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979 17th Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Find out about the pools & amenities available at the swim center!
Contact the Swim Center for more information and to book your rental!
979 17th Ave Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Simpkins Family Swim Center is connected to the Live Oak Community Center which contains the County Parks, Open Space, and Cultural Services Department and community meeting rooms.
Free parking is available as well as EV charging stations, bike racks and bike lockers.
50-meter lap swim pool
Warm water pool
Amenities include locker rooms, bathrooms, ADA-accessible hot showers, lockers (bring your own lock). Pull buoys and kickboards are available for shared use when lap swimming. No towel service is available. Lifeguards are certified and provide supervision during regular hours and private rentals.
A water wheel chair is available at the swim center. Each pool has stationary, ADA-compliant lift plus a mobile lift for entry/exit in any pool area. An additional gender-inclusive bathroom is available with an ADA shower, changing bed, locker, and toilet. Questions? Contact Us!
DUE TO STAFFING SHORTAGE, AFTER-HOURS RENTALS ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE.
The Covered Picnic Area is available to reserve: Fridays: 3-5 pm / Saturdays 12:30-4pm / Sundays 9am-1pm.
Please call/leave a message at 454-7964 for availability and swim center reservations.
Please see the most current PDFs below for information, fees and contact information to book a pool party!
Monday – Friday 6:00 AM to 7:45 PM, except holidays
Our physical office is open, but staff availability is limited as some staff members are working remotely.