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Daily Operations
Need a break from the heat? Come and enjoy those steamy afternoons at the John Lowery Municipal Pool in Thornton Park. Our pool offers something for everyone including a large open swim area, kiddie pool, three diving boards and the always entertaining hydro-slide. JLMP will be open this summer from Saturday May 27th to Monday September 4th (except when NLCS classes are in session) with daily hours of 12pm – 6pm. For our frequent guests a seasonal pass is available.


Season Passes
Adult  $40.00
Child $25.00

Daily Admissions
Adult  $3.00
Child  $2.50

**Children 2 and under are free

Water Slide
All Day Pass  $1.50

Pool Rentals
Price: Starting at $200

Searching for that unique place to host your special occasion? Look no further because the John Lowery Municipal Pool is the perfect place for you to have birthday parties, family get-togethers and large group outings. The pool is available to rent throughout the summer on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and must be reserved in advance through the Park Department office. For outings of 100 guests or less the fee is $200 and for over 100 guests the fee is $250. Call the Park Department to reserve your date beginning April 1st.

Classes will be taught to those 12-14 years old whom are interested in learning more about becoming a lifeguard. Participants must be able to swim 50 yards freestyle and/or breaststroke.
June 19th-29th

Monday-Thursday 6:30-7:45pm

Price:    $30.00

Infant /Pre-School Aquatics
Lessons are offered to children ages 12 months through 5 years to prepare them for our Learn-to-Swim program. The same parent should attend each session. Deadline to register is the Friday before the first class.

Session 1: June 5th-15th
Session 2: June 19th-29th
Session 3: July 10th-20th

Monday-Thursday: 6:30-7:45pm

Maximum of 15 students per session.
Price:      $30.00

So your child wants to learn to dive, we can help you out. Participants will receive 10 days of instructions from a member of the BNL High School Dive team. Participants must be able to swim.
June 19th-30th

Monday-Friday: 11am-Noon

Price:      $30.00

Learn to Swim
Once again the Park Department will be offering our Learn-to-Swim program to children interested in learning this valuable skill. The staff at JLMP will be offering both day and evening classes; select one that best fits your schedule and jump on in. There will be three 2-week sessions offered throughout the summer so sign up soon at the Park Department office. 

Session 1: June 5th-16th
Session 2: June 19th-30th
Session 3: July 10th-21st

Monday-Friday: 10-11am
Monday-Thursday: 6:30-7:45pm

Maximum of 50 per session.
Price:    $30.00
Ages:    4-15
Lap Swimming
Adults 18 and over have the opportunity to lap swim without crowded pool conditions. Fees are payable at the Park Office.
Price:     $2/day, $20/month or
               Free with Season Pool Pass
Time:      Mon-Fri 11am-Noon and Mon-Thurs 7:30-8:30pm
 Adult Swim Lessons

July 24th-August 3rd

Monday-Thursday 6:30-7:45pm

Cost: $30