Fun at the pools     


Municipal Pool Open, Adult, and Family Swim Hours:

Becks Pool at Madison Park schedule 

Foster Pool at Lakewood Park schedule


Municipal Pool Season Pass Fees:

Individual Season Passes:                                                                                              Summer long fun at the outdoor pools

Student Pass (ages 7-17): $30/resident; $60/non-resident

Adult Pass (ages 18-59): $40/resident; $80/non-resident

Senior Pass (ages 60+): $5/resident; $55/non-resident

Family Season Passes:

Two Adult Passes (ages 18-59): $70/resident; $140/non-resident

Three or more family members (living in the same household):                  $100/resident; $200/non-resident


Municipal Pool Passes are available for purchase on-line , at the outdoor pools (cash or check), or at the Recreation Department (cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover).

Municipal Pool Daily Admission Fees:

Becks Pool



Children 6 and under are free with paid swimming adult

Student admission: $3.50(resident)/$4.50(non-resident)

Adult admission: $4.00(resident)/$5.50(non-resident)

Senior admission: $1.00(resident)/$4.50(non-resident)






Both pools have plenty of room for learn-to-swim classes!Lakewood Recreation Learn-To-Swim classes are held over the course of the summer at both outdoor municipal pools.   Each class meets for 45 minutes.  For more information on current learn-to-swim classes, please click here! 


 Foster Pool at Lakewood Park offers morning and afternoon classes that meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  Becks Pool at Madison Park offers morning classes that meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, evening classes that meet Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays, as well as Saturday or Sunday mornings. 


Pool Rules and Regulations

 Foster Pool at Lakewood Park

Come have fun at Foster Pool!

14532 Lake Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107 

Foster Pool Telephone: 216.227.5800 

Foster Pool is a 50 meter by 25 yard Olympic-size pool located in Lakewood Park.  Although owned by the City of Lakewood, both outdoor pools are operated by the Recreation Department.  Foster Pool is complete with a one-meter diving board, a wading pool with mushroom feature, large bathhouse, and adjoining concession area.  Other programs offered include Learn-To-Swim, Junior Lifeguarding and LRST (Lakewood Ranger Swim Team).


Foster Pool is available is rent for birthday parties, scout troup outings, family reunions, and other group events.  Foster Pool is available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings.  2019 requests can be submitted beginning March 1.


Becks Pool at Madison Park


Becks Pool at Madison Park13029 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107 

Becks Pool Telephone: 216.227.5500 

Becks Pool is a leisure pool located in Madison Park.  Operated by the Recreation Department, Becks Pool features a slide, seperate diving well with two one meter diving boards, zero depth wading pool with mushroom feature, and a concession area.  Becks Pool offers Learn-To-Swim classes, open swims and hosts several special needs camps.




Becks Pool is available for rent throughout the summer, from 8:30 PM -- 10:00 PM on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings.  2019 requests can be submitted beginning March 1.

History of Becks Pool/Renaming Ceremony 2007

Madison Pool was renamed Mariann Becks Pool in 2007 in honor of Mariann Becks, the City's first lifeguard.  Mariann began her career in 1964 at the Lakewood High School Pool.  By 1973, she had assumed control of the Learn-To-Swim programs offered by the Recreation Department, a position she continued in until 2002.  In 1983, with the cooperation of Mrs. Myrna Pizir, she co-founded the Camp Can Do program, a summer day camp for children with Special Needs.  This program was based out of Madison Park Pool, and allowed all of the campers to swim on a regular basis.  In addition to this day camp, Mrs. Becks helped establish learn-to-swim classes for children with special needs, a program that continues today at all three Recreation Department-run facilites. 

Mariann Becks was inducted into the Lakewood Alumni Foundation Hall of Fame in December 2008.

Lakewood Recreation Aquatics Weather Policy 


Please review our inclement weather policy

The Lakewood High School and municipal pools may close in the event of inclement weather.  The pools will be immediately cleared if thunder is heard or lightning is seen.  We will make reasonable attempts to resume activities once 30 minutes have passed since the last thunder or lightning.  The outdoor pools will be cleared for heavy rain only if the bottom is not visible from the lifeguard stand.  In the event of inclement weather that closes the Lakewood City Schools for the day, all Lakewood Recreation programming will be cancelled for that day and evening.  If early morning weather conditions do not force the Lakewood City Schools to be closed for the day, but weather changes begin to worsen during the late morning, afternoon or early evening, the Lakewood Recreation Department, for the safety of our participants and staff, may be forced to cancel programs for the evening.  Radio and television stations will broadcast all closings.  Every effort will be made to make-up any program that may be cancelled – summer learn-to-swim classes will meet a minimum of 7 classes.

Register for programs here


Lakewood City Schools
Lakewood Board of Education
Linda G Beebe, President
Emma Petrie Barcelona, Vice President
Tom Einhouse
Edward Favre
Betsy Bergen Shaughnessy
Lakewood Recreation Department   |   14100 Franklin Ave.   |   Lakewood, Ohio 44107   |   P: (216)529-4081   |
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