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Herkner Pool

The Sid Herkner Pool is open for recreational swimming and lessons during the summer months only (Mid June through Mid August).

Pool may be closed on any of the dates below, without notice, should we encounter any unforeseen pool related issues (cloudy water, chemical issues, pumps, or fecal accidents).

Come say goodbye to Herkner Pool on Saturday, August 3rd!

Herkner Pool will be closing for its final summer! Come share your favorite memories while enjoying free community swim from 1:15-3:30pm! Light refreshments will be served.

Herkner Pool Information

1315 Madison Ave. Redwood City, CA 94061 

Summer Season:   June 17 - August 10, 2019
Adult Lap Swim: 

Monday-Friday 12-1 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7-9:30 a.m.

Saturday 12-1 p.m.

Private/Semi-Private Lessons: Monday-Friday 9-11 a.m.*
Recreational Swim:

Monday-Friday 1:15-3 p.m.

Saturday 1:15-3 p.m.

Redwood Sharks Swim Team:

Go here for more information about the Redwood City Sharks Swim Team.

Monday-Friday 5-8 p.m. 


Child 17 & under $5 
Adults 18-59 $7 
60 & over $5

Drop-In Baby Pool Hours (Parent / Child ages 6mos to 5yrs)
Monday-Friday 12-12:45 p.m.

Saturday 12-1 p.m.

Fees- $4 per parent/child drop-in. $1 per additional child (Maximum 2 children per adult).


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.


* For Private and Semi private swim lessons, please contact (650) 368-2043 between 9-11 a.m.

Questions? Please contact the Herkner Pool at  (650) 368-2043 or recreation@redwoodcity.org

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.