Cool Off at Marin Community Pools 2015

June 2, 2015

Looking for a pool in Marin to keep cool on a warm summer day? Here's our list of swimming pools throughout the county that are open to the public and offer drop-in recreational swim hours for families.

All schedules and drop-in fees are accurate at the time of publishing, but are subject to change and cancellation without notice. It always helps to give them a call to confirm hours and prices before you go. If you know of another local drop-in swim facility that you don't see in our roster here, please let us know and we'll add it to the list.


  • College of Marin Kentfield Campus Pool
    Physical Education Facility
    835 College Avenue, Kentfield
    (415) 485-9578

    June 15–July 26 (closed July 4)
    Monday–Sunday 1–6 pm

    Drop-in Fees
    Adults $6, children and students $5, seniors 55+ $4. Cash and check only. Parking permits are required and can be purchased at a cost of $3 per day.

Mill Valley

  • Homestead Valley Community Association Pool
    315 Montford Ave, Mill Valley
    (415) 388-0137

    Spring hours: April 18–June 14
    Open swim Tuesday and Thursday 4–6 pm, Wednesday and Friday 3-6 pm, and Saturday and Sunday noon–6 pm

    Summer hours:
    June 16–August 17
    Open swim Tuesday–Friday 1–6 pm, Saturday, noon–5 pm, and Sunday noon–6 pm; family swim Friday 6–7 pm,

    Drop-in Fees:

    Homestead residents: adults $8, seniors 65+ and children under 16 $7, babies under 2 free, non-swimmers in pool area $3
    Non-residents: adults $10, seniors 65+ and children under 16 $9, babies under 2 free, non-swimmers in pool area $5
  • Mill Valley Community Center Pool
    180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley
    (415) 383-1370

    Spring hours: March 9–June 14
    General/open swim Saturday and Sunday 12:15-4:55 pm.
    Summer hours: June 15–August 14
    General/open swim Monday–Friday 1:30–4:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 12:15–4:55 pm. Children must be 48 inches tall to ride the water slide.

    Drop-in Fees

    City of Mill Valley residents: youth 2–18 $7, adults 19–59 $9, seniors 60+ $8
    Non-residents: youth $8, adults $10, seniors $9

  • Tamalpais High School Pool
    700 Miller Avenue
    (415) 945-3730

    Summer hours: June 15–August 8
    Open family swim Monday–Thursday 1–3 pm, Saturday, 2–4 pm

    Drop-in fee: $7


  • College of Marin: Indian Valley Campus
    1800 Ignacio Boulevard
    (415) 883-2211 x8260

    Open June 15–August 6 (closed July 4)
    Monday–Thursday noon–4 pm

    Drop-in fees:
    Adults $6, children and students $5, seniors 55+ $4.
    Cash or check only. Lifeguards will be on duty. Parking permits are required; $3 per day.

  • Hamilton Pool
    203 El Bonito Drive
    (415) 485-3344

    Summer hours: June 1–August 17
    Public swim Saturday and Sunday 10:30 am–6 pm; Monday–Thursday 1–7:30 pm; Friday 1–6:30 pm
    Drop-in Fees
    Novato residents: adults 16+ $5, youth 1+ $4
    Non-residents: adults $9, youth $7


  • Novato High School Pool
    625 Arthur Street
    (415) 892-2269

    June 15–August 8. Recreational swim, lap swim, and swim lessions Monday–Saturday, noon–4 pm.
    Drop-in Fees
    Adults 16+ $5, youth up to 16 and seniors 55+ $4, Novato and San Marin High School students with ID $3.

San Rafael

  • Marinwood Community Center Pool
    775 Miller Creek Road, San Rafael
    (415) 479-2335


    Summer hours: June 15–October 16
    Monday–Friday 12:30 to 5:30 pm, Saturday, Sunday, and 4th of July 11 am–6 pm (slides open at noon)

    Drop-in fees:

    Marinwood residents: youths 18 and under and seniors 60+ $6, adults $7
    Non-residents: youths 18 and under and seniors $7, adults $8

  • McNear’s Beach Pool
    201 Cantera Way, San Rafael
    (415) 446-4424

    Open May 23–September 7
    Wednesday–Friday 11 am–5 pm; Saturday and Sunday 11 am–6 pm

    Drop-in fee

    Swimming pool fee is $5 per person; $8 per vehicle parking fee on weekdays and $10 per vehicle on weekends.

  • Terra Linda Community Pool
    670 Del Ganado Road, San Rafael
    (415) 485-3344

    Late spring hours: June 1–14
    Early summer hours: June 15–July 11
    Tot pool: Monday– Thursday, 10 am–6:30 pm, Friday 11 am–6:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8 am–6 pm
    Public swim: Monday–Thursday noon–6:30 pm; Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11 am–6 pm
    Late summer hours: July 12–August 29
    Tot pool: Monday–Thursday, 10 am–7:30 pm, Friday 11 am–6pm, Saturday and Sunday 8 am–6 pm
    Public swim: Monday–Thursday noon–7:30 pm; Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11 am–6 pm

    Drop-in fees:
    San Rafael residents: adults 16 and older $5, youth 1+ $4
    Non-residents: adults $9 and youth $7

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