Cactus Aquatic & Fitness Center

Cactus, Eldorado and McDowell Mountain Ranch are open for Lap Swim. The fitness centers will remain closed at this time. The closure is related to the on-going COVID-19 public health crisis. The guidelines to re-open the fitness centers would greatly limit the number of people able to workout in addition to the other requirements, including staffing, that are required. 

Fall afternoon Swim lessons are available at CactusEldorado and McDowell Mountain Ranch Pools beginning September 9, 2020.

The city continues to serve the public throughout situations like the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and is closely tracking the situation to ensure that city staff and the public are protected.

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Cactus Pool

Swim Lessons

Register for classes at Recreation.ScottsdaleAZ.govlinks to external site

Pool Features

  • 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 (summer only)
  • U.S. Swim and Dive teams
  • Reservations available for 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


    Fee Resident Non-Resident
    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


    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 the upcoming summer? 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)


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