True to form, Berkeley might the friendliest pool on this list! (What is it about Berkeley locals? They have the best skate culture too.) The facility has a very blue 50m lap pool plus a shaded toddler pool. They don’t always get out their lane ropes, but it doesn’t matter because you’ll pretty much have the place to yourself on a weekday for laps. This pool is not heated, so the chlorine is subtle! (But that also means it closes over the winter months.)
The grounds are well designed and planted, everything is clean and well maintained. It does get popular with kiddies after school in the summer.
The only have cold showers, but the change rooms are very spacious.
Entry is FREE !
This pool reopens on the 23rd September
(Closed annually between April and mid-September.)