About Open Swim


Burgess Pool offers two pools for Open Swim seasonally. The Wading Pool is open to the community every day during the summer season and the Instructional Pool features two lanes dedicated to open swim and operates 7 days a week throughout the summer.

Lifeguards are on duty at all times during open swim. No registration required, just drop in.

Non-swimmers must be accompanied in the water by a parent within arm’s reach.

Children 5 years and younger must have a parent/guardian (16+) in the pool, within arm’s reach at all times.

Children 6 – 13 years must have a parent/guardian (16+) on the pool deck supervising them, unless they are attending a registered class or program.

Pool Rules
Updated – 5/20/23 – English Spanish

Schedule & Pricing for Recreation Open Swim


Instructional Pool: June 17 – July 31, 2024

Monday – Friday 11:45am – 8:00pm
Saturday/Sunday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Wading Pool: June 17 – August 11

*Heater is currently under repair. Please be advised pool may be colder than usual.

Monday – Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm

Pricing


Menlo Park Resident

Adult: $9 per day
Youth (17 and under): $5 per day
Family (up to 5 immediate family members from the same household): $24 per day
Spectator Fee: $3 per day

Summer Open Swim Family Pass
$199 for season
$20 for additional family members

Extended Summer Open Swim Family Pass
$249 for season
$20 for additional family members

Non-Resident

Adult: $10 per day
Youth (17 and under): $6 per day
Family (up to 5 immediate family members from the same household): $28 per day
Spectator Fee: $5 per day

Summer Open Swim Family Pass
$239 for season
$25 for additional family members

Extended Summer Open Swim Family Pass
$289 for season
$25 for additional family members

Drop-In anytime!

Policies


Pool Rules
Updated – 5/20/23 – English Spanish

Conduct Safety
Please help ensure a great experience for everyone. Before you send your young swimmers to the pool, be aware that we wish to maintain high standards for conduct with emphasis on safety. We encourage behavior that is respectful and mature, and our guards will enforce safety rules with regard to running on deck, roughhousing and courtesy.

Children
Children 5 years and under must have a parent/guardian in the pool, within arm’s reach at all times.
Children 6 – 13 years must have a parent/guardian on the pool deck supervising them, unless they are attending a registered class or program.

Summer Open Swim Family Pass

  • Pass is good for up to 5 members of the same family.
  • Children 1 years old & under enter for free
  • Children under the age of 14 must have a parent or guardian in attendance
  • Summer open swim family pass does not guarantee access if pool is at capacity
  • Pass is good during Open Swim hours only (see Schedule & Pricing tab)
  • Pass is valid for the following dates:
  • Passes are not transferable.
  • All pool rules must be followed while enjoying the pool.

Diaper policy: Double up
Help us keep the pools open by using both a disposable swim diaper and reusable diaper cover for your children who are not fully toilet-trained.

Lap Swimming during Open Swim
Adults who pay for Open Swim are welcome to swim laps during Open Swim times without paying extra fees. Alternatively, you can register and pay for Lap Swim membership on a monthly basis which automatically gives you all day access to the pools.

