To prevent the spread of COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus), San Rafael is closing community centers and cancelling all community classes, programs, recreation leagues, and events until April 7. 
Swimming Pool


Come out and enjoy our two beautiful pools located in Terra Linda and Novato. Our Terra Linda pool is open now for limited lap swimming and will open for the season on April 3. Hamilton pool will open for the season on May 22.

Terra Linda Community Pool

670 Del Ganado, San Rafael
(415) 485 -3346

Our main pool at Terra Linda offers eight lanes with a depth to 9.5 feet. Our tot pool features a zero depth beach-like entry to 1.5 feet with a spray feature. Steps away you’ll find a playground, a grass area, picnic tables shaded by trees, charcoal barbecue pits and basketball court. We offer a family changing room, locker rooms and a park restroom. Come check out our Mighty Medley - a fun water inflatable!

Hamilton Community Pool

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

At the Hamilton Pool, you’ll find a state-of-the-art pool that’s perfect for swim instruction, deep water exercise and recreational use.You'll also find a fun water play structure with a slide and lots of water spray for children of all ages.


Youth rates are 12 months to 15 years. Adult rates are 16 years and older

RESIDENT Youth $4 / Adult $5
NON-RESIDENT Youth $7 / Adult $9

SWIM PUNCH CARDS (15 admissions)

You may share one punch card with multiple guests for the same visit

What you need to show for resident rates

For Terra Linda Pool you must be a San Rafael resident or work in San Rafael. For Hamilton Pool, you must be a Novato resident or work in Novato. Proof of residency or employment is required for resident rate each time you visit.

For the safety and enjoyment of everyone, please follow these rules:

Shared space Please be aware that classes and programs may be going on during the lap and public swim times and lanes will be shared by different users.

Child Rest Period (CRP) We call a CRP on the hour, every hour starting the second hour of public swim. Children under the age of 16 are required to be out of the main pool during this time. Depending on weather and attendance, a CRP will be called based on the discretion of staff. The CRP is to encourage children to take a rest break and use the bathroom, which helps us ensure public safety. Parents with children three and under may use the pool during this time to work on water adjustment and swimming skills. A parent must be in the water with the child or the child will be asked to leave the water.

Swim Diapers Children who are not potty trained are required to wear an approved swim diaper. A disposable swim diaper may not be worn alone. Swimsuits that provide a snug fit around a child’s legs can be worn over a disposable swim diaper. A re-usable swim diaper can be worn alone or over a disposable swim diaper.

Pool closure To help ensure public safety, we may reduce attendance due to a shortage of staff or reaching maximum capacity. We staff the facility based on a guard to swimmer ratio. If it is a hot day or high attendance might be expected, please call ahead.

Information specific to Terra Linda Pool

Mighty Medley Water Inflatable All users must be able to pass a swim test to use the Mighty Medley, the largest water inflatable with a slide in Marin County. Minimum age is six years through adults. Please call for specific hours to find out when the Mighty Medley will be open.

Swim Test A swim test is required for swimmers who want to use the Mighty Medley or swim in deep water. Test consists of swimming one length (25 yards) of the pool demonstrating comfort in the water and strong enough to swim the entire distance without stopping. Swimmers do not need to have perfect form but must be able to demonstrate rotary breathing.

Tot Pool The tot pool is open for non- swimmers under the age of six. The Tot Pool opens earlier than public swim but is only for non-swimmers. Swimmers and children 6 and older are not allowed in the tot pool. Adult supervision is required.

Information specific to Hamilton Pool

Activity Pool The Activity Pool often opens before public swim. The slide is closed during the Child Rest Periods (CRPs)


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