By Sue Rodman
Where have all the diving boards gone? It used to be every pool had to have one. The really cool ones had a high dive too. Nowadays, you don’t see a diving board, or for that matter a deep end, at too many pools. Perhaps there is some ordinance that prevents it, perhaps the insurance is just too high to warrant it.
Whatever the reason, it’s hard to find a public pool where older kids can spend hours playing Jump, Dive, Jive or perfect their flip. It’s even hard to find deep water for a simple game of sharks and minnows. Not to worry. The vast network of Field Trips with Sue readers has come through again with Six Atlanta Pools with Diving Boards. These are all public pools that do not require a membership to visit. Got one to add? Let us know.
Atlanta Pools with Diving Boards
Chastain Park Pool
235 W. Wieuca Rd., Atlanta, GA | 404-255-2762
Chastain Park has essentially three pools, a deep pool, lap pool and shallow end. The deep pool has a diving board on one side and on the other side is a swimming area, perfect for sharks and minnows. The lap pool has starting blocks and lanes and the shallow pool is a maximum of 3 ft. 6 in. in depth and has stairs across one entire end, perfect for the little guys. There are lots of shady places to camp out and a snack bar for refreshments. Picnic tables next to the snack bar are a perfect place for a picnic lunch.
Garden Hills Pool
335 Pine Tree Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA | 404.848.7220
Garden Hills pool has a diving well, as well as lap lanes and a shallow area. There is a ramp area that little ones like to play on, but if you have a wheelchair, it’s very easy to get into this pool without having to get into one of those chairs that lift people down. There is also a kiddie wading pool. Garden Hills also has a fabulous playground outside the gate and a large grassy area where kids like to play soccer or throw the football.
2723 North Bogan Road, Buford 30519 | 678.277.0853
Bogan Park in Gwinnett County is an indoor facility so it is open year round and best part – no sunscreen needed. They have a compeition pool with diving board, plus zero entry, a HUGE waterside and water play structures.
Tolleson Park Pool
3590 King Springs Road, Smyrna, GA | 770-431-2842
Tolleson Pool is a seasonally operated outdoor facility with an average depth of 5ft. The pool features a one and 3-meter diving board, as well as a Spray Park for non-swimmers 8 years old and younger.
Ebster Park Pool
404 W. Trinity Pl., Decatur, GA | 404-378-4303
Ebster Pool completed a full renovation in June 2014. It offers a huge pool deck for sunning, snack area, shade shelter, and Decatur’s only diving board!
South Cobb Aquatic Center
875 Six Flags Dr., Austell, GA | 770-739-3180
The South Cobb Aquatic Center is an indoor facility and open year round. In addition to the diving well, it has a zero entry for the little ones, a free swim area and a three story water slide. There is also a play structure including silly shower, dump tank, small slide and waterfall.
Briarwood Park Pool
2235 Briarwood Way, Brookhaven, GA | 404-486-5902 | 404-679-4695
Couldn’t find much info on this one, except they have a diving board. From the pictures looks like an old school pool.
Collins Hill Park Pool
2200 Collins Hill Rd., Lawrenceville, GA | 770-237-5647
Amenities include 15 acres, indoor 25-yard by 25-meter swimming/diving competition pool, outdoor leisure pool with a lazy river, water play structures and two slides, 1-mile paved multi-purpose trail with a road crossing to Collins Hill Park across the street,
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