The 2024 Pool Season is here!

The City of Parkersburg is fortunate to have three incredible aquatic facilities - the City Park pool and splash pad, the brand-new Southwood Pool and Southwood Waterslide. 

City Park Pool is located at 1920 Parks Avenue, inside the Parkersburg City Park.
The Southwood Pool and Slide is located on Belmont Road in Parkersburg.

Pool Operating Hours
Daily Pool Rates
Season Passes
Schools to Pools Passes
Pool and Slide Rentals
Contact information: Parks Office

Pool Operating Hours
Both pools will open on Saturday, May 25th for opening day! 

Date Open Time Close Time
May 25 Noon 6:00 pm
May 26 1:00 pm 5:00 pm
May 27 (Memorial Day) Noon 6:00 pm
May 28 - May 31 CLOSED CLOSED
June 1 Noon 6:00 pm
June 2 1:00 pm 5:00 pm
June 3 - 4 CLOSED CLOSED

Regular Summer Hours, beginning Wednesday, June 5th

  Open Time Close Time
Monday Noon 6:00 pm
Tuesday Noon 6:00 pm
Wednesday Noon 6:00 pm
Thursday Noon 6:00 pm
Friday Noon 6:00 pm
Saturday Noon 6:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm 5:00 pm


Daily Pool Rates

Ages 2 and under Free
Ages 3 - 17 $4
Ages 18 - 54 $6
Ages 55 and up $4
Veterans $4
Active Military Free

Pool admission fees are cash only. 
Concessions will accept electronic forms of payment only; debit card, credit card, Apple pay, Google pay. 



Season Pool Passes

Individual Passes
Ages 3-17 $75
Ages 18-54 $95
Ages 55 & Up $75
Veterans $75

Family Passes
Up to four (4) family members $200
Each additional member  $25 per person


Schools to Pools Passes

Income-eligible families who live in the City of Parkersburg with children enrolled in Kindergarten through 5th grade are eligible to receive a free pool pass for the season. Sign-ups begin on May 13, 2024. You must sign up in person at the Parks office, located in the City Park Pavilion. See all program requirements and download and complete the income verification form ahead of time here. 


Pool & Slide Reservations

Parties are more fun at the pool! We welcome group reservations for the City Park Pool and Splash Pad, the Southwood Pool, and the Southwood Slide. Please review the guidelines below before making your reservation. 

  • Pool and slide facility reservations are available for either a two-hour or three-hour block, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and at 5:30 pm on Sundays. The minimum reservation time is two hours. 
  • Reservations for the 2024 season will begin on Saturday June 8, 2024 and end on September 1, 2024.
  • Reservations must be made at least seven days in advance so that adequate staffing can be secured.
  • Water slide height restriction: All persons must be 42" in height or taller to use the slide.
  • You are permitted to bring outside food for rentals. Food must NOT be in the pool or splash pad areas. No alcohol is permitted. No grills are permitted inside the fenced-in area. 
  • When making reservations, payment is strongly preferred at the time of reservation. However, it will be accepted within seven days of making the reservation. 

How to make a reservation

**Reservations for the 2024 season cannot be accepted until May 20, 2024, and the first reservation date available will be June 8, 2024. 

  1. Visit the Parks office inside the City Park Pavilion during business hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 11:00 am and 1:00pm to 3:00 pm
  2. Complete the required reservation paperwork - this includes your reservation details and written agreement to all terms and conditions.
  3. Provide payment for your reservation. Cash, check and credit cards are all acceptable forms of payment
Reservation Rates for 2024

City Park Pool & Splash Pad or Southwood Pool & Slide Combo


Number of People Length of Reservation Cost
Up to 25 individuals Two hours $280
Up to 50 individuals Two hours $380
     
Up to 25 individuals Three hours $420
Up to 50 individuals Three hours $570


Southwood Pool Only

Number of People Length of Reservation Cost
Up to 25 individuals Two hours $210
Up to 50 individuals Two hours $285
     
Up to 25 individuals Three hours $315
Up to 50 individuals Three hours $428

Southwood Slide Only

Number of People Length of Reservation Cost
Up to 25 individuals Two hours $70
Up to 50 individuals Two hours $95
     
Up to 25 individuals Three hours $105
Up to 50 individuals Three hours $143


Contact Information
For any further information regarding the pools and/or waterslide, please contact our Parks Department at (304) 424-8572 between 7:00 am -11:00 am and 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm.