Summer is right around the corner and many Mesa families are looking for ways to beat the heat this Memorial Day, May 28. Cadence at Gateway’s Chute Pool complex will be open this fall, but in the meantime, here’s nine pools in Mesa that can keep us all cool. One of the best things is the consistency across all the pools. They have the same admission rates and great deal if you buy your Aquatic Pass before Memorial Day weekend.   City of Mesa Pool Details: Get unlimited swimming all summer for one low price. Buy a pool pass March 12 – May 24 to take advantage of the best prices of the summer! 50% savings on family passes and 20% savings on individual passes if you purchase during this time. Individual admission: Youth (17 & Younger) – $2.00 Adults (18 & Older) – $4.00 Family Pass only $112 Individual passes only $44 Purchase passes at the Parks and Recreation office located at 200 S. Center, Building #1, Mon – Thu, 7am to 5:30 pm. Call 480-644-PLAY (7529) for more information. pools open in mesa for memorial day
  1. Brimhall Aquatic Complex, 4949 E. Southern Ave.
Brimhall is a great pool in East Mesa off Higley Rd. It features 2 different one-meter diving boards, 1 three-meter diving board, eight 25-yard racing/lap lanes and concessions. This pool is frequently used for swimming and diving meets with bleacher seating for more than 150. Brimhall is great for a large group of friends or family to rent out for an evening of water polo and fun.
  1. Carson Aquatic Complex, 525 N. Westwood
Carson pool is good for all ages with a zero-depth entry, 2 one-meter diving boards, a three-meter diving board, eight lap lanes a kiddie slide and two thrilling water slides. Children must be 48” to ride the larger water slides.  Carson also has a tumble buckets play feature, turf and plenty of shade. Swim lessons, Swim Team, Dive Team and Syncro are also offered at Carson throughout the summer.
  1. Fremont Aquatic Complex, 1101 N. Power Rd.
Love volleyball? Fremont has a beach volleyball court plus a separate wader pool for babies. There’s a fun three-loop water slide (must be 42” to ride), plus two 1-meter diving boards, a 3-meter diving board and eight 25-yard lap lanes. Lots of shade structures to keep out of the sun.
  1. Kino Aquatic Center, 848 N. Horne
Kino Aquatic Center is a great 28- lane Olympic-size state-of-the-art competition pool, with zero-depth entry, two 1-meter diving boards, two 3-meter diving boards and a fast looping water slide (must be 48” to ride). Also features a fun tumble bucket area and nice shade and turf area.
  1. Mesa Aquatic Complex, 1630 E. Southern Ave.
Mesa Aquatic Complex with Lazy River features a multi-use lap pool, a dive pool and a leisure pool. The lap pool has eight lanes and a dive tank. The leisure pool includes a zero-depth entry, an aquatic play area and the coolest feature, a LAZY RIVER. Shade structures cover bleacher seating around the lap pool and approximately 20,000 square feet of decking for lounge chairs. This pool keeps kids of all ages entertained.
  1. Rhodes Aquatic Complex, 1860 S. Longmore Rd.
pools open on memorial day in the east valleyRhodes Aquatic Complex with a Double FlowRider, is a hidden gem for adventurous families. Kids (and parents) love this double FlowRider surf machine that re-creates the speed and challenge of ocean waves without the sharks or riptides. A beach-like entry adds to the atmosphere, plus there’s eight 25-yard lap lanes, diving boards, a large splash pad, tumble buckets and large shade structures.
  1. Shepherd Aquatic Complex, 1407 N. Alta Mesa Dr.
Shepherd features a unique Mushroom Fountain, plus a sand volleyball court. There’s a zero-depth entry, two 1-meter diving boards, a 3-meter diving board and eight 25-yard lap lanes.
  1. Skyline Aquatic Center, 845 S. Crismon Rd.
The Skyline Aquatic Center offers swimmers a nice 28-lane Olympic-size competition pool, PLUS a fast-looping water slide (must be 48” to ride) and a tumble bucket water area. Zero-depth entry plus diving boards and shade areas make for a nice day.
  1. Stapley Aquatic Complex, 3250 E. Hermosa Vista
Kids love the Jungle Gym water feature at Stapley, with 2 water slides, diving boards and eight 25-yard lap lanes. Make a day of it and take advantage of the nice turf area with turf structures. For more information on passes and prices, visit For more tips on East Valley living, or to learn about new homes in Mesa that you can pass from generation to generation, visit