Jerry Matheson Public Pool

The Jerry Matheson Public Pool is scheduled to open for Memorial Day weekend, pending future requirements related to COVID-19.

The City of Tomball Public Works Department operates and maintains one outdoor public swimming pool located at Jerry Matheson Park, open during the summer months. The pool is free and open to all ages; however children under the age of 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult, 18 years of age or older.

The 2020 Summer Swim Season will begin on June 2, 2020 and end on August 16, 2020.  The pool will be open for both preseason and postseason swim as well as holiday; please see the full schedule below.

2020 Summer Swim Season

Preseason Swim Schedule:

  • May 23 – normal hours 
  • May 24 – normal hours
  • May 25 (Memorial Day) – 10 am - 6 pm
  • May 30 – normal hours
  • May 31 – normal hours

Postseason Swim Schedule:

  • August 22 – normal hours
  • August 23 – normal hours
  • August 29 – normal hours
  • August 30 – normal hours
  • September 5 – normal hours
  • September 6 – normal hours
  • September 7 (Labor Day) – 10 am - 6 pm

Pool hours are as follows:

  • Tuesday – Friday: 10 AM – 6 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday: 12 PM – 8 PM

The pool will be closed on Mondays for cleaning, except on the following holidays:

  • Memorial Day, May 25
  • Labor Day, September 7

(If you are interested in bringing a large group (10 or more children) please contact the pool manager to ensure adequate lifeguard staffing.)

Tomball Kids Swim

The City of Tomball Public Pool offers swims lessons and water safety program designed to teach elementary school aged children basic life saving swim skills. The goal of this program is to introduce children to swimming and is NOT  a replacement for additional training or practice.

For more information about Tomball Kids Swim please click here.

Application for Tomball Kids Swim can be found here.

Know Before You Go

  • What to wear: 
    • Appropriate swim-wear (swim suits, swimming trunks,  rash guards or approved swim shirts (polyester only), water shoes, etc.) is required – no cut-offs, shorts, cotton T-shirts, or other unapproved attire.
      • The City of Tomball prohibits the wearing of cotton T-shirts in the swimming pool due to the risk it poses to the swimmer.  Pool patrons are permitted to wear polyester shirts, of any color, while utilizing the pool. 
    • For the kids: 
      • Children under the age of 12 years old must be accompanied in the pool by an adult 18 years of age or older.  Adults must be supervising in the water at all times.
        • A ratio of one (1) adult per eight (8) children ages 12 years and younger while in the water. 
          • Example:
            • Up to 8 children = 1 adult
            • 9 to 16 children = 2 adults
      • Swim diapers are required for infants and babies.
      • No flotation devices (i.e. floaties and inflatables) are permitted with the exception of U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets. 
      • What not to do: 
        • No smoking allowed inside the pool area
        • No eating or drinking allowed except in designated areas
        • Outdoor grills are not allowed in the pool area
        • No beverages, alcohol, or glass containers are permitted

For more information or questions please contact: 

Brian Vestal
Pool Manager
poolmanager@tomballtx.gov
(832) 967-7833


Alexus McMinn
Public Works Administrative Assistant
amcminn@tomballtx.gov
(281) 290-1425