Open | Appointment Only

Prairies Pool is open by appointment only for lap swimming and recreational swimming. Walk-ins are not allowed at this time.

Only DOD ID cardholders are permitted to use the pools. Cardholders will not be allowed to sponsor guests.

Appointments may be made over the phone and may be made one week in advance. You may reserve up to 3 time slots per week.

Payment is due at time of reservation. All payments must be made by credit card only. No cash or checks are accepted at this time.

Cost: $3/person per session. Monthly and Season Passes will not be available for 2020.

Facial coverings are required in restroom facilities and when interacting with staff. Patrons must practice social distancing.

For a list of 88FSS facility closures and hours, click here.

Indoor Pool

Closed until further notice.

Patterson Pool

Closed for the season.

Prairies Pool

Open by appointment only for lap swimming and recreational swimming. Walk-ins are not allowed at this time.

  • Exercise, Swim, Play!

    Wright-Patterson has three pools - 2 outdoor and 1 indoor. The indoor pool is open year round. The outdoor pools are open during the summer from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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

About Us

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.

The indoor pool is located inside Dodge Fitness Center and is open year round for lap swimming and fitness classes.

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
  • Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult over 18.
  • Children 11-13 must pass a swim test before coming to the pool unaccompanied.
  • No children under 18 years of age in the pool during 15 min rest period. (Exception: Mothers or fathers holding babies)
  • No alcohol or drugs.
  • No tobacco use within 50 feet of the facility.
  • No profanity or obscene gestures.
  • No food or drinks within 10 feet of the pool.
  • No glass containers or glass dive masks.
  • Only Coast Guard approved flotation devices permitted. Lifejackets are only permitted when accompanied by an adult.
  • No inflatables (noodles, water wings, etc.) or mermaid tails.
  • Diving is only permitted in the deep end. No flipping into pool.
  • 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.
  • No hard throwing objects.
  • No hanging on the lane lines or life lines.
  • No playing in the lap lanes, these are for continuous swimming.
  • No playing on the ladders.
  • Personal music playing devices must be used with headphones.
  • No animals except service animals.

Contact & Locations

Dodge Indoor Pool


(937) 257-3044


Summer (Memorial Day- Labor Day)
Mon - Fri: 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun: Closed

Winter (Labor Day - Memorial Day)
Mon - Fri: 6:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sat: Closed
Sun: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


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

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Patterson Outdoor Pool


(937) 255-8566


Summer (Memorial Day - August)
Mon - Sun: 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Winter (August - Memorial Day)


Behind the Wright-Patt Club

4771 Lahm Circle
Bldg 885 Area A
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433

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Prairies Outdoor Pool


(937) 257-3764


Summer (Memorial Day- Labor Day)

Mon - Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (Lap Swimming)
12:00 - 7:00 p.m. (Recreational Swimming)
Sat & Sun: 12:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Winter (Labor Day - Memorial Day)


Bldg 240, Chapel Road
Riverside, OH 45431

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