I am sending this memo to inform our community that the Palouse Pool will be closed indefinitely. Due to the national and local trends associated with COVID-19, the City of Palouse no longer feels it can operate the pool facility as well as deliver swim lessons safely. This decision was not easily arrived at and I do apologize for the abruptness of the timing. That said, I hope all will understand said decision was made with the welfare and safety of our community members in mind. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Note: All swim lesson fees will be 100% refunded.


Mayor Chris Cook
City of Palouse
509-878-1811 City Hall


Summer 2021 Pool Schedule

Daily Schedule (tentative)

Monday thru Friday:
Swim Lessons (M-TH)  10:00 – 12:00
Swim Team practice  12:00 – 1:00
Open Swim  1:00 – 4:30
Lap Swim & Water Aerobics  5:00 – 6:00
Open Swim  6:00 – 7:00

Saturday & Sunday:
Open Swim 1:00 – 4:30
Lap Swim 5:00 – 6:00
Open Swim 6:00 – 8:00

*Pool Closures

  • Air temperature 68 degrees or less
  • Dangerous weather conditions
  • Pool contamination – closures for contamination are cleanup time + one hour
  • Other serious public health concerns

Swim Lessons

Register & pay at City Hall, 120 E. Main Street, 878-1811.

Group lessons: 8, half-hour lessons.

Session 1: July 6-16 (M-TH)
Session 2: July 20-30 (M-TH)

$35 if student resides within city limits; $45 if student resides outside city limits.  Classes are on the half-hour, between 10 am and 12 pm.  Student must be a minimum of age 4 by the first day of class. Class cancellations due to weather will be made up on Fridays, if possible.

1:1 Private lessons: $20 for 30 minutes if student resides inside city limits; $25 for 30 minutes if student resides outside city limits.  Based on instructor availability.  Arrange through pool manager.

Private Pool Rentals

Reserve and pay at City Hall, 120 E. Main Street, 878-1811.

1.5 hours.  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm weekdays, and 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm weekends.  Lifeguards provided. $100 + tax.  40-guest maximum.  Guests include everyone within the facility.

The Palouse Pool is supported by a Maintenance and Operations Levy.  Guests from outside of city limits are encouraged to make a donation to help offset expenses.