Holmes Aquatic Center

Holmes Aquatic CenterThe Holmes Aquatic Center is located at 3501 Lovers Lane within Curtis Park. The complex offers a 50-meter pool, a giant water slide, 3-and 1-meter diving boards, and a walk-in ramp to aid handicapped accessibility. A separate pool, with an aerated fountain and shaded area, is available for younger children.

The complex is open from late May through Labor Day. The facility is available for University Park residents and those who reside in the Highland Park Independent School District only. Jump into summer with our Aquatic Programs! We offer swim lessons for children ages 3 and older. We also have a swim team for swimmers ages 5 to 17.

Adjacent to the existing children's pool and approximately 1,500 square feet in size, a zero-depth playground automatically distributes water to more than 25 spray and water features so that younger children can safely spray, splash and slosh the day away.

Ready to take a dive at the Holmes Aquatic Center this summer? The pool is officially open for the season! 

Pool Passes

Pool passes can be purchased in person during operating hours at the Holmes Aquatic Center or online using an existing RecTrac account.

If you had a 2022 season pass, you can use the same key tag to access the pool this year!

Pool Pass Prices 

Resident - $70
Non-Resident - $150
Military Resident - $40
Military Non-Resident - $40
Senior Resident - $40
Senior Non-Resident - $80

End of Summer Hours

Family Open Swim 

  • August 7 - August 12 
    • Monday through Saturday - 9am to 9pm
    • Sunday (August 13) - 12pm to 8pm
  • August 13 - September 3 (Weekends only)
    • Saturday - 9am to 8pm
    • Sunday - 12pm to 8pm
  • September 4 (Labor Day) - 12pm to 8pm

Senior Swim

  • August 7 - September 3
    • Monday through Saturday - 7:30 to 9am
    • Sunday - 11am to Noon
  • September 4 - September 30 
    • Monday through Friday - 7:30 to 9am

Makos Swim Team

  • Session I - Monday through Friday, 7 to 7:50am
  • Session II - Monday through Friday, 9:10 to 10am 

Shark School 

  • Monday through Friday - 9:15 to 10am

Baby Sharks

  • Tuesday & Thursday - 9:15 to 10am


Makos Swim Team

Calling all swimmers! Join our Makos Swim Team and take your skills to the next level. Whether you're a beginner or returning, our experienced coaches will guide you to success.

There are two practice sessions you can choose from:

7:00 - 7:50am

9:10 - 10:00am

The Makos are scheduled to participate in four dual/tri meets, and one championship meet.

View a full list of the dates and locations, and sign up for Makos on RecTrac!

Swim Lessons

Enroll your child in our swim lessons and watch them gain confidence and skill in the water. Our instructors create a fun and safe environment for kids of all ages to learn and grow.

Swim lessons are divided into two sections, Baby Sharks (age 2 and under) and Shark School (age 3+). Baby Sharks is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Shark School is held Monday - Thursday.

There are four sessions to choose from this summer:

Session 1: June 5 - June 15

Session 2: June 19 - June 29

Session 3: July 10 - July 20

Session 4: July 24 - August 3

Secure your spot today by signing up through RecTrac!

For questions regarding the city's aquatic facility, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department office at 214-987-5488.