Pool Locations

The City of Escondido operates its Aquatics programs out of two pool facilities conveniently located through out the City. Each facility is home to our Open Swim and Learn to Swim programs.      

James A Stone Pool
131 West Woodward Avenue

Escondido, CA 92025
 

Washington Park Pool
501 North Rose Street

Escondido, CA 92027

 

 

                   
Lap Swim 
 
Our Lap Swim hours have expanded this Winter / Spring Season!

These outdoor activities are the perfect way to support physical distancing and improve health and wellbeing. So whether you've been swimming for years, or are looking to incorporate something new into your fitness routine come visit us at James Stone Pool!

Lap Swim is available Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday in 3 session blocks at the James Stone Pool.

Session 1: 7 A.M. - 7:45 A.M.

Session 2: 8 A.M. - 8:45 A.M.

Session 3 : 9 A.M. - 9:45 A.M.

Session blocks are reservable up to 7 days in advance, and reserving a lane ahead of time is highly recommended. 

Fees: $5 drop in - cash only, due at the pool

          $40 Punch pass of 10 swims -Click here to purchase online or $40 cash due at the pool 

Season Dates: January 19 - May 23, 2021 

Info/ Policies:

  • The James Stone Pool in Grape Day park is 25 Meters in length and has 6 swim lanes. The shallow end of the pool is 3 feet, and the deep end is 10 feet.
  • We are currently limited to 6 reservations per 45 minute session due to Public Health Order restrictions.
  • Reservations are available 7 days in advance starting at 8 am.
  • Your reservation grants you entrance to the facility. Specific lanes are non-reservable.
  • You may cancel your reservation up to 1 day before the session begins.
  •  If you do not arrive within 10 minutes of your reserved session your spot may be forfeited, and given to any walk ins.
  • 2 members of the same household may split a lane. Please reserve just one lane if you are swimming with someone in your household.
  • After the session is over you will be asked to leave the pool deck. No exceptions.
  •  In order to observe current Health Protocols please note our locker rooms and showers are currently off limits.  A shower has been installed on deck for your use. Bathrooms are open, and are cleaned at regular intervals
 
 
 
Open Swim 
 
Our Open Swim program is designed for recreational swimmers of all ages and abilities! Children under eight years must be accompanied by an adult at all times on the deck, in locker room, and in the pool. Children who are not toilet trained must wear vinyl pants or a swim diaper.
Swim diapers are sold at the pool for $4.
 
Fees: 10 Entry Family Pass - $40 
           Single Drop in - $5 per person
 
Season Dates: March 6 - May 23, 2021 
 
Location Saturday Sunday
James Stone   12-4 PM  12-4 PM

 

Swim Lessons:

The City of Escondido's Learn to Swim Program is one of the most popular services our department offers. Each year our certified swim instructors teach hundreds of community members this essential life skill. We take great pride in being a trusted source in aquatic safety for our community and look welcome you to come and participate this season!

Cost:  $34 for traditional youth learn to swim programs    

          $60 for adult and teen learn to swim programs        

          $120 for 30 minute private swim instruction

 

You may qualify for free swim lessons!

Each year the City of Escondido is able to qualify families for free swim lessons through a Community Development Block Grant.

 

Learn to Swim Scholarship Information: 

To qualify for a Learn to Swim Scholarship download this form in English or Spanish, and email it to recreation@escondido.org to set up an appointment.
Se habla Espanol!
 
  • Must be able to provide proof of residency in the City of Escondido. A state issued ID or utility bill with your name are some documents that will be accepted.
  • Must be able to provide proof of income. Tax documents or pay stubs are acceptable documents. 
  •  To qualify for our Learn to Swim Scholarship your family income must fall in one of the below categories.

NUMBER OF PERSONS PER HOUSEHOLD                     

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Extremely Low Income

(30% of Median)

24,300

27,750

31,200

34,650

37,450

40,200

43,000

45,750

Very Low Income

(50% of Median)

40,450

46,200

52,000

57,750

62,400

67,000

71,650

76,250

Low Income

(80% of Median)

64,700

73,950

83,200

92,400

99,800

107,200

114,600

122,000

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Pool Parties

Stay cool at the pool and celebrate your special event with us! We provide the lifeguards and you bring the party. Days Available: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For more information and availability, e-mail Escondido Recreation or call 760-839-4691.