Grand opening set for new Thompson Park Pool

A new era begins as the new Thompson Park Pool debuts with a grand opening set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday (July 24) with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony. Doors open to the public at 11 a.m.

“This project was highly anticipated and truly a collaboration between our city leaders and local community members. We had many members of our community help determine what this pool would look like and how it would best serve our city,” said City of Amarillo Director of Parks & Recreation Michael Kashuba. “I have no doubt that this pool will make our citizens proud and will serve our area well for many years to come.”

Highlights of the new Thompson Park Pool include: 

A zero-edge entry leisure pool with sun-shelf deck; dozens of deck side spray features; a lazy river with vortex pool; two run-out slides; a Party Pavilion; two pool-side basketball hoops and toddler water table and play features.

For pricing, hours and session information go to

The new Thompson Park Pool will be one of the largest public pools of its kind in the Texas Panhandle. The original Thompson Park Pool opened its doors in 1931. Following multiple repair and renovation projects through the decades, the pool was closed due to structural issues in December 2018.