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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 $80 for 2 hours at the J.I. Stipe center Swimming Pool, and $100 for 2 hours at the Jeff Lee Swimming Pool. 

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.