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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 26th to Monday September 3rd (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.

Price: $30.00
Age: 12-14 years
Dates: July 9th-20th
Times: Mon-Thurs 6:30-7:45pm

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.
Price: $30.00

Ages: 1-5 years

1st Session: June 11th-22nd
2nd Session: July 9th-20th
3rd Session: July 23rd- August 3rd

Mon-Fri 10-11am or Mon-Thurs 6:30-7:45pm

So your child wants to learn to dive, we can held you out. Participants will receive 10 days of instructions from a member of the BNL High School Diving Team. Participants must be able to swim.

Price: $30.00

1st Session: June 11th-22nd
2nd Session: July 9th-20th
3rd Session: July 23rd-August 3rd

Mon-Fri 11am-Noon

Learn to Swim
We will once again be offering our Learn-to-Swim program to children interested in learning this valuable skill.
Price:    $30.00

1st Session: June 11th-22nd
2nd Session: July 9th-20th
3rd Session: July 23rd- Aug 3rd

Mon-Fri 10-11am or Mon-Thurs 6:30-7:45pm
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

The course trains Water Safety Instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials, how to conduct training sessions, and how to evaluate participants progress.

Age: Must be at least 16 yrs old. 

June 2nd & 3rd: 8am-4:30pm
June 4th-7th: 6:30-9pm
June 9th: 8am-12:30pm

Cost: $235
$200 paid directly to the Parks Department and $35 paid online directly to the Red Cross