Pool Parties & Rentals

979 17th Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 454-7960

Whether you’re looking to book a private pool party for a child's birthday or to celebrate with family, we have you covered. Simpkins Family Swim Center is available for your special use! You can reserve a portion, or all of the swim center pools for exclusive use!
Due to COVID-19, information on this page is subject to change.
Please check for updates.

Facilities at Simpkins Family Swim Center

Find out about the pools & amenities available at the swim center!
Contact the Swim Center for more information and to book your rental!

Complex Details
& Getting Here

979 17th Ave Santa Cruz, CA 95062


Simpkins Family Swim Center is connected to the Live Oak Community Center which contains the County Parks, Open Space, and Cultural Services Department and community meeting rooms.


Free parking is available as well as EV charging stations, bike racks and bike lockers.

Pool Details

50-meter lap swim pool

  • 17 lanes, 25 yards in length.
  • 78°F pool temperature.
  • Pool depth is 3.5 to 8 feet deep.
  • 4 of the 17 lap swim lanes are 3.5 to 4 feet deep.

Warm water pool

  • 18 x 10 yards in size.
  • 88°F pool temperature.
  • Zero depth entry with a ramp, slopes to a depth of 4 feet.
Swim Center Details

More Features

  • 150 ft water slide with a small pool.
  • Spray zone.
  • Picnic tables.
  • Sunny deck space.
  • Indoor front desk, offices & restrooms.

Optional Additions

  • Climbing wall.
  • Wibit inflatable play apparatus.
Amenities & Lifeguards

Amenities include locker rooms, bathrooms, ADA-accessible hot showers, lockers (bring your own lock), and swimsuit spinners. Pull buoys and kickboards are available for shared use. No towel service is available. Lifeguards are certified and provide supervision during regular hours and events.


A water wheel chair is available at the swim center. Each pool has stationary, ADA compliant lifts plus a mobile lift for entry into the pools. An additional gender-inclusive bathroom is available with an ADA shower, changing bed, locker, and toilet. Questions? Contact Us!

Rentals at Simpkins Family Swim Center

Please check the pdfs below for most current rental options- not all amenities are available for 2021 season.

See also Pool Rental information, Swim Center Rules, and hold harmless agreement.  
Contact the Swim Center for more information and to book your rental!

Pool Party & Rental Details
  • You may reserve a portion, or all of the swim center pools for exclusive use.
  • Private pool party rentals are available weekends after the pool closes.
  • Parties are available for 2 or 3 hours during season (typically Mar - Oct).
  • Parties are staffed by certified lifeguards.

Contact Us


(831) 454-7960

Monday – Friday 6:00 AM to 7:45 PM, except holidays

Our physical office is open, but staff availability is limited as some staff members are working remotely.