About | Swim Lessons & Camps
Herkner pool is open for recreational swimming and lessons during
the summer only.
1315 Madison Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94061
17 & under $3
Adults 18-59 $5
60 & over $3
Drop-In Baby Pool Hours
(Parent / Child ages 6mos to 5yrs)
$2.00 (per parent/child) drop-in
$1 per additional child (MAXIMUM: 3 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.
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
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
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.