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Make Plans for Your Summer at the Pool!

posted May 16, 2022 3:35 PM

Goodman Pool opens for the season on Friday, June 10!* Fee assistance is available for admissions and the Waves Swim and Dive Team, thanks to the Goodman Foundation and the Madison Parks Foundation. 

Learn more: https://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/pool/scholarships.cfm
*The Pool opening is weather dependent. 

Before Your Visit: Review Pool Rules & Expectations


Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Swimming Pool

Opening Day: Friday, June 10, 2022, weather permitting

Goodman Pool

Madison's first municipal swimming pool became a reality in 2006. Long-time community members and philanthropists Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman kicked off the project by donating $2.8 million. They wisely put some strings on the donation - the groundbreaking for the pool needed to be in July 2005. With that as incentive, the City and the Madison Parks Foundation dove into action. The pool is officially named in their honor.