Fitness Center & Thomson Pool

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Phone: (563) 547-3443

Park Phone: (563) 547-3230

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316 3rd Ave E Cresco, IA

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Daily Admission

$8 Adult, $5 Student

5yrs – College/Military; 23yrs & younger

4 & Under Free

With Paying Adult – Limit 2

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The Cresco Fitness Center could be closed due to maintenance, cleaning, or repairs. Call ahead to confirm facility hours, open pool hours and if activity areas are available before traveling over especially during the Howard County Fair & 4th of July time frame

Meet the Staff

Brandon Kerian

Park Director

Leyton Bohr

Fitness Center Manager

TJ Casper

Park & Rec Manager

Skye Meinecke

Pool Manager

Children in Swimming Pool

Weekly Group Rates

(During non-open swim):
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9am to 4pm,
Tuesday & Thursday 8am to 10am and 1pm – 4pm

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The junior high and elementary public school relocated to its present site in 1993, and the City obtained the land. Subsequently, the Cresco community initiated a fundraising campaign for an indoor pool and wellness facility. The following year, the old buildings were demolished, except for the gymnasium. In December of 1997, the newly constructed facility, now called the Cresco Fitness Center/Thomson Pool, officially opened its doors. The management of the facility was assigned to the Park and Recreation Department. The outdoor Cresco Pool permanently closed in August of the same year. The pool and spa underwent re-plastering in 2019.

The year 2005 saw the installation of the bronze statue titled "Three Children Playing with Ball" near the front entrance, courtesy of Maxine & Karl Krause as well as Ronda & Jarry Hughes. In 2017, a sculpture named "Boy and Girl Reading on Wall" found its place near the gymnasium entrance, generously donated by the Crestwood Class of 1967. Another addition occurred in 2018 when "Boy on a Globe" was placed in the southwest corner of the block, made possible by the David G. Daly Family's donation.