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Leave your layers and insecurities at home, because it’s time to give the pool whatever body you’ve got! 

Stay cool this summer at any of these 30 pools near you. 

Columbus Recreations and Parks City Pools

Dodge Swimming Pool*

645 Sullivant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 645-7365
Hours: 1:30pm to 7:30pm
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Driving Park Pool*

1100 Rhoads Ave., Columbus, OH 43206
(614) 645-3110
Hours: 1:30pm to 6:30pm
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Glenwood Swimming Pool*

1888 Fairmont Ave., Columbus, OH 43223
(614) 645-3281
Hours: 1:30pm to 6:30pm
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Lincoln Swimming Pool*

570 Woodrow Ave., Columbus, OH 43207
(614) 645-3058
Hours: 1:30pm to 6:30pm
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Marion Franklin Swimming Pool*

2699 Lockbourne Rd., Columbus, OH 43207
(614) 645-3161
Hours: 1:30pm to 6:30pm
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Maryland Swimming Pool*

1380 Atcheson St., Columbus, OH 43203
(614) 645-3063
Hours: 1:30pm to 6:30pm
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Tuttle Swimming Pool*

240 W. Oakland Ave., Columbus, OH 43201
(614) 645-3603
Hours: 1:30pm to 7:30pm
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Windsor Swimming Pool*

1300 Windsor Ave., Columbus, OH 43211
(614) 645-3607
Hours: 1:30pm to 6:30pm
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* = LEISURE CARDS: $1 photo ID required to utilize Columbus Recreation and Parks pools. Learn more

Dublin Community Pools

Dublin Community Pool North
5660 Dublinshire Drive
614-792-SWIM (7946)
dublinohiousa.gov/pools

$7 Dublin resident, $9 Dublin resident guest adults; $6 resident, $8 resident guest children

Dublin Community Pool South
6363 Woerner Temple Road
614-889-SWIM (7946)
dublinohiousa.gov/pools

$7 Dublin resident, $9 Dublin resident guest adults; $6 resident, $8 resident guest children

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Worthington Pools

The Worthington Pools
400 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., Worthington
worthingtonpools.com

Splash pad + water cannons + $.50 hot dog Tuesdays. $15 adults; $10 children

Natatorium
worthington.org/784/Aquatics

Four lane fitness pool, a 12 person hot tub and a zero entry leisure pool area, kiddie slide, lazy river, vortex area, 110-foot slide

$5 for children (3-17 yrs) and military, $6 for senior citizens, $8 for adults

Westerville Pools

Highlands Park Swimming Pool
245 S. Spring Rd., Westerville
westerville.org

Body slide tower, zero-entry toddler pool, spray playground, lazy river. $8.25 for ages three and up

Community Center Watering Hole
350 N. Cleveland Ave., Westerville
parks.westerville.org/facilities/community-center/watering-hole

Covered aquatic center with leisure pool, whirlpool, body slide, tube slide, fountain, lazy river. $7.50 for all ages

Westerville Jaycee Swimming Pool
230 S. Otterbein Ave., Westerville
westervillejayceepool.com

Four pools, two diving boards and a giant water slide + regularly scheduled family fun nights. $9 ages 11 and up; $4 ages 4-10

Upper Arlington Pools

Devon Pool
2070 S. Mallway Dr., Upper Arlington
uaoh.net

Wading pool, concessions and shaded area, lap swimming, recreational swimming. $7 daily, $3 after 7pm

Tremont Pool
2850 Tremont Road, Upper Arlington
uaoh.net

Heated water, two diving boards, lily pad crossing challenge, climbing wall, $12 daily, $6 after 7pm

Reed Road Water Park
2000 Hastings Lane, Upper Arlington
uaoh.net

Heated water, lap lanes, vortex and current channel, slides, outdoor showers, $12 daily, $6 after 7pm

Grandview Pools

Grandview Heights Municipal Pool
1350 Goodale Blvd., Grandview
grandviewheights.org

$8 adult, $3 child weekdays; $10 adult, $4 child weekends

Bexley Pools

David H. Madison Community Pool
2100 Clifton Ave, Columbus
bexley.org/pool

Two water slides, toddle pool, splash pad, diving, competition lanes. Adult $10, Children (17 and under) $7; Adult after 6pm $8, children after 8pm $5

Hilliard Pools

Hilliard Family Aquatic Center
3850 Veterans Memorial Dr, Hilliard
hilliardohio.gov/play/hilliard-municipal-pools

Two 30-foot water slides, competition pool, leisure pool, dumping bucket, lazy river. 2yrs and under free, General Admission $10, Senior Citizens $5

Hilliard East Municipal Pool
4450 Schirtzinger Rd, Hilliard
hilliardohio.gov/play/hilliard-municipal-pools

Leisure pool, 140foot water slide, splash pad. 2yrs and under free, General Admission $10, Senior Citizens $5

