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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!
Private Pool Parties are not currently available due to staff scheduling limitations.
The Covered Picnic Area at the swim center is available for reservation on Saturdays & Sundays during AM open swim (9AM-12PM) and/or PM Rec Swim (12:30-4pm) shared use of the facility. Included in the shaded space are 3 large picnic tables with seating space for a group of 25-30. Reservation fee does not include guests' admission to the pool.
Please phone 454-7964 for more information on Covered Picnic Area / Birthday party availability and other reservations at Simpkins Swim Center.
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.