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 June 1, 2020
Closes September 7, 2020*

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

*Closed August 31-Sept. 4

Centennial Pool:
1400 E. 16th Street
Opens June 1, 2020
Closes August 12, 2020

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


Available now at the Sedalia Parks Office

*$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 2019 Season Pass picture)
*Good for General Admission, Adult Swim, and Swimming Under the Stars for the 2020 Season


Our pool rules can be found here.


Adult Swim

Starts June 1
11:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m.
Centennial Pool
Age 18+ only
(not held July 4)

Starting August 13:
Held at Liberty Pool
Schedule same as above except
Saturdays: 11:00-11:50 a.m.

Not held August 31-September 4

Daily: $2.00 per person
Punch Pass: 14 visits/$25
This program is included in a 2020 Season Pass!

Leisurely swim, swim laps, or soak up some sun from the deck – it’s up to you!  No early arrivals!  We ask that you exit by 12:50 p.m. so that we can prepare for general admission.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Water Aerobics

June 16-August 6
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Liberty Pool 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Centennial Pool 6:15-7:15 p.m.

We have added some Saturday dates!
Liberty Pool, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
August 15, 22, 29, September 5

$5.00 per class (paid at pool)
Punch Pass: 10 visits/$40*

Stretching, toning, and cardio.  Swimming skills not required.  Taught by Cindy Atkinson.


Punch pass can be used for Water Aerobics and/or Deep Water Therapy.

Deep Water Therapy

Select Saturdays
(June 27, July 11, July 25, Aug. 8)
Liberty Pool
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

$5.00 per class (paid at pool)
Punch Pass: 10 visits/$40*

Stretching and toning in the deep end of Liberty Pool. Taught by Cindy Atkinson.

Water Aerobics & Deep Water Therapy flyer


Session I: June 8-18 (register by June 4)
Session II: July 6-16 (register by July 2)
Session III: July 27-August 6 (register by July 23)

Registration begins May 1.

$35 per session

Class descriptions and more can be found on the 2020 Swim Lessons flyer.


You can now book your pool rental by calling or stopping by the Parks Office during normal business hours.  Payment required at the time of registration.

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.

2020 Pool Rental Rates

Cabana Rental – both pools

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 7 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.

2020 Cabana Rental


Pirate Party/Mermaids & Mateys and Cardboard Boat Races can be found here.

Splash & Play

June 1 – August 12
Mondays & Wednesdays
9:15-10:45 a.m.

Centennial Pool
For kids up to age 5

$2.00 per child; adults are free
Pay as you go
Limit of 3 children to each adult

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

Splash & Play flyer

Swimming Under the Stars

Friday, June 26
Centennial Pool
8:00-11:00 p.m.

Friday, July 24
Liberty Pool
8:00-11:00 p.m.

$2.00 per person
This program is included in a 2020 Season Pass!

Enjoy a late night swim under the stars!

Swimming Under the Stars flyer

Adult Glow Pool Party

Tuesday, July 28
9:00-11:00 p.m.
Liberty Pool
Age 18+ only

$5.00 per person

Enjoy a fun evening at Liberty Pool, illuminated by colorful glow sticks and lights.  (This event was rescheduled from July 21)

Adult Glow Pool Party flyer


Kick back, relax and enjoy a movie at the pool!  Gates will open at Centennial Pool at 8:30 p.m.  The concession stand will be open if you’d like to purchase your favorite movie snacks.  $5 per person, payable at the door.

Frozen 2 flyer

Christmas In July/The Santa Clause flyer

The Santa Clause
Friday, July 17

Frozen II
Friday, July 31


Due to  health concerns, no humans will be allowed in the water with their dogs.

Doggie Dive 2

Centennial Pool

Wednesday, August 12
6:00-8:00 p.m.
$5 per dog

Liberty Pool

Rescheduled to:
Wednesday, September 9
6:00-8:00 p.m.
$5 per dog


  • 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.


Please call for available dates.

Register at the Parks Office

2020 Lifeguards Wanted flyer

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.