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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base offers 3 opportunities for swimming on and near the base. There are two outdoor pools – Patterson Pool and Prairies Pool – and one indoor pool.

Patterson Pool is located next to Dodge Fitness Center and the Wright-Patt Club, while the Prairies Pool is located in the Prairies Housing Complex. The outdoor pools are open seasonally from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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Pool Rules

  1. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult over 18.
  2. Children 11-13 must pass a swim test before coming to the pool unaccompanied.
  3. No children under 18 years of age in the pool during 15 min rest period. (Exception: Mothers of fathers holding babies)
  4. No alcohol or drugs.
  5. No tobacco use within 50 feet of the facility.
  6. No profanity or obscene gestures.
  7. No food or drinks within 10 feet of the pool.
  8. No glass containers or glass dive masks.
  9. Only Coast Guard approved flotation devices permitted. Lifejackets are only permitted when accompanied by an adult.
  10. No inflatables (noodles, water wings, etc.) or mermaid tails.
  11. Diving is only permitted in the deep end – No flipping into pool.
  12. No running, pushing, or horseplay of any kind. This includes grabbing around the neck, sitting on top of shoulders, or anything the Lifeguard deems unsafe.
  13. No hard throwing objects.
  14. No hanging on the lane lines or life lines.
  15. No playing in the lap lanes, these are for continuous swimming.
  16. No playing on the ladders.
  17. Personal music playing devices must be used with headphones.
  18. No animals except service animals.

Outdoor Recreation facilities are only open to those with base access including Active Duty military, retired military, DOD civilians, DOD contractors and dependents with DD Form 1173.

Guest are not permitted to purchase multiple visit passes. Base ID holders can sponsor up to 10 guests per ID.

If you have questions regarding base access or proper identification cards (IDs), please call Security Forces (937-257-6516).

Contact & Locations

Dodge Indoor Pool

Phone

(937) 257-3044

Hours
Now Open

Monday:
6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday:
6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday:
6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday:
6 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Address

Dodge Fitness Center
4719 Lahm Cir
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433

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Patterson Outdoor Pool

Phone

(937) 257-3764

Hours

Closed for the Season

Address

4771 Lahm Circle
Bldg 885 Area A
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
Behind the Wright-Patt Club

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Prairies Outdoor Pool

Phone

(937) 255-8566

Hours

Closed for the Season

Address

Bldg 240, Chapel Road
Riverside, OH 45431

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