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Municipal Pool - McHose Park

Boone Municipal Pool has been closed for the 2020 Season. We appreciate your support during this unprecedented time.

Manager, Darci Newcomb

Pool Information

Swim Lessons Registration

Online Registration  

Walk-In Registration -   

Registration Form

Hours and Schedule

Boone Municipal Pool will open (date unknown at time) at 4:00 p.m. - Opening Day Free Admission

Please NOTE the following opening schedule:  

Open Everyday

Monday thru Thursday
12:00-1:00 PM - Adult lap swimming and water walking
1:00-8:30 PM - Open swimming
8:30-10:20 PM - Reservations - Pool Parties

Friday thru Sunday
12:00-1:00 PM - Adult lap swimming and water walking
1:00-6:00 PM - Open swimming
6:15-8:15 PM - Reservations - Pool Parties
8:30-10:20 PM - Reservations - Pool Parties

The pool is available for private parties Friday - Sunday from 6:15 - 8:15 p.m. and every day from 8:30 - 10:20 p.m.

Contact the pool manager at for details.

Admission Fees:
We can not accept Debit or Credit Cards

Daily $4.00 (Child 3 and under free with paid adult.)
Daily Observer $2.00 (NON-Swimmer adult with paid child)

Annual - Family* $130.00
Family*- Nonresident $140.00
Single - $95.00
Single - Nonresident - $105.00

10 Punch Ticket $35.00

1 to 15 - $80.00
16 to 30 - $100.00
31 to 60 - $120.00
61 to 90 - $140.00
91 to 120 - $160.00
121 plus - $160.00 plus .50/per person

*All children must be under 20 and live at home at least 9 months of the year. Family is limited to father, mother, son, and daughter relationships.

Children age 3 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult paying a daily admission or has a season pass (age 18 and over)

Special Pool Fees:

Groups of 10 or more receive $.25 discount per daily admission.

Admission Rules:

  • No one under the influence of a controlled substance may enter the pool.
  • Use of controlled substances within the pool complex will subject that person to removal and/or police action.
  • All season pass patrons must sign in upon entrance.
  • No one under 8 admitted unless supervised by a guardian at least 14 years old.
  • No lifeguard is on duty at the wading pool. Parents/Guardians must watch their children.
  • Wading pool is for pre-schooler's use only and their parents/guardians.
  • All swimmers must shower completely before entering the pool.
  • Swimming suits must be clean. No street clothes worn as suits. No thong swimming suits.
  • Users with open sores are encouraged not to swim.
  • Persons using "tanning oil" must shower before using the pool.
  • Small toys will be allowed in the wading pool and training pool only. All types of balls, frisbees, and squirt guns are prohibited.
  • Personal flotation devices, such as flotation rings, life vests and water wings, are permitted in the wading and training pools. Air mattresses and inner tubes are not allowed except as allowed by special events.
  • Pool rules will be amended when deemed advisable for the protection of health, safety, and enjoyment of all pool patrons.

Ticket Use:

  • Season tickets are nontransferable. Only listed family members may use the ticket.
  • Punch passes are not replaced if lost. Punch tickets may be used by the holder and their guests.

General Rules:

  • Food and beverages are allowed only in the concession area. No glass containers anywhere in the pool complex.
  • Use of tobacco products will not be permitted anywhere in the pool complex.
  • The pool is not responsible for lost articles.
  • All injuries must be reported to the pool staff.

Behavior Rules:

  • Non-swimmers must stay in the training pool
  • Improper language will not tolerated.
  • No object will be thrown within the pool complex.
  • Use the toilets, not the pool.
  • No running anywhere in the pool complex.
  • No horseplay, pushing/pulling, splashing, or dunking allowed.
  • No hanging on the ropes.
  • Lifeguards should not be distracted or interfered with in any way.
  • No diving in any area other than off diving boards.
  • Bath House Rules
  • Nothing is to be left in the dressing rooms unattended.
  • No loitering in showers.

Diving Area Rules:

  • No sitting or hanging on the diving boards.
  • Only one person at a time off the boards. The person in front of you must be at the side of the pool before you go off the board.
  • Go straight off the end of the boards and swim to the nearest side of the pool to exit.
  • One bounce only on the diving boards.
  • No swimming in the deep end.

Slide Area Rules:

  • Only one person at a time off the slide. The lifeguard at the top of the slide will tell you when you can go down the slide.
  • Go directly off the end of the slide do not stop and jump off.
  • Only persons four foot tall and taller may use the slide.
  • After entering the water, swim to the nearest side of the pool to exit.
  • Use the slide only facing forward in the feet-first position. You must be sitting down or lying down on your back.

Deep Water Test:

  • According to the manager's discretion, a child must be able to pass a deep water test to go off the boards.
  • Deep water test The child must swim the crawl stroke across the length of the deep end and tread water for one minute. No dog paddling, back stroke or other form of swimming will be accepted ONLY THE CRAWL OR FREESTYLE.
  • Upon passing the test, manager shall record the child's name for future reference should any question of competency arise.

Wading Pool Rules

  • No running.
  • Parents should not leave children unattended.
  • The wading pool is intended for toddlers and young children. Older children should occupy other areas.

Lounge chairs are available or you may bring your own.

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Boone Municipal Pool
1100 Francis Mason Dr
Boone, IA 50036
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