Current Facility Hours

Sunday Noon–5:00pm
Monday-Friday 5:00am–8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am–5:00pm

Please Note: Pool hours may be adjusted during school holidays/breaks to accommodate the increased play feature usage and demands.

Leisure Swim Times

Beach Swim

Beach Swim is located only in the shallowest area of the leisure pool (also known as the beach area). Other programs are likely to be occurring in the main section of the leisure pool. This swim is intended for small children and their families. The slide and lazy river are not available during this swim. Play features are not on during this swim.

Monday–Friday 10:45am–1:00pm
Saturday 11:30am–1:00pm


This is a time for children and families to practice their swimming skills or just have fun. The entire leisure pool is open, including the lazy river, slide and spray features. Those wishing to swim in deep water must pass a swim test (lifejackets may be used). All children 4 years of age or under must be accompanied in the water and directly supervised by an adult at all times.

Friday 4:00–7:00pm
Saturday 1:00–4:00pm
Sunday 1:00–4:00pm

Pool Playland

This is another great swim for children and families! During this swim enjoy the leisure pool and lazy river. Spray features are on, but the slide is not available. All children 4 years of age or under must be accompanied in the water and directly supervised by an adult at all times.

Monday–Thursday 6:30–7:30pm

Work Out Swim Times

Lap Swim

This is an opportunity for swimmers to train and exercise in the lap pool. Lifeguards make every effort to manage the lap lanes and group swimmers according to ability and workout needs. Lanes are shared and circle swimming is required in lanes with 3 or more swimmers. There is no minimum age requirement, but participants must be swimming laps. A minimum of 3 lanes are available for all lap swims.

Monday–Friday 5:00am–7:30pm
Saturday 9:00am–4:30pm
Sunday Noon–4:30pm

Open Fitness

Use the leisure pool the way you like: water walking, stretching, water exercise, light swimming or relaxation. Space available varies depending on other programs. Play features are not turned on during this swim. Ideal for adults of all ages.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00–9:00am
Monday–Friday 10:00–11:00am
Saturday 11:30am–1:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday Noon–1:00pm
Monday, Wednesday 4:00–5:30pm
Tuesday, Thursday 4:00–6:30pm

Water Walking

The Lazy River is open during these times for water walking and jogging. The water jets are turned on to create a current that increases resistance for a great workout. This is an excellent time for low-impact exercising and injury rehabilitation. For adults (18+) only.

Monday–Friday 8:00am–9:00am
Monday–Saturday 11:30am–1:00pm
Sunday Noon–1:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday 5:00pm–6:30pm

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Looking for a quick, fun project that won’t break the bank or tax your nerves? In this class, Aimee will guide you through the process of creating handy and attractive grocery/trick or treat bags. Even beginning seamstresses will feel at ease – yet the finished product will look entirely professional. Supply list available upon registration.
Instructor: Aimee Maxey
Sunday October 19th 12:00-3:00pm cost is $22



 C.V. Starr Halloween Party

Come spend an evening of family fun at the C. V. Starr Community Center! Decorate a cookie, check out Halloween activates, show off your costume, and swim for a pumpkin in our aquatic pumpkin patch! (pumpkins for the first 100 participants) This event will be Saturday October 25th from  5:30pm-7:30pm. The cost is $10 per person or $25 per family (3 pumpkins per family)

 Halloween Party 2014



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Good Fun for a Good Cause: MCRPD’s 30th Annual Aquathon!
[posted by Carly Wells on October 13th, 2014]

Good Fun for a Good Cause: MCRPD’s 30th Annual Aquathon!


Fort Bragg, CA – October 11, 2014


On Saturday, November 15, 2014, the Mendocino Coast Recreation and Park District (MCRPD) will be celebrating its 30th Annual Aquathon and Silent Auction at the C. V. Starr Community Center/Sigrid and Harry Spath Aquatic Facility (300 S. Lincoln St., Fort Bragg). To participate in this amazing event visit the C. V. Starr Community Center front desk to sign up. If you are interested in the silent auction, mark your calendars for November 15th so you do not miss out on one of the best silent auctions in the area.


The first Aquathon was held in 1984 and was a joint fundraiser for the American Red Cross and the swim team. The swim team was able to purchase a pace clock with the funds that were raised. In subsequent years funds were used to support aquatic programs until 1988 when the MCRPD board agreed to have all the funds go towards the building of a new pool for the community. Fast-forward to 2009 and the C. V. Starr Community Center opened its doors. Since the completion of the center, monies have been used to further the cause of helping many of our youth as possible to learn to swim and to support other community recreation programs.


This year is no exception, as there are children who need help with scholarships in able to participate in the MCRPD’s many programs. This fundraiser also makes it possible for all second-grade students in Fort Bragg and Mendocino to participate in a swim lesson program designed to reach young children in our community.


Participation is welcome at all levels. Swimmers may swim laps and non-swimmers may walk laps in the lazy river. As the event is a fundraiser, pledges and donations are a great way to get involved too! Registration is open at the front desk of the C. V. Starr Community Center through the end of the day on November 11th, after which participants will receive a time to swim/walk their laps. Participants will have one-hour to swim/walk their laps. Prizes include gift certificates from Harvest Market and Pippi’s Longstockings and t-shirts for those that fundraise over $50. Challenge your friends and family. Raise some money for a good cause. Have some fun in the pool!


For more information or to sign up, contact the MCRPD at the C. V. Starr Community Center front desk at 707-964-9446.

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