Municipal Pool


Come enjoy the outdoor swimming pool. With 3,750 sq. ft. there's plenty of room for everyone. The pool features a shallow, zero-entrance for the little ones, diving boards for the bigger kids and a splash & play area for everyone. Whether you're enjoying the cool water or lounging while you watch the kids, you'll love our friendly, fun facility.


Pool Season:
May 28, 2016 - September 5, 2016

Summer Hours:
Monday-Friday - 12 to 8 p.m.
Saturday - 12 to 8 p.m.
Sunday - 12 to 6 p.m.
*If inclement weather occurs, the pool will close and remain closed for the rest of the day.

School Hours (starting August 14):
Monday-Friday - 5 to 8 p.m.
Saturday - 12 to 8 p.m.
Sunday - 12 to 6 p.m.

4498 N.W. High Drive
Riverside, Mo 64150

(816) 935-4651 (during pool hours only)

12 years of age or older - $3.00
3-11 years of age - $1.00
*All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by someone age 16 or older. A swim test is also required for kids under the age of 14.

Season Passes:
Family Season Pass (Riverside Residents) $75
Family Season Pass (Non-Residents) $100
Individual Season Pass (Riverside Residents) $50
Individual Season Pass (Non Residents) $65

Passes are sold at the pool office and can be purchased using cash or check.

Lap Swim Times:
Monday-Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m.
Sunday from noon to 1 p.m.

Swim Lessons:
The City of Riverside, in partnership with the YMCA of Greater Kansas City, offers free swim lessons for residents at the municipal pool.

Pass the Test.  Lose the Vest.
All swimmers ages 13 and under are required to pass a swim test before being allowed in the pool without a personal flotation device (PFD) or without direct adult supervision.

Personal Flotation Devices

PFD stands for personal flotation device, which is also known as a lifejacket.  You can bring and use your own PFD as long as it is Coast Guard-approved.  The pool will also have a limited number of PFDs in several sizes that you can borrow on a first-come, first-serve basis.

What if my child passes the swim test?

No PFD will be required for a child who successfully passes the swim test.  Plus children ages 13 years or older who pass the swim test may move about the pool area without direct adult supervision.  Adults ages 16 years and older with children ages 12 and younger who pass the test must still remain in the pool or on the pool deck.

What if my child is still working on passing the swim test?

Your child can swim without a PFD if they are within an arms length of a parent/guardian (16 years or older) and are the only child the adult is watching.  When an adult is one-on-one with the child, the adult will need to remain in the water within arms length of the child.  If you have two or more children, only one child can be with the adult without a PFD.  The other children are required to have on a PFD in the water.  PFDs are not allowed on the diving board.

What does the swim test consist of?

  • Jump in feet first into the deep end of the pool or submerge using the wall for assistance.
  • Swim the length of the pool on your stomach without assistance. This can be on the surface of the water or underwater.
  • Climb out un-assisted.

Important Note: Lifeguards have the discretion to mandate a PFD on a swimmer at any time as well as require a swim test for any swimmer at any time.