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Temescal Pool

Temescal Pool is located next to Oakland Technical High School near Studio One Arts Center.

Date Posted: September 9th, 2018 @ 1:02 PM
Last Updated: January 9th, 2023 @ 11:48 AM

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.

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

Temescal Pool is located next to Oakland Technical High School near Studio One Arts Center. We serve the Downtown and North Oakland community with fun, safe and recreational programs. Our programs include swimming classes and lessons for tiny tots, children and adults, summer swim league, recreational swim and so much more.

Temescal Pool Winter/Spring Schedule

(Saturday 8/6/22 - Sunday 5/28/23)


6:30am-8:45am (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

12:30pm - 2:30pm (Monday - Friday)

5:00pm - 7:00pm (Monday - Friday)


11:00am - 2:30pm (Saturday & Sunday)

Holiday Closures (2022-23)

Sunday, January 1st (New Year’s Day)

Sunday, January 2nd (New Year’s Day Observed)

Monday, January 16th (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

Monday, February 20th (Presidents Day)

Friday, March 1st (Cesar Chavez Day)

Monday, May 29th (Memorial Day)

Monday, June 19th (Juneteenth National Independence Day)

Tuesday July 4th (Independence Day)

Monday, September 4th (Labor Day)

Saturday, September 9th (Admissions Day)

Saturday, November 11th (Veterans Day)

Thursday, November 23rd (Thanksgiving Day)

Friday, November 24th (Day after Thanksgiving)

Monday, December 25th (Christmas Day)

Monday, January 1st (New Year’s Day)

Lap Swim Fees (Outdoor Pools)

~Exact Change Required~

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
Senior (55 and over)$2.00