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 29, 2021
*Closed July 4
*Closed Aug. 30-Sept. 3
Closes September 6, 2021

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

Centennial Pool:
1400 E. 16th Street
Opens May 29, 2021
*July 4: open 11-5
Closes August 11, 2021

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 2020 Season Pass picture)
*Good for General Admission, Adult Swim, and Swimming Under the Stars for the 2021 Season


Our pool rules can be found here.


Session I: June 7-17 (register by June 3)
Session II: July 5-15 (register by July 2)
Session III: August 2-12 (register by July 29)

$35 per session

Lessons are held at Liberty Pool.  All sessions meet Monday-Thursday.

For full info, please click on our 2021 Swim Lessons flyer.


Thanks to the generosity of local businesses and organizations, we are able to offer free swim nights on the dates listed below.  Thank you to everyone who has made these events possible!

Sat. June 5
Liberty Pool
7-10 p.m.
Sponsored by Dairy Queen

Wed. June 9
Centennial Pool
6-9 p.m.
Sponsored by Rick Ball Ford

Mon. June 14
Centennial Pool
6-9 p.m.
Sponsored by Sonic Drive-In

Wed. June 16
Centennial Pool
6-9 p.m.
Sponsored by Pettis County Democrats

Mon. June 21
Liberty Pool
6-9 p.m.
Sponsored by NUCOR

Wed. June 23
Liberty Pool
6-9 p.m.
Sponsored by Steak ‘n Shake

Mon. June 28
Centennial Pool
6-9 p.m.
Sponsored by REMAX Ashlee Martin

Mon. July 12
Centennial Pool
6-9 p.m.
Sponsored by Awesome 92.3

Wed. July 14
Centennial Pool
6-9 p.m.
Sponsored by Fresh Lemonade Co.

Mon. July 19
Centennial Pool
6-9 p.m.
Sponsored by Printlynx

Wed. July 21
Liberty Pool
6-9 p.m.
Sponsored by AFC Urgent Care

Mon. July 26
Centennial Pool
6-9 p.m.
Sponsored by Woods Supermarket

Wed. July 28
Centennial Pool
6-9 p.m.
Sponsored by KDRO

Wed. August 4
Centennial Pool
6-9 p.m.
Sponsored by Scarlett Lens & Von Holten Ranch

Wed. August 18
Liberty Pool
6-9 p.m.
Sponsored by Academy of Salon Professionals

Wed. August 25
Liberty Pool
6-9 p.m.
Sponsored by Ship Shape Rentals


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.

2021 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.

2021 Cabana Rental


For info on Aqua Camp and Cardboard Boat Races, please click here.

Splash & Play

Centennial Pool
May 31-August 11
Mondays & Wednesdays
9:15-10:45 a.m.
For kids up to 5 years old
$2 per child (adults are free)
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 the chance to get used to the water and have fun, too! Designed as a parent-child activity.

Splash & Play flyer

Junior Lifeguard

Register by June 14
Liberty Pool
June 21-24, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
June 25, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
For kids age 11-14
Must be a strong swimmer

See what it’s like to be a lifeguard!  June 21-24 you will go over CPR, first aid, and water rescues.  June 25 you will shadow a SPR lifeguard!  Lunch provided June 25.  Participants receive a shirt.  Participant must be a strong swimmer – swim a minimum of 100 yards and tread water for one minute.

Junior Lifeguard flyer

Swimming Under the Stars

Liberty Pool
Friday, June 18
8-11 p.m.

Liberty Pool
Friday, July 9
8-11 p.m.

Enjoy a late night swim at the pools!

Swimming Under the Stars – flyer


Lilo & Stitch
Tuesday, July 13
Centennial Pool
$5 per person
Gate opens 8:30 p.m.

Dive-in Movies are not included in a season pool pass

Dive in Lilo and Stitch – Rescheduled

Friday, July 23
Centennial Pool
$5 per person
Gates open 8:30 p.m.

Dive-in Movies are not included in a season pool pass.

Dive in – Christmas in July/Elf flyer


Adult Swim

Centennial Pool
Through August 11
Daily 11:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.

Liberty Pool
August 12-29 and September 4-6
Sunday-Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00-11:50 a.m.

$2 per day (or included in a 2021 Season Pass)
18 years+

Adult Swim is a time for ages 18+ to swim laps, water walk, or soak up some sun!

Adult Swim – flyer

Water Aerobics

June 15-August 5
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Liberty Pool: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Centennial Pool: 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Stretching, toning, and cardio.
Swimming skills not required.

Pricing for Water Aerobics, Deep Water Therapy, and High Intensity Water Aerobics:
$5 per class
Or 10 visit punch pass for $40.

Water Aerobics/Deep Water Therapy/High Intensity Water Aerobics – flyer

Deep Water Therapy

Liberty Pool
June 19, July 10, and August 7
10:45-11:45 a.m.
Stretching and toning in the deep end of Liberty Pool.

Hight Intensity Water Aerobics

June 14-July 21
Mondays & Wednesdays
Liberty Pool
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


If you would like to chance to visit area pools at a discounted price, a Splash Pass might be for you!  Each pass has two visit “punches” to each pool listed below.  Purchase a Splash Pass at the Sedalia Park Office for $25 each.

Pools included in offer:
Liberty and Centennial Pools; Sedalia
St. Joseph Aquatic Park; St. Joseph
Pleasant Hill Pool; Pleasant Hill
The Springs Aquatic Center; Kansas City
Summit Waves; Lee’s Summit
Nassif Aquatic Center; Warrensburg
Marshall Aquatic Center; Marshall
Maryville Aquatic Center; Maryville
Harrisonville Community Center; Harrisonville


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

2021 Doggie Dive – flyer

Doggie Dive 2

Centennial Pool

Wed. August 11
6:00-8:00 p.m.
$5 per dog

Liberty Pool

Monday, September 6 (Labor Day)
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.


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 demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.  You may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke, or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed.  Swim goggles may be used.
*Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
*Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds: 1) starting in the water, swim 20 yards.  Swim goggles are not allowed.  2) Surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object.  3) Return to surface and swim 20 yards on your back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object while keeping your face at or near the surface.  You should not swim the distance under water.  Exit 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.