Swimming pools
Anchorage Parks and Recreation

West Pool

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​West Pool is a 6 lane 25 yd. pool and home of the TWISTED TALON Water Slide!​

Faciility Holiday HoursAquatic Fees

West Pool is Closed for maintenance beginning May 23rd until further notice​

Interested in becoming a Lifeguard?​​​

Employment Requirements:
- Must be 16 yrs of age to apply
- Be Red Cross Lifeguard Certified
- Successful background check
Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Prerequisites:
- 300 yard continuous swim using Front Crawl, Breaststroke,     or combination of the two.  
- 10 lbs. brick retrieval under 1min 40 sec
- Tread water without arms for 2 minutes.
- Must be 15+ years of age with valid ID.
Visit www.governmentjobs.com/careers/moa to apply
See Pool contact information to inquire

Lap Swim

Afternoon Lap ​         Mon-Fri          11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Evening Lap             Mon-Fri          4:30 p.m.6:30p.m.
Weekend Lap          Sat                  10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Senior Lap*             Sat                  9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

.*Pass Only

Open Swim

Evening Open Swim            Fri          7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Weekend Open Swim          Sat         1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.​
Afternoon Open Swim         Tu/Th      2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.​


Parent and Me Swim

Parent & Me Swim is available for families with young children 3 and under. Parents must accompany their children in the water. Siblings are welcome, however, space is limited to the Kiddie Pool and Slide Pool, as the time is shared with our Lap Swim Program. The diving board and slide will not be available.  See times listed above.

​Afternoon           Mon - Fri       11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.​
Evening             Mon - Fri        4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Weekend           Sat                10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Slide is $2.00 plus general admission.  Kids under the age of 7 years must be accompanied down the slide with paying customer 13 or older, and be accompanied by a paying adult in the water at all times.


Rentals are typically 1 hour in the pool and 1 hour in the Party Room (no charge) to follow.  Rentals can be more than 1 hour if space is available.  Full payment is required when reserving, and is a first-come-first-serve basis.  For additional information, to check availability, or schedule your next pool rental, contact 907-​258-2017.                                  

​Weekend ​              ​Sat            11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Hourly Rental Fees with Slide​

  • $200 for 1-25 bathers
  • $235 for 26-50 bathers

​NOTE: Activities & tim​​es are subject to change and/or cancellation.

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Contact Info

West Pool
1700 Hillcrest Drive
Phone: 907-343-4506


Jim Reeves
​Aquatics Supervisor

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