Pool Rentals

(Updated 3/21/24) The Mount Rainier Pool now has availability for birthday party rentals this Spring/Summer on select Saturdays (see below). People who are already on the birthday party rental waitlist will be contacted. See below for more information on the list. For future updates on rentals and birthday parties, please sign up to receive updates. Click here to sign up for email notifications.



The Mount Rainier Pool is proud to offer rentals. The District will announce rental seasonally but is willing to book larger events (swim meets and corporate training) ahead of schedule. This is to ensure the district is prioritizing community programming.  We look forward to hosting your next event. Please know the seasonal booking dates below and understand that limited spots are available.



The Mount Rainier Pool is available for rentals for training, parties, and other activities*. As of March 31, 2024, it is available for April-July 31:

  • Monday – Friday, 1-3pm: Water Safety Trainings (until end of school, mid-June)
  • Saturday, 2-2:50pm or 3-3:50pm (Water Walk included): Parties and Groups
    • Lobby is available for rental from 2:50-3:40pm for 3:50-4:40pm after your swim.
  • Sunday, Entire day: Swim Meets and Rent of Entire Pool (Call for details).
  • Other times may be available to rent a portion of the pool during public hours, as long as it does not affect community programming. **

*The Mount Rainier Pool can host a variety of activities, including but not limited to physical therapy, swim and dive teams, scuba diving, merit badge programming, airline safety training, law enforcement safety training, fire rescue training, and other activities. Any activities must not affect community programming, not risk damage to the facility and not violate our Policy 312 Commercial Use of District Facilities. Also, please check out Policy 315 Facility Rentals.

**The District is dedicated to community programming, including but not limited to swim lessons, community swim teams, lap swimming, water exercise (group and independent), and family swimming. All private pool usage will be added when community programming is met, minor work regulations are met, and adequate supervision availability is met.



Due to the limited availability, birthday party dates will be taken on the following dates. All reservations are first-come, first-serve. If you have a long-term rental or large event (100+/swim meet), please call us about dates outside the schedule below.


Fall Dates Available

  • Below are the dates available (as of March 21, 2024).
  • April 13
  • May 11
  • June 8 & 22
  • July 13 & 27


Fall Dates (Information Available)

Fall 2024 dates will be announced later when community programming has been established. Estimate mid-to-late July. Rental fees may change. Please sign up for email notifications to receive updates.


Pool Rental Interest List

If you would like to receive more information on the rental dates for next season, click here to Pool Rental Interest List.



The Mount Rainier Pool has an occupancy of 93 (in the water) set by the Fire Marshall. The District also has a minimum general rule of one lifeguard for every 25 swimmers, but this rule may be adapted due to the swimmers’ skill level and equipment with blind spots like the Wibit Obstacle Course. Staff is responsible for ensuring these standards are met. Most of these rentals have staffing built in, but additional staffing may need to be charged to ensure the safety of all participants. Lifeguards are constantly on duty during the rental, ensuring everyone’s safety, and all pool rules are given before the rental starts.



The following equipment is available for rentals and depends on the pool area (Deep or shallow end).

  • Every rental has noodles, a diving board, and lifejackets upon request. (Note: Staff can assist in properly fitting lifejackets.)
  • Parties can also rent the following (when available):
  • Water Walk – The water walk allows users to see how far they can walk on water. It is set up at the deep end of the pool.
  • Diving Boards – Only available for the entire pool or deep-end rental.
  • Basketball Hoop – There is one basketball hoop in the shallow end. The group must rent the shallow end of the pool.
  • Wibit Obstacle Course – Not currently available.
  • Scoreboard, Timing Pads, and Scoring System – Not available for rentals outside of pool. Only for use for Mount Rainier Pool swim meets.
  • Other:
    • Banned equipment – The following equipment is not allowed: water wings, mermaid tails, and other equipment that can put a swimmer at risk.
    • Outside Equipment – Any outside equipment, including life jackets, must first be approved by pool staff.


  • Besides the pool, the lobby can be rented during non-community programming hours. It is usually available after swims for 30 minutes (by rental only) and contains chairs and tables for up to 25 people.
  • For larger events, the lobby can be rented the entire time. Please see rates below.
  • The lobby is only available for rental after swimming.



Please be aware of the following rules that affect your rental:

  • All children 3 and under must have an adult within arm’s length at all times.
  • All children under the age of 7 and any children wearing lifejackets, regardless of age, must have an adult 18 years or older in the water with them.
  • There is a maximum of 2 children (7 and under) per adult and one adult per rental (ages 8 and older) at any time. There will be no exceptions to this rule for the safety of all.
  • Any flotation devices brought in must be approved by the Cost Guard and accepted by our lifeguards.
  • Any children wanting to go in the deep end or off of the diving board will need to pass our swim test without the aid of any flotation devices and must complete a swim evaluation (see below). This includes all users of the Wibit Obstacle Course, Water Walk and Diving Boards.
  • Lobby space will only be available after rental times. This is to help reduce the
  • Click here to see the complete list of Mount Rainier Pool rules that apply to private rentals.



Rentals can be for parties/groups, lanes, and the entire facility.



Rental fees for parties/groups are based on the number of swimmers and the overall safety of your group. Lower swims (0-25) must select a half (Shallow or Deep End). Parties can pay for the next level up to have a lifeguard at each end of the pool. All times include 15 minutes* to use showers/cleanup before leaving the facility. Below is a breakdown of the fees.

# of People Resident Rate* Non-resident Rate*
1 to 25 $90.00 $115.00
26 to 60 $120.00 $155.00
61 to 90 $150.00 $190.00
91-120(Pool capacity is 93.) $180.00 $225.00
Lobby $45.00 $55.00

*Additional fees may be added to groups that cause extra staffing fees by staying past their rented times.

Additional lifeguards may be required for safety. This will be determined before booking your event.

Per Additional Lifeguard Resident Rate* Non-resident Rate*
Per hour $20.00 $25.00


Lanes can be booked during and after public hours. Lanes during public hours will be rented if they do not affect community programming. Lanes are usually booked for swim and dive teams and fitness/trainings for first responders.

Resident Rate* Non-resident Rate*
Per lane $15.00 $16.50

The Mount Rainier Pool also can be rented on Sundays for swim meets. The facility can also be setup for swim pads, timing equipment and the scoreboard. Additional fees apply.



The District allows free monthly usage by Des Moines Elementary schools as outreach to expose children to aquatics and water safety. PTSA swims run between October and May of each school year. Click here for more information.



The District cannot list all swimming options, but also hosts scuba diving, physical therapy, and other opportunities. Please contact us to discuss these opportunities.



For more detailed information, read below and if you have questions, please contact our Front Desk at (206) 824-4722 or FrontDesk@MtRainierPool.com.


May 19 Schedule Update (Expanded Hours). Click here for more information.