Rinconada Pool


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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
Rinconada Pool
777 Embarcadero Road, Midtown
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 463-4914

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Residents: $9.00; Senior Citizens (60) $8.00. Non-residents: $10.00; SC $9.00. [May, 2022]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25y x 100f, 14 lanes, deck-level, 4½f - 13f depth, outdoors, heated, 80ºF (27ºC).
Two 1m diving boards.


From the 101, take the Embarcadero Road Exit. Rinconada Park is on Embarcadero Road near the intersection with Newell Road.
Santa Clara County
37.444018, -122.141302

Teams That Use This Facility

Masters Swim
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Youth Swim
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Facility Notes

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Facility Reviews

The lanes are wide, the men’s room is clean, and the life-guards are courteous. But it has no lockers so I can’t bring any valuables with me and the changing rooms are so far from the pool that the walk outdoors gets very chilly in winter!
Watch the schedule, it changes often.
Small lockers to stow valuables, such as a cell phone and a wallet, have been added. They would be too small for a large purse, however. It's a very nice pool. It was clean and staff were friendly.
[December, 2014]
This pool is really nice, I have been swimming here for decades, whenever I visit Palo Alto. It's a city pool, outdoors. Really geared nicely towards lap swimmers: a gazillion lanes, the water temperature is always perfect, the lanes are wide for easy sharing, and there are backstroke flags. The price is excellent (I am still using up a punch card I bought in the 1990s...). If you know a diver, borrow their big, warm bathrobe to use when you get out.
[April, 2015]
This is a very nice place and well run, with very high use by teams, Masters, and adult lap swimmers. Check the adult lap schedule and Tweets on its website ("website", above) as there are frequent seasonal changes.
[June, 2015]
I swam at Rinconada Pool on a Saturday morning in May and had my own lane from 6:45 to 8 AM, although all the lanes were being used (it looked like a Masters group was circle swimming at one end). The water was clean, clear, and at good temperature. Kick boards and pull-buoys were available. The men's locker room was clean and the showers were warm, but you need to bring own soap and shampoo. The lifeguards and staff were alert, attentive, and friendly.
[May, 2018]