Swimming Pool

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Swimming Pool
In 1999 the City of Russell constructed a new swimming pool on the same site as the former pool. The new pool is a state of the art facility with zero entry area. The swimming pool also features two water slides and other water features, along with two large sunshades.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the 2020 Swimming Pool Season will include several changes:

Russell Municipal Swimming Pool Opens June 16th

The City of Russell Duke Johnson Municipal Swimming Pool at Memorial Park will open for the summer 2020 season with some operational changes. 

The city is following guidance from the CDC, Kansas Recreation and Parks Association, and taking several precautionary measures to protect our patrons and staff.  These measures include social distancing, extra cleaning and disinfection of shared touchpoints, and removal of all chairs and tables.   Guests may bring their personal pool chairs. 

The concession stand will be open with limited offerings, which include beverages and pre-packaged items. 

Customers are asked to practice social distancing at the pool, space your chairs appropriately, and wear a mask if you’re walking around—the wearing a mask while in the pool is discouraged, as it can impede breathing. 

Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by another customer who is 16 years of age or older. 

Due to the shortened season and the limited number of lifeguards, pool hours for the 2020 season will be 1 pm to 6 pm Tuesday through Sunday.  Unfortunately, this year there will not be private swim parties, swim lessons, or group water aerobics such as Aqua Zumba. 

The single person daily admission is $2.00 with children under five years of age free with paid adult admission.  A single person season pass is $50.00, and a family season pass is $100.  Season passes must be purchased at the City Building during regular business hours; 7:30 am to 5 pm. 

For more information about season passes, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 785.483.6311.

Admission Fees & Season Pass Information


  • Single Season Pass - $50
  • Family Season Pass (Immediate family members living in same household) - $100
Daily admission prices Payable at the pool will be:
  • Under 5 - Free with a paid adult
  • 5 and Over - $2