Swimming Pools

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Herkner Pool | Hoover Pool | Herkner Pool History

Herkner Pool

The Sid Herkner Pool is open for recreational swimming and lessons during the summer months only (Mid June through Mid August). We are actively searching for a swim lesson provider for the 2019 summer season, and will update the website with more information soon. For Spring swim lession information, click here.

Herkner Pool Information

1315 Madison Ave. Redwood City, CA 94061 

Summer Season:   TBA
Adult Lap Swim  TBA
Recreation Swim:  


Subject to change in 2019

Child 17 & under $5 
Adults 18-59 $7 
60 & over $5
Drop-In Baby Pool Hours (Parent / Child ages 6mos to 5yrs)

This block of time is a chance for parents to swim and assist their child in the baby pool, with a lifeguard provided from the pool deck. Parents must be in the pool with the child at all times. This is not a class, but a dedicated time where young children can become adjusted to the water in a more relaxed atmosphere. SWIM DIAPERS ARE MANDATORY for non-potty-trained children.
swim For additional summer program information, please click here. 

Hoover Pool

Coming Soon

About Herkner Memorial Pool


City councilman, member of the Port Commission and twice mayor, Sidney D. Herkner had an illustrious career in Redwood City government. During his second term as mayor, the Redwood Shores development got underway, and the Community Activities Building on Roosevelt Avenue and the swimming pool at Hoover School were constructed.
Herkner, who died in 1976, left the city a $100,000 bequest, which was combined with monies from the state to renovate the pool at Community Park. Renamed the Herkner Memorial Swim Center in his honor, the remodeled, solar-heated facility was dedicated on May 16, 1981.

The Herkner pool is one of the two facilities that house Swim lessons that the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department put on each year. The Swim lessons are for those of all ages with classes for Adults and Parent-Tot. The Herkner Pool is open Monday thru Saturday with adult lap swim from noon to 1pm. Open swim for youths is extremely popular with many child care facilities using the pools too. See above for rates and times..