Pool Party

Facility Rental

Celebrate your birthday party or special event with us on the outdoor pool deck. Our outdoor pool is the perfect venue for any special event.  The leisure pool has swings, tables with chairs, and lounge chairs for your guests to relax in.  There is a shallow water area for sunbathing or for small children to enjoy, as well as volleyball and basketball courts, or water polo goals in our deep water well for your sports enthusiasts.  Your guests can also enjoy other features such as the vortex and hot tub for anyone over 13 years of age. 

The outdoor pool is available for special events April 1st-October 30th (weather permitting).  You must be a member of the Student Recreation Center to reserve the outdoor pool.  Reservations begin March 1st each year.  Pool parties cannot be combined with Rock Wall or other parties. You must register for those areas separately.  Two parties can be booked per event date unless one of the parties has booked 76-100 guests (this would be a private event).

▼   Special Event Rental Days and Times

Saturday Mornings    10:00 AM- 12 noon     (set up can start at 9:30 am)

Saturday Evenings      8:00 PM-10:00 PM    (teen and adult parties only)

USA student groups can host events during hours facility is open if event is open to all members.  Please email daphnetyson@southalabama.edu if you are a student group.

The indoor pool cannot be rented for special events and we do not offer event rentals on Sundays. 

▼   Information day of event

Set up

Your party can begin setting up for your event at 9:30 AM for morning parties or 7:30 PM for evening events.  You must check in at the front desk before going to the pool deck to set up. Once you have checked in with the lifeguards you can use the outdoor pool gate to bring in your party items. 


We provide lifeguards on the deck, two 4 foot tables for each party, umbrellas(we no longer have canopies but you can bring one if you like), noodles, volleyball and basketballs, and use of all furniture on the pool deck.

You may bring in pool toys, food and drinks for your event.   Each party is provided with the set up seen in the picture below.

Pool Birthday Party Set Up


Your guests can park in the parking lot in front of the Recreation center or in the lot below the pool by the pump room (once on Stadium Drive go to 4 way stop and turn left rather than make a U turn)  Parking is also available in the gravel lot off of Old Shell road before you get to stadium drive.  Please note that this lot is not available during USA baseball games and parking may be difficult during special events at the Mitchell Center.  

Rules and Regulations

  1. All participants must have a signed liability form.
  2. Adults must be in the water with all non-swimmers and children under 5 years old and must actively supervise children in the pool. 
  3. All children must take a swim test.
  4. If there is lightning or thunder, the pool deck must be cleared and participants must move to the smoothie bar area or pool hallway.  No one allowed on pool deck for any reason during severe weather.
  5. No alcohol, water wings, or pool floats. 
▼   Cost and Payment Portal

**Please note that Special Event pricing includes everyone on the pool deck,  not just those swimming.  We provide lifeguards based on the number you have selected attending.  You cannot go over that number.   The maximum number of patrons allowed at a pool event is 100.

Guest Cost Registration Fee Final payment due day of event
1-25 guests $160 $25 $135
26-75 guests $180 $25 $155
76-100 guests $200 $25 $175

As of 5/10/2017 we have changed the cost of our evening parties:

Special Event Fees for Saturday Evening parties:

We offer Evening parties for patrons 16 and up.  The cost for an evening party is $300.00 plus an hourly fee for campus police. 

Evening parties can be booked Saturdays only from 8:00-10:00 PM. 

Once you have been notified that the special event date you requested is available, a non refundable registration fee of $25 is due within 24 hours to secure your registration.   Your final payment minus the registration fee is due the day of your event.  Please do not pay registration fee until you have confirmation of your date or final payment until the day of event in case your event has to be cancelled due to weather.  

All payments are online; no cash or checks accepted.

Payment Portal

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