Arcata Community Pool


► Current Board of Directors Agenda: The next Board meeting is a continued meeting on May 18,2022.  For the agenda click here or see the Board of Directors tab.  


Per current Humboldt County Health & Human Services, wearing masks inside the facility is now optional but is still strongly recommended.   

Guidance from the California Department of Public Health can be found here.  

Please help us and your community by continuing to be respectful of the ever changing guidelines and to each other.....

Welcome back!


Shallow & Deep Area:  Open for drop-ins, pass holders and reservations. 

Multiple lap lanes, the shallow and/or the deep end may be utilized for other programming during open hours. Feel free to call us at
707-822-6801 for more information.

The North Humboldt Recreation and Park District is a governmental agency (CA Special District) doing business as the Arcata Community Pool, that offers year-round recreational and educational activities. For over 35 years, we’ve offered the best water quality, cleanliness, education, and customer service on the North Coast. We are located at 1150 16th Street, next to Arcata High School. We are three blocks off the Arcata and Mad River Transit bus line, and within walking distance of H.S.U., the Arcata downtown area, and nearby parks. Come check us out!


The Arcata Community Pool has four main sections which allow different programs to occur at the same time. 

Pool Area 

Six, 25-yard lap lanes, a shallow area ranging from 2.5 to 4 feet deep, and a deep area ranging from 7 to 12 feet deep, with a 1-meter diving board and observation seating area. Lap lanes are for adults only.

Water Slide (Open to Rentals)

Humboldt County’s only water slide offers a 122 foot ride with two 360 degree turns. You must be 4 feet tall to enjoy. Recreation swim is provisionally open due to COVID restrictions Saturdays from 2pm to 4pm, however the water slide may not be operating during these hours depending on facility usage.

Fitness Center

Offers treadmills, steppers, elliptical, recumbent and upright bike, gravitron, universal machine, dumbbells, benches and stretching mats. This room is available for adults. Special arrangements can be made for youth 16 and older with both parent and management approval.


Patio Area Hot tub and sauna are now available during open hours!

Our spacious patio area has picnic benches and lounge chairs for gatherings. Adult patrons are welcome to enjoy the Hot Tub and Sauna. This is an ADULT ONLY area.  

A Special Thank You to our Sponsors:

The Arcata Community Pool would like to thank the following organizations for their generous contributions and continued support for the pool:

Arcata Foundation, Ford Family, Humboldt Area Foundation, Humboldt Redwood Company LLC and Humboldt Sponsors.


The Arcata Community Pool appreciates your support and gladly accepts donations of any amount. 

Please contact us at 707.822.6801 or at for more information.