Must be 74 degrees or higher and sunny for the pools to open.  If weather is questionable please call the aquatics number above before heading out.  Pool closings also announced through Textcaster.


Liberty Pool:
1700 W. 3rd Street
Opens May 25, 2019
Closes September 2, 2019

Sun-Thurs: 1-6 p.m.
Friday: 1-7 p.m.
Saturday: 12-7 p.m.

August 26-30: Closed

Centennial Pool:
1400 E. 16th Street
Opens May 25, 2019
Closes August 7, 2019

Sun-Thurs: 1-6 p.m.
Fri & Sat: 1-7 p.m.


3 & under: Free
4 years & up: $4.00

We ask all patrons to please pay with bills $20 or less.  We can not accept $50 or $100.

Daily Admission Special:
After 5 p.m., 1/2 price

Booklet of 12 tickets: $40

*$60 per pass
(buy 3 in one transaction – $50 each)
*Must be purchased at Parks Office.
*All participants must be present during purchase for picture on pass.  (Unless we use your 2018 Season Pass picture)
*Good for General Admission, Adult Swim, and Swimming Under the Stars for the 2019 Season


Our pool rules can be found here.


Free Swimming on selected nights thanks to some generous sponsors.
All sponsored swims are held at Liberty Pool from 6:00-9:00 p.m. except our June 28 swim which will be 7:00-10:00 p.m.

May 29
Inter-state Studios

 ISS Logo_Final

June 28


July 3
Sonic Drive-In

July 24
MU Extension & 4H

August 14
Dairy Queen

August 21
AFC Urgent Care


Session I: June 17-27 (register by June 11)
Session II: July 8-18 (register by July 2)
Session III: July 29-August 8 (register by July 23)

$35 per session

Classes meet Monday-Thursday during each session.
Class times are 9:15 am, 10:15 am, 6:15 pm, and 7:15 pm for all classes except Water Babies.
Water Babies class times are 10:15 am, 10:45 am, 6:15 pm, 6:45 pm, and 7:15 pm.

Swim Lessons flyer (class descriptions & more)

Private lessons are also available.  Call our office for more information.


Register by July 15
July 22-26 (M-Th, 9:30-11:30a.m.; Friday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.)
Ages 11-14

This course held at Liberty Pool focuses on developing swimming skills to help participants meet the American Red Cross Lifeguard pre-requisites.  Participants will be introduced to lifesaving skills such as water rescues, use of a rescue tube, first aid, CPR & AED, and will shadow SPR lifeguards to get a real sense of being on the job.  Must be a strong swimmer to enroll (swim a minimum of 100 yards and tread water for 1 minute).  Class meets July 22-26; we will provide lunch on Friday.  If you’ve been curious about what lifeguarding is all about, sign up today!

Junior Lifeguard flyer


Pool Parties – both pools

To book a party, call or stop by the Parks & Recreation Office.
Fees are due at the time of the reservation.
Reservations must be made at least 7 days in advance.

Available timeslots:
Sunday – Thursday: 6:30-8:00 p.m. or 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 7:30-9:00 p.m. or 7:30-10:00 p.m.

Fees: (Guest count includes anyone attending the pool party)
Centennial Pool, up to 50 people:
1.5 hour party = $175
2.5 hour party = $275
Liberty Pool, up to 50 people:
1.5 hour party = $200
2.5 hour party = $300

Larger parties also available. Please contact the Parks Office for details.

Pool Rental flyer 19

Cabana Rental – Centennial Pool

To make your reservation, call or stop by the Parks & Recreation Office.
Fees are due at the time of the reservation.
Reservations must be made at least 2 days in advance.

Available timeslots:
Daily 1:00-3:00 p.m. or 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Fees: $30

Cabana rentals do not include any pool admission fees.

Cabana Rental flyer


Adult Swim

Starts Thursday, May 30
11:00 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Centennial Pool
Does not meet July 4

$2.00 per person
Punch Pass: 14 visits/$25

This program is included in a 2019 Season Pass!

Adult Swim is for adults only (18+).  Lap swimmers will be able to use designated lap lanes or swim at a more leisurely pace in the rest of the pool area.  Or soak up the sun in a lounge chair, it’s up to you!  No early arrivals, please.

Splash & Play

June 3-August 7
Mondays & Wednesdays
9:15-10:45 a.m.
Centennial Pool (shallow end)

For kids up to age 5
$2.00 each child
Adults are free
Limit of 3 children to each adult.

