18 Public Pools In Nashville To Beat The Heat 

With Nashville’s humidity, you may feel like you’re swimming, but I promise it won’t be the fun kind. But these public pools in Nashville are the perfect way to beat the heat.

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Public Pools in Nashville

From hotel pools to public pools to water parks, there are many options to get a little wet and wild in Nashville.

Outdoor Public Pools In Nashville

The Dive Motel

“Dive” here is a playful pun—this revamped motel oozes nostalgic dive-bar vibes but with a trendy twist. Think 23 unique rooms, each with a “party switch” that cranks up the tunes and and the disco ball.

The pool scene here is the star of the show. Daily passes get you into the pool, jacuzzi, and hot tub for all your swimming and lounging needs. Feel like a VIP? You can snag a semi-private cabana if available. And remember, BYOT—bring your own towel.

The Swim Club offers daily pool passes, including access to the pool, hot tub, and sauna. Grab these at the front desk—first come, first served.

Feel like a VIP? You can snag a semi-private cabana in 4-hour chunks if available. And remember, BYOT—bring your own towel.

Monday-Thursday – $25 – 12pm to 8pm
Friday-Sunday – $35 – 10am to 8pm
Tuesdays are only $10!

Find out more here.

Public Pools in Nashville – The Dive Motel
Photo: The Dive Motel

SoundWaves (Gaylord Opryland)

SoundWaves is Gaylord Opryland’s indoor-outdoor water park. The indoor section includes temperature-controlled indoor pools, lazy rivers, thrilling water slides, and the area’s only double FlowRider which allows people to boogie board on a standing wave.

Outdoors, you can enjoy more extreme waterslides, an adults-only pool, and a wave pool.

Hotel guests can add on a SoundWaves package to gain access. For guaranteed access to SoundWaves, guests must reserve the SoundWaves Experience overnight package, which includes room accommodations, passes to the water experience, and exclusive early arrival to SoundWaves.

For more details, check out their website.

Nashville Water Parks – SoundWaves Gaylord
Photo Courtesy of SoundWaves

Wave Country

Wave Country is Metro Nashville’s public water park which is honestly pretty cool since it’s a great way to experience a water park for a very reasonable price.

The park includes a wave pool, water slides, and more. You can grab food there or bring in your own food.

Cost: $8-$12
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11am to 5pm; Saturday-Sunday 10am to 6pm

More details here.


Governor’s Pool at White Limozeen

Atop the Graduate Nashville Hotel is the Governor’s Pool at White Limozeen where you can relax and enjoy the sunshine in this very Barbie/Dolly Parton-coded spot. Enjoy the skyline views while lounging under bright pink umbrellas with poolside drinks.

All reservations include a complimentary welcome drink (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), towel service, a water bottle (to use on-site), and a $25 food and drink credit.

Guests can reserve a pool seating time, beginning at 10am.

Cost: starting at $25

More information can be found on ResortPass.

Public Pools in Nashville – Governor's Pool at White Limozeen
Photo: White Limozeen

Nashville Shores

Nestled along the shores of Percy Priest, Nashville Shores has been the go-to Nashville water park for generations of Nashvillians. This aquatic playground features an inflatable Aqua Park with climbing and jumping toys on the lake.

Your ticket to fun includes access to several pool areas, thrilling waterslides, a lazy river for ultimate relaxation, and the epic Breaker Bay Wave Pool. Dive in and make a splash—Nashville Shores has it all!

Cost: starting at $34.99

Nashville Water Parks – Nashville Shores
Photo Courtesy of Nashville Shores

Virgin Hotels Nashville

Want to be a poolside VIP? Check out The Pool Club with skyline views, refreshing cocktails, and seasonal fare.

The Pool Club at Virgin Hotels Nashville offers VIP poolside seating, including cabanas (up to 10 guests), sofas (up to 6 guests), and daybeds (up to 2 guests).

Reservations include three hours, pool access, towels, VIP poolside service, and sparkling water.

More information and booking can be found here.

