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Henderson and Las Vegas Pools Open for Locals (Non-Guest Access – Updated 2023)

It’s summertime here, which means pool days are absolutely necessary in our wonderful city! For us Henderson and Vegas locals though, we are fortunate enough to have access to several Las Vegas pools open to locals that you can access without being a hotel guest.

Take a look at these Henderson and Las Vegas pools we get access to year-round (sans weather)! Some are free and others may have a small admission fee.

*Hours are subject to change, so we recommend verifying hours prior to your visit.

Pool Time Must-Haves

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There’s nothing worse than a kid who wants to have fun stuck in a wet diaper and clothes. We’ve all been there, a little unprepared, but ready to take on whatever comes.

Some items you’ll want to have on hand for your pool day fun should include:

To see our full list of summer must-haves, click here.

Henderson Pools Open for Locals

City of Henderson Pool Locations

Cost: $5 Adults / $3 Kids, Teens, Seniors  / 2 and Under Free (Resident ID Required)

  • Black Mountain Aquatic Complex | 599 Greenway Rd. Henderson, NV 89015
  • BMI Outdoor Swimming Pool | 105 W. Basic Rd. Henderson, NV 89015
  • Henderson Multigenerational Activity, Outdoor & Indoor Pool | 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy. Henderson, NV 89012
  • Heritage Park Aquatic Complex | 310 S. Racetrack Rd. Henderson, NV 89015
  • Wells Outdoor Swimming Pool | 1650 Price St. Henderson, NV 89011
  • Whitney Ranch Activity Pool | 1575 B Galleria Dr. Henderson, NV 89014
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  • Cowabunga Bay Henderson: 900 Galleria Drive Henderson, NV 89011
  • Cowabunga Canyon Summerlin: 7055 S Fort Apache Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89148 (Previously Wet ‘n Wild)

Operating Hours: Daily, Hours Vary (See Schedule Here)

Cost: $46.99 General / $34.99 Youth ($2-3 price increase from 2022 season)

Cowabunga Bay has multiple pools, including a kids area with water slides and a lazy river. Season passes are available as well.

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Green Valley Ranch Pool (All Ages) & the Pond (Adults Only)

Location: 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, Henderson, NV 89052

Operating Hours:

  • through May 1, 10am – 6pm
  • May 2 – Sept. 6, 9am – 7pm
  • Sept. 6 – Oct. 30, 10am – 6pm
  • beginning Oct. 31, 10am – 4pm

Cost: Weekdays; $30 Adults / $20 Children, Weekends; $40 Adults / $25 Children, Holidays; $50 Adults / $30 Children Ages 0-3 are complimentary

The GVR Pool is available to locals 7 days a week (previously only weekdays). Rent a day-bed, cabana, and enjoy drinks from the snack bar.

Tucked away amongst towering palms, the Pond at Green Valley Ranch offers an adults-only pool experience perfect for secluded sun-worshiping. Must be 21+ to enter.

M Pool

Location: 12300 Las Vegas Blvd S., Henderson, NV 89044

Operating Hours: Daily, 10am – 5pm

Cost: Weekdays; $15 Adults / $10 Children Under 10, Weekends; $25 Adults / $10 Children Under 10 / Holiday Weekends; $30 Adults

M Pool is family-friendly and consists of two 5,460-square-foot heated, infinity edge pools, surrounded by palm trees and tropical landscaping, and two large whirlpool hot tubs.

With a depth of three and a half feet at its deepest and a nine-inch wading pool on each end, M Pool is easily enjoyed by guests of all ages.

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SOAK Pool at The Palms (21+ only)

Location: 4321 W. Flamingo Road Las Vegas, NV 89103

Operating Hours: Daily, 10am – 5pm

Cost: Free Admission Monday – Friday for locals, $15/person from Saturday – Sunday

Every week Monday through Thursday locals can gain free entry to SOAK as well as a 25% off discount on daybeds (based on availability).

Even more, Friday through Sunday, entry to SOAK Pool at Palms is only $15 for locals.

Caesars Entertainment Pools

Location: Depends on property, click link above to view

Operating Hours: Most are open Daily, 9am – 5pm (click link above to view hours)

Cost: Varies by resort. Most offer free admission with cabana, daybed, or deluxe lounge chair rental

Caesars Entertainment pools include the following:

  • Caesars Palace
  • Paris
  • Planet Hollywood (currently shut down by health district)
  • Linq
  • Harrah’s
  • Cromwell
  • Horseshoe (formerly Bally’s) – Free Admission for Locals with NV ID
  • Rio (no local access)
  • Flamingo – Free Admission for Locals

Non-Caesars palace hotel guests must book a Cabana, Daybed or Deluxe lounge chair rental to gain access to the pool. Cabanas and daybeds can be booked in advance online with your desired property.

