Lido Pool reopens to the public

Facility use offered Tuesday through Sunday, weather permitting, except for July Fourth, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

The Lido Pool was closed during the pandemic. Photo courtesy City of Sarasota

The Lido Beach Pool has reopened, the City of Sarasota announced on June 16. “Take out your goggles and swim caps,” a news release said.

The 25-meter lap pool, adjacent to the Lido Pavilion, is located at 400 Ben Franklin Drive in Sarasota. The facility is open from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, weather permitting. It is closed on July Fourth, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, the news release added.

Daily, three-month seasonal, and annual swim passes are available, the release noted. “Save time by purchasing punch cards for multiple visits in increments of 5, 10, and 20,” the release suggested.

Passes and punch cards may be purchased by credit card (MasterCard, Visa and Discover) at the pool or by phone by calling the Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex at 941-263-6732. Daily passes also may be purchased online:

Daily passes are $2 for seniors and youth; $4 for adults.

Three-month seasonal passes are $180 for adults and $90 for youth and seniors, the release said. Annual passes are $256 for youth and seniors and $400 for adults. All prices include tax, it added.

Everyone visiting the Lido Beach Pool must have an account with the City of Sarasota Parks & Recreation District, the release pointed out. A person may call 941-263-6732 or register on eTrak:

Children age 3 and younger must wear swim diapers, the release said.

“Alcoholic beverages and pets, except trained service animals, are prohibited inside the fenced area of the pool,” it added. Food and non-alcoholic drinks may be consumed at tables inside the fenced area of the pool, the release noted.

For questions, a person may call the Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex at 941-263-6732.