The city of Las Vegas will reopen the Pavilion Center Pool for public use beginning Monday, Dec. 13. Located at 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, the pool has been closed since October 2009 while a $3.85 million heated enclosure was built that extend the swimming season.
“The sides of the new pool building will open up and the roof will retract to take advantage of our usual warm, sunny weather,” said Ward 2 Councilman Steve Wolfson, who represents this area of Las Vegas. “In the winter and during inclement weather, the natatorium will provide a comfortable environment that shields swimmers from wind and cold, making the pool available for year-round use.”
Open swimming hours for winter/spring will be Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays, 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. Swim teams also will use the pool for team practices weekdays and on Saturday mornings. Fees for open swimming are $1.50 for ages 50+, $2 for ages 18-49; $1 for ages 4-17, and free for children 3 years and younger. Passes also may be purchased as follows:
Passes Individual Family* Senior
1-month $20 $30 $15
3-month $40 $60 $30
1-year $150 $230 $110
*Only immediate family members allowed, up to a maximum of eight; must be registered on the pass. Passes good for water exercise and open swim.
Pavilion Center Pool originally was constructed by the Howard Hughes Corporation in 2002, with the intention that it would eventually be a covered pool. Its amenities include:
• Fifty-meter by 25-yard pool
• One each 1-meter diving board and 3-meter diving board
• Party area
• Tables with umbrellas and chairs
• Pool toys
• Coast Guard-approved lifejackets
• Available for birthday parties and pool rentals
• Private, semi-private and group swimming lessons available
• Water polo, swim team, synchronized swimming team and diving team
Funding was provided by the Clark County School District ($1.3 million), bond proceeds ($2.09 million) and the Regional Construction Tax ($460,000 that could only be used for recreation facilities in Ward 2).