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Strawberry Canyon Recreation & Pool

Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area (SCRA) is currently closed to all community members and lap swimmers until further notice. We are currently open to accommodate Cal Youth & Outdoor Programs. To learn more about our current pool operations, please refer to our Rec Sports Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage.

Facility Overview

SCRA is the perfect spot for any outdoor adventure. The Strawberry Canyon Ropes Course, made up of seven challenging and exciting elements, allows you to bond with your peers while swinging, climbing, and hanging among the Redwoods, while the Strawberry Canyon Pool is ideal for a summer afternoon.

Strawberry Canyon Pool, open only during the summer, has 3 lanes of 25 yards and water temperature maintained at 80-81 degrees F. Three lanes are dedicated to lap swimming – the rest is for recreational. Amenities include locker rooms, hot showers, day lockers (bring your own lock), swim suit spinners, kickboards, a pool lift for those needing assistance getting into pool, and wheelchair access to the locker rooms. No towel service is available.

Who Can Use It?

To access the Strawberry Canyon pool, you must be a Rec Sports member, purchase a Rec Sports Day Pass (available online or at the Customer Service Center), or purchase a SCRA Day Pass (available at the SCRA cashier at the front gate). Be prepared to present proof of membership or purchase to the kiosk attendant upon entering the facility or to the lifeguard when the kiosk is closed.

The Ropes Course is only available for scheduled groups and classes. See our Ropes Course page for details.


The Strawberry Canyon Ropes Course and Pool are located at the Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area (SCRA) on Centennial Drive, just above Memorial Stadium. To access the locker room and pools, enter from the parking lot and proceed down the main walkway. The pool and locker rooms are located on the ground level.

Parking is located in the SCRA parking lot. There is no street parking.


Strawberry Canyon Pool is open seasonally from the end of May through the end of October. For the most up to date hours, please visit our Lap Swim Schedule page for the pool’s hours.

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