**Due to equipment currently out of service, refuse and recycling are being picked up by separate crews.**

The due date for filing your 2020 City of Oakwood income tax return has been extended to May 17, 2021.

Gardner Pool

Gardner Pool
Oakwood Community Center

105 Patterson Road
Oakwood, OH 45419
Sunday - Saturday: 12 Noon – 8:00 p.m.
After School Begins in August:
Monday – Friday: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 12 Noon – 8:00 p.m.

Gardner Pool Membership Information

Gardner Pool opens on Saturday, May 29, 2021.  The pool will operate much like last year, and in accordance with guidelines and protocols developed based on directives from the Ohio Department of Health.  All protocols are subject to change as we get a better understanding of demand and usage, and in response to any updated guidance from appropriate health authorities.

Membership Rates
In consideration of use restrictions, all 2021 pool memberships will be sold at 15% below last year’s “early-bird” rate, as follows:

OCC MemberNon-OCC Member

General Protocols

  • Pool hours: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.
  • Occupancy limit: 125 people, exclusive of city staff.
  • Guest passes: Given occupancy limitations, we will not offer general guest passes. However, a limited number of passes for babysitters, nannies, or out-of-town house guests will continue to be available.


  • Pool use will be by reservation only; no walk-ins.
  • Reservations will be available during the following time sessions, on a one session per person/per day basis: 11 am-1:00 pm; 1:30-3:30 pm; 4-6 pm; and 6:30-8 pm.
  • With 4 daily swim sessions, there are 500 time slots available per day. Average daily usage in a normal year is 250-300, so everyone should be able to find an available time slot.
  • The reservation system is online for easy access from computers, tablets, and phones. For those unable to access the reservation system, OCC staff will be able to take reservations by telephone or in person.
  • Once made, your reservation will guarantee your session with no waiting or guessing about availability (*weather permitting).
  • The reservation system will allow us to remotely notify you of weather-related delays or closures.


  • Our pool protocols have been reviewed by Public Health Dayton-Montgomery County and the Oakwood Board of Health. Periodic county inspections will be performed, as is done each year, to ensure all health protocols are properly implemented.
  • Per CDC and Ohio Department of Health guidelines, mandated sanitation of high-touch surfaces will take place between every session, including all faucets, soap/paper towel dispensers, toilets, doorknobs, latches, light switches, table tops, arm/handrails, and counters.
  • Plexiglass barriers have been installed at front desk and concession areas.
  • Masks/facial coverings: Use by members will be recommended, but is not permitted during submerged swimming. Employees will be required to wear masks when interacting in situations where proper social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Equipment: We will not be loaning out shared equipment (kickboards, goggles, etc.). Members should not share goggles, nose clips, snorkels, or other personal items.

Social Distancing

  • Deck furniture has been limited and positioned to encourage safe social distancing. Personal towels should be used as an additional barrier on deck furniture. Unused deck areas may be closed to limit congregating.
  • Restrooms and showers remain available, but have been limited to two restroom stalls and two showers per biological gender.
  • Group sizes will be kept to 10 or less, from the same household.
  • To the extent possible, social distancing is required in lines and on-deck.

The pool will operate from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in accordance with guidelines and protocols developed based on directives from the Ohio Department of Health.  Gardner Pool will require advance reservations for pool use to ensure that occupancy is limited to 125 and to allow for proper cleaning and disinfection of the facility.

Gardner Pool 2020
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