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Parks and Recreation

Overview of Pools

The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department offers you a choice of nine pools, three sites of which are open year-round for your swimming and diving enjoyment. The seasonal pools are open during the summer to help cool you down. We are also pleased to offer a variety of aquatic programs, including swim lessons, swim teams, and fitness classes. For a full list of classes, please have a look at Henderson Happenings.

Year-round Pools  
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Henderson Multigenerational Indoor Pool
250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
(702) 267-5824

Henderson Multigenerational Outdoor Competition Pool
250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
(702) 267-5825

Heritage Park Aquatic Complex
310 S. Racetrack Rd.
(702) 267-2980

Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool
1575 C Galleria Dr.
(702) 267-5870

Seasonal Pools

Seasonal pools are now closed, but will reopen for August 30-September 1 for the Labor Day weekend. These pools will be open 11am-6pm August 30 and August 31, and from Noon-6pm September 1.
Black Mountain Aquatic Complex
599 Greenway Rd.
(702) 267-4079

BMI Outdoor Pool
105 W. Basic Rd.
(702) 267-4029

Henderson Multigenerational Activity Pool
250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
(702) 267-5827

Silver Springs Outdoor Pool
1951 Silver Springs Pkwy.
(702) 267-5719

Wells Outdoor Pool
1650 Price St.
(702) 566-2200

Whitney Ranch Activity Pool
1575 B Galleria Dr.
(702) 267-5860

Pool Rules

A complete list of pool rules may be obtained at the front desk of each pool. Please observe these rules. They are strictly enforced for your safety.
  • Patrons must have a Participant ID card to enter these facilities.
  • Children under 8 years old must be supervised by a parent/guardian (at least 15 years old) in the water within arm's reach at all times. A ratio of 1 adult for every five children under age 8 is required.
  • Take children on frequent restroom breaks, especially prior to participating in any aquatic program.
  • For health and safety reasons, we request that patrons who are ill refrain from participating in aquatic activities, particularly if experiencing symptoms of diarrhea.
  • Do not change children's diapers on the deck. Please use the changing tables provided in the restrooms and dispose of diapers properly.
  • Children wishing to swim in water deeper than their standing depth must be able to demonstrate that they can tread water and swim across the pool safely.
  • Swimmers unable to tread water and swim across the pool in a safe manner are encouraged to stay in shallow water and are not allowed on diving boards or slides.
  • Only appropriate swimwear is allowed in the pool. No cutoffs, T-shirts, thongs, jean shorts, etc.
  • During inclement weather or other circumstances, the pools may be closed. The City of Henderson is not responsible for these occurrences. No refunds or rain checks will be issued.
  • Smoking and/or use of tobacco products, including but not limited to, tobacco-free chew, electronic cigarettes, or any other product of this nature is permitted only in areas so designated by posted signs or areas noted by staff. These areas are not located near or around youth patrons and are prohibited in facilities or aquatic environments.
  • Glass, alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited.
  • No running or horseplay in or about the facility.
  • Swimmers are asked to share lap lanes and will be required to circle swim. For convenience, private lane rentals may be available.
  • All floatation devices including lifejackets must be U.S Coast Guard approved.
  • Private instruction and commercial programming without an approved agreement is prohibited. Parents may instruct their own children.
  • All lifeguard instructions must be followed.

Diving Board

  • You must be 42’’ inches tall to use the diving board.
  • Children under 8 years old must be supervised by a parent/guardian.
  • Lifeguards will prohibit any actions considered to be unsafe.
  • Only one person at a time on the diving board.
  • You may bounce only one time before jumping off the diving board.
  • Jump off the end of the diving board; no jumping off to the sides.
  • Do not swim underneath the diving board.
  • Patrons must exit the water immediately using the ladder.
  • Catching or assisting someone off the diving board is not allowed.
  • Lifejackets, goggles and fins are not allowed when using diving boards.
  • Walking backwards or diving off backwards is not allowed, including backflips and gainers.
  • Only staff is allowed to adjust the diving board fulcrum.
  • Diving boards are open to the public upon availability.
Slide Rules

  • Children under 42’’ tall are not permitted on slide.
  • Children under 48” tall are not permitted on the Wells Outdoor Swimming Pool slide.
  • Children must be able to exit the slide and reach the wall unassisted.
  • Catching or assisting someone off the slides is not allowed.
  • Children under 8 years old must be supervised by a parent/guardian.
  • Swimwear with exposed zippers buckles or metal ornamentation is not permitted.
  • Slide must be ridden feet first, laying on your back or in a sitting position.
  • Keep arms and legs inside the slide at all times.
  • Do not run, dive, kneel, stand, rotate or stop in the slide.
  • Eyeglasses must be secured to riders with head straps.
  • Only one rider may enter the slide at a time.
  • At the end of the slide, obey all lifeguard instructions and exit quickly.
  • All lifeguard instructions must be followed.
  • For safety reasons, pregnant women and people with heart conditions or back problems should not ride the slide.

Become a Lifeguard
Are you interested in becoming a lifeguard? If you have lifeguard experience, visit Human Resources to look for openings. If you are interested but have no experience, we have developed a class to train you. Check out the Aquatics section of Henderson Happenings for more details.

Drowning Prevention Information
One of the primary functions of our aquatics programs is to provide water safety education to the community. This includes providing education in water safety, swimming and specialty programs at our facilities and in the community. We realize that you may choose to enjoy aquatic activities at our supervised facilities and in other settings. The following information is designed to assist parents and others in minimizing the risks associated with aquatic activities.

Drowning Prevention Tips

  • Never leave a child near a pool/spa, bathtub, toilet, water-filled bucket, pond or any standing body of water. There is no substitute for adult supervision, so make sure an adult is constantly watching.
  • Drowning and near-drowning occurs in familiar surroundings during very short lapses in supervision, such as leaving to answer the phone or the doorbell.
  • If you must leave the pool/bathtub area, take your child with you.
  • Do not have older siblings watch younger children in the water. They are not trained or mature enough to be given such responsibility.
  • Do not rely solely on swimming lessons, life preservers, or any other equipment to make a child “water safe.” While these help to minimize risk, they are not foolproof.
  • A fence or wall barrier should completely enclose your pool or spa.
  • All gates or doors leading from the house to the pool area should have self-closing and self-latching mechanisms to protect against unauthorized entry and use.
  • Alarms on windows and doors leading out to your pool are recommended to notify you if someone goes outside.
  • Do not place objects near the pool or spa fence that could enable a child to climb over.
  • Do not leave toys/objects out in the open that will attract your child to the pool area. Put them away and out of sight.
  • NEVER swim alone. Always swim with a buddy.
  • Learn to swim.
  • Take a CPR/first aid course.
  • Keep a portable telephone by the pool/spa.
  • Be prepared for an emergency. Have a plan.
  • Look in the pool area first if a child is missing.
  • Constant adult supervision is essential!