Franklin Pool Opens June 17th   

The end of the school year and rising temperatures are sure signs that summer is approaching in Yakima. So, too, is the opening of Franklin Pool, 2102 Tieton Drive.

The roughly three-month-long 2022 summer season at the City of Yakima’s outdoor pool will officially begin when Franklin Pool opens its doors for the first time this year on Friday, June 17th.

New this year at Franklin Pool is the Dive ‘N Movie event at 8:30 pm on Friday, July 1st. “The community is invited to turn a day at the pool into a night at the movies,” said Parks & Recreation Manager Ken Wilkinson. “Watch Moana on a giant inflatable screen while floating on a tube under the stars at Franklin Pool.”

The movie is free with pool admission. Participants will need to bring their own tubes.

Franklin Pool will offer recreational swim sessions Monday through Friday from 12:30 pm to 6:30 pm and from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  On Saturdays and Sundays, recreational swimming sessions will be offered from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

Lap swimming and water walking sessions at Franklin Pool will be offered Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Swimming lessons will also be offered at Franklin Pool this summer.  Click on the following link and look at page 4 of the Yakima Parks & Recreation 2022 Summer Program Guide to learn details about swimming lessons at Franklin Pool – 2022-YPR-Summer-PG.pdf (

To close out the 2022 summer season, Franklin Pool will host its 16th annual Paws in the Pool event on Sunday, August 21st, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Dogs and their owners will get to enjoy the pool on the last day of the season just as they have for over a decade. Paws in the Pool admission is free for dogs, but owners pay regular admission fees. 

Visit or call 509-575-6035 for more information.