Arcata Community Pool


Our grand reopening date is Thursday, July 9th!!

We have submitted an extensive operating plan and have been granted approval by the County to reopen.

Additional information including schedule changes, and important customer safety protocols are now available.

Click here for a pdf of this important information!

A new reservation system is being put into place as we reopen.  This system will allow customers to have a reserved space and time for lap lanes, the fitness room and the shallow area.  Customers will be able to schedule and plan their work out times for these areas.  It will also facilitate important safety measures that have been put into place to ensure physical distancing, maintain the appropriate numbers of people in the facility, and to add to financial viability during this time period of reduced activity.

Fitness Room: One slot is for walk in use and one for reservation Click here
Lap Lanes: There are six lanes total, three are first come-first served, three for reservation Click here

Shallow Area:  Click here

Important information for Season Pass holders:  ACP would like to let our Season Pass holders know about some options regarding your pass due to the lengthy closure due to COVID-19.   Click Here for more info.

The Arcata Community Pool is a governmental agency (CA Special District), 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

Humboldt County’s only water slide offers a 122 foot ride with two 360 degree turns. You must be 4 feet tall to enjoy. 

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 

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.


Current Board of Directors Agenda 

To see our current or upcoming agenda click here

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.