Palm Island Family Aquatic Park
The Palm Island Family Aquatic Park is open to the public during the summer swim season, which lasts from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. The facility offers a wide variety of amenities for all ages, including:
- 150 foot water slide
- Aqua Climb wall
- Adjustable water cannons
- Water basketball
- Multiple stationary spray feeatures
- Pool depths ranging from zero entry beaches to a 12 foot dive tank
The facility is also available for private rentals on select Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. Fees vary based on number of attendees.
Swim Classes and Lessons
The City of Casa Grande takes drowning prevention and education very seriously, and offers a swim lesson program to the community through the national Starfish Aquatics Institute. Water safety and swim skills are offered through fifteen different classes, with lessons offered for toddlers through adults.
Classes are designed based on age and skill level, and are limited to six participants per certified instructor to ensure proper training is provided.
Swim lessons are provided in four different sessions throughout the summer, and each session lasts two weeks and includes six classes. All swim lessons are 30 minutes in duration and cost $15 per participant. Scholarship funds may be available and require an application be submitted at the time of registration.
Other Aquatics Programs and Classes
Other programs and classes offered through the Palm Island Family Aquatic Park include:
- Lifeguarding Certification Classes
- Junior Lifeguarding
- Aqua Aerobics Classes
- Recreational Swim Team
- Water Polo
- Lap Swimming
The City’s swim lesson program is affiliated with the Starfish Aquatics Institute Swimming Program. Classes are offered based on the age and skill level of the participant. A listing of classes as well as age requirements and prerequisites can be found by clicking here. For more information or additional questions, please contact our Recreation Office at (520) 421-8677.
Yes, any and all groups are welcome at the facility. A Group Use Form must be completed and submitted at the time of entry, which will provide staff with the number and skill level of swimmers as well as staff attending. The Group Use Form also outlines the expectations of staff supervision during the visit.
Children must be at least eight years old and be a skilled swimmer to visit the Palm Island Family Aquatic Park unaccompanied by an adult.
No outside food or drink is allowed inside of the Palm Island Family Aquatic Park. If there is a special need or dietary restriction, please consult with management staff on-site. The facility offers a variety of pre-packaged food and drink concessions that are available for purchase during open swim hours.
Anyone interested in becoming a lifeguard must enroll in the lifeguard training course or have an existing Red Cross lifeguard certification, and should apply in the spring through the City website. Applicants must pass the class as well as the skills test, which includes an uninterrupted 300 yard swim, two minute water tread, and a 20 yard brick retrieval.
Swim lessons are provided in four different sessions throughout the summer. Each session lasts two weeks and includes six classes. All swim lessons are 30 minutes in duration and cost $15 per participant.
Scholarship funds may be available, and require an application be submitted in person at the Recreation Office at the time of registration.
Aquatics News and Updates
The City of Casa Grande Community Services Department is pleased to announce the opening day of the Palm Island Family Aquatic Park on Saturday, May 27. On opening day, the facility will observe normal operating [...]
Swim lesson registration will be available online beginning at 8:00 am Monday, May 1. Registrants will need to create an account prior to registering. In-person registration is available at the Recreation Office beginning Monday, May 8. [...]
1. Never leave a child unattended in or near water. Always watch children when they’re in or near water, and never leave them unattended. Designate an official Water Watcher, an adult tasked with supervising children [...]
2017 Open Swim Hours
May 29- August 6
Tuesday – Sunday
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
August 12 – September 4
Open Weekends Only
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Open Swim Admission:
$1 for children ages 3-17
$2 for 18+
Free for ages 2 and under
Private Pool Rental:
Varies based on number of attendees
Family Swim: $3 for a family of 4 and $0.75 per additional guest
Swim Lessons: $15.00/each
Swim Team: $45.00
Water Aerobics: $30.00
For all fees visit the City Fee Schedule.