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Because it's otherwise unbearable outside: a guide to area public pools and beaches 

Because it's otherwise unbearable outside: A Guide to area public pools and beaches

Jim Dailey Fitness and Aquatic Center (War Memorial Pool) 300 S. Monroe St., 664-6976

Pools: Indoor lap, outdoor play with slide and diving, kids' splash.

Rates: $5 adult, $3.50 ages 16-19 and seniors, $2.50 under 16.

Hours: Noon-4:45 p.m., 6:15-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon-5:45 Sat., 1-4:45 Sun.

Southwest Community Center 6401 Baseline Road, 918-3975

Pools: Outdoor with high and low diving, kids' splash.

Rates: $4.50 adult, $3.50 ages 16-19 and seniors, $2.50 under 16.

Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-6 p.m. Sun.

Peabody Park 202 E. LaHarpe Blvd. (Riverfront Park), 371-4770

Kids' splash pad.

Rates: Free.

Hours: 8 a.m. to dusk

War Memorial Park Natural Play Area War Memorial Park, 371-4770

Pool: Splash pad in playground.

Rates: Free.

Hours: 8 a.m. to dusk

Willow Springs Water Park 3903 Willow Lake Road, 888-4148

Lake with beach, water trampoline, slide.

Rates: $15 adults, $10 ages 4-15 and seniors, under 3 free.

Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-8 p.m. Sun.

Maumelle Recreation Center Swimming Pool 1100 Edgewood, Maumelle, 851-6990

Pools: Outdoor with diving and slides.

Rates: $7 adults, $1 under 3.

Hours: Noon-7 a.m. Mon.-Fri., 1-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun.

Glenview Community Center 4800 E. 19th St., NLR, 945-2921

Pools: Outdoor with diving, kids' splash.

Rate: $4, under 3 free.

Hours: Noon-8 p.m. Tue., Thu., Fri., Sat., 1-6 p.m. Sun., Wed.

North Heights Community Center 4801 Allen, NLR, 791-8576

Pools: Outdoor with diving, kids' splash with fountain.

Rate: $2.

Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

Sherman Park Community Center 624 N. Beech, NLR, 340-5373

Pools: Outdoor with diving and slide.

Rate: $2.

Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat.

Wild River Country 6820 Crystal Hill Road, NLR, 753-8600

Water Park with slides, pools, kids' attractions.

Rates: $30 adult, $20 under 12.

Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-8 p.m. Sun.

Bill Harmon Recreation Center 51 Shelby Road, Sherwood, 835-6893

Pools: Indoor lap

Rate: $5, under 5 free.

Hours: 5:30 a.m.-8:45 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 5:30 a.m.-6:45 p.m. Fri. (kids welcome in indoor pool after noon on weekdays), 8 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Sat., 1-5:45 p.m. Sun.

Fairway Pool 800 Fairway, Sherwood, 834-8217

Pools: Outdoor with diving, kids' splash.

Rate: $4, under 3 free.

Hours: closed Mon., noon-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 1-6 p.m. Sun.

Indianhead 33 Deerfield, Sherwood, 835-3487

Pools: Outdoor with diving, kids' splash.

Rate: $4, under 3 free.

Hours: Noon-6 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 1-6 p.m. Sun., closed Mon.

Thornhill Pool 2201 Thornhill Drive, Sherwood, 835-4832

Pools: Outdoor with diving, kids' splash.

Rate: $4, under 3 free.

Hours: Noon-8 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. Wed., 1-6 p.m. Sun., closed Mon.

Bishop Park 6401 Boone Road, Bryant, 213-0113

Pools: Indoor lap, kids' splash pad.

Rate: $6 adults, $4 ages 4-17 and seniors, under 4 free.

Hours: 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat., noon-8 p.m. Sun.

Splash Zone 201 W. Martin St. (Pleasure Park), Jacksonville, 982-4171

Pools: Outdoor pool, kids play pool, slide pool.

Rate: $5 ages 2 and up, $1 for slide pool.

Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon-6 p.m. Sat., Sun., holidays.

An hour away:

Lake Sylvia From Perryville, take Hwy. 9S nine miles and Hwy. 324W four miles. 501-889-5176.

Lake with beach, diving.

Distance from Little Rock: 45 miles.

Rate: $3 per car.

Hours: 8 a.m. till dusk.

Walnut Creek Charlton campground, 20 miles west of Hot Springs on Hwy. 270. 501-321-5202.

Dammed spring-fed creek, icy water.

Distance from Little Rock: 77 miles.

Rate: $3 per car.

Hours: Sunrise to sunset.

Lake Hamilton 688 Majestic Lodge Road, 530 Lake Park Drive, Hot Springs. 501-321-2835.

One lake, two beaches.

Distance from Little Rock: 55 miles.

Rate: Free.

Hours: Sunrise to sunset.

Lake Catherine Carpenter Dam Park, 301 Powerhouse Lane, Hot Springs. 501-321-2835.

Lake and beach.

Distance from Little Rock: 55 miles.

Rate: Free.

Hours: Sunrise to sunset.

Magic Springs 1701 E. Grand Ave., Hot Springs. 501-624-0100

Water park with pools, slides, kids' attractions.

Distance from Little Rock: 55 miles.

Rate: $40 adults, $30 under 48 inches tall and seniors.

Hours: 11 a.m.-7 or 8 p.m., check website.

Lake Bennett 82 Woolly Hollow Road, Greenbrier. 501-679-3032

Lake with paddle boats, kayaks, beach

Distance from Little Rock: 43 miles

Rate: $2.75 over 6, $1.75 under 6.

Hours: Noon-7 p.m. daily.

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