Cool off at these 19 pools and splash pads in Birmingham this summer

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Homewood Community pool will open to the citizens of Homewood on Memorial Day weekend. (Christine Hull / Bham Now)

What time is it? Summertime! Dip in these pools and splash pads around Birmingham for fabulous pool times.

BTW: Some of these pools are not public. You’ll have to become a member or be a resident. Be sure to call the pool ahead of time to double-check!

1. Norwood Swimming Pool

Norwood is still open and ready for a swim.

2. Underwood Swimming Pool

It’s getting hotter out, which means it’s the perfect season to take a dip in the pool. Call ahead for Birmingham City pools for hours.

3. Memorial Park Recreation Center

Want to be a lifeguard? Apply to protect any Birmingham City pool.

Click here for more community pools in Birmingham!

4. Homewood Central Community Pool

IMG 2175 Cool off at these 19 pools and splash pads in Birmingham this summer
Homewood Community Pool in West Homewood. (Christine Hull / Bham Now)

Take a dip in the pool on May 21st when Homewood Community Pool opens to the public for the season.

5. The Pool + Splash Pad at Patriot Park

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Make a splash! (Patriot Park)

Located at Patriot Par, the pool and splash pad will open on May 22nd—be there for fabulous summer fun!

6. Hoover Community Center

All pool users are required to have a full membership to use the pool.

7. Wald Park Pool

Wald Park
Vestavia Hills Aquatic Complex. (Stuart Franco / Bham Now)

Call ahead to book a spot at the pool. It stays busy!

8. Birmingham CrossPlex

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Make a splash. (Birmingham Crossplex)

The pool at the Birmingham CrosssPlex has ten 50-meter lanes and 20 25-yard lanes for maximum swimming fun. Host your next pool event here!

9. Beneful Alabaster Dream Dog Park

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Puppy time! (Angela Roberson Reardon)

The dog park is carpeted with synthetic turf, features separate off-leash areas for small and large dogs, water splash pads, tunnels and hoops, a miniature fetch football field, a walking course and more.

10. Birmingham Zoo Splash Pad

The Zoo is a wonderful way to fill with your time with adventure, but did you know there is a splash pad as weel? Cool off with your fam after touring the zoo—you’ll appreciate the refreshing water.

11. Center Point Splash Pad

Center Point is open for rentals, so plan a small gathering with friends or family for the ultimate splash pad experience.

12. Celebration Park

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Adventure time! (Bham Now)

Driving to Gardendale? Take a break from the heat at this splash pad. Fun awaits you!

13. Hoover Metropolitan Complex

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The best part—it’s free. (Hoover Metropolitan Complex)

The latest addition to the Hoover Met is free and fun. This splash pad will keep you and your kids entertained for hours.

14. Leeds Splash Pad

Re-opening alert! (Leeds)

Leeds Splash Pad is back! Join them on their opening day on Saturday, May 28.

15. Midfield City Park

Just south of Fairfield, you’ll find the quaint little town of Midfield. Don’t forget to visit the park to cool off.

16. Pell City Splash Pad at Lakeside Park

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The loml—water fun. (Pell City)

If you’re looking for fun AND adventure, then visit Pell City’s slash pad. You’ll always find something to do.

17. Pinson Bicentennial Park

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Who’s ready for the season? (Pinson City)

Run around, safely, at the coolest park in Pinson City.

18. Sicard Hollow Sports Complex

Take a break from the summer heat at this complex in Vestavia. You’ll want to make this your go-to summer hang out spot.

19. Birchtree Swim & Racquet Club

The pool opens on May 25th, dive in!

You’ll want to confirm hours and admission details for all of these pools and splash pads by calling ahead. Sometimes holidays or events can change the park’s hours.

Contributors to this piece include Patience Itson + Sharron Swain.

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