Arcata Community Pool


The Arcata Pool is currently closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic.  
We have submitted an extensive operating plan and have been granted approval by the County to reopen.
Our expected opening date is Thursday, July 9th!!
Additional infromation including schedule changes, and important customer safety protocols are now available.

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Thank you for your patience and patronage. 

A new reservation system is being put into place.  This will allow customers to have a reserved space for the lap lanes, fitness room and the shallow area.  This will also help to facilitiate the important safety measure that have been put into place to ensure physical distancing while maintaining the appropriate numbers of people in the facility: 

         Fitness Room: Click here
Lap Lanes: Coming soon!

Shallow Area:  Click here

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.