Pool Rules


General Pool Rules

  • No swimming allowed unless a lifeguard is on duty.
  • Children ages fourteen (14) and under must be supervised by an adult at all times while at the pool facility.
  • Children 5 years and under must have a parent/guardian in the pool, within arm’s reach at all times.
  • Roughhousing, shoving, and dunking are not allowed. No pushing or pulling into the pool, hitting with noodles or other objects.
  • No spins, flips, belly flops, back dives, or back jumps.
  • No long breath holding, hyperventilating, or extended underwater swimming is allowed.
  • No playing, swinging, jumping, or diving on stairs, ladders, or railings.
  • No diving into the Instructional Pool. Jump in feet first, facing forward only.
  • Water wings and other inflatable devices are not allowed. Only Coast Guard approved flotation devices are permissible and must be provided by the patron.
  • Non-toilet trained children must adhere to the double diaper policy. They must wear a water-proof diaper and a diaper cover; a swim suit over the diaper counts as a diaper cover.
  • Swimmers must wear proper swim attire at all times.
  • No glass or ceramic containers are allowed anywhere in the facility.
  • No running or skipping on deck. Walk at all times to avoid accidents.
  • No unauthorized swim lessons or coaching.
  • Please do not visit with or distract the lifeguards. If you have questions, inquire inside at the Front Desk.
  • Only lifeguards who are properly trained are allowed on lifeguard chairs.
  • No sitting on, pushing down, or swimming over lane lines.
  • Kickboards, pull buoys and fins provided by Menlo Swim and Sport are for lap swimming only. They are not allowed in open swim areas.
  • Starting blocks are for use by competitive programs only when directly supervised by a qualified coach.
  • No smoking (including electronic cigarettes), alcohol, or drugs allowed in the facility.
  • No food or drink on the pool deck. Eating is permitted on tables, benches and grassy areas.
  • Bicycles, skateboards, in-line skates, and other vehicles are not allowed to be operated in the pool area and must be walked while on deck.
  • No dogs or other pets are allowed in the facility except service animals.
  • Persons currently having active diarrhea or who have had active diarrhea within the previous 14 days shall not be allowed to enter the pool water.
  • Changing clothes on deck is not allowed.
  • In the event of an emergency, follow directions from the staff.
  • Any action or behavior that is deemed unsafe or inappropriate by the aquatics staff will not be allowed. All aquatics staff have full authority over guests using the pool area and as situations warrant, they may enforce rules not listed.
  • The Pool Manager on Duty may close the entire pool complex or any portion(s) of the pool complex, for any safety or maintenance reason.
  • Please respect the rights of others to feel safe and secure.
  • Please refrain from using profanity or offensive language, loud conversations or music, inappropriate public display of affection, or any other disruptive behavior
  • Admission price is for one entry only. No in and out privileges.
  • Menlo Swim and Sport, Team Sheeper, Inc. and City of Menlo Park are not responsible for any lost or stolen personal items and assume no liability for the loss or theft of a patron’s personal belongings.
  • Lockers are provided to secure personal belongings; guests may bring locks for use on lockers. All locks must be removed at the end of the day.

Facility Rules

  • Locker rooms will close 20 minutes after the pool closes.
  • Emergency doors are to remain closed and be used in case of emergency only.
  • Emergency doors, facility doors, storage areas, and safety equipment are not to be blocked by guests or objects.
  • Please dispose of all trash in receptacles provided.
  • Restrooms and locker rooms may not be used for loitering or other unintended uses. Cell phone use in locker rooms is prohibited
  • Offices and areas marked as “Employees Only” are not for use by the general public unless approved by staff.

Thank you for helping keep our swimming pool safe and enjoyable for everyone!

2024 Summer Open Swim Family Pass – Registration Link!

Summer Pass: June 3 – August 11 (10 weeks)

*Hyperlocal (Belle Haven Pool)
$129 for season
$12 for additional family members

Resident
$199 for season
$20 for additional family members

Non-Resident
$239 for season
$25 for additional family members

Extended Summer Pass: May 27 – Sept 2 (14 weeks)

*Hyperlocal (Belle Haven Pool)
$159 for season
$12 for additional family members

Resident
$249 for season
$20 for additional family members

Non-Resident
$289 for season
$25 for additional family members

*Belle Haven Pool Hyperlocal Pass is available for use at Belle Haven Pool. To qualify for Hyperlocal pricing or to register at this price please reach out to our Customer Service team at customerservice@menloswim.com or call us at 650-781-5525.

View the Open Swim Summer Schedule by Clicking on the Schedule & Pricing tab above.


  • Pass is good for up to 5 members of the same family.
  • Pass may only be used during Open Swim hours.
  • Children 1 years old & under enter for free
  • Children under the age of 14 must have a parent or guardian in attendance
  • Summer open swim family pass does not guarantee access if pool is at capacity
  • Pass is good during Open Swim hours only (see Schedule & Pricing tab)
  • Pass is valid for the following dates:
  • Passes are not transferable.
  • All pool rules must be followed while enjoying the pool.

2024 Summer Open Swim Family Pass – Registration Link!