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13-lane, 25 yd lap pool
8-lanes during Waterpark hours
Heated during the winter
Two 1-meter diving boards
Two 3-meter diving boards
Large tube water slide (only available during summer)
Lazy river (only available during summer)
Zero-depth entry play pool (only available during summer)
Water play features and spray pad (only available during summer)
Grassy sections with multiple shady areas
Veranda seating with a view of the pool area
Party island with seating at the lazy river (only available during summer)
Reservations available for groups, birthday parties, private rentals and commercial lane rentals
Fitness Center Features
The fitness portion of this facility hosts a variety of aerobic, fitness and leisure education classes, free weights, machine weights and various cardiovascular machines.
The fitness center age restrictions are:
All aquatic classes, such as water exercise and swim lessons, require registration and an additional fee.
Check online registration for course descriptions, location, registration dates, course dates and times, and ages or call 480-312-7665.
Are you aware that a 15 year old can be trained as a certified StarGuard Lifeguard and interview for a position for the upcoming summer?
Click here for more info.
Swim lesson information:
Register for classes at Recreation.ScottsdaleAZ.gov
Not sure what level to enroll your child?
Click here and answer a few questions for the swim lesson assessment tool.
Youth Swim Lessons
All lessons are 30 minutes in length.
Lessons must meet minimum enrollment levels and will be cancelled one week prior to the start date if that level is not met.
Lesson ratios are 1:6 unless otherwise noted.
McDowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic Center:
Available Monday - Thursday from 1 - 5 p.m., Friday - Sunday from 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Pool hours are subject to change depending on specific pool availability.
All closures and program changes will be posted at the facility in advance. Please call ahead if you have questions.
What is Group Reservation?
Group reservation is a process where groups pre-reserve dates at any of the two City of Scottsdale Aquatic Centers.
This is ideal for large groups, summer camps, or private organizations and payment is expected on the day of use.
By following the link above, you will be directed to the facility reservations page on Scottsdale's Active Net website.
From there, you can create an account if you don't already have one, pick your desired location, date, make a payment, and get a contract all on the same day.
A pool manager will contact you 7 business days prior to your event to discuss specific details, if you are requesting additional guests, and answer any questions you may have.
McDowell Mountain Ranch Location:
McDowell Mountain Ranch Party Packages and Prices
Private rentals are available at McDowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic Center.