Swimming Pool

General Information:

Thornton Park's swimming pool is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The pool offers both open swimming and lap swimming, as well as a current channel, splash zone, two slides, diving board, and a tot pool for children age six and under (accompanied by a supervising adult age 18 and over). 

Click here to download the Summer 2022 Thornton Park Pool schedule.

Holiday Schedule

On Memorial Day (May 30), Juneteenth (June 19), Forth of July (July 4), and Labor Day (September 5) the Thornton Park Pool will be open for Open Swim from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

Daily Pool Admissions 

Shaker residents must show proof of residency: driver's license, utility bill, etc. accepted. When paying daily admissions, non-residents must be accompanied by a Shaker Heights resident or season pass holder. All individuals entering the gated pool area must pay an admission fee or spectator fee whether or not they choose to swim. 


Resident
Non-ResidentShort-Term Guest Pass
Toddler (ages 0-3)FreeFreeN/A
Preschool (ages 4-5)$2$3.50$17.50
Youth (ages 6-17)$5$8.50$42.50
Adult (ages 18-49)$6$9$45
Senior (ages 50+)$5$8.50$42.50
Partial Swim Pass 
(15 swim admissions)
$70$100N/A
Spectator (ages 6 and up)$5$8.50N/A


The Short-Term Guest Pass must be purchased by a resident. The Short-Term (5-day) Pool Pass is for the use of the Thornton Park Swimming Pool for non-resident guests (who are related to the resident and live more than 50 miles from Thornton park). Short-Term passholders are not required to be accompanied by a resident to enter the pool. 

Pool Pass Rates

Thornton Park Pool season pass holders receive admission to open swim and lap swim. A pass is required for children age 5 and older as of May 28, 2022. Proof of residency is required when purchasing seasonal pool passes. Adults ages 18 to 24 who are currently living with their parents are considered subsequent family members. Nanny passes are available for purchase. Nanny must be accompanied by children when entering the pool. No refunds are available for Thornton Park Pool passes. Replacement passes are available for $10. 


Resident Non-Resident
First Family Member$115$175
Subsequent Family Members$35$50
Senior Individual (50+)$70$105
Senior Couple (50+)$95$145
Nanny$120$120


Purchase season passes online; in person at the Thornton Park Front Office (3301 Warrensville Center Rd.) and/or the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building (3450 Lee Rd.); or by calling 216-491-1295 or 216-491-1360. Daily admissions can be purchased at the cashier window inside the Thornton Park Front Office. 

  1. GENERAL POOL RULES & POLICIES
  2. CODE OF CONDUCT
  3. DIVING BOARD RULES & POLICIES
  4. TOT POOL RULES & POLICIES
  5. SLIDE RULES & POLICIES
  6. SPRAYGROUND RULES & POLICIES

RULES & POLICIES:

  • All swimmers must wear a color‐coded wristband on their person to use the pool.
  • Swimmers must wear appropriate swimming apparel (e.g., no cut‐offs or athletic shorts).
  • Children ages 6 and under must have a parent or guardian in pool at all times, actively engaged with child(ren).
  • Children ages 12 and under must have a parent or guardian within pool area at all times.
  • No running, horseplay or unruly behavior. 
  • No glass containers of any type are permitted in pool area.
  • Smoking, alcohol, and electronic cigarettes are prohibited on City property
  • Profane, abusive, or vulgar language is not permitted.
  • The City of Shaker Heights is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

POOL MANAGEMENT RETAINS THE RIGHT TO:

  • Close pool immediately in the event of fecal contamination.
  • Regulate flotation devices and toys—only US Coast Guard approved flotation devices are permitted (no rafts, water wings, inner tubes, etc.) in main pool only. Children in life jackets must have a parent within arm’s reach at all times.
  • Zero Tolerance—take appropriate disciplinary action for acts that threaten the safety, welfare and environment of the guests or interfere with the operation of the pool.