Ripper Park Aquatic Center
The Ripper Park Aquatic Center is located at 7800 NW 30th in Bethany. Stretched over 18.8 acres, the popular Summer attraction offers the following amenities: walking trails, a soccer field, basketball goals, on-site bathroom facilities, picnic tables, playground equipment, sand volleyball and, of course, a community pool!
The facility opens Memorial Day weekend and is open 7 days a week, from 1:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
This season, the City of Bethany and the Bethany YMCA will be working together to operate the Ripper Park community pool.
YMCA certified lifeguards will be on duty during operating hours, and will operate the concession stand. The City will continue to provide water quality operations, maintenance, and repairs.
Please visit Bethany YMCA for information on daily rates, youth and teen monthly passes and family passes. Bethany YMCA will also be taking reservations for parties and giving swim lessons.
Please note that the pool is closed on July 4th to allow staff time to perform any major maintenance.
Bethany YMCA (405)789-0231
Aquatic Center at (405) 787-3308
Safety in the pool is the top priority of the YMCA and the TEST, MARK & PROTECT PROGRAM will be put into place at Ripper Pool this season. This program ensures that non-swimmers stay safe and can easily be recognized by lifeguards.
All children 12 and under must take a swim test to determine if they are a simmer or a non-swimmer. Passing the swim test is a privilege and can be revoked at any time. Lifeguards have the right to retest any child if they feel it is needed.
- Jump into deep end water
- Swim half of a 25 yard pool, turn around, swim (6.25 yards)
- Strop tread water for 15-20 second, finish the swim (6.25 yards)
If your child is 7 years or younger and cannot pass the swim test, they must have a life jacket on and have a parent or guardian in the pool within arms reach of them at all times. If your child is 7 years or younger and can pass the swim test they must have a parent on deck with them. Eight years or older must wear a life jacket if they cannot pass the swim test, they do not need a parent present.