Denson Pool at Wilson Park
John Denson Pool at Wilson Park
225 NW 12th Avenue (bing® maps location)
General Hours of Operation
May 2 - June 3: Tuesday-Friday, 2:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
*June 6 - August 12: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
September - November: Tuesday - Friday, 2:30-5:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
*Summer hours follow the Palm Beach County School District Calendar. The Pool is open Tuesday-Saturday during the summer break and school holidays.
Kids will enjoy slides and water buckets to splash and play! Slides have different hours; please call for details.
Registration for all pool activities and programs takes place at the pool. Cash, money orders, checks, VISA, Mastercard and American Express are accepted. You may also register at Intracoastal Park Clubhouse, 2240 North Federal Highway.
$2 for adults, $1 for youth 13-17, FREE for kids 12 and under. Lap swimmers may buy a 30 Visit Pass for only $50!
*FREE Swim on July Program Teaches Basic Water Safety Skills*
Drowning remains the number one cause of accidental deaths in children under the age of 4. Swimming lessons can help change that statistic. In an effort to enhance drowning prevention efforts in our community in honor of July is Parks and Recreation Month, the City of Boynton Beach Recreation & Parks Department will implement the “Swim On July” water safety program from July 11 – July 21 at the John Denson Pool.
Children will learn the basics of being able to self-rescue and fundamental water safety principles so they don’t get into a situation that they cannot get out of. Floating, bobbing to safety, basic arm and leg actions for forward mobility and recognizing unsafe conditions will be highlighted. A series of four (4) 30-minutes lessons will be offered Tuesday-Friday, July 11-14 and July 18-21. Parents can get more information, including how to register their child, by calling the Pool at 561-742-6645.
Another way to help reduce accidental drowning is to secure your home if you have a pool or live adjacent to a body of water. To help residents in this effort, free door alarms are available and are being distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Learn to Swim for Drowning Prevention
There are many reasons to enroll your child in swimming lessons at an early age. But drowning prevention tops the list. The top two reasons drowning deaths occur are a breakdown in adult supervision and adolescents or adults swimming alone.
- Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 1-4yrs.
- Swimming pools are the most common site for a drowning to occur among children 1-4yrs.
- About three-quarters of pool submersion deaths occur at a home.
- The majority of infant (less than 1) drowning deaths happen in bathtubs or large buckets
Download the flyer for the current schedule of swim lessons.