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Yes, only pre-prepared food (sandwiches, chips, fast food, pizza, desserts, etc.) can be brought into the aquatic facilities. No glass containers, metal cutlery or grills are permitted inside the aquatic facilities. No glass drink bottles or alcohol are permitted. If you have food that is sensitive to temperature, you must provide a cooler. We do not permit onsite refrigeration for outside food due to Garland Health Code.
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All of the Garland Aquatic centers are outdoor facilities. The pools open on Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day, and have varying closing dates. Operation dates can be found at SwimGarland.
Yes, proper swim attire is required.
Garland Aquatic Facilities accepts Visa, MasterCard, America Express and Discover.
Surf and Swim is located at 440 W Oates Road in Garland (in Audubon Park), just 1 mile east of I-635 (Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway). Parking is available at no charge in the designated parking lots at Surf & Swim and Audubon Recreation Center.
All guests entering Garland Aquatic facilities must pay the admission fee. Guests are allowed to exit and re-enter on the same day.
Guests who need to leave the park can receive a hand stamp to return the same day.
No, the Aquatic facilities are no longer able to handle any additional outside seating, tables or canopies*.
*Management has the right to restrict any outside items being brought into the aquatic facilities.
Guests may bring outside coolers into Garland Aquatic facilities. Glass bottles, serving knives and alcohol are prohibited. Coolers will be inspected for these items. Surf and Swim does not charge for coolers to be brought into the park.
Yes, lifeguards who are certified through Jeff Ellis and Associates are always on-duty during operating hours and after-hours events.
Garland Aquatics provide a limited amount of life jackets free of charge at each aquatic facility.
Outside flotation devices (floaties/rafts/inner-tubes) are prohibited, however U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets are welcome. Clear inner-tubes are provided at Surf and Swim on a first come, first serve basis.
If pool operations are interrupted for 60 minutes or more, guests who are in the park can exchange their receipt for a rain check. Management reserves the right to suspend operation and/or close the park. Rain checks will not be given out within the first 60 minutes or within one hour of closing.
Yes. Groups, camps and day cares must abide by the following adult to child ratios:
Smoking is not allowed inside any Garland Aquatic Facility including electronic cigarettes.