Pool Party

 Outdoor Pool Rental

Celebrate your birthday party or special event with us on the outdoor pool deck. Our outdoor pool is the perfect venue for any special event.  The leisure pool has swings, tables with chairs, and lounge chairs for your guests to relax in.  There is a shallow water area for sunbathing or for small children to enjoy, as well as volleyball and basketball courts, or water polo goals in our deep water well for your sports enthusiasts.  Your guests can also enjoy other features such as the vortex and hot tub for anyone over 13 years of age. 

The outdoor pool is available for special events April 1st-October 30th (weather permitting).  You must be a member of the Student Recreation Center to reserve the outdoor pool.  Pool parties cannot be combined with Rock Wall or other parties; you must register for those areas separately.  Two parties can be booked per event date unless one of the parties has booked 76-100 guests, which would make it a private event.

▼   Cost
Time Cost
Saturday Morning Parties $200.00
Saturday Evening Parties $300.00

Each party may have a maximum of 50 attendees.

▼   Party Information, Saturday mornings, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Set up for your party can begin no earlier than 9:30 AM. No one is allowed in the pool until 10:00 AM.
  • Two events can be booked per date.
  • Each party can have a maximum of 50 attendees to include all members of the party on the deck and in the pool.
▼   Party Information, Saturday evenings, 8:00-10:00 PM
  • All guests at a Saturday evening party must be age 16+. No exceptions.
  • Set up for your party can begin no earlier than 7:30 PM.
  • Saturday evening parties are only available the first Saturday of each month and must be booked two (2) weeks in advance. 
  • Only one party can be booked per date. Saturday evening parties are private parties with a maximum of 50 attendees to include all members of the party on the deck and in the pool.
▼   Party information, USA Student Organizations

Current USA Students, Athletic Teams, Sororities, Fraternities, or other student groups may reserve the outdoor pool for their organization during the times listed above, or on Thursday nights from 8:30-10:30PM. Please call the aquatic office at 460-6460 to set up dates and times. Cost is $300.00 plus a fee for Campus Police.

▼   Rules and Refund Policy
  • You must be a member of the Student Recreation Center to reserve the outdoor pool.
  • EVERY SINGLE PERSON attending the pool party/special event must sign a liability waiver. You are responsible for ensuring the each person arrives with a signed waiver. Participants under age 19 must also have a parent/guardian sign the waiver.
  • Party guests are restricted to the outdoor pool only. Guests may not use any other area of the Student Recreation Center.
  • Adults must be in the water with all non-swimmers and children under 5 years old and must actively supervise children in the pool. 
  • All children must take a swim test.
  • If there is lightning or thunder, the pool deck must be cleared and participants must move to the smoothie bar area or pool hallway.  No one allowed on pool deck for any reason during severe weather.
  • No alcohol, water wings, or pool floats. 
  • You may cancel your event if bad weather is predicted. Cancellation must be made 24 hours prior to your event to receive a full refund. If there is rain, you may set up your tables in the smoothie bar or bring a canopy.
▼   Information for Day of Event

Set up

You must check in at the front desk before going to the pool deck to set up. Once you have checked in with the lifeguards you can use the outdoor pool gate to bring in your party items.


We provide lifeguards on the deck, two four-foot tables for each party, umbrellas (we no longer have canopies but you can bring one if you like), noodles, volleyball and basketballs, and use of all furniture on the pool deck.

You may bring in pool toys, food and drinks for your event.   Each party is provided with the set up seen in the picture below.

Pool Birthday Party Set Up


Your guests can park in the parking lot in front of the Recreation center or in the lot below the pool by the pump room (once on Stadium Drive go to four-way stop and turn left rather than making a U-turn). Parking is also available in the gravel lot off of Old Shell Road before you get to Stadium Drive.  Please note that this lot is not available during USA baseball games and parking may be difficult during special events at the Mitchell Center.

▼   Reservation Link

Pool party reservations for 2018 begin Monday, March 12, 2018, for all Student Recreation Center members. We do not accept in-person registration or cash/checks. To make a reservation, please visit the Campus Recreation Portal.


Portal Instructions

If you are a member, you must read portal instructions. Do not create a new account. 

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