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Cactus Aquatic & Fitness Center

Register today for Jan. - May aquatic programs!  Swim lesson, swim team and water exercise class schedule is now online, or you can view the Spring Swim information in one document. Visit Recreation.ScottsdaleAZ.govlinks to external site for more information.

Pool Features

  • Short Course (25-yard pool)
  • Long Course (Olympic-sized, 50-meter pool)
    • Heated during the winter
    • Setup in long* and short courses
    • Pool depth: 3 - 14 feet
      *long course is only offered during specific dates
  • Three 1-meter diving boards
  • Two 3-meter diving boards
  • Public swimming
  • U.S. Swim and Dive teams
  • Reservations available for groups, birthday parties, private rentals and commercial lane rentals
  • Classes offered:
    • Swim lessons
    • Recreational teams
    • Water exercise

Fitness Center

The fitness portion of this facility 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 - Child fee applies  
  • 18 and up: Adult fee applies

Admission Fees

Fee Resident Non-Resident
Daily Public Swim - Adult / Child $3 / $2 $5 / $3
Daily Lap Swim/Fitness Center - Adult / Child  $3 / $2 $5 / $3

Lap Swim/Fitness Center Passes - Adult / Child (10 visits)

$30 / $20 $50 / $30

Lap Swim/Fitness Center Passes - Adult / Child (30 visits)

$72 / $48 $120 / $72

Summer Family Pass

 The Holiday Sale for the Family Pass begins Dec.18 - Dec. 23, and 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.

How the Pass Works

  • Only the MMR Family Pass can be used at all four pools. Passes purchased for Eldorado, Cactus and Chaparral may be used at any of the three pools. See below for pricing.
  • 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.
  • Any pass over four family members are charged an additional member fee.

**Main contact's parents, spouse, spouse's parents, siblings, children, step-children, and adopted children if all are residing at the same address.

Holiday Sale Fees

Location Resident
Fee / Each Add. Member*
Fee / Each Add. Member*
Eldo./ Chap. / Cactus $99 / $20 $149 / $30
McDowell Mtn. Ranch $140^ / $20 $210^ / $30

*Chap. Family Pass can be purchased at the other 3 pools.* 

*A family pass includes four family members.

^MMR Aquatic Center Family Pass is good at all four aquatic centers. MMR has a different price due to the significantly greater number of amenities.

For further information, please contact Parks& or call 480-312-6677.


All aquatic classes, such as water exercise and swim lessons, require registration and an additional fee. Check online registration for course descriptions, location, registration dates, course dates and times, and ages or call 480-312-7665.

Are you aware that a 15 year old can be trained as a certified StarGuard Lifeguard and interview for a position for Summer, 2018? Click here for more info.

Contact Information

Cactus Aquatic & Fitness Center
7202 E. Cactus Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
P: 480-312-7665

Sunny Nakagawa
Operations Supervisor 
P: 480-312-6655

Pool & Fitness Center Calendar (PDF)
Lap Lane Availability (PDF)
Aerobic and Youth Sports Schedule (PDF)