About the Project
The North Port City Commission broke ground on a $12 million North Port Aquatic Center on June 30, 2018. The North Port Aquatic Center will include a 25-meter stretch pool, a lazy river, a kids activity pool with zero entry, two body flumes (or slides), a bowl slide, shade structures, a bath house with locker rooms, a small concession area, fencing, and more. The 25-meter stretch pool will be able to accommodate 25-yard or 25-meter lap swimming and competitions.
The City Commission also approved a contract with Kimley-Horn for the design, permitting, and construction management of the project. Click here to watch the City Commission special meeting on Monday, May 22, 2017.
The City Commission approved a construction contract with Recreational Design & Construction, Inc. on June 12, 2018. Click here to watch the City Commission meeting on June 12.
At this time, the City has not determined any vending or concession needs for food or service providers.
For more information, contact Parks & Recreation at (941) 429-7275.
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The North Port Aquatic Center has been a vision of the local community for several years. The City of North Port has an Aquatic Center Master Plan, which was developed in 2010. Here is a look at some of the history.
What Days Will the Pool be Open?*
The North Port Aquatic Center will open to the public on Monday, October 21 and will follow an amended grand opening schedule as follows: 10/21-11/3 - weekdays 4 p.m.-7 p.m.; weekends 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
While it is one aquatic center, it has two main parts – the large competition pool and the recreational amenity side (which includes three slides, the lazy river, and the children’s’ zero entry splash area). Since the competition pool is heated and the recreational amenities are not, the hours and availability will vary as noted below at this time. Please note that hours and dates are subject to change.
- Open daily, year-round, beginning Monday, November 4 through March, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Closed Wednesdays and certain holidays
- Closing time of Competition Pool will adjust to match closing time of Recreational Amenities when applicable.
- Open weekends April 1 through Memorial Day from 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Open weekends from Labor Day through October 31 from 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- The Aquatic Center will follow an amended Spring Break schedule in conjunction with Sarasota County Schools from March 13-20
- Competition Pool, 7 a.m.-11 a.m. daily
- Recreational amenities and Competition Pool, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. daily
Where is the Aquatic Center?
The Aquatic Center is located across from the Morgan Family Community Center at 6205 W. Price Blvd.
How Much Do Passes or Facility Rentals Cost?
Who Qualifies for Resident Admission Pricing?
Residents include all who live within the City of North Port. Proof of residency includes drivers license, FPL bill, water bill, tax bill, or deed.
Can Adults Use the Slides?
Yes! The three slides are available for those 48” or taller and have a weight limit of 300 lbs. per rider.
Can I Bring in My Own Food?
No outside food or beverages will be allowed. Personal plastic water bottles will be allowed, as will birthday cakes should the facility be rented for birthday party's. No glass will be allowed on the pool deck.
Can I Bring in my own Floats and Rafts?
For safety reasons only U.S. Coast Guard Approved life jackets can be used for personal flotation inside the facility. Water wings, flotation seats, and other inflatables may not be used.
Does the North Port Aquatic Center Supply Life Jackets?
Yes, life jackets will be available at no additional charge and are strongly recommended for non-swimmers and/or weak swimmers.
Is There a Dress Code for the Facility?
Appropriate swimwear is required for all aquatic attractions. Clothing with profanity and thong swimsuits are not permitted. Only swimsuits are allowed on the water-slides and they must be free of buckles, rivets, and any other sharp object/metal.
Are Swim Diapers Allowed?
Swim diapers must be worn by infants/toddlers who are not yet potty trained. They will be available for purchase at our concession stand.
Will I have to pay for parking?
No. Parking is free and open to the public on a first come, first serve basis.
If I am not Going to Swim, Do I Still Have to Pay to Enter the Facility?
Yes, a daily admission or membership pass is required for all guests prior to entry as capacity is limited.