2024 Guide to
JC Pools

Know before you go!

Children playing with beach ball in Jefferson City Pool


Visit JC Pools for a day of fun in the sun!

To help you #KnowBeforeYouGo, we’ve created this 2024 Guide to JC Pools with info to help you and your family make the most out of a visit to Ellis-Porter Riverside Pool or Memorial Park Family Aquatic Center this summer. Grab your sunscreen, and a clear bag, set up your season pass, and get ready to make a splash this summer in JC Pools!


Regular season rates are the same for both Ellis-Porter Riverside Pool and Memorial Park Family Aquatic Center. Check the table below to see admission fees. Season passes can be purchased at The Linc, where our staff can create a keychain fob for you to scan in throughout the summer. Season passes are linked to individuals, and can be used at both pools without daily limits (so you could visit the Riverside Pool in the morning and head over to Memorial Park in the evening!)

Regular Season Rates

Season Passes


JC Pools open for the summer on May 25, 2024, and close for the season on August 11, 2024. Lap Swimming is offered daily. Lap lanes may not be available on weekends due to higher guest volume. For your convenience, we keep a calendar for each pool where you can find open swim times, reservation times, and special notices.

Pools are open daily except during threatening weather (thunderstorms and lightning) or when the projected high air temperature is 74 degrees or cooler. We post signs at the entrance to each pool facility with the forecast and chance of rain for the day. Refers will not be issued if the pool closes early because of inclement weather. 


From floaties to coolers — we have guidelines on what you can bring and what you should leave at home. Check the list below for our most frequently asked questions!


✔ Clear or mesh (see-through) bag

✔ Sunscreen

✔ Water wings/small inner tubes

✔ Close-fitting swim diapers for young visitors who are not potty trained

✔ Pool noodles

✔ Appropriate swim attire

✔ Coins for lockers


✖ Backpacks, coolers, and other non-see-through bags (including diaper bags)

✖ Rafts and intertubes

✖ Outside drinks, food, coolers, or glass containers

✖ Cigarettes, cigars, or vaping accessories

✖ Alcoholic beverages or drug paraphernalia


Clear Bag Policy for JC Parks and Recreation outlines approved bags that can be used during public swim.

While the list above helps answer frequently asked questions, our policies and procedures for pools and parks are extensive. You can visit our pool pages to get more details. We want everyone who visits our pools to have a great experience, so when it comes down to it, remember that lifeguards and managers have final authority on pool premises.


We hope you enjoy your summer at JC Pools!

As you spend the summer out and about, we hope your visit to  JC Pools is easy-going, safe, and full of laughter and fun! We hope this guide has helped — if you still have questions give our pool staff a call at 573-634-6588. And while you’re visiting a pool, or before you head back to the car, give a nod and a thanks to our hardworking pool staff who keep things running smoothly and safely for our community. Now, get out there and make a splash!

Two lifeguards smile for the camera at a JC Pool.