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Play it cool year round at Denton NAT, Water Works Park, and Civic Center Pool. All three are family-friendly and offer a variety of activities to keep you afloat.

Denton Natatorium (NAT)

  • Denton Natatorium (NAT)
    Denton NAT
    The NAT is located at 2400 Long Rd., off Sherman Drive near Loop 288. It's a joint-use facility between Denton Independent School District (DISD) and Denton Parks and Rec. DISD uses the facility for swim meets, practices, and water polo matches. 

    Pool Schedules

    Competition Pool Schedule 
    Leisure Pool Schedules

    The NAT leisure pool and indoor slide will be open Wednesday, Aug. 16 and Thursday, Aug. 17, for public swim from noon to 5 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 18 from noon to 8 p.m. 

    Monday-Friday, 5:30 a.m.-noon
    Adult lap swim, classes
    Water walking in the leisure pool until 9:30 a.m.
    Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m.
    Open swim, both pools
    Monday-Thursday, 5-8 p.m.
    Adult lap swim, classes
    Friday, 5-8 p.m. (through Sept. 2)
    Open swim in leisure pool
    Adult lap swim in competition pool
    Saturday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   
    Adult lap swim, classes
    Saturday, 12:30-6 p.m.
    Open swim, both pools
    Sunday, noon-6 p.m. (through Sept. 4)    
    Open swim, both pools

    Daily Admission
    Ages 2 and under free
    Ages 3-15 $3; nonresidents add $1
    Ages 16+ $4; nonresidents add $1

    Passes are sold individually; nonresidents add $5 per pass.

    One-Month Membership    
    Purchase 1-3, $20 each
    Purchase 4+, $15 each
    Three-Month Membership
    Purchase 1-3, $45 each
    Purchase 4+, $36 each
    12-Month Membership 
    Purchase 1-3, $120 each
    Purchase 4+, $90 each

    Punch Passes
    A punch pass is valid six months from the date of purchase and includes NAT admission and NAT water aerobics classes. One punch equals one visit; nonresidents add $5 per pass.
    10 Punch Pass: Ages 3-15, $25; Ages 16+, $30

    Daily Admission Discount
    Buy one admission, get one of equal or lesser value for free every Friday from 4-7 p.m

    fall/winter WATER EXERCISE 
    Monday and Wednesday, 6:05-7 p.m.
    Shallow Water Workout: Monday-Thursday, 7-7:55 p.m.
    Strength Training: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9-9:55 a.m.
    Water Exercise: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:15-11:15 a.m.
  • Group Swim Lessons
    Swim Lessons schedule

    Swim lessons are offered year-round at the NAT and during the summer at the NAT and Civic Center Pool for ages six months and older. Lessons for all skill levels are provided at each class during each session. The registration deadline for swim lessons is at closing on the Friday before the first day of class. 

    American Red Cross Learn to Swim Schedule
    Register in person or call (940) 349-8800.

    Levels and Descriptions
    Our classes are designed to allow students to learn at their own pace and master the skills at each level before attempting the next challenge. If you have questions about which class best fits you or your child's needs, call (940) 349-8800.

    Water Tots, ages 6 months to 3 years
    Parent and child aquatics builds swimming readiness through games and songs. Parents learn how to teach their children various skills to increase their child's confidence, coordination, and safety in the water. Class ratio is 10:1.

    Preschool, ages 3-4 
    This level is a fun introduction to water with an emphasis on comfort, safety, and basic water skills. Preschoolers learn floating, kicking, alternating arm action, bubble blowing, and safety rules. Class ratio is 5:1. 

    Level 1: Intro to Water, ages 5+ 
    This level builds from beginner skills through the introduction of freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke while providing a greater sense of confidence and independence in the water. Class ratio is 6:1.

    Level 2: Fundamental Skills, ages 5+ 
    This level builds from Level 1, and teaches alternating arm action, rhythmic bobbing, front and back glides, and safety. Prerequisites include the ability to walk five yards in chest-deep water, retrieve an object underwater, and float supported or unsupported. Class ratio is 6:1.

    Level 3: Stroke Development, ages 6+ 
    This level teaches rotary breathing, dolphin kick, and safety, as well as freestyle and elementary backstroke. Prerequisites include the ability to float (front and back) unsupported, perform front and back glides unsupported, and demonstrate alternating arm action. Class ratio is 6:1.

    Level 4: Stroke Development, ages 6+ 
    This level increases endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front and back crawl) for greater distances. Participants add arms to the scissors kick for sidestroke and begin learning back crawl, breaststroke, and butterfly. Class ratio is 6:1.
  • Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons
    Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons, ages 3-adult
    Designed to meet specific needs and provide individualized attention to enhance learning abilities. For more information or to register, call Jenna Stevenson, Learn to Swim Coordinator, at (940) 349-8814.

