25 + Fabulous Public Pools in Knoxville, TN and the Surrounding Counties

Summer was made for getting wet and wild and these fantastic public pools will help you do just that! In addition to swimming, many of these pools have nearby playgrounds, hiking trails and more! Most of the pools don’t even require a membership. You can just pay as you go. How awesome is that?

This list features both indoor and outdoor aquatic centers. All of the pools are available for party rentals with advanced notification and deposit. All of these pools also offer swimming lessons.

For your convenience Knoxville pools are listed first, with all additional counties following in alphabetical order. Please click any blue pool name to verify information and/or get additional details.

Knoxville Public Pools

Inskip Pool

  • Location: 4204 Bruhin Road, Knoxville
  • Cost: $4/adults, $4/kids, annual passes available

This outdoor pool is located at Inskip Park. In addition to the pool, this park boasts a playground, disc golf, picnic area, tennis courts, and more!

Ed Cothern Pool

  • Location: 1737 Reynolds St. , Knoxville
  • Cost: $3/adults, $3/kids, annual passes available

This outdoor pool is located at Malcolm-Martin Park. In addition to the pool, this park offers a playground, picnic area, and a variety of ball fields!

Adaptive Center Pool

  • Location: 2235 Dandridge Ave., Knoxville
  • Cost: $3/adults, $3/kids

This indoor pool is located at the Knoxville Adaptive Recreation Center, which features pickleball and aquatic fitness classes.

Elmer Brine Pool

  • Location: 522 Maryville Pike, Knoxville
  • Cost: $3/adults, $3/kids

This indoor pool is located at south Knoxville Community center, which also offers meeting rooms and various aquatic programs!

Karns Community Park

  • Location: 6618 Beaver Ridge Road
  • Cost: $5/ages 12 and older, $2.50/under 11, season passes available

This outdoor pool features a small water slide and a splash pad in the kids section. There is also an adjacent playground.

Carter Community Pool

  • Location:
  • Cost: pool access via seasonal membership only

The outdoor pool is located next to Paschal heights Park, which boasts a playground, hiking trails and more!

Gulf Park Recreation Association

  • Location: 528 Pensacola Road, Knoxville, TN
  • Cost: $290 – $390 for a seasonal family membership

This outdoor pool boasts a diving board, lap lanes, and a fun water slide. Your membership also includes access to tennis courts.

Belmont West Pool

  • Location: end of Chateaugay Road , Cedar Bluff, Tennessee
  • Cost: $275 – $350 for a seasonal family membership

This outdoor pool is part of a neighborhood association, but they do accept non-residents for the higher $350 fee.

Gulfwood Pool

  • Location: 9127 Candlewood Dr, Knoxville, TNĀ 
  • Cost: $350 per seasonal family membership

This fun outdoor pools features a high dive, low dive, lap lanes and more!

Crestwood Hills Recreation Center

  • Location: 8740 Fox Lonas Rd NW, Knoxville, TN
  • Cost: $290 – $375 per seasonal family membership

This fantastic outdoor pool offers a diving board, lap lanes and a covered picnic area. Your membership also includes access to the tennis and basketball courts.

Arnstein Jewish Community Center

  • Location: 6800 Deane Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN
  • Cost: $495/family AJCC membership, $300/seasonal family pool membership

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Anderson County Public Pools

Jaycee Park Pool

  • Location: 304 Nave St. Clinton
  • Cost: $3/adults, $3/kids

This outdoor pool offers diving boards and a kiddie pool.

Oakridge Pool

  • Location: 72 Providence Road., Oak Ridge
  • Cost: $3/adults, $3/kids, annual passes available

Considered one of the largest pools in the nation, this outdoor pool boasts depths of up to 13 and 1/2 feet. The pool encourages all patrons to bring their own camp chairs due to limited seating. This is one of the few pools to offer private room for nursing moms.

