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The City of Mentor Recreation Department operates three family-friends outdoor swimming pools, each featuring designated lap lanes, baby pool, tether ball, water basketball, and more. All three pools have an extensive Red Cross Learn to Swim program for ages 6 months through adult. Lifeguard training, water exercise, scuba training and special events are all offered. Each can be rented for special occasions.

learn-to-swimMentor Recreation also operates two free water sprayparks – Walsh Spraypark (formerly known as Bellflower Spraypark) and Morton Spraypark for family enjoyment. Each of our aquatic facilities has its own unique features and offer something for the whole family.

Seasonal aquatics passes provide a great value and entitle pass holders to unlimited use of our facilities during regular hours of operation.

Facilities

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Civic Center Park, 8600 Munson Road, Mentor, OH 44060 (Map)

Preseason Information: (440) 974-5720
Direct Line: (440) 974-8260

Pool hours: Monday -Friday, 1 to 9 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 1 – 8 p.m.

Mentor’s premier water facility, Civic Center Waterpark features:

  • A heated Olympic-size outdoor swimming pool
  • Zero-depth entry
  • Three diving boards
  • Water slide
  • Children’s sprayground
  • Baby pool
  • Wireless internet access
  • Water basketball
  • Tetherball
  • Sand volleyball
  • Snack bar
  • Bathhouse with showers, lockers, restrooms and change facilities
  • Picnic pavilion
  • Playground

The pool deck is surrounded by lawn and areas of shade and lounge chairs. Civic Center Pool can be rented for parties and special occasions by calling the Recreation Department at (440) 974-5720.

Daily Admission Rates

  • Adult (18-59):  $6.00
  • Youth (3-17): $5.50
  • Senior (60+): $5.50

Eleanor B. Garfield Park, 7967 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, OH 44060 (Map)

Preseason Information: (440) 974-5720
Direct Line: (440) 205-0337

Pool hours: Daily, 1 – 8 p.m.

This pool, located in the heart of Mentor, features

  • A heated outdoor pool with diving board
  • Baby pool
  • Drop water slide
  • Snack bar
  • Bathhouse with showers, lockers, restrooms and change facilities
  • Water basketball
  • Tetherball

The pool deck is surrounded by lawn and plenty of areas of shade. Lounge chairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis for adults only.

Daily Admission Rates

  • Adult (18-59):  $5.50
  • Youth (3-17): $5.00
  • Senior (60+): $5.00

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Morton Community Park, 9325 Rosemary Lane, Mentor, OH 44060 (Map)

Preseason Information: (440) 974-5720
Direct Line: (440) 257-5719

Pool hours: Daily, 1 to 8 p.m.
Spraypark hours: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 8 p.m.

Morton Pool & Spray Park, a family-fun facility includes:

  • A heated outdoor pool with diving board
  • Baby pool
  • Drop water slide
  • Snack bar
  • Bathhouse with showers, lockers, restrooms and change facilities
  • Water basketball
  • Tetherball
  • Playground

The pool deck is surrounded by lawn and areas of shade. Lounge chairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis for adults only.

The interactive Spray Park, located just outside the pool gates, is open and free to park users. Children need to be supervised by adults as there are no lifeguards or supervisors at the Spray Park. For the safety of all users, swim diapers must be worn by children not yet toilet trained. Instructions and rules are posted. Morton Pool can be rented for parties and special occasions by calling the Recreation Department at (440) 974-5720.

If swim lessons are canceled or the pool closes for any reason, the spraypark also closes. Call the pool directly at (440) 257-5719 to inquire.