    Private (1-on-1)    
    (4) 30-minute $100
    (8) 30-minute $160

    Semi-Private (2-on-1)
    (4) 30-minute $80 per person
    (8) 30-minute $130 per person
  • Aquatic Exercise
    NAT Aquatic Exercise

    Deep Challenge
    Monday and Wednesday, 6:05-7 p.m.

    This non-impact, vigorous deep-water aerobics class in the competition pool includes interval and circuit training, strength resistance training, and stretching. Deep-water flotation devices and resistance equipment provided.

    Shallow Water Workout
    Monday-Thursday, 7-7:55 p.m.​

    This low-impact, cross training class in the leisure pool combines kick boxing, water walking, yoga, pilates, and tai chi to improve cardio fitness, strength, and flexibility. Water shoes are recommended. 

    Senior Water Exercise, all ages
    Strength Training

    Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9-9:55 a.m.
    Water Exercise
    Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:15-11:15 a.m.

    Not limited to seniors, these classes are designed for those who need to work out 
    at a slightly slower pace compared to our other classes. The class is held in the competition pool during the colder months and in the water park lazy river during the summer months. Strength training is free to members and is a land class.

    Aquatic Therapy
    Water therapy, aka aquatic therapy, is offered through Denton Sports and Physical Therapy. For assistance, call (940) 566-5714.

  • Aquatic Programs
    Programs and Activities

    Island Divers Scuba Classes
    Scuba classes are offered through Island Divers and taught using the PADI System, aka the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. PADI courses are designed to make learning enjoyable and worthwhile with instructors who are trained and held to diving’s highest standards, backed up by a solid, proactive quality management system. Dive in and call (940) 383-3483.

    Denton Area Masters Swim Club
    The DASC Masters Swim Club is rapidly growing with swimmers of all abilities including novice swimmers looking to feel more comfortable in the water, triathletes wanting to have a faster swim time, and competitive swimmers preparing for the next swim meet. Our goal is to provide members an opportunity to improve their skills and achieve success while having a great time! For membership information, call (940) 239-7770 or mail coach.michael@daswimclub.com.

    Additional Programs

Civic Center Pool
  • Civic Center Pool
    Civic Center Pool
    Civic Center Pool is adjacent to Quakertown Park, behind Denton Civic Center, at 515 N. Bell Ave.
    2017 Open Season

    Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m.and Sunday 1-6 p.m.
    Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29
    Open daily, June 3-August 20
    End of Season, August 26-27
    Labor Day Weekend, September 2-4

    ADMISSION and season PASSES

    Daily Admission
    Ages 18 and older, $4
    Ages 3-17, $3
    Ages 2 and under, free

    Season Passes
    Purchase 1-3 for $40 each
    Purchase 4+ for $35 each
    (nonresidents add $5 per pass)

    All-Access Annual Aquatic Pass
    Includes the NAT, Water Works Park, and Civic Center Pool; nonresidents add $5 per pass.
    Purchase 1-3 for $150 each
    Purchase 4+ for $120 each

    Father's Day Discount
    Sunday, June 18 dads get in free with a paid admission.

    Independence Dollar Day Discount
    Tuesday, July 4, $1 admission

    Party Rentals
    Birthday Party Rentals
    Available beginning May 27 for $110. This package includes one hour under the shaded party area, invitations, paper goods, cake, and drinks. Pizza is available for an additional fee. Limited to 15 guests; each additional guest pays daily admission price. To book, call (940) 349-8806.

    After Hours Private Rentals
    The pool is available for private rentals on weekdays beginning at 7:30 p.m. and on weekends beginning at 6:30 p.m. Lifeguards are provided. All rental fees must be paid in full at the time of booking. Rental fees vary starting at $225. To book your next party, call (940) 349-8802.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I purchase a membership to all three aquatic facilities?
    Yes, we offer an individual All Access Annual Pass at a discounted resident rate of $150 per person. The nonresident rate is $155. We also offer an additional discounted rate for the purchase of four or more at $120 per resident and $125 for nonresidents. Four or more passes must be purchased in the same transaction. Please see each facility page for other pass and punch card options.
  • When does Water Works Park and Civic Center Pool open?
    Water Work Park opens on the weekends beginning May 20, then opens daily beginning June 3. Civic Center Pool will be open for Memorial Day weekend, then daily beginning June 3. The NAT is open year round and closed during City holidays.
  • Is Denton NAT a public pool?
    Yes, the NAT is a public pool that operates under a joint-use facility agreement with Denton Independent School District, therefore making the NAT accessible to DISD for swim meets, practices, and water polo matches.
  • Can I bring my own blow up floats to the pools?
    No, the only flotation devices permitted are US Coast Guard approved life jackets and puddle jumpers.

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2400 Long Rd. Denton, TX 76207
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(940) 349-8800