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Swimming Pools & Splash Pads
City Pools
The Norfolk Department of Recreation, Parks, and Open Space’s Aquatics Division operates four indoor pools year-round. Three outdoor pools are operated on a seasonal basis. All facilities offer a wide range of aquatic programming including:
  • Lap swimming
  • Lifeguard training
  • Open recreational swimming
  • Private swim lessons
  • Swimming lessons
  • Water fitness
  • Youth birthday party rentals
  • Youth group rentals

Northside Pool Update: Thank you for your patience as we continue our work to improve your experience at the Northside pool. The pool renovation and repairs are scheduled to be completed next week.  Pool deck renovations will start mid-November.  Our goal is to have you swimming again by mid-December. Guests are welcome to use the Southside Aquatics Center and Huntersville Pool. Questions? Email .

At this time the Berkley Outdoor Pool is closed. Accommodations to take residents from the Berkley Community Center to both the Southside Aquatics Center and Chesterfield Outdoor Pool are available. Click here for details. 

Attention: The Norfolk Fitness & Wellness Center indoor pool is currently closed while an structural assessment of the dome is completed due to the damage the dome sustained from Tropical Storm Michael. Updates will be provided when available. Questions? Email .



 Inquiries can be directed to Aquatics Hotline at (757) 441-1605. 
We are very sorry for the inconvenience. 


Seasonal listings of fee-based classes are included in the Good Times publication.


Facility Use I.D. Cards
A Facility Use I.D. Card and/or daily admission fee are required to access both indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Please note money is not accepted at outdoor swimming pools, please visit an indoor swimming pools to purchase your Facility Use I.D. Care prior to your visit. Access to either of the Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center pools requires center membership.

Norview Splash Pad
Splash Pads
There are splash pads for outdoor water play at several locations throughout Norfolk.


Summer Splash

Summer Splash is a  swimming and water safety program that provides Norfolk youth, ages 5-18, the opportunity to learn water safety and basic swimming skills while participating in fun water activities. Summer Splash program runs seasonally from June through August. It is free to anyone with a Norfolk Athletic ID card. Details here

Interested in Becoming a Lifeguard?
The aquatics team is always recruiting qualified lifeguard candidates. To apply for current openings, visit the City's Human Resources site. Interested but need more training? Check out the Good Times magazine for a listing of lifeguard training classes. 

Additional Information
For further information about city pools and swimming programs, contact the Norfolk Department of Recreation, Parks and Open Space's Aquatics Division at 757-441-1605.