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RECREATION SWIMMING, LESSONS & PROGRAMS FOR KIDS
From group swimming lessons for tots to toddlers and tweens to Fred’s Swim Adventures and FREE recreation swims.
WATER AEROBICS & FITNESS PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS
Get fit and have fun with a variety of daily deep water exercise classes and water aerobics for all fitness levels and abilities.
ADULT & KIDS OPEN LAP SWIMMING PROGRAMS
Lap swim is open to both adults and children ages 3 and up if they can swim continuously for 25 yards.
BE PART OF THE POOL COMMUNITY
Fred Endert Municipal Pool
Swim, splash and exercise at Crescent City’s swimming pool facility which includes a 25 yard pool, waterslide, a hot tub and sauna. 

Welcome to the Fred Endert Municipal Pool located at the scenic Beachfront Park in downtown Crescent City, California.

Open 6 days per week for fitness and exercise classes, water aerobics, kids and adult swimming lessons and open lap swimming sessions, we invite you to come be a part of our pool community. Check out our online schedule for the swimming and class schedule as well as special annual events at the pool like our Monster Splash Halloween Carnival.

Our affordable monthly memberships for both individuals and families make it possible to stay fit, learn a valuable life skill for beginner swimmers, or become a stronger and better swimmer. Drop-in daily rates and a 10 visit pass are also available. If you’d like to experience the Fred Endert Municipal Pool, try our FREE all-ages recreation swim on Saturdays, courtesy of the Del Norte Healthcare District.

STARFISH Aquatics Swim Lessons are available for ages 6 months and up.

SWIMMING POOL RATES

YOUTH (7-17)
$4
per day
$36
10 Visit Pass
$40
Per Month
$360
Annually
SENIORS (64+)
$5
Per Day
$45
10 Visit Pass
$50
Per Month
$450
Annually
ADULT (18-63)
$6
Per Day
$54
Per Day
$60
Per Month
$540
Annually
FAMILY OF 4
$120
Per Month
$1080
ANNUALLY

Available for Events, Birthday Parties & More. Rental rates range from $100 to $200 per hour.

RENT THE POOL

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC SINCE MAY 1966
POOL HISTORY
Started in the 1950s, the Crescent City Pool was Impacted By the 1964 Tsunami that Destroyed Crescent City

In the 1950s in Del Norte County, taking swim classes, meant braving the unheated waters of the Smith River, said Ron Hints, who was one of the first lifeguards at the Fred Endert Pool. In 1963, the City of Crescent City decided they wanted a swimming pool of their own.

“Construction started in 1964 and was moving forward until March 28 when a massive tsunami hit Crescent City, killing 11 people, heavily damaging downtown, and destroying the framework for the pool project, and even depositing a fishing boat in the hole that had been dug for the pool. After the city and construction company covered the $100,000 in damage done to the facility, the Pool is finally completed in 1966.” According to the The Daily Triplicate.

The Fred Endert Municipal swimming pool opened officially in May 1966, in honor of Fred J. Endert, who was a native of Crescent city and a retired pharmacist with a lifelong record of public interest and community service of which to be proud.

From 1966 to present day the pool has helped create a healthy, fun, and safe option to go swimming for locals and visitors. “Fred Endert municipal pool lives. Almost every child in this community gets lessons in our pool and it’s so important because we are surrounded by water.” Said Matt Hildebrandt, a previous pool manager.

Over 40 years after opening the swimming pool, it was in dire need of repairs and updates. In hopes for a complete renovation, community members of Del Norte County begin the promote our pool foundation that raised nearly $40,000 for pool improvements. After community members went door-to-door to raise awareness of the pool and how much of a necessity it is, the Piece By Piece Pottery Foundation was successful, and was able to assist with renovations. After a six-month closure, the pool was open again to the public with a new ADA-friendly facility, hot tub, boiler heaters, and 115 foot ocean themed, hand painted mural by local volunteers.

The pool has since been open to the public, continuing to offer a healthy and therapeutic swim experience from swimming lessons and exercise classes to fun swims and lifeguard classes. The city of Crescent city community continues to support and cherish the Fred Endert Municipal Swimming Pool.

OUR ART MURALS
We have several beautiful art murals on display at the pool, part of the Art Mural Trail

Come see several art murals that are both inside and outside the Fred Endert Municipal Pool. The Fred & Friends Underwater mural is the most recognizable due its dramatic detail, size and scale. Master artist, Garetta Lamore, and Crescent City Harbor Art Gallery artists created this colorful “under the sea” style mural in 2009 which was painted on the wall behind the 25 yard indoor swimming pool.

Several pottery piece-style of murals reside here as well. Well-known artist, Harley Munger, crafted several vibrant pottery tile murals inside the pool building and also on the exterior. His works include “Dolphins at Play” and several stunning art pieces depicting nearby Battery Point beach and the Crescent City Harbor.

WE’D LOVE TO SEE YOU AT THE POOL!

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POOL HOURS

ALERT Pool Closures: The Pool will be closed July 4th.
The pool will close at 4pm for the DNHS graduation.

MON /  5:30 AM- 4 PM & 6:45- 8 PM
TUES / 5:30- 9:45 AM & 12:15- 4 PM
WED / 5:30 AM- 4 PM & 6:45- 8 PM
THURS / 5:30- 9:45 AM & 12:15- 4 PM
FRI /  5:30 AM- 4 PM
SAT /  6:30 AM-4:30 PM

PRINTABLE SCHEDULES

NOW THROUGH JULY 1, 2024