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28 E. Washington  •  P.O. Box 578
McAlester, OK 74502
Ph: (918) 423-9300

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Swimming Pools
City Pools

The City of McAlester operates two public swimming pools and three wading pools throughout the city.

POOLS:

    Jeff Lee Swimming Pool, Third Street and Fillmore Avenue
    J.I. Stipe Center Swimming Pool,  J.I. Stipe Recreation Center, Eighth Street and Jackson Avenue.

WADING POOLS/SPLASH PADS:

    Chadick Park Wading Pool and Splash Pad, Chadick Avenue and Third Street.
    Komar Park Wading Pool, B Street and Comanche Avenue.
    Hutchinson Park Wading Pool, Fourth Street and Krebs Avenue.

Each site is staffed by city workers; two attendants staff each wading pool, and certified lifeguards are on duty at each swimming pool.  The city employs 14 certified lifeguards and 10 wading pool attendants.

Costs:

    Admission to swimming pools is $1 for children and $2 for adults.
    There is no cost to use wading pools or the splash pad at Chadick Park.

Hours:

    The swimming pools are open to the public seven days a week beginning at 1 p.m.  The J.I. Stipe Center Swimming 
    Pool is open until 6 p.m. and the Jeff Lee Swimming Pool is open until 7 p.m.

    The pools are open each summer, usually from mid-May to early August.

Other Services:

    Swimming pools are available for rent  for pool parties after closing to the public each evening.  The cost is $50 for 2 hours at the J.I. Stipe center Swimming Pool, and $60 for 2 hours at the Jeff Lee Swimming Pool.  The cost does not include payment for city lifeguards, who are paid $10 per hour and are required to staff parties at city pools.

Swimming lessons are also offered by the city at the Jeff Lee Swimming Pool.  Lessons are taught by certified instructors and cost $40 for each two-week session.  Classes are offered for all ages and abilities, from Parent/infant to Pre-lifeguard.  Classes are held in the mornings.

    To book a pool party or to sign up for swimming lessons, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 918-421-4922 or 918-423-9268.