Splash and Play flyer
Bring your toddler and their beach toys and splash in the water along with them!  With the pool not being so crowded, your child will get used to the water and have fun, too!  Designed as a parent-child activity.

Water Aerobics

June 11-August 1
Tuesdays & Thursdays
AM session:
Liberty Pool 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Does not meet July 4
PM session:
Centennial Pool 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Does not meet June 20 & July 4

$5 per class
Punch Pass: 10 visits/$40

2019 Water Aerobics
Join the class that will help you feel good all day!  Exercises will include stretching, toning, and cardio.  Swimming skills are not required.  Taught by Cindy Atkinson.

Swimming Under the Stars

Wednesday, July 31
8:00-10:00 p.m.
Liberty Pool
$2.00 per person

Enjoy a late night swim under the stars!  This event is included in a 2019 Season Pool Pass.


Dive-In Movies
Wreck it Ralph Breaks the Internet

Saturday, June 29
Centennial Pool
Doors open at 8:30 p.m.
Movie begins at 9:00 p.m.

$5 per person (age 4 & up)
(Dive-in Movies are not included in a 2019 Season Pool Pass)

The concession stand will be open if you’d like to purchase your favorite snacks!

Dive in Movie – Wreck It Ralph flyer

Dive-In Movies
The Grinch

Friday, July 12
Centennial Pool
Doors open at 8:30 p.m.
Movie begins at 9:00 p.m.

$5 per person (age 4 & up)
(Dive-in Movies are not included in a 2019 Season Pool Pass)

The concession stand will be open if you’d like to purchase your favorite snacks!  During our “Christmas in July” showing of The Grinch, we will offer 1/2 price sno-cones!

Dive in  Movie – Grinch flyer


Visit several area aquatic facilities for only $25!  Each Splash Pass has two visit “punches” to each participating pool.  All funds raised will be donated to the Missouri Parks & Recreation Association to support the educational efforts of MPRA.

Splash Passes can only be purchased at the Sedalia Parks Office (not pools).  $25 per pass.

Participating facilities are: Liberty & Centennial Pools, Sedalia; St. Joseph Aquatic Park; Pleasant Hill Pool; The Springs Aquatic Center, Kansas City; Summit Waves, Lee’s Summit; Nassif Aquatic Center, Warrensburg; Marshall Aquatic Center; City of Brookfield Pool; Harrisonville Outdoor Aquatic Center; St. Louis facilities.

Splash Pass flyer


Centennial Pool

Wednesday, August 7
6:00-8:00 p.m.
$5 per dog (pay at the gate)

Liberty Pool

Tuesday, September 3
6:00-8:00 p.m.
$5 per dog (pay at the gate)


  • Dogs must remain under owner’s control at all times.
  • Dogs must remain leashed until inside the pool gates.  No free running!
  • Proof of current vaccinations required.
  • Owners are responsible for any “accidents.”
  • Any dogs not obeying rules and/or causing a disturbance will be asked to leave.


Members of our Aquatic Staff are skilled and trained professionals. Their goal is to provide patrons with a safe, clean, and enjoyable facility.  The lifeguards’ purpose is not to supervise your child, but to prevent accidents. Parents and guardians are expected to watch their children and assist in enforcing all policies for the safety and enjoyment of all patrons.


There are no upcoming dates at this time.  To inquire about class offerings, contact Clara Scott,

Register at the Parks Office

All activities held at the Sedalia Middle School Pool. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.

Pre-Test: first day of each course
Must pass Pre-Test to continue course.
You will be expected to demonstrate these strong swimming skills:
*Swim 300 yards continuously.
*Complete a 10-pound object retrieval.  Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke, or a combination of both but swimming on the side or back is not allowed.  Swim goggles may be used.
*Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs.
*Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
*Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface. Candidates should not swim the distance under water.
*Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Sedalia Parks and Recreation is an American Red Cross Authorized Provider for training courses. All courses are Pass/Fail and no exceptions can be made. If a participant does not pass the pre-requisite course requirements, a refund of $100 will be issued. If a participant continues in the course beyond the pre-requisite and does not pass, no refund will be issued.

Participants must provide a valid e-mail address and will receive their certification in 7 – 10 business days following completion of the course. Certification valid for 2 years.   Successful completion of the course does not guarantee employment with Sedalia Parks & Recreation. Contact Clara Scott,, for more info.