Lasker Park Community Pool

The $4.1 million project provides residents with a state-of-the-art facility, which includes a recreational pool with kid-friendly play structures and a body slide, as well as an eight-lane short course yard pool for hosting swim meets.

This new addition to the Galveston Parks System will give the City the ability to provide fitness classes and swimming lessons. It will also provide the opportunity to offer community safety courses, such as first aid, CPR and lifeguard training. Funding for the project is being provided by the Industrial Development Corporation, Better Parks for Galveston, a grant from Texas Parks & Wildlife, the Neighborhood Revitalization Fund and numerous foundation grants and private donations.

“This community swimming pool shows the tenacity of the people of Galveston. They set a goal that had never been accomplished before and saw it through to completion as a team,” said Mayor James D. Yarbrough. “This facility will bring joy to Galveston families for years to come.”

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Address: 

2016 43rd Street

Galveston, TX 77550

Questions:

Email Our Aquatics Manager

Call Us:

409-797-3722

Fees, Hours of Operation, & Rules

Hours of operation beginning Thursday, September 7, 2017 through October 9, 2017:

  • Monday – Closed
  • Tuesday - Friday:
    7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Lap Swimming Only. The Splash Pad and Slide areas will be closed.
    3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Open Swim. All areas of the pool will be open. 
  • Saturday & Sunday:
    10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Open Swim. All areas of the pool will be open.

A fall schedule for the lap pool hours of operation will be released in the near future.

The proposed fee structure is outlined below and will be voted on by Council on August 10th. Proof of residency (government or GISD issued ID) will be required to receive the resident rate.

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Entry & Fees

  • Pools will be closed to the public during City sponsored programs and classes and/or inclement weather.  Check at the front desk for information.
  • All patrons entering the facility must pay an admission that is correlated with the correct residency and age for the patron.
  • Proof of residency is imperative to ensure that residents of Galveston Island are receiving the price advantage for the city facility. In order to maintain a consistent proof of residency, the patron must prove residency with the following documents: Valid State of Texas Driver’s License or State of Texas Issued ID card with a Galveston address, or Valid Passport with a Galveston address.
  • Youth guests can prove residency by displaying their Galveston ISD identification card.
  • Anyone who cannot prove residency will be required to pay the non-resident price.
  • Children 15 years of age and older may enter the pool unaccompanied, after they have be registered by their legal parent or guardian.
  • Any child under the age of 15 MUST be accompanied by adult parent or guardian, which must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Children younger than 6 years must be accompanied by an adult—in swim attire—at all times, and must be within an arm's length of the adult when in the pool.
  • Free admittance to children under the age of 2.
  • Adult to child ratios are as follows:
Age of Children<6 years old6-14 years old
# of Children36
Adults Required11
Ratio3:16:1
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Pool Rules & Policies

General

  • Aquatics Manager and/or lifeguard(s) on duty have responsibility to maintain a safe environmental at all times.
  • Aquatics Manager and/or lifeguard(s) have authority over patrons concerning any safety related issue.
  • Do not enter the pool if you suspect you have or have a communicable disease or an open cut or blister.
  • Abusive or profane language will not be permitted. Patrons engaging in harassing and/or violent behavior will receive immediate disciplinary action.
  • No outside food and drinks are allowed. Chewing gum is not permitted.
  • Smoking, other tobacco products, vaping, alcohol, drugs and gambling are not permitted.
  • Glass containers and bottles are prohibited. Only clear, plastic, empty water bottles are allowed.
  • No running, horseplay, fighting, dunking, riding shoulders, etc. is allowed in the pool area or locker rooms.
  • Spitting, spouting water from mouth or blowing the nose in the pool is prohibited.
  • No extended breath-holding or hyperventilation.
  • Diving is prohibited in water less than 9 feet deep.
  • Pregnant women and those with a history of heart problems or back problems should not use the slides.
  • Coast Guard-approved floatation devices are the only floatation devices allowed in the water. Users must remain within arm’s reach of an adult.
  • The Aquatics Manager and/or lifeguard(s) on duty have the authorization to request anyone to take a shower before entering the pool.
  • Aquatics Manager and/or lifeguard(s) on duty have authority to close pool due to inclement weather.
  • Patrons are not allowed in the pump room, mechanical room, concession stand or check-in office.
  • Animals are restricted from the facility (unless the animal is a service animal).
  • The GCPLP Staff are not responsible for items that are lost, stolen, vandalized or left unattended. Lockers are provided for a per use fee to store personal items. Please leave your valuables at home.
  • No cell phones, cameras, or video recording devices with camera capabilities may be used in the locker room at any time.
  • Please do not change diapers on the deck. A changing station is provided in the restrooms.
  • All children wearing disposable or cloth diapers must have their diapers securely closed by a pair of plastic pants that feature an elastic leg and waist openings. Swim diapers are recommended, along with the plastic pants.

 Attire

  • Anyone entering the water must be attired in an approved swimsuit. An appropriate swimsuit is defined as a swim garment with an affixed/ sewn inner lining that is marketed and sold as a bathing suit.
  • Wear family appropriate and clean swim attire only. Thong bikinis or other revealing swimwear is not permitted.
  • No gym shorts. Linings in shorts may not qualify as appropriate swimwear. Inappropriate attire may damage our pumps and chemicals.
  • Swimwear with exposed zippers, buckles, rivets, or metal ornamentation are not permitted on play features or slides.
  • Lifeguard gear or other insignia is not allowed for liability reasons. 

The Hurricane (Main) Slide Rules

  • Maximum operational load is 1 person, 300 lbs.
  • Children under 48 inches tall are not permitted on the ride.
  • Eyeglasses must be securely affixed to riders with head straps.
  • Swimwear with exposed zippers, buckles, rivets or metal ornamentation is not permitted.
  • Only one person is allowed to enter the flume at a time. Single riders only.
  • Slide must be ridden feet first lying on your back or in a sitting position.
  • Rider is not permitted to enter the slide until instructed by the lifeguard.
  • Keep hands inside the flumes at all times.
  • Do not run, jump, stand, kneel, dive, rotate or stop on the slide.
  • No floatation devices are allowed on the slide.
  • Cutting in line, horseplay, loitering or any other unsafe behavior is not permitted.
  • Move towards the exit stairs in the catch pool immediately after exiting the slide.
  • Do not cross and/or swim in front of the slide.
  • Caution: For safety reasons, pregnant women and persons with heart conditions or back trouble should not ride the slide.

Splash Pad Slide Rules

  • Maximum operational load is 1 person, 300lbs.
  • Children under 40 inches are permitted to on the ride.
  • Eyeglasses must be securely affixed to riders with head straps.
  • Swimwear with exposed zippers, buckles, rivets or metal ornamentation is not permitted.
  • Only one person is allowed to enter the flume at a time. Single riders only.
  • Slide must be ridden feet first lying on your back or in a sitting position.
  • Rider is not permitted to enter the slide until instructed by the lifeguard.
  • Do not run, jump, stand, kneel, dive, rotate or stop on the slide.
  • Do not block the end of the slide.
  • Leave the shutdown lane quickly and orderly.
  • No swimming or flotation devices allowed in the shutdown lane.
  • Caution: For safety reasons, pregnant women and persons with heart conditions or back trouble should not ride the slide.

Splash Pad Rules

  • An adult must supervise children under the age of 6.
  • No running on or around slides or in tunnels.
  • No climbing on pipes or handrails.
  • No hanging or swinging on pull ropes.
  • Valves and handles are accessible to allow children and adults to throttle and play with the water. Enjoy!