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Cactus Aquatic & Fitness Center

Cactus Pool Maintenance - March 26-30: Cactus Pool will be closed March 26-30 for repair and maintenance. The fitness center/gym and leisure education classes programmed within the classroom facility will be open and held as scheduled. Cactus Pool will reopen Saturday, March 31. 

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.

Cactus Pool


  • 23 short course lap lanes (25-yard pool)
    • Heated during the winter
    • Pool depth: 3 - 14 feet
  • 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

    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
    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

     The Pre-Season Sale for the Family Pass begins April 1, 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.

    Pre-Season Sale Fees

    Location Resident
    Fee / Each Add. Member*
    Fee / Each Add. Member*
    Eldorado & Cactus $120 / $20 $192 / $30
    McDowell Mtn. Ranch $160^ / $20 $240^ / $30

    *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

    Katie Bitz
    Recreation Coordinator 
    P: 480-312-8433

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