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Posted on: April 14, 2023

Falls Aquatic Center 2023 Season Information

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Pool passes for the 2023 summer season at The Falls Aquatic Center are now on sale. Passes can be purchased at the Recreation and Fitness Center (110 E 13th Street) during business hours or online at An express lane will be offered at the Recreation Center for those who have a valid Cedar Falls Recreation Membership or have created an account online. You must have an uploaded, current picture on the account to gain access to The Falls.

In order to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all patrons, the City of Cedar Falls reminds users of the zero-tolerance policy against profanity, disrespectful actions toward staff, thefts, and violence at The Falls. If patrons engage in these actions, they will be asked to leave the facility. This includes all locations of the facility including concession areas and parking lots. View pool rules and the Code of Conduct at


The 2023 summer season will run from June 3 to August 20 (weather, crowd, and staffing levels permitting). The Falls will be open from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sundays. 

Lap swimming will be open starting June 5. Hours will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5:45 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. at Holmes pool. Lap swimming will also be available at The Falls Tuesday and Thursday from 8:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. as well as 8:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. on Sunday. 

Water walking will be open at The Falls from June 5 – August 18. Hours will be 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Stretching Aqua Trim classes will be offered at The Falls this summer. Call (319) 273-8636 for information. 

If limited staffing occurs, hours may be subject to change. To stay updated on announcements from The Falls including on hours, follow them on Facebook @TheFallsAquaticCenter.

Passes and Rates

To help the community enjoy The Falls, the City of Cedar Falls is restructuring the rates for the 2023 season.  Season passes will undergo a significant decrease in price to allow for increased flexibility for area families. The cost of a pool pass at The Falls for Cedar Falls residents will be $40 for adults and $50 for youth (17 years and under). For non-residents, it will be $60 for both adults and youth. The decreased passes will take the place of a family pass, which will no longer be available.

"The previous family pass was specific for a family of five, but not every family is the same," said Cedar Falls Recreation Manager Mike Soppe. "A family of two then had to pay the same price as a family of five. By decreasing season pass rates for all, passes can be purchased for what actually applies to their own unique circumstances."

"We are hopeful the public will take advantage of the decreased seasonal passes in place of our higher daily rates this year," Soppe said. "If problems do arise, as may happen when you have large groups of people in a singular location, it is easier to hold accountable registered pass holders that may be in violation of rules and take steps to prevent future issues if necessary."

Lap swimming/water walking passes will also be available at a decreased rate for 2023. Lap swimming/water walking only passes will be $40 for residents and $60 for non-residents. 

Daily admission at The Falls for the 2023 season will be $3 for infants (two and under), $12 for youth, and $10 for adults. 

No refunds will be provided if pool closures or revised hours occur due to staffing shortages or inclement weather. 


The annual Black Hawk Area Swim Team Summer Sizzler will be held July 6 – 9. The lap pool will close at 4:00 p.m. on July 6 and remain closed until 1:00 p.m. on July 9 for the event.

The annual doggy dip will be held on August 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (weather and staff permitting) at The Falls. All licensed dogs must be accompanied by at least one adult owner and up to two additional humans. The cost of admission is $5 per dog (includes owner). Additional owners/guests are $4 each. Season swim passes will not be honored. All those entering the pool area should be prepared to get wet.

The team at the Cedar Falls Recreation Division is looking forward to providing fun aquatic opportunities for the community this year. Please contact the Rec at (319) 273-8636 with any questions concerning the 2023 summer season. 

Interested in working at The Falls this summer? Visit or stop by the Rec Center at 110 East 13th Street in Cedar Falls to apply.

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