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Wildwood Pool

Wildwood Pool's new splash area for 2022; Crete, NE.

701 East 4th Street (4th Street and Grove Ave.)
Pool: 402.826.3500 (Seasonal: May-August)
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 is new and improved in 2022. Pool season passes, swimming lessons, youth swim team, and pool parties are available, see below.

The park area includes two tennis courts, a playground, picnic area, and green space. Tennis courts include pickleball lines. (Go to Parks and Recreation Department Main Page)

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

2024 Pool Season Information TBD

  • Riptide Swim Team registration deadline TBD
  • Swimming Lessons are offered for Levels 1-6 (ages 4 and up) and Infant and Toddler (ages 6 weeks to 4 years)
  • Pool Opening Day, Saturday, May 25 - Memorial Day weekend
  • Mayor's Day - TBD
  • RipTide Swim Meet TBD
  • Independence Day, Thursday, July 4 - open swim hours may be subject to change
  • Last Day of the Season, Sunday, August 4
    • Open swim and Pooch Pool Party, details TBA
Pool Admission & Season Passes (2023)

Season pool passes for individuals and families are available at City Hall prior to the pool opening and at the pool during the season.  Passes can be purchased on RecDesk and picked up at City Hall prior to the pool opening and at the pool after opening day.

Daily Individual Fees: Season Passes:
  • Ages 3 & Under Free
  • Ages 4-17 $4
  • Ages 18 & Older $6
  • Ages 55 & Older $4
  • Single $75
  • 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 the WeatherBug phone 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 (2023)

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. Schedule dates and pay fees ($250) at City Hall prior to the pool opening and at the pool during the season.

Water Aerobics:

Water Aerobics start date TBD. There is no preregistration necessary; participants may attend as many or as few sessions as they would like.

  • Mondays - Fridays, time TBD
  • cost is $3 per person, per daily session.

Swimming 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;
  • Information on private swimming lessons is available at the pool during the season.

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 2023 is Kourtney Martin, a current music teacher at Crete Intermediate School. A Parent Information Meeting will be held prior to the season start.

  • Registration will open in April.
  • 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
  • Saturday Meets: TBD.
  • 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