To prevent the spread of COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus), the City of San Rafael closed community centers to walk-in service. We are currently offering summer classes and camps while strictly adhering to Marin County health guidelines.  For additional updates, please visit the City’s website.
Swimming Pool


The Terra Linda Community Pool is open with reservations only.

Terra Linda Community Center & Pool
(415) 485 -3346
670 Del Ganado Rd
San Rafael, CA 94903

AIR QUALITY UPDATE: Based on air quality, the City will determine whether to close the pool an hour prior to the first scheduled swim session each day. In the event that the pool is closed due to poor air quality, we will contact those with reservations directly. If you have a reservation and do not hear from us,  then please assume that the pool is open.

To visit the pool, please use our online registration system. See instructions below.

We are safely offering both lap and recreation swim at the Terra Linda Community Pool based on the June 5 Public Health Order that provides guidelines for operating outdoor pools.

We require advanced reservations for all visits through an online reservation system that ensures that our swimmers have sufficient space for social distancing and that our staff are able to implement the required cleaning protocols. We require that anyone entering the pool  complete the health screening at time of entry and we do not accept walk up reservations.

Visitors may sign up for 45-minute blocks of time for lap swim and 90-minute blocks of time for recreation swim.

The Terra Linda Pool will be open until November 15.

We will only be open for Lap Swim and have limited availability.

You may reserve for November on the following dates beginning at 10:00 a.m:

Residents - October 6

Non-Residents - October 8

Please check the reservation site daily as there are occasional cancellations. Other nearby pools open for reservation are:

  • Marinwood Pool
  • Strawberry Pool
  • Drake High School Pool
  • Tam High School Pool
  • Petaluma Swim Center


If you haven't used our online system before, please create your account here.

To reserve online please go to our Online Registration System and follow the steps below:

  1. Choose your activity: Lap Swim, Recreation Swim or Water Walking
  2. Choose your date and time for your activity
  3. Continue to answer the questions and complete the waivers
  4. Check out


Our system is experiencing glitches due to a large amount of traffic. The site is showing that a spot is available when it is not and sending incorrect registration confirmations. Our software management company is aware of these issues and working on the system.

If you receive the following message it is because another patron has booked the spot while you were checking out.

Aquatics Reservation Error Message

Reservations are non-refundable.

Please be courteous to your fellow lap swimmers and, if it’s necessary, cancel with plenty of notice so others can fill your spot. Email your non-refundable cancellation request to

Transfer requests will be allowed under the following conditions:

  1. Requests must be in writing to the
  2. Requests are only processed Monday through Thursday. If a request comes in Friday-Sunday, it will be processed the following Monday. We will not accept a request for transfer on same day.
  3. Requests may only be transferred between people on the same account.
  4. Transfers must be made a minimum of two days in advance of reservation.

If you have any additional questions, please email Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the pool.

La piscina abre el lunes 6 de julio.



Si no ha utilizado nuestro sistema en línea antes, cree su cuenta usando este enlace.

Para reservar en línea, vaya a nuestra página web al  y siga los siguientes pasos:

  1. Elija su actividad: “Lap Swim”, “Recreation Swim” o “Water Walking”
  2. Elija su fecha y hora para su actividad
  3. Continúe respondiendo a las preguntas y complete las exenciones
  4. Haga su pago seleccionando “Check-out”

Las reservas no son reembolsables ni transferibles.

Si tiene alguna pregunta adicional, envíe un correo electrónico a Gracias y esperamos verlos en la piscina.

Información de Natación Recreativa

Información Sobre Natación de Vuelta


Lap Swim$8$10
Rec Swim$10$12






Hamilton Community Pool

203 El Bonito Dr,  Novato
(415) 883-7126

The cities of San Rafael and Novato, who maintain and operate Novato’s Hamilton Pool through a Mutual Services Agreement, have made the difficult decision to keep the Hamilton pool closed for the Summer 2020 season. Due to limited staffing and budget constraints as a result of COVID-19, the cities of Novato and San Rafael are unable to operate both pools at this time in a manner that adheres to the County’s guidelines. We hope to welcome you back to the Hamilton Pool in 2021!

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