With temperatures expected to be above 100 degrees this weekend, a National Weather Service heat advisory is forecast to remain in effect through Monday. In addition to drinking lots of water, the water is the place to be when it’s hot, hot, hot. There are a number of swimming pools throughout the valley where your family can have some fun and cool off this weekend – and this summer. And if you’re looking for swim lessons for your little ones, make sure to check out our list of classes.
Calistoga Community Pool
Open now through August 13
Monday-Thursday, 1-4 pm; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 pm (recreational swim)
Daily fees are $5/adults, youth 2-17 are free; 10-visit pass or season pass options
Calistoga Community Pool is actually two pools, one that is ideal for younger children as the entire pool is shallow and has a wading area, and the second, deeper with an excellent diving board. The pool is open from early morning to evening with a variety of activities including lap swim, swim lessons, and more. We’ve shared the hours for recreational swim, when the pool is open to all ages. And on Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 11 am is Aqua Tots, designated pooltime for you and your toddler! Pool toys will be available for fun in the small pool.
Makai Swim School, Napa
Open now through September 30
Mon-Thurs, Noon-4 pm and 7-9 pm; Fridays, Noon-5 pm; Saturdays, noon-9 pm; Sundays, 9 am-9 pm
Daily drop-in is $10 per person or annual memberships are available
Makai Swim School offers open swim when there are no classes. Practice swimming with your child before or after scheduled lessons in this 90-degree pool, where a lifeguard is always on duty. Snacks and coffee, including Shave Ice, a Hawaiian cold treat, are available for purchase at the snack bar.
Napa High School, Napa
Opens June 13 (through August 4)
Monday-Thursday and Saturday from 1-4 pm
City of Napa residents are welcome to use the pool at Napa High School for recreational swim while the school is on summer break. Individual day passes are $3 and season passes are available for $20.
Philip West Aquatics Center, American Canyon
Open now through October 1
Saturdays and Sundays, 2-5 pm
Daily swim fee of $4 for adults and $3 for kids; and summer passes available; discount for American Canyon residents The Aquatics Center features a 25-yard swimming pool, wading pool, snack bar, open turf areas, chaise lounges and usually lots of sun! Red Cross-certified lifeguards are always on duty.
Yountville Community Pool, Yountville
Opens June 17 through August 15
Tuesday-Sunday, Noon-4 pm; Weekends only from 8/20-9/5
Yountville Residents and Family Pass holders have additional free open swim times Saturday and Sunday evenings, June 25-September 3, from 4 to 6 pm
Daily entrance fees are $6 for adults and $4 for youth; season passes available; discount for Yountville residents
Healthy snacks available at the snack bar. The Yountville Community Pool offers a party area that can be reserved during recreational swim hours for your party or group. For $100, the area can be used for up to four hours for your group of up to 20 people and includes picnic tables and early entrance for set up.
In Shape Napa
Indoor Pool: Monday-Friday, 2-4 pm, Saturday-Sunday, 11 am-3 pm; Outdoor Pool: dawn until dusk
You have to be a member of the gym to use the pool, but if you’re look for indoor and outdoor pools to make a splash or swim some laps, In Shape is a good option.
Napa County Swim Holes (and Bothe’s Pool) – courtesy of Napa County Regional Park & Open Space District
Napa River Ecologic Reserve
Located on Yountville Cross Road the Eco Reserve is a valley flood oak woodland with river access to cool off during these hot summer months.
Moore Creek Park
The Moore Creek Trail follows Moore Creek up a canyon and at the end of the trail and down the creek are natural pools for you to take a dip and cool down from your hike.
Oak Shores Day Use Area
Lake Berryessa is open for business and Oak Shores is a fantastic spot for a lake-side picnic and swimming areas.
Bothe Napa Valley State Park
If you are looking for a pool to cool off in, don’t forget the spring fed pool at Bothe.