The Venetian Pool is an aquatic facility unlike any other in the country. It has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world, and is still one of the main tourist attractions for those visiting the City of Coral Gables.
The pool was created in 1923 from a coral rock quarry, where much of the original coral rock was used to border and further accentuate the pool. It also features two large historic lookout towers, with a view to the City Beautiful.
The 820,000 gallon pool is fed with spring water from an underground aquifer. In the spring and summer seasons, the pool is filled and drained daily!
Of course the aquifer is not the only feature that enhances a visitor’s experience. There are two waterfalls that provide a scenic backdrop as well as the cave-like grottos which provide a fun experience for swimmers.
The Venetian Pool’s beauty is further accentuated by its loggias, porticos, palm trees and signature bridge. It truly is an unforgettable experience!
With the efforts of George Merrick, artist Denman Fink, and architect Phineas Paist, the pool was transformed into a paradise that today is included in the National Register of Historic Places, the only swimming pool to have such a designation.
Please Note: Children under three years of age will not be admitted into the facility. Parents must provide proof of age three and 38" to enter. If child is not 38 inches tall please provide proof of age (36 months).
The Venetian Pool is available during normal operational hours for your child’s birthday party celebration.
Special Event? Celebrate at the Venetian Pool:
Time Frame: 5 hours (Saturday’s & Sunday’s from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Fee: $300 for first 15 guests (Includes $50 refundable security deposit-Pending inspection of reserved area).
Additional Guests (Must be purchased in packs of ten)
Coolers, glass containers and alcoholic beverages are prohibited at Venetian Pool.
The pool is closed on the following holidays:
•New Year’s Day
•Martin Luther King Day
•Day after Thanksgiving