Gahanna Pools

Gahanna Swimming Pool
148 Parkland Dr, Gahanna
gahanna.gov/aquatics-2/

General Admission $9, After 3:30pm $6

Hunters Ridge Pool
341 Harrow Blvd, Columbus
gahanna.gov/aquatics-2/

General Admission $9, After 3:30pm $6

Other Swimming Holes

Minerva Park Swim Club
5300 Valley Rd., Minerva Park
minervapark.org/pool

$8 general admission

The Big Splash
2831 Southwest Blvd., Grove City
grovecityohio.gov/parks-and-recreation

$6 resident; $8 non-resident (must be accompanied by resident or season pass holder)

Groveport Aquatic Center
7370 Groveport Rd., Groveport
groveportrec.com

$6 resident, $8 nonresident

Zoombezi Bay
4850 W. Powell Rd., Powell
zoombezibay.columbuszoo.org

$34.99 general admission; $26.99 ages 3-9

Northland Swim Club
5006 Almont Dr., North Side
northlandswimclub.com

$5 for events

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(614) Movie Club: New Jon Stewart feature, Episode V Beer Tasting, and timely documentaries

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(614) Movie Club. It’s OK to talk about it. 

Every Monday at (614) we’ll be here to update you on virtual and physical screenings that are being offered by the businesses and organizations that make Columbus such a special cinema city. Read below for this week’s streams and showtimes.

NOW SHOWING AT GRANDVIEW THEATER

Jaws

The original Jaws will continue to show at Grandview theater after a July 4 weekend beer tasting. Fitting, right? Watching this might be what it takes to keep you away from the beach for the rest of the summer.

  • Showing: July 6-9 (4 p.m.)
  • Cost: $9
  • Release: 1975
  • Runtime: 124 min.

Jurassic Park

More Steven Spielberg horror on the big screen. Again, if you missed the beer tasting, you’ll have a few more shots this week at catching some dino-roaring action on the big screen.

  • Showing: July 6-9 (7 p.m.)
  • Cost: $9
  • Release: 1993
  • Runtime: 127 min.

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Beer Tasting

One of the most popular picks for best Star Wars film of all time, the beer tasting comes during a year when the fifth episode is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Enjoy a 10-round beer tasting, free pint glass, raffle prizes, and a very entertaining presentation.

  • Showing: July 11 (3 and 9 p.m.) and 12 (5 p.m.)
  • Cost: $40
  • Release: 1993
  • Runtime: 127 min.

NOW SHOWING AT STUDIO 35

Irresistible 

A local town battling big-party politics, written and directed by Jon Stewart and starring Steve Carrell? Looks great on paper, plays out even better on screen. Rose Byrne is outright ridiculous in this one. Enjoy a 2020 release in an actual movie theater with grade-A recliners.

  • Showing: July 6-9 (4:30, 7, and 9:30 p.m.)
  • Cost: $9
  • Release: 2020
  • Runtime: 104 min.

Jurassic Park

See above.

  • Showing: July 6-9 (4 and 7 p.m.)
  • Cost: $9
  • Release: 1993
  • Runtime: 127 min.

Jaws

See above.

  • Showing: July 6-9 (9:45 p.m.)
  • Cost: $9
  • Release: 1975
  • Runtime: 124 min.

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Beer Tasting

See above.

  • Showing: July 11 (noon and 5:30 p.m.) and 12 (2 p.m.)
  • Cost: $40
  • Release: 1993
  • Runtime: 127 min.

NOW STREAMING VIRTUALLY AT THE WEX

Cincinnati Goddam

A timely documentary that followed the Black Lives Matter movement around 2013, this film focuses on the corruption within the Cincinnati Police Department, whose force was responsible for killing a total of 15 black men between 1995 and 2001. 

  • Closes: July 9
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: 2015
  • Runtime: 103 min.

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

Ella Fitzgerald is one of the most prolific singers of all time. Although a lot of her life has been studied, this documentary goes deeper with some never-before-seen footage and interviews from greats such as Tony Bennett and Smokey Robinson.

  • Closes: July 23
  • Cost: $12
  • Release: 2019
  • Runtime: 90 min.

The Last Tree

A coming-of-age journey that follows a Black teenager trying to find his identity in the UK and beyond. The movie was the winner of the World Dramatic Competition at Sundance and Best Supporting Actress and Most Promising Newcomer awards at the British Independent Film Awards.

  • Closes: July 23
  • Cost: $10
  • Release: 2019
  • Runtime: 98 min.

Denise Ho - Becoming the Song

Another unfortunately timely documentary, Denise Ho follows the personal journey of the openly gay singer from pop icon to human rights activist. What emerged out of the Umbrella Movement of 2014 saw Ho take to the streets in the midst of the Hong Kong revolution in 2019.

  • Closes: July 30
  • Cost: $12
  • Release: 2020
  • Runtime: 83 min.

