The City of Paris offers two public pools for the community, an indoor pool located at the Paris Civic Center at 650 Volunteer Drive and an outdoor pool located in Eiffel Tower Park also located on Volunteer Drive.

The Indoor Pool serves the community as well as Paris Elementary.


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Gerald Howard Municipal Swimming Pool


Pool Operating Hours for the 2020 Season are:

Monday thru Saturday 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Sunday hours are:  1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Due to COVID 19 for the 2020 Season the Eiffel Tower Park Pool Opens June 1 with modifications and restrictions.

• Pool hours will be 11:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 1:00-5:00 on Sunday.

• There will be a limit of 100 visitors admitted to the pool at one time.

• We will not be offering season passes this year since we must limit the number of people.

• Information will be released at a later time regarding swimming lessons.

• You may reserve the pool for parties for 30 people or less.

For questions regarding reserving the pool or swimming lessons please call the pool at 731-644-2698 between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm, or you may call 731-644-2517

We will be monitoring the COVID 19 cases in Henry County as well as the State guidelines to determine the status of continuing operations.

All of this will determine how diligent we are to continue social distancing while still returning to some sort of normal.


2020 Schedule for Swimming Lessons at

the Gerald Howard Municipal Pool:

Level II – Must have passed Level I – $55.00
July 13 – 17 from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm

Level I – Introduction to Swimming – $45.00
July 20-24 from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm

Students in swimming lessons are exempt from regular admission fee during class dates. Class adjustments will be determined by the number of applicants. Enrollment and payment of fees does not guarantee that the student will pass the course.

Lessons are on first come, first serve basis and limited to 9 students. You can sign up anytime during pool hours.
For additional information contact the pool and ask to speak to one of our Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructors at 731-644-2698.

There must be at least 6 participants in each swimming lesson session. Classes will be held at the Paris Civic Center in the case of rain or made up depending on the instructor. Please check with your instructor at the Eiffel Tower Park Pool in the event of rain.

Private lessons will be considered on request. Times and fees are dependent on instructor. Private lessons cannot conflict with regularly scheduled lessons.

PLEASE NOTE: If you need information regarding swimming lessons or rental of the pool please phone 731-644-2698. They can provide you with the most up-to-date information on procedures for anything related to the pools.


Pool Parties at Gerald Howard Municipal Pool

Eiffel Tower Park

Pool party packages include reservation of the pool, usage of the concessions area, and lifeguard duties.  You are responsible for bringing your own food, drink, ice, and any supplies for preparation.  Garbage bags are the only supplies that are provided for each party.  DO NOT BRING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ON THE PREMISES.

Party Rules and Expectations

An adult must be present to supervise and be responsible for party at all times.

All guests must adhere to the posted rules.

Pool party hosts are responsible for the setup and removal of all decorations before the end of the allotted time.

Parties  may not exceed the hours that you reserved for the pool.

There is a maximum of 50 swimmers in order to have two lifeguards on duty.  If your party exceeds more than 50 swimmers, please notify us BEFORE the party and be prepared to pay an additional lifeguard.

Cancellations due to weather conditions will be rescheduled on Wednesdays or Sundays, unless another date is available.



The reservation of the pool area after hours is:

$100 for a two hour party without slides (6:00-8:00/7:00-9:00) OR $200 with slides

$200 for a three hour party without slides (6:00-9:00) OR $285 with slides.

A deposit is required to reserve the pool and the remaining cost is split between the lifeguards.

$40 deposit for 2 hour parties without slides and a $80 deposit with the slides for 2 hour parties.

$60 deposit for 3 hour parties without slides and $105 deposit for 3 hour parties with the slides.

Please provide cash or check.  Refunds are only granted in the case of an emergency cancellation or weather conditions.


To reserve your pool party book with us at the Gerald Howard Municipal Pool.  No phone reservations will be taken due to payment being required.


If there are any additional questions or problems, see lifeguards to contact the pool manager.



Civic Center Indoor Swimming Pool