Las Vegas Rooftop Pool (Ages 21+ Only)

Location: 206 N. 3rd St. Las Vegas NV 89101

Operating Hours: Daily, 10am – 7pm

Cost: Admission with table or cabana rental

In addition, sales tax, 18% service charge and 3% venue fee will be added to all table and cabana checks at the end of the reservation. Prices subject to change per event.

City of Las Vegas Pool Locations

Operating Hours: May – August (individual location hours vary)

Cost: $3 Ages 18-49 / $2 Ages 4-17, 50+ Free / Ages 3 & under Free

  • Baker Pool | 1020 E. St. Louis Ave., 89104
  • Carlos L. Martinez and Darrio J. Hall Family Pool | 889 N. Pecos Road, 89101
  • Pavilion Center Pool | 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, 89144
  • Municipal Pool | 431 E. Bonanza Road, 89101
  • Garside Pool | 250 S. Torrey Pines Drive, 89107
  • Doolittle Pool | 1950 N. J St., 89106

Hideaway Pool at Topgolf (Ages 21+ Only)

Location: 4627 Koval Lane Las Vegas, NV 89109

Operating Hours: Friday-Sunday from 10am – 6pm

Cost: Free

Full food and beverage menus are available poolside. Reservations not required unless renting a cabana. Must be 21 years of age or older. Usually opens from Tuesday through Sunday once we are in the midst of summer.

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JW Marriot Las Vegas

Location: 221 N Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145

Operating Hours: Monday – Friday (March – October)

Cost: $12 Kids / $22 Adults

No outside food or drink allowed. Cabanas available for rental.

JW Marriot Pool Rates 2023
JW Marriot Pool Rates 2023

Sandbar Pool at Red Rock

Location: 11011 W Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89135

Operating Hours: Daily, 10am-6pm

Cost: Weekdays; $35 Adults / $20 Children Children Ages 0-3 are complimentary, Weekends: By Cabana Rental Only

Floaties, tubes, or rafts are NOT allowed at the pool.

Stadium Swim

Location: 8 Fremont St. Las Vegas, NV 89101

Operating Hours: Daily, 8am – 11pm

Cost: Starts at $20/person

Chill in one of six pools on three different levels for a perfect view of our massive 40-foot tall high-definition screen.

Summerlin Community Pool Locations

Cost: $5 Adults / $4 Ages 2-17 years / $1 Ages 1 and under (Summerlin Resident ID Required)

  • Trails Pool | 1920 Spring Gate Lane Las Vegas, NV 89134
  • Willows Pool | 2775 Desert Marigold Ln Las Vegas, NV 89135
  • Vistas Pool | 11322 Parkside Way Las Vegas, NV 89138

Pool season passes may be purchased online for $40 for ages two and older and $7 for ages one and younger.

The Tank at Golden Nugget

Location: 129 Fremont Street Las Vegas, NV 89101

Operating Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9am – 7pm, closes for the season Nov. 2022

Cost: $20 Monday – Thursday, $30 Friday & Saturday, $40 Sunday

Reservations must be purchased in person at the pool podium within 48 hours of the reservation date. Daily fee changes, but starts around $30. Daybeds start at $85 for 4 people during the weekdays. There is a food minimum.

Food service will be available from 10am-4pm. Food purchased from within the hotel is permitted in the pool area.

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Tropicana Pool

Location: 3801 S. Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89109

Operating Hours: Daily, 10am – 6pm

Cost: Monday – Friday FREE with NV ID, Weekends and Out of Town Visitors: $10 Adults / $5 Children

No outside food and beverage permitted.

*We have received an update from a Nevada Mom, who noted children under 3 were free. This has not been confirmed yet, but please keep that in mind or call ahead.

Las Vegas Pools Open For Locals In The Past

The pandemic definitely limited the number of pools locals have access to in Henderson and Las Vegas.

Here are some locations that previously offered free pool access to non-guests, however, are now limiting access to hotel guests only.

We will keep an eye on them and update this post as we monitor their policy to see if their offerings change.

  • Plaza – hotel guests only as of June 2022
  • Rio

Should I Rent a Cabana?

There are pros and cons to renting a cabana. Depending on the location, renting a cabana may allow you to bypass any admission fees. The cabanas are usually nice and cool which is great to stay a bit more out of that hot Vegas sun.

On the other hand, you may be required to spend a food and beverage minimum when renting a cabana. Depending on the number of people in your party and if you are able to hit that minimum is always something to consider.

Don’t forget to call any of the Henderson and Las Vegas pools open for cabana reservations ahead of time to learn about their specific terms.

Poolside Fun in Vegas

Time to bust out those swimsuits and enjoy some of the amazing pools around us! Which is your favorite Henderson or Las Vegas pools open to locals?

Leanna Carson is an expecting mama via IVF and a serial entrepreneur.

Born and raised in Las Vegas, she loves sharing all things family-friendly as well as local spots most don’t even know about! She co-founded Nevada Moms in 2018 and it has become the #1 Family Guide to Nevada experiences, activities, happenings, and more.

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