Watertown Family Aquatic Center

The Watertown Family Aquatic Center features a bath house with concessions, family change rooms and a three-pool complex including: 

  • A main pool with zero depth entry, lap area, floatables, basketball goal, ¾ meter diving board, drop slide, water walk, frog slide, in-water playground, and four additional interactive play features that are guaranteed to get you wet.

Take a leisurely float down our 550 foot Lazy River on a single tube, or float with a friend on the double tubes. But be careful – the Overhead Tumble-Buckets and the River Falls feature are ready to douse you with water when you least expect it! 

For all the little wee-waders, we have a special place just for you. The completely zero-depth entry Adventure Pool boasts four interactive play features to keep the young ones wet and wild all day. The maximum depth is only 18” to ensure the safety of the li’l ones. Still want more? Cruise on over to the beach-like Sand Play Area, where you will find play structures, water, buckets and shovels to create wonderful castles and more. 

For those who are craving the true thrill of water, speed down one of our three slides: fly down the Open Flume Body Slide, try the heart pounding Totally Enclosed Flume Slide, or start your Lazy River trip with a ride down our Tube Slide. 

No matter what level of fun you are looking for, you will find it at the Watertown Family Aquatic Center. It is truly focused on being a family experience that you will want to experience over and over. 

Location: U.S. Hwy 212 and 3rd St. SW 

Phone: 882-6267 (during season) 882-6260 (off-season) 

Email: wfac@watertownsd.us or jherrboldt@watertownsd.us 

*No outside food or beverage allowed to be brought into pool area. 

**Waterslide riders must be at least 48” tall. 

***Complete list of facility rules can be seen at facility 

Open Swims: Full facility is available for usage by all ages seven days a week 1:00–7:00 p.m. 

Adventure Open Swims: includes Adventure Pool and Sand Play Area only Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

Swimming Lessons: Taught in main pool area Monday – Friday anywhere from 9:00 a.m.–11:55 a.m. and 

7:15 p.m. – 8:40 p.m. 

Water Fitness: Non-structured time community members may utilize the Aquatic Center for lap swimming, water walking, resistance walking against lazy river and more. This program is staffed by lifeguards and has no formal instruction. 

Saturdays: 11:00am – 12:30pm 

Rental Availability: 

Small Group Rentals: Don’t fight the crowds – rent out the Adventure Pool and Sand Play area for yourself. A great idea for smaller day cares, play groups, birthday parties and more. Call the Aquatic Center at 882-6267 to book your rental. 

Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Full Facility Rentals: Looking for that great corporate party location, or do you have a large family in need of a great place for a reunion event or large celebration? Rent the entire family aquatic center! Full facility rentals can be done by calling our main office at 882-6260 or pool during season at 882-6267. 

Saturdays: 7:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Sundays: 7:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Shelter Reservation: Have a group getting together at the Aquatic Center? Why not reserve one of our eight sun shelters for your group. The shelters are 18’ x 24’ and are outfitted with dining table and chairs, along with chaise lounges. Call the pool at 882-6267 to reserve at least 24 hours in advance. Daily reservations limited to two of the eight shelters. 

Birthday Parties: Looking for a great way to spend your child’s birthday? Spend it with us at the Family Aquatic Center! Your child will thank you for making their party a huge hit. When you book your party with us you will receive: 8 admissions to the water park, pizza, 8 beverages and a private shelter, with tables and chairs. For booked birthday parties only, we will allow a birthday cake to be brought into the facility. Additional guests may be invited for regular admission rates. 


Open Swims: Unlimited usage of Waterslides and Lazy River including tubes. All patrons entering Aquatics Center will pay usage fees. 

Season Passes: 

(4/11 – 5/29) Pre – Season 

Individual – $55.00 

Family up to 5 – $165.00 

Each addl. after 5 – $20.00 

Replacement ID – $5.00 

(5/30 – End of Season)In – Season 

Individual – $65.00 

Family up to 5 – $185.00 

Each addl. after 5 – $25.00 

Replacement ID – $5.00 

Daily Admissions: 

Individual – $6.00 

Twilight rate after 4:30pm $4.00 

*Ticket Books – 10 for $50.00 

*Tickets may be purchased in books of 10, and are transferable and good for all open swim sessions. 

Adventure Open Swims: Adventure Pool and Sand Play at designated times. Season passes may be used. 

Individual (all ages) – $3.00 

Water Fitness: – $2.00/Time (Season Passes may be used) 

Birthday Parties: – $75.00 up to 8 people, daily admission for each additional after 8. Additional charge covers entrance only and does not include any other items. 

Small Group Rentals: – Adventure Pool and Sand Play at designated times. Season passes may not be used or deducted off cost. $30.00 up to ten individuals + $2.00 each, after ten. 

Full Facility Rentals: – Includes entire complex including Waterslides. $400.00/ rental spot up to 100 individuals. $3.00 each, after 100 7:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Shelter Reservations: – $10.00 per session (Must reserve at least 24 hours in advance). 

Swimming Lessons: 

Tadpoles/ Wee Waders – $25.00 

Levels 1 – 6 – $30.00 

Guard Start – $40.00 

Group Discounts: 

25+ – $5.00 per/person 

50+ – $4.00 per/person 

*Groups must give 24 hour notice prior to arrival to get group rates. 


The Family Aquatics Center provides American Red Cross swimming instruction programs. All sessions are held Monday – Friday throughout the summer. For specific classes and more information contact our office.