NOW STREAMING VIRTUALLY AT GFC

Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly

Ai Weiwei, China's most famous artist, transforms Alcatraz Island prison into an astonishing expression of socially-engaged art focused on the unjustly incarcerated. Known-whistleblower Chelsea Manning makes an appearance. 

  • Opens: July 8
  • Cost: $10
  • Release: 2019
  • Runtime: 78 min.

We Are Little Zombies

If eccentric Japanese cinema is your forte, you’ll want to check out We Are Little Zombies. A messy triumph of tragedy, comedy, music, social criticism, and teenage angst, watch what four teenagers do when they find out their parents are being turned into dust.

  • Opens: July 8
  • Cost: N/A
  • Release: 2019
  • Runtime: 120 min.
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Where to get your Red, White & BOOM on this July 4th

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It was a bummer to hear that Red, White & BOOM would be canceled and changed to a virtual format for 2020. However, that shouldn’t stop you from celebrating in a somewhat traditional sense. Even with one of the biggest fireworks celebrations put on hold, there’s still plenty to do around Columbus, fireworks or no fireworks.

We here at (614) know that given the modern-day circumstances, people have the choice to celebrate in whatever way they feel most comfortable. Below you can find three ways to celebrate–Local 4th of July events; Red, White & BOOM alternatives; and places where you can legally celebrate yourself.

THINGS TO DO ON JULY 4TH

Fourth of July Fireworks

West Jefferson July 4th Streetfest

When: July 4 at 10 p.m.

Where: Watch from home

Obetz Fireworks

When: July 4

Where: Watch from home

Fourth of July Activities

Neighborhood Bike Brigade

When: Various start times

Where: Dublin neighborhoods

Sherm Sheldon Fishing Derby

When: June 26 through July 4

Where: Any Dublin pond

Fourth of July Parades

Front Yard Parade in the Round

When: July 4 at 6 until 9 p.m.

Where: Your front yard

2020 Cruisin’ On The 4th of July

When: July 4 at noon

Where: Northbridge Ln., Columbus, OH 43235

New Albany 4th of July Parade & Festival

When: July 4 at 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Where: Church of the Resurrection, 6300 E Dublin Granville Rd., New Albany, OH 43054

Other Fourth of July Events

Zoombezi Bay Family Movie Night featuring The Goonies

When: July 3 from 6 until 11 p.m.

Where: Zoombezi Bay, 10101 Riverside Dr., Powell, OH 43065

HOW TO CELEBRATE WITH RED, WHITE & BOOM

Red, White & BOOM was gearing up for its 40th anniversary before COVID-19 shut the mass gathering down. However, the beloved Columbus fireworks show will be hosting a virtual event over the first four days of July. The virtual campaign will air on NBC4.

Here are some of the events that will take place:

  • Highlighting the best Red, White & BOOM stories
  • Stories from local veterans inducted into the Ford Oval of Honor
  • Broadcasting the best Red, White & BOOM fireworks over the show’s 39-year history
  • Looking back on the tradition of parades honoring veterans

HOW TO TAKE CELEBRATING INTO YOUR OWN HANDS

We here at (614) also know that setting off fireworks yourself is illegal. We also know that buying them within the state is legal (OK?).

So here is a list of places around Columbus you can buy fireworks from. What you do from there is up to you, but we advise you to stay within the law:

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Zoo Babies! We’ve got the photo cuteness

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Start the ooo-ing and ahhh-ing, Columbus, because we’ve got Zoo baby pics!

A Masai giraffe calf, a sea lion pup, two red panda cubs, and a siamang (gibbon) baby—all recent births at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for these endangered species. It’s a show of commitment from the organization how they were able to nurture these species populations at-risk for extinction and bring new generations of them into the world. 

“We are extremely proud to welcome these babies as they all represent hope for the future of species that are increasingly facing challenges in their native ranges,” said Columbus Zoo and Aquarium President/CEO, Tom Stalf. In the press release, Stalf detailed how special these births are as the threatened species received around-the-clock, top-quality care by the Animal Care staff over the three-month-closure of the Zoo, due to COVID-19. 

OK, no more waiting—get your fill of cuteness below with these Zoo baby pics!

Masai Giraffe Calf

“A Masai giraffe calf was born on June 28, 2020, at 2:29 p.m. to mother, Zuri, in a behind-the-scenes barn of the Zoo’s Heart of Africa region.”

Sea lion Pup

“During the early morning hours of June 25, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium welcomed the first sea lion pup ever to be born at the facility!”

Two Red Panda Cubs

“Two healthy red panda cubs were born at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, a welcomed addition to this endangered species.”

Siamang (Gibbon) baby

“On the morning of May 29, 2020, the Australia and Islands region welcomed a baby siamang. Mom, Olga, is being very attentive to her little one, whose sex and name have not yet been determined.”

Get information about conservation at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium here.

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