Things to do in Atlanta with Kids | Free Swimming

Where to swim in Atlanta via @SueRodman @FieldTripswSue

Where to Swim for Free in Atlanta via @SueRodman @FieldTripswSueBy Sue Rodman
Summer in Atlanta can be (ok, IS) very hot. The humidity can make it feel even worse. There is nothing better on a summer day than cooling off at a swimming pool, except maybe finding a place that has FREE swimming in Atlanta. Here are four Atlanta area public pools that offer FREE admission during select hours. Know others? Leave a comment and tell us.

Places with FREE Swimming in Atlanta

Where: Piedmont Park Pool
Located within Piedmont Park | 404. 875.7275
FREE Hours:
Monday – Friday 3 – 5 pm

Where: Chastain Park Pool
235 W. Wieuca Rd., Atlanta, GA | 404-255-2762
FREE Hours:
Monday – Friday 10 am – 12:30 pm

Where: Garden Hills Pool
335 Pine Tree Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA | 404.848.7220
FREE Hours: Monday – Friday 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Where: Grant Park Pool
625 Park Ave SE, Atlanta, GA | 404-622-3041
FREE Hours: Monday – Friday 12:30 – 4 pm

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Note: Free hours listed here are from 2016. Contact each pool before heading out to ensure hours are still the same and it is still free.

12 Comments on Things to do in Atlanta with Kids | Free Swimming

  1. Val, What part of town do you live in? The Buckhead YMCA is a great pool for toddlers. It has a zero entry and there are fountains. No mushrooms, but the kids enjoy the water shooting up. The pool is no more than about 4 ft. deep. They also have a big water slide for kids that can swim the length of the pool. Piedmont park also has a zero entry area and there is also a fountain area.

  2. Val – there is a great toddler oriented pool in Decatur, right by Agnes Scott…McKoy Pool…has a fountain, zero entry and a large area just a foot or two deep. On Friday mornings from 10-12 AM, they have a mommy & me/daddy & me dedicated time for kids under 5.

  3. Hi Sue. I am trying to find a free swimming classes for my 6 years old in Riverdale G.A or Fayetteville G.A. Do you have any information about it?

  4. sheyla, try calling your local pools ( with the city, or ymca) and ask do they offer scholarship or sliding scale fee.
    all ymca’s offer scholarship for membership, based on your income. there rates for swim lessons are affordable, but not free. also try your local boys and girls club.

  5. It is not free but really cheap….the Midtown waterpark in Carrollton has family nights Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-7 admission is $1 per person!

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