1.3 min readPublished On: May 10, 2024

May Marks the Start of the 2024 Summer Fun Season in the City of Ocala

Upgraded aquatic fun centers are about to open for the 2024 season in Ocala. Upgrades include new slides, featuring double flumes and a sunshade at the top of the slide entry.

On May 18, the Jervey Gannt Aquatic Fun Center will be open for two sessions: 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm. Starting May 25, booth aquatic fun centers in Ocala will open for the season.

Each aquatic center has spray features, a waterfall, and waterslides. Each pool has zero-inch depth entry for easy access with a maximum depth of five and a half feet and are ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant.

The Jervey Gantt Aquatic Fun Center, 2390 SE 36th Ave., and The Hampton Aquatic Fun Center, 255 NW Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. open Saturday, May 25, seven days a week.

Both facilities will be open seven days a week during the season. Sundays and Mondays will have afternoon sessions only, 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays will offer two sessions, a morning session from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and an afternoon session from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission for a single session is $2 for children ages 17 and under and $3.50 for adults ages 18 and up.

Holiday hours are available this year on the following days and will offer both morning and afternoon swim sessions:

  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 27
  • Independence Day: Thursday, July 4

Outside coolers, drinks or food are not permitted at either Aquatic Fun Center.  Concessions are available.

For more information, visit www.ocalafl.gov/aquatics or call the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department at 352-368-5517.

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