Oakridge Civic Recreation Center

  • Location: 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike
  • Cost: $4/adults, $3/kids, annual passes available

This indoor pool offers specific open swim hours, lap swimming hours, and fitness classes.

Norris Dam State Park

  • Location: Rocky Top, TN
  • Cost: $5/per person, season passes available

In addition to the large swimming pool with 2 diving boards, the state park offers hiking, camping, fishing, boating and more!

Blount County Public Pools

John Sevier Pool

  • Location: 1998 Sequoyah Avenue, Maryville
  • Cost: $4/adults, $3/kids, annual passes available

The outdoor pool boasts a brand new water slide and is right next to a playground.

Springbrook Pool

  • Location: 1737 Reynolds St. , Knoxville
  • Cost: $4/adults, $3/kids, annual passes available

This fun outdoor pool offers diving boards, water slide, and nearby greenway trail.

Girls having fun in East Tennessee Swimming pool

Cocke County Public Pools

Newport City Park

  • Location: 100 City Park, Newport
  • Cost: $2/adults, $2/kids, annual passes available

This outdoor pool is right next to a fabulous outdoor playground and walking trails.

Newport Community Center

  • Location: 433 Prospect Ave., Newport
  • Cost: $3/adults, $3/kids, annual passes available

This indoor pool offers open swim times, lap swimming times, and aquatic fitness classes. The community center also boasts a game room and fitness center.

Hamblen County Public Pools

Panther Creek Pool

  • Location: 2010 Panther Creek Park Road Morristown,
  • Cost: $5/adults, $5/kids, annual passes available

This outdoor swimming pool is part of Panther Creek State Park, which offers hiking trails, biking, camping, fishing, disc golf and more!

Jefferson County Public Pools

Jefferson City Community Center

  • Location: 1737 Reynolds St. , Knoxville
  • Cost:

This indoor pool offers open swim times, lap swimming times, and aquatic fitness classes. The community center also offers picnic pavilions and a non-aquatic fitness center.

Roy Harmon Park

  • Location: W. Jefferson St. , Jefferson City (between Russell Ave. & Maple Ave.)
  • Cost:

This fun outdoor pool is next to a fun playground.

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Loudon County Public Pools

Lenoir City Pool

  • Location: 120 Panther Dr, Lenoir City
  • Cost: $4/adults, $3/kids, annual passes available

Located at the Claire Donahue Aquatic Center , this outdoor pool boasts a water slide, splash pad, open swim times, lap swimming times, and fitness classes.

Loudon Pool

  • Location: 1051 lMulberry St, Loudon, TN
  • Cost: $5/adults, $4/kids (includes pool entry)

This fantastic outdoor pool also has a neighboring splash pad.

Monroe County

Sweetwater Recreation Park

  • Location: 135 Starrett St., Sweetwater, TN
  • Cost: $5/per person, season passes also available

A large outdoor pool with cute water slide and diving board. The neighboring park features a playground, ball fields, and more!

Roane County

There are currently no public pools in Roane county. Contact your county officials to request one today. The most a pool is requested, the sooner one will be put in!

Sevier County Public Pools

Sevierville Family Aquatic Center

  • Location: 1005 Park Rd, Sevierville
  • Cost: $5/adults, $4/kids

In addition to the outdoor swimming pool, there is also an awesome plash pad at this location.

Pigeon Forge Community Center

  • Location: 170 Community Center Dr, Pigeon Forge
  • Cost: pool access by yearly membership only

This center features an outdoor pool with water slide and kids rain fountain. The center also boasts an indoor pool with open swim times, lap swimming times, and fitness classes. The center also offers bowling, ball courts and more!

Gatlinburg Community Center

  • Location: 156 Proffitt Rd, Gatlinburg
  • Cost: $2/adults, $1.50/child

This indoor swimming pool offers open swim times, lap swimming times, and fitness classes. The community center also offers bowling and racquetball.

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