North Port Aquatic Center

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Aerial View of the North Port Aquatic Center Construction Site in North Port, FL
About the Project

About the Project

The North Port City Commission broke ground on a $12 million North Port Aquatic Center on June 30, 2018. The project is scheduled to be completed in July 2019.

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.

Project Concept

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 Project Photos

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Morning Cement Pouring November 2018

Project Timing

The estimated project schedule is as follows (and may change):

June 2017 Start Design Work
December 2017 Plans Complete
January 2018 Permitting Review
February 2018 Advertise for Bids
June 2018 Contract Award
July 2018 Begin Construction
July 2019 Open to the Public

Project History

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.

Admission Fees & Rentals

How Much Do Passes or Facility Rentals Cost?

For more information about daily admission rates, season passes, or facility rentals click here

Hours of Operation

What Days Will the Pool be Open?* 

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. 

Competition Pool 
  • Open daily, year-round, excluding Wednesdays October through March and certain holidays.  
  • Operating hours when Recreational Amenities are closed: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
  • Closing time of Competition Pool will adjust to match closing time of Recreational Amenities when applicable.  
Recreational Amenities 
  • 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.
* Hours and Dates are Subject to Change
FAQ's

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?

For more information about daily admission rates, season passes, or facility rentals click here

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.

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.

Sponsorship
The North Port Aquatic Center offers opportunities for your organization to garner attention and exposure as an upstanding member of the North Port community. For more information, click here.