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Cactus Aquatic & Fitness Center

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7202 E. Cactus Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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Park Map (pdf/72kb/1p)


Aquatics & Fitness Center

Ramada Reservations


Katie Bitz
Recreation Coordinator

 Cactus Pool


Pool and Fitness Center Schedule (pdf/28kb/2pp)

Lap Lane Availability Schedule (pdf/134kb/1p)

The pool is heated during Fall & Winter months.


Cactus Aquatic Center is one of the premiere competitive and recreational facilities in the state.  The Olympic-size, 50-meter heated pool can be set up in both long and short courses (50m or 25yd).  In addition, the pool has three, 1-meter and two, 3-meter diving boards.  Pool depth ranges from 3 to 14 feet.  This outdoor pool is open year-round (heated in the winter) and offers swimming for the general public, U.S. Swim and Dive teams, as well as high school teams, water exercise, recreational teams and swim lessons.

Fitness Center

The fitness portion of this facility also hosts a variety of aerobic, fitness and leisure education classes, free weights, machine weights and various cardiovascular machines.

The fitness center age restrictions are:

  • 13 and under: Not allowed  
  • 14 - 17: Allowed with a signed waiver by a parent or guardian 
  • 18 and up: Adult fee applies


Cactus Park offers strength training, general conditioning, athletic training, toning and much more! Do you need help developing a fitness program that is specific to your needs? Staff will work with you to develop your own personal fitness program.

  • 17½ acres
  • 1 sand volleyball court (lighted)
  • Large open turf area
  • 1 playground
  • 2 reservable ramadas
  • 1 drop-in ramada
  • 1 full and 2 half basketball courts (lighted)
  • Restroom


An admission fee is required for all visitors. Fees for the pool and fitness center are per visit and are on a drop-in basis. Membership is not required.

   Resident  Non-Resident
Daily Lap Swim/Fitness Center - Adult   $2  $3
Daily Lap Swim/Fitness Center - Child (under 18)  $1  $1.50
Adult Passes - Lap Swim/Fitness Center (10 visits)  $20  $30
Adult Passes - Lap Swim/Fitness Center (30 visits)  $48  $72


In analyzing facility costs, we have researched the cost of utilities. During November, December, January, and February; facility utility costs are double the cost of previous months. We want to keep the facilities open, so we are implementing a Pilot Program. We are instituting a rate increase for Lap Swimming and Fitness Center usage. (See table below)

   Resident  Non-Resident
Daily Lap Swim/Fitness Center - Adult   $3  $4.50
Daily Lap Swim/Fitness Center - Child (under 18)  $1.50  $2.25
Adult Passes - Lap Swim/Fitness Center (10 visits)  $30  $45
Adult Passes - Lap Swim/Fitness Center (30 visits)  $72  $108

For facility reservations, please call the Facility Booking office at 480-312-7707.

Summer Family Pass

Scottsdale's Summer Family Pass goes on sale APRIL 1!

The last day to purchase a family pass is MAY 26.

The Summer Family Pass allows all families unlimited public swim and fitness center visits from Memorial Day through Labor Day. A family of four that visits a city pool an average of two times a week receives a substantial savings over the drop-in price when they purchase a Family Pass for the season. The savings increase the more frequently you attend. Family Passes include unlimited public swim, lap swim and fitness center visits.

Your family will be issued a single Summer Family Pass card. Additional/replacement cards may be purchased for $5 each. The pass is sold to the immediate family of the main contact on the account. "Immediate family" refers to the main contact's parents, spouse, spouse's parents, siblings, children, step children, and adopted children if all are residing at the same address. No more than 12 people can be on any singlepass. Any pass over 4 family members are charged an additional member fee. See our fee structure below: 



Each Additional Family Member*






Eldorado and Cactus Aquatic Centers





McDowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic Center^ (pdf/785kb/1p)





*A family pass includes 4 family members.

^There is a different price at MMR Aquatic Center due to the significantly greater number of amenities. The MMR Family Pass is good at all four Aquatic Centers. More info... (pdf/785kb/1p)