster of classes, click below.

For additional aquatics programs, see below or contact  Aquatics Manager, April Lemke 

Learn-to-Swim

Swim Team

Scuba