Looking to find a place to cool off after that heat wave last weekend? I know I am! 90+ degrees, 100% humidity… the air is almost too heavy to breathe it in! It’s a drastic change from the cold and rainy June that we had, and I know we’re all itching to get some sun on our shoulders and chlorine in our eyes!
Growing up, it seemed like there was at least one pool in every single town. You got to decide if you wanted to hang out in Chippewa, catch some waves in Beaver Falls, or brave the water slides in Monaca.
Unfortunately, public pools in Beaver County seem to be a thing of the past. And if you don’t know someone with a pool in their back yard, you might be out of luck! Until now…
We’ve put together a list of the best pools in (and just outside) Beaver County. We’ve got to stay cool, and after two straight months of clouds and rain, it looks like we may just be able to get some late-summer tans after all!
Grab that baby oil and the sun-in (because it’s still 1999) and head out to some of these great establishments! Some are public and some require memberships, but it’s all listed below.
Beaver Pool, Beaver (Public)
As far as “classic” public pools, this is going to be one of your only options in the area. It gets packed, so be sure to get there early and reserve a good spot.
The Pool at Old Economy Park, Baden (Public)
This is the only real public pool in the SBC (Southern Beaver County.) There are also tons of activities around for after you dry off. Check out the village while you’re in the area!
Splash Pad, Beaver Falls (Public)
New this summer, there is a splash pad in downtown Beaver Falls at the corner of 8th Avenue and 22nd street. Bring the kiddos down for some splish-splashin’ fun!
Sunrise Pool, New Brighton (Public)
If you haven’t been here, it really is a cool place. It’s open year round… open to the air and sun in the summer months, and completely enclosed and temperature controlled during the rest of the year. A great option if you also want to beat the winter blues.
Veterans Memorial Pool, Midland (Public)
Yes, there is a public pool in Midland. It’s located on 10th Street Extension. This may be the least known of the public pools in Beaver County, but it’s a great place for residents of Midland, Ohioville, and Industry to cool off and catch some sun in the summer time.
Seven Oaks, Brighton Twp (Membership Required)
Maybe you aren’t an avid golfer, but recreational memberships are available at Seven Oaks that include access to the pool, tennis courts, grill room and more! They’ve also got fantastic membership specials that include golf at prices that you can’t beat, so you can customize any package to fit your needs perfectly!
Shadow Lakes, Aliquippa (Membership Required)
Another pool that you can frequent with a membership. Check out their deals online or stop in after your next tee time.
Chapel Valley Pool, Center (Membership Required)
This private swim club has been open for almost 50 years!! In addition to their pool, they have a baby pool, basketball court, volleyball court, and much more. Come check them out!
Treehaven Pool, Hopewell (Membership Required)
With an Olympic sized pool, separate baby pool and concession stand, this is definitely a great place for members to relax and get their tan on! Lots of bonus events for adults and children come with this membership as well.
YMCA, New Brighton (Membership Required)
This may be an indoor pool, but a membership at the YMCA comes with all kinds of fun activities for the entire family! If you’re looking for a place to swim year-round, this is a great option.
East Palestine Pool, East Palestine (Public)
While this is technically right across the PA border, our western residents frequent this gigantic swimming pool. Make sure to bring a few bucks for the snack bar and make a day out of it!
Cranberry Waterpark, Cranberry Township, PA (Public with membership options)
I know it’s not in Beaver County, but this is hands down the best place around. They have waterslides, a splash pad, playground, and even private sun decks that you can rent! If you haven’t been here yet, make it a point to go this summer. Especially if you have little ones.
If you have time and want to spend a whole day out in the sun, be sure to check out:
Sandcastle: Shouldn’t need much explanation. THE water park in our region. Lazy river, slides, kiddie area, etc.
Settler’s Cabin: Jump off the high dive or float around the wave pool in a tube. Relax and enjoy!
While we’re on the subject, and since I also happen to write all of the Lost Beaver County articles… I’d like to take a minute to reflect back on all of the great pools that we have loved and lost. May they rest in peace…
- Monaca Waterslides
- Chippewa Pool
- Beaver Falls Wave Pool
- Beaver Valley Golf Club
- Monaca Pool
Where is your go-to place when you’re trying to “beat the heat?” Are there any hidden gems around here that we missed?