Please see below for a list of frequently asked questions about the Venetian Pool!
We are a family-friendly facility, however, children under the age of 3 are not allowed inside the facility. Parents/guardians must provide proof of age for children that are 3 years old but do not measure at least 38 inches in height to enter the facility.
"VP Resident" refers to individuals who pay property taxes to the City of Coral Gables. "Non-residents" include anyone who does not pay property tax to the City of Coral Gables.
Residents are asked to bring a valid form of identification, i.e. driver’s license, for the admission desk to verify residency.
We use the Miami-Dade Property Search to verify if you are eligible to receive the Coral Gables resident discount.
Times vary throughout the year. Please see our home page for current operations.
Our café is closing for renovations starting Sept. 19, 2023 through Spring 2024.
You are allowed to bring in your own food and non-alcoholic beverages, however, we do not allow coolers, glass or alcohol into the facility.
We have lounge chairs available. They are rented at the admission desk and the lifeguards will place them for you. Free seating is first-come, first-served. We have poolside benches, patio and picnic tables.
You are allowed to bring your own chairs and use them in designated areas, however, we do not allow any umbrellas.
We are closed to the public for annual maintenance and renovations from December to January.
We have both outdoor showers to rinse off before entering the pool, in addition to indoor showers in the restrooms.
The Venetian Pool has 1 part per million of chlorine.
The pool is filled by the Biscayne Bay aquifer and drained every night during the summer months.
We offer online tickets for pre-purchase to guarantee your admission as we close day-of, in-person ticket sales when we reach capacity. Online tickets cannot be purchased the day of.
You can purchase tickets in person the day of, however, be aware that admission is on a first-come, first-served basis and once we reach maximum campacity, you will not be admitted unless you pre-purchased online.
You can bring floaties, but they are not allowed in the deep end of the pool. Only Coast Guard-certified lifejackets are permitted in our deep end.
We offer free lifejackets for use, just ask a lifeguard for assistance! Use of Venetian Pool floats is at the lifeguard's discretion.
We offer birthday parties on the weekends, field trips on the weekdays, and private events in the evenings during the fall and spring months. Packages and pricing can be found on our home page.
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We have two parking lots in front of our facility. One is facility-adjacent and the other is across from the entrance gate by the De Soto Fountain roundabout. Please do not park in the grass.
If you are unable to find parking in these locations, you may park at Salvadore Park less than half a mile from the pool.
Please see below for a map of parking options.
The pool is handicap accessible. We offer an elevator to enter the pool, as well as free lifejackets. Please speak to a lifeguard for assistance.
No smoking, e-cigarettes or vaping allowed in the facility.
The water is set at 76 degrees Fahrenheit year-round.
No pets are allowed into the facility. We allow service animals but not emotional support animals.
Locker tokens are available for rent at the front desk. They are in the restroom and measure 1 cubic foot.
Depth ranges from 2 feet at the shallowest end to 8 feet at the deepest.
The Venetian Pool is an alcohol-free facility. We do not serve alcohol in the facility, and we do not allow alcohol, glass or coolers.
The only discount we offer is for City of Coral Gables residents and we require proof of address to receive this discount.
The water is fed natural spring water from the Biscayne Bay aquifer.
The restrooms have changing areas and showers. We also have one family restroom for guests to use if needed, just check with a lifeguard.
The pool opened in 1924 and will turn 100 years old next year! It is also the only certified historic facility that is also a public pool in the country!
The pool has 820,000 gallons of water that are drained and refilled daily from the Biscayne Bay aquifer.