Public Pools in Nashville – Virgin Hotels Nashville
Photo: Virgin Hotels Nashville

Pinewood Social

Pinewood Social is kind of like an indoor-outdoor adult playground, including a vintage bowling alley, upscale espresso bar, great food and drinks, and an al fresco party deck.

Outside you can enjoy table tennis, bocce, or the two dipping pools. While pools are open daily, patio service is available Thursday to Sunday from 9am to 11pm with limited food and drink menus.

Pools are first-come, first-served with pool floats, towels, and sunscreen is available to buy if you forget yours.

The pool terrace is 21+ only.

While the pools are smaller and definitely more for just lounging, this is a great way to get FREE pool access that includes FREE parking.

The Joseph

The rooftop pool at The Joseph is a little urban oasis that offers panoramic views of the city.

You can grab a day pass to enjoy the heated saltwater pool which is open until dark. Food and drink are available from Denim, the adjoining restaurant and bar.

Cost: starting at $50

More information can be found on ResortPass.

Public Pools in Nashville – The Joseph
Photo: The Joseph

W Nashville’s WET Deck

The WET Deck at the W Nashville Hotel sits right in the middle of the Gulch. Sitting high above the street, you’ll have tons of views while enjoying the pool area.

The WET Deck is a 10,000-square-foot pool deck that is available to hotel guests and visitors starting at 10am.

A day pass comes with first-come, first-served access to a lounge chair and towel service. You can also upgrade to a daybed for up to 2 people or a cabana for up to 8 people, both of which have a food and beverage minimum.

More information can be found on ResortPass.

Kenect Nashville

Located on Music Row, Kenect Nashville is a coworking and social hub.

They also offer an all-day “work” pass which includes access to the coworking space, gym, amenities, and the rooftop pool! Sounds like a write-off to us!

Cost: $40 for the all-access day pass

More information and booking can be found here.

Public Pools in Nashville – Kenect Nashville
Photo: Kenect Nashville

Grand Hyatt Nashville

Take a break at the Grand Hyatt Nashville and its luxurious outdoor heated pool.

Grand Hyatt Nashville’s day pass includes pool access, towel service, WiFi, 2-hour validated parking, and the option to purchase food and drinks.

You can also add on a spa pass, including a massage, sauna, steam room, locker room, and more.

Cost: starting at $40
Age: 18+

More information can be found on ResortPass.

Public Pools in Nashville – Grand Hyatt Nashville
Photo: Grand Hyatt Nashville

Hyatt Centric Downtown Nashville

Experience the heart of the city in the heart of SoBro at the Hyatt Centric Downtown Nashville rooftop pool.

The outdoor heated pool pass includes lounge chairs, towel service, WiFi, live DJ on the weekends, and food and drinks for purchase.

Cost: starting at $50
Age: 21+

More information can be found on ResortPass.

Public Pools in Nashville – Hyatt Centric Downtown Nashville
Photo: Hyatt Centric Downtown Nashville

Indoor Public Pools In Nashville

Centennial Sportsplex

For a small fee, you can use the city’s largest public aquatic center all day.

The indoor pool includes recreational swimming areas, as well as short-course and long-course lanes for serious lap swimmers.

Make sure to check the schedule before going as it is occasionally closed for local schools and clubs.

Cost: starting at $8

East Park Community Center

If you’re looking for an indoor pool in East Nashville, check out the East Park Community Center.

The small daily fee allows access to the entire complex, not just the pool.

Cost: starting at $1.50

Hartman Park Comunity Center

If you’re looking for an indoor pool in North Nashville, check out the Hartman Park Community Center.

The small daily fee allows access to the entire complex, not just the pool.

Cost: starting at $1.50

Other Community Centers

In addition to the two above, there are also community centers in West Nashville, South Nashville, and more.

Here’s the full list of Metro Parks’ indoor and outdoor pools.

YMCA of Middle Tennessee

If you’re a local looking for a way to use a pool regularly this summer, you can grab a county-wide membership at the YMCA of Middle Tennessee.

It’ll give you access to the amenities at more than a dozen facilities in and around Nashville, many of which have several pools.

Ashley Hubbard

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