Lions Pool

Lions Pool is located at Dimond Park near Dimond Recreation Center.

Date Posted: September 9th, 2018 @ 1:02 PM
Last Updated: June 30th, 2021 @ 3:52 PM

OPRYD Aquatics is committed to providing pool access citywide following our return from Shelter-In-Place and color-coded tier systems (purple, red, orange, yellow, etc).

The Covid-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the availability of OPRYD certified aquatics staff. As we add additional certified lifeguards, program hours, days, and times are subject to change and/or expand.

You will notice that Lions Pool and Temescal Pool each feature weekdays without lap swim or other program offerings. On those dates, aquatics staff will shift to East Oakland Sports Center as we phase the re-opening of the Water Park.

Saturday June 26, 2021 is the final day we will be using the SignUp Genius reservation system.

Beginning Monday June 28, 2021 we will resume the pre-pandemic format of Lap Swim (drop-in) at 7 people per lane without any appointments during our open Lap Swim hours.

Lap Swim Hours – Effective June 28, 2021

For future Lap Swim Schedule updates visit our website by clicking here or visit

City of Oakland | Lap Swimmers - Action Required! (oaklandca.gov)

Please make note of the following:   

  • Locker rooms and Showers are now open
  • Pre-Admission Screening is still required before proceeding. Pre-Admission screening includes a series of questions and a temperature check. Additionally, swimmers must wear face-covering for the duration of the visit except when in water.    
  • Staff will verbally administer the following questions regarding exposure to COVID-19 

  • Does anyone in your household have or have had within the past fourteen days, any of the following: 
  • Fever 
  • Persistent cough 
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
  • Sore throat 
  • Muscle or body aches 
  • Loss of taste or smell 
  • Has anyone in your household had close exposure to confirmed COVID-19 person/persons in the last 14 days? 

  • Have you taken medication to lower your temperature?

  • Temperature check. Staff will check the temperature with a contactless thermometer. If the temperature is 100 or higher, the swimmer will not be admitted. 

We are currently recruiting lifeguard certified staff which will allow us to expand lap swim and other program offerings. Click here to apply for open Aquatics Positions

OPRYD Aquatics will also be offering future Lifeguard Certification courses, visit us online by clicking here

For questions or concerns please email OPRAquatics@oaklandca.gov

Lions Pool will be closed Monday July 5th in observance of Independence Day

Lions Pool is located at Dimond Park near Dimond Recreation Center. We serve the Dimond & Laurel district with fun, safe and recreational programs. Our programs include swimming classes and lessons for tiny tots, children and adults, swim team practice and much more.

Lions Pool Schedule Schedule 2021

(Monday 6/28/21 - Friday 8/6/21)

Swimming Lessons (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)

9:00am - 11:45am

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LAP SWIM (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday)

12:15pm - 2:45pm

6:00pm - 8:00pm

LAP SWIM Saturday

11:00am - 2:30pm

PUBLIC REC SWIIM (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday)

3:00pm - 4:15pm

Swim Team (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday)

4:30pm - 5:45pm

Holiday Closures (2021-22)

Sunday July 4th (Independence Day)

Monday, July 5th(Independence Day observed)

Monday, September 6th(Labor Day)

Thursday, September 9th(Admissions Day)

Thursday, November 11th(Veterans Day)

Thursday, November 25th(Thanksgiving Day)

Friday, November 26th(Day after Thanksgiving)

Friday, December 24th starting at 2:30pm (Christmas Eve)

Saturday, December 25th(Christmas Day)

Friday, December 31st starting at 2:30pm (New Year's Eve)

Saturday, January 1st (New Year’s Day)

Lap Swim Fees (Outdoor Pools)

~Exact Change Required~

Adult$6.00
Senior (55 and over)$4.00
Adult Pass of 10 Swims*$50.00 ($5/swim)
Adult Pass of 30 Swims*$135.00 ($4.50/swim)
Senior Pass of 10 Swims*$31.00 ($3.10/swim)
Senior Pass of 30 Swims*$75.00 ($2.50/swim)

*All Swim Pass Memberships expire 1 year from the date of purchase.

Public Swim Fees (Outdoor Pools)

~Exact Change Required~

Youth (under age 18)$1.00
Adult$3.00
Senior (55 and over)$2.00