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Wildwood Pool

Pool hours, seasons passes, pool parties, swim lessons, swim team, water aerobics

Wildwood Pool, Crete, NE.

701 East 4th Street, Crete, Nebraska
(4th Street and Grove Ave.)
Pool: 402.826.3500 (Seasonal: May-August, during pool hours)
Parks & Recreation at City Hall: 402.826.4315


Wildwood Pool and Park is located in the southeast portion of the city. The public swimming pool includes men’s and women’s restrooms and lockers, zero entry, two slides, swimming lanes, and two diving boards. The splash area was new in 2022. Pool season passes, swimming lessons, youth swim team, and pool parties are available; see below for registration dates and more information.

The park area includes two tennis courts, a playground, picnic area, green space, parking, and public restrooms. Tennis courts include pickleball lines. (Click the photo for a gallery of pool and park images.)

(Go to Parks and Recreation Department Main Page)

See more information below on when and where to register for pool passes, pool parties, swimming lessons, swim team, and water aerobics.

2024 Pool Season Information

View/Download the Wildwood Pool Informational Flyer: English   |  Spanish 

  • RipTide Swim Team registrations were due May 5
  • Swimming Lessons are offered for Levels 1-6 (ages 4 and up) and Infant and Toddler (ages 6 weeks to 4 years)
    • registration is open for Levels 1-6 and Infant and Toddler lessons
  • Pool Opening Day, Saturday, May 25 - Memorial Day weekend
  • Mayor's Day - Sunday, July 14 - free admission
  • RipTide Swim Meet - June 15
  • Independence Day, Thursday, July 4 - open swim hours may be subject to change
  • Last Day of the Season, Sunday, August 4
    • Open swim 1-3 p.m.
    • Pooch Pool Party from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Cost is $2.00 per dog
      • Dogs must be non-aggressive and leashed upon arrival
      • Toys and inflatables are allowed
      • Dog owners are welcome to swim as well
Pool Admission & Season Passes

Season pool passes for individuals and families are available on RecDesk and at the pool during open hours. Passes purchased online will be available for pickup at the pool during open hours. 

New in 2024: Seniors 55+ are eligible for a season pass that includes unlimited Water Aerobics Classes for only $40. 

Daily Individual Fees: Season Passes:
  • Ages 3 & Under Free
  • Ages 4-17 $4
  • Ages 18 & Older $6
  • Ages 55 & Older $4
  • Non-swimming parent/guardian $2
  • Individual $75
  • 55+ Individual $40
  • Family Passes (same household)
    • 2-Person $95
    • 3-Person $115
    • 4-Person $135
    • 5-Person $155
    • 6+ Person $175

Swim Suit Policy: All patrons who want to swim MUST wear a commercially purchased swim suit. NO street clothes are allowed in the pool, including, but not limited to: jeans, gym shorts, cotton t-shirts, leggings/joggers. ALL infants must wear a swim-approved diaper.

Weather Policies: 

  • Cool Temperatures: The pool will close any time the air temperature during the day is recorded below 70 degrees F.
  • Thunder & Lightning Safety: Wildwood Pool utilizes a weather application to track thunderstorms and lightning strikes in the area. The Manager on Duty is responsible to monitor any potentially dangerous weather conditions and will respond according to the pool’s safety policies.

Pool Hours

Monday - Friday
  • 9:00-9:45am: Water Aerobics
  • 10:00-11:45am: Swim Lessons (all sessions)
  • 1:00-5:00pm: Open Swim
  • 5:00-5:30pm: Adult Swim
  • 5:30-7:00pm: Family Swim
      Swim Team Practice
  • 7:00-9:00pm: Mondays-Thursdays
  • Friday morning times as scheduled
Friday & Saturday
  • 7:00-9:00pm: Private Pool Parties
  • 1:00-5:00pm: Open Swim
  • 5:00-5:30pm: Adult Swim
  • 5:30-7:00pm: Family Swim
  • 1:00-5:00pm: Open Swim
  • 5:00-7:00pm: Private Pool Parties

Pool Parties: 

Private pool parties are held on Fridays and Saturdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m., and Sundays, 5:00-7:00 p.m. during the season. Cost is $250 per party and includes a nonā€refundable $50 deposit. Applications are available on RecDesk, at City Hall, or the pool during open hours. A completed application and non-refundable deposit is required for reservation. Please submit the application and deposit at City Hall.

Water Aerobics:

Interested patrons can register at the pool after opening day; cost is $40 for all classes through the season. Registered participants age 55 and over will receive a pool season pass at no additional cost. Drop-ins are welcome with a fee of $4 per class and includes daily pool admission.

  • Starting June 10: Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Swimming Lessons:

  • Registration is open for Levels 1-6 and Infant and Toddler lessons
  • Swimming lessons in June and July for Levels 1 - 6 for participants at least 4 years old.
  • Infant and toddler lessons in July for ages 6 weeks - 4 years old;
  • Private, individual lessons available. Check on RecDesk or call the pool during open hours.

Youth Swim Team:

Crete RipTide Swim Team offers kids ages 7-18 a chance to participate in a competitive swim league with Saturday meets in the Kansas-Nebraska Swim League. The head coach for 2024 is Kourtney Martin. A Parent Information Meeting will be held prior to the season on Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m. in the Crete Carrier Community Room at Crete Public Library.

  • Registrations are due May 5; Cost is $75
  • Registration open to all on a first-come-first-serve basis. Limited spaces available.
  • Members of the team are required to purchase their own swim suit and goggles. 
  • Practices are held at Wildwood Pool:
    • Monday-Thursday; 7-8 p.m. for intermediate swimmers; 7:30-9 p.m. for advanced swimmers
    • Friday morning practices as scheduled
  • Season is from May 27 to June 29 with Saturday Meets
  • The team also seeks parents who can make a commitment to volunteer at least 1 night per week throughout the season, and assist with at least 2 meets.


More Parks and Recreation information and online program signup can be found on RecDesk