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Deer Park & Pool

Deer Park is one of the oldest parks in Sparks and is located at Rock Blvd. and Prater Way. Within this park are numerous cottonwood trees, which by all accounts are some of the oldest in the city. It is also the site of one of the City’s outdoor pools making it a popular summer stop. 

Location: 1700 Prater Way  
Park size: 3.29 acres  
Amenities: Playground

Outdoor pool

Canopy and BBQ areas

Basketball court (full)


Deer Park Pool

Take advantage of the heated outdoor swimming facility located at Deer Park at 1700 Prater Way. The pool first opened to the public in 1942 – a landmark providing a recreational outlet for generations of residents. In 2007, the facility was fully renovated which included rebuilding the pool structure with a zero-depth entry design and new liner system. A new deck, fencing and several new elements to the filtration system were also added. Here is the 2021 schedule:



Saturday, May 29th – Monday, May 31st

Daily, June 10 – August 8th

Saturday, August 14th – Sunday, August 15th

Saturday, August 21st – Sunday, August 22nd

Saturday, August 28th – Sunday, August 29th

Saturday, September 4th – Monday, September 6th


Monday – Friday: 12:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday 11:45 am – 4:45 pm


Due to Covid-19, customers will not be allowed to change in the locker rooms. Customers are required to bring a bag for their personal belongings that will be kept on the pool deck.

Open swim is offered in sessions with a maximum of 75 participants per session, on a first come, first serve basis. Session times are listed below:

Session 1: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm (Session 1 will begin at 11:45 on Saturdays and Sundays)

Session 2: 2:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Youth (under 18 yrs.) $3
Adult (18 yrs. – 54 yrs.) $5
Senior (55 yrs. & Older) $4
Family (up to 6 members) $15

ALMOST FREE TUESDAYS! All ages can swim for $2 each.