Daily Admission Rates

  • Adult (18-59):  $5.50
  • Youth (3-17): $5.00
  • Senior (60+): $5.00

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Walsh Spraypark, 7221 Bellflower Road, Mentor, OH 44060 (Map)

Facility information: (440) 974-5720

This interactive spray park is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., generally following our pool schedule. Free to park users, this brightly-colored 3,000 square foot area includes:

• Three large ground sprays
• Two interactive elephant water cannons
• Donut spray
• Two activation bollards
• A flower shower
• A sunflower spray
• Family-friendly bathrooms

The self-activated sprays allow young children to turn the water on for themselves. Children need to be supervised by adults as there are no lifeguards or supervisors in the park. For the safety of all users, swim diapers must be worn by children not yet toilet trained. Instructions and rules are posted.

Season Passes & Rentals

When you purchase an Aquatics Pass, you receive unlimited, regular daily admission to all three city aquatic facilities all summer long! Aquatics passes offer a fantastic value and can save the average family hundreds of dollars over the course of the summer.

Pool passes will also go on sale beginning April 1.

Office Hours for Pass Sales
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For the purpose of pool passes, a family shall be considered an adult couple and their unmarried children, under age 21, residing in the family home. Nieces, nephews, grandparents, aunts, uncles, babysitters, etc., will not be considered to be included in the family membership. A family pass must include one parent.

Early Bird Pass Sales
Buy your pass online or in person before May 1 and you could win your pass free! We’ll hold a special drawing at the end of the day on May 1 and select three lucky winners to receive a full refund on the cost of their pass.

Proof of Residency
To qualify for the Mentor resident rate, you must bring a current utility bill showing your name and address AND photo identification at the time of purchase. No exceptions. Residents of Kirtland and Kirtland Hills showing proof of residency (utility bill and drivers license) also pay the resident rate through a reciprocal fee agreement with those cities. Please note that the City of Mentor-on-the-Lake no longer participates in the reciprocal program and MOL residents pay the nonresident rate.

2016 Season Pool Pass Rates

Individual Passes Resident Nonresident
Res/Non
Adult 18 & Over $58 $116 $57 / $114
Youth 17 & Under $47 $94 $46 / $92
Seniors 60 & over $47 $94 $46 / $92
 Family Passes Resident
Nonresident
Res/Non
Senior Couple $72 $144 $70 / $140
Family of 2 $89 $178 $87 / $174
Family of 3 $112 $224 $109 / $218
Family of 4 $130 $260 $128 / $256
Family of 5 $140 $280 $138 / $276
Additional family members $20/ea $40/ea

Swim & Save Card

Do you have a group of friends visiting from out of town? Do you visit our pools just a few times a year? Our new Swim & Save Card provides 5 admissions (youth, senior or adult) for only $25. Anyone can purchase a Swim & Save Card and they make great gifts too! Cards are available at all three pools and the Recreation Department office.

Online Pool Pass Renewal

If you purchased a pool pass last year and you would like to renew your pass for 2016, our online pass renewal will be available after April 1. This option is for those who are making no changes to their pass plan, just renewing. If you are adding a family member, have moved, are purchasing a different size pass (family of 4 instead of family of 3 for example) or are purchasing a pass for the first time, please visit the Mentor Recreation Department office during the hours listed above and renew in person. If you experience difficulty renewing your pass online, please call our office at (440) 974-5720.

Why wait for an invitation? Plan your own private pool party! Birthdays, family gatherings, sport team celebrations … any excuse will do.  Mentor pools are available to rent!

Civic Center is available weekdays from 9 to 11 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 – 10  p.m.

Morton Pool is available every evening from 8 – 10 p.m.

Two weeks advance notice is required on all pool rentals. Call the Recreation Office beginning in April at (440) 974-5720  to book your event.

Civic Center Pool Rental Fees Resident Nonresident
150 people or less $340 $390
151 people or more $460 $510
Additional Hours – Less than 150 people $170 each $170 each
Additional Hours – More than 150 people $230 each $230 each
Morton Pool Rental Fees Resident Nonresident:
Up to 200 people $225 275
Additional Hours $110 each $110 each

NOTE: Everyone attending your private rental will be counted, including both swimmers and non-swimmers.