Wilson Park Pool
Wilson Park Pool is closed for the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 virus. Pleas follow the City of Fayetteville COVID-19 Updates and Reopening Information Page for more information.
Tucked into one of Fayetteville's most popular parks, the Wilson Park Pool is surrounded by shade trees and beautiful landscaping. The pool provides a very pleasant atmosphere for your swimming experience.
Fayetteville's only municipal pool is operated by the Parks and Recreation Department and offers recreational swimming, instructional swim lessons, fitness opportunities, and family swim times. Concessions are available.
For more information, please call the pool house during the season at 479-442-2641 or the Parks and Recreation Department office during the off-season at 479-444-3471.
Dive-In Movies Return!
The popular Dive-in Movies at Wilson Park Pool returns June 14. Come out and enjoy a family-friendly film, concessions, and a chance to win giveaways one Friday night each month! Click here for 2019 movie schedule.
- Daily Youth - $3
- Daily Adult - $4
- Family Swim - $8 per/family (only available during family swim designated times)
- Punch Pass (10 Visits) - $35
- Season Adult - $75
- Season Family - $135* (family of 5) $10.00 fee per each additional family member added
Fayetteville Parks and Recreation teaches hundreds of swim lessons every year. These lessons are available to children and adults of all skill levels.
Lessons are 30 minutes in length and run in two week increments Monday - Thursday, with Friday reserved for weather related make-up sessions.
There are 5 sessions available throughout the summer.
Each session has 4 time options (9:45-10:15am, 10:20-10:50am, 11:00-11:30am, 4:45-5:15pm, or 5:20-5:50pm).
The cost is $50 for a 2 week session.
In order to maintain our instructor:swimmer ratio, swimmers will not be allowed to switch levels, unless space is available. Please make sure that your swimmer is being registered for the correct session, based on descriptions below.
New for 2020 swim lesson season - parents will not be allowed on shallow end of the deck, once lessons have started. This helps your little swimmer and our instructors focus on learning and developing good swim techniques. Parents are welcome to sit in the concession area or near the diving well during lessons.
Parent Tot (ages 6 months to 2 years): The purpose of parent and child aquatics is to teach safe behaviors around the water and develop swimming readiness by leading parents and their children in water exploration activities with the objective of having fun and becoming comfortable in, on or around water. We use a one instructor to 8 participant ratio for these classes. Remember both parent/guardian and little tot are in the water together.
Preschool (ages 3 & 4 years old): Preschool aquatics aims to promote the developmentally appropriate learning of fundamental water safety and aquatic skills by young children. We use a one instructor to three swimmer ratio for these classes.
Level 1: (ages 5 & older): Introduction to water skills. Orients participants to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills. Helps participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices around water. Skills: put face in water, blow bubbles, stay under for 10 seconds. We use a one instructor to three swimmer ratio for these classes.
Level 2: (ages 5 & older): Builds on the basic aquatic skills and water safety concepts learned in Level 1 Skills: Level 1 + flutter kick with feet, paddle with arms, float on back and stomach, jump into deep water. We use a one instructor to eight swimmer ratio for these classes.
Level 3: (ages 5 & older): Comfortable in water and possesses basic abilities to swim. Skills: Level 2 + dive from side of pool, dive off board, display some form of elementary backstroke, front-crawl, back-crawl. We use a one instructor to eight swimmer ratio for these classes.
Private/Adult Swim Lessons: Private lessons are available, for both adults and children, by request, during normal swim lesson times. Please register online and one of our swim instructors will contact you about setting up a schedule that works for you. Private classes are $20 per half hour.
2020 Lesson Schedule
Session 1 June 1 - 11
Session 2 June 15 - 25
Session 3 June 29 - July 10
Session 4 July 13 - 23
Session 5 July 27 - Aug 6
Online registration will open March 2nd for the 2020 Pool Season.
Swim lesson registrations are non-refundable, unless otherwise approved by Program Manager. Fees may be transferred and applied to another lesson slot, if space permits. All transfers must fall within the same pool season. All refunds will accrue a 10% administrative fee.Register Online for Swim Lessons!
Pool Rental Options:
Private (After Hours) Full Pool Rental - Rent the entire pool for a private pool party! Prices start at $200 for 2 hours. Max of 400 people.
