(STACKER) – Pool season is upon us, and luckily there are options for swimming and lounging if you don’t have a backyard pool or live in a community with a private pool.

If you’re looking for a pool with public access, you can often look no further than your local city, county, or state governments. Many outdoor public pools tend to open on Memorial Day weekend when schools close for summer break and the weather is warm enough in much of the United States for outdoor fun. Indoor pools may operate year-round. Besides the dates, there are other factors to consider in the search for a good swimming pool to visit.

One of the most important things to know when choosing a public pool is whether or not lifeguards are on duty or if swimmers assume their own risk while in the water. Other things to consider include whether the pool has flotation devices nearby, adult swim breaks, and kiddie pools designed for the youngest water waders. Outside of the water, pool-goers may want to check for locker and shower availability. Those looking for more serious exercise may want to look for lap pools.

Whatever kind of public pool is right for you, get your swim gear ready and check out what Yelpers consider the best pools in Lexington. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated swimming pools near Lexington using data from Yelp. Places within 25 miles of Lexington were considered. The rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Keep reading to see if your favorite spot made the list.

#5. Paradise Cove

– Rating: 2.0/5 (10 reviews)
– Adress: 274 Lake Reba Dr Richmond, KY 40475
– Categories: Swimming Pools
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#4. Suffoletta Family Aquatic Center

– Rating: 2.5/5 (6 reviews)
– Adress: 200 Airport Rd Georgetown, KY 40324
– Categories: Swimming Pools, Water Parks
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#3. Fort Boonesborough State Park

– Rating: 4.0/5 (26 reviews)
– Adress: 4375 Boonesborough Rd Richmond, KY 40475
– Categories: Parks, Swimming Pools, Campgrounds
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#2. Juniper Hill Family Aquatic Center

– Rating: 4.0/5 (6 reviews)
– Adress: 800 Louisville Rd Frankfort, KY 40601
– Categories: Swimming Pools
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#1. Shillito Park

– Rating: 4.5/5 (8 reviews)
– Adress: 300 W Reynolds Rd Lexington, KY 40503
– Categories: Disc Golf, Parks, Swimming Pools
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