Sulphur Springs To Copeland Pool Shuttle

Starting Saturday, June 8, Parks and Recreation began operating a shuttle service that will run from the Sulphur Springs Pool to Copeland Pool. 

The shuttle will run six days a week through August 10 – the scheduled end of operation for Tampa’s seasonal pools. 

Aqua Fitness participants can take the shuttle Monday through Thursday, with an 11 a.m. departure from Sulphur Springs. The return trip shuttle will depart from Copeland at 12:45 p.m. 

Open Swim participants can take the shuttle Saturday through Thursday, with departures at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. from Sulphur Springs. Return trip shuttles will depart from Copeland at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. 

All riders will need signed waivers. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to swim. A parent/guardian is recommended for all minors.

Sulphur Springs Pool is located at 701 E Bird St. 
Copeland Pool is located at 11001 N 15th St. 
The pools are 2.7 miles apart – about 10 minutes by shuttle. 

Summary from Sulphur Springs
MON-THU, departs at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3:30 PM
SAT-SUN, departs at 1 PM and 3:30 PM

Summary from Copeland
MON-THU, departs at 12:45 PM, 3 PM and 5:30 PM
SAT-SUN, departs at 3 PM and 5:30 PM


The Aquatics division operates 12 pools and 9 splash pads located throughout the city. 5 pools are open year-round and 7 are seasonal pools open in the summer months. We offer a variety of aquatic programs for all ages and abilities including swim lessons, fitness classes, lifeguard training, and competitive team opportunities, along with lap swim and open swim hours. Splash pads are available year-round.

Just two and a half hours per week of aerobic physical activity, such as swimming, bicycling, or running, can decrease the risk of chronic illnesses.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pool Facility Fees & Rules

  • Admission fee is required for entry and re-entry along with a completed participant waiver.
  • Proper swim attire is required.
  • All swimmers under 18 will be swim tested and banded to designate allowed swim zones.
  • A parent or guardian is required to be present in/around the pool with children under the age of eight. If red-banded, parent or guardian must remain within arms reach.
  • Swim diapers are required for children who are not toilet trained. Diapers should be checked every 30-60 minutes and changed if needed in locker rooms, not on the pool deck.

Weather Policy

When lightning is seen or thunder heard the pool will be closed until there has been no lightning or thunder for 30 minutes. All patrons will be asked to leave the pool and deck areas immediately. No refunds for weather closures.