Private (After Hours) 1/2 Pool Rental - Share the pool with another group for a private pool party. Each group will have their own "Party Pod" area with a 20' shaded area for food, cake and drinks! Prices start at $100 with a Max of 200 people.
Public Swim Party Pods - Reserve one of our two 20' shaded areas during Open Swim/Family Swim for groups of up to 25 people. $100 for 2 hours.
Due to COVID-19 virus, reservations will currently be unavailable until 8am on May 15th at this time. Parks is awaiting guidelines from the Arkansas Department of Health, which regulates public pools in the state. Reservations are normally available Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. 100% of rental fees are due at reservation.
Available times for rentals are:
Sunday 10am-1pm & 6pm-10pmOnline Pool Reservations
Day Care/Group/Camp Reservations
Wilson Pool can accommodate group reservations within normal business hours. Please notify the pool 5 days prior to ensure there are enough staff for your group. Wilson Pool Seasonal Number 479-442-2641. Off-Season Parks & Recreation Office number is 479-444-3471.
Wilson Park Wahoos Swim Team
The Wilson Park Wahoos summer developmental swim team is full of fun, skill building, and some friendly competition with other area summer league programs! This program replaced our level 4 swim lessons, as we bring in quality coaches, longer sessions, more sessions, and includes some FUN swim meets! For ages 5-7, the swimmer must be able to swim across the pool unassisted. For other ages, this is desired, but is not a requirement. All swimmers will be assessed for skills at their first practice.
Surface Wahoos - for 5-7 year old swimmers. Due to pool depth, swimmers must be able to swim across the Wilson Park Pool unassisted. Practices will focus on freestyle and backstroke, learning to breathe on the side/back, building swimming endurance, and diving.
Malani Wahoos - for 8-9 year old swimmers. Practices for the 8&under group will focus on improving freestyle with side breathing, backstroke, building swimming endurance, and diving. Flip-turns, breaststroke, and butterfly will also be introduced. It is recommended that your child be able to swim across the pool unassisted, but this is not required.
Torpeo Wahoos - for the 10 & older swimmers. Practices for this group will focus on improving all strokes, dives, flip-turns, and building swimming endurance. It is recommended that your child be able to swim across the pool unassisted, but this is not required.
Session 1: June 2nd - June 27th
Session 2: June 30th - July 30th. No classes on July 4th.
Ages 5-7: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:45pm - 6:45pm, Saturdays 11:00am - Noon
Ages 8-9: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30pm - 7:30pm, Saturdays 10:15am - 11:15am
Ages 10-16: Tuesday and Thursdays 7:15pm - 8:15pm, Saturdays: 9:30am - 10:30am
Saturday, June 13 (appr 8 am) - Wilson Park hosts HarBer at Mount Sequoyah.
Saturday, June 20 (appr 8 am) - Wilson Park at Rogers Aquatic Park
Saturday, July 11 (appr 8 am) - Wilson Park at the Jones Center
Saturday, July 25 (appr 8 am) - Wilson Park at the Rogers Aquatic Park
Registration Opens March 2nd at 8am.
Wilson Park Pool Passes Can Now Be Purchased Online!
Pool Passes are good throughout the pool season (Memorial Day - Labor Day) during Open Swim, Family Swim and Lap Swim only. Passes are not valid for Dive-In Movies, Drool in the Pool, and any other special events.
- Punch Pass (10 Visit) $35
- Adult Pool Pass $75
- Family Pool Pass $135 (family of 5). $10 per each additional family member
Pass Options: Card or Key Fob - One per pass purchase.
Save Time in the Line: Purchase your pass online in advance. We will have your pass available at the pool! We can take your picture at the pool or you can upload one that you choose to your account. To do this, log into your account and select "account" and then hover over picture next to your name and click on "change avatar.
Drool in the Pool is held on Labor Day each year. This is the last event in the pool for the summer before we close down for the season. All dogs must be well mannered, have current proof of rabies vaccination, and be either spayed or neutered. Dogs are $10 each and owners are free! Prizes and giveaways will be handed out for various competitions. For more information please call Parks at 479-444-3471.
Purchase Tickets in Advance Here - Available August 2020