Outdoor Recreation (ODR)


Bldg 540 Liberty Dr.

Laughlin AFB, TX

(830) 298-5830





Mon-Fri: 1000-1700

Sat: 1000-1400



Mon-Fri: 1000-1700


Friendship Pool

Mon-Tues: CLOSED


Sun: 1200-1800


The Friendship Pool will only be open on weekends through 23 September. 

Outdoor Recreation offers:  
  • Bicycle tire treatment
  • Water recreation courses
  • Picnic pavilion rental
  • UPS shipping

Upcoming Events



Swimming at base facilities is a privilege and opportunity for residents, employees and their families to enjoy the aquatic environment and recreational activities at the facilities. Please go to the pool facility to read full rules.



1.  No food, beverages, or gum allowed on pool apron.  Food allowed in designated areas only.


2.  Glass containers are prohibited in the pool area.


3.  Smoking is not permitted.


4.  Individuals with obvious evidence of a cold or other communicable disease, open sores or lesions, including fungal skin diseases, prohibited from entering pool.


5.  Children not toilet trained shall wear swim diapers.


6.  Children under 11 years of age must be under the direct supervision of an individual who is at least 18 years old.


       7. Adult supervision is not necessary for children ages 11-13 that can demonstrate the ability to pass a swim test.


8.  At least one adult must be present and provide supervision for every 10 children at private pool parties. 


9.  Lifeguards may clear the pool and deck during electrical storms and at other times deemed necessary in the interest of safety.


10.  All patrons are required to shower prior to entering the pool.


11. Only properly fitting United States Coast Guard (USCG) approved personal floatation devices (PFD), types I, II, or III, and are permissible during open recreational swimming.  Other aquatic floatation devices/toys are permissible during special events, only when approved by the Outdoor Recreation Director.


12.  All equipment and training devices are for the sole purpose and use of instructional classes and special events and cannot be used during open recreational swimming.


       13.  Issued items are to be returned to rightful place or returned to a staff member.  Fins are not to be worn on deck or when using the ladders. 


14. Patrons must not run on decks, climb, sit or jump from fences or structures not provided for such activity, dunk, push, pull or splash swimmers.  Roughhousing, horseplay, or wrestling on decks, in the pool, or dressing rooms are prohibited.


15. Only one person is to be on the slide or steps at one time.  The water in front of the slide must be clear of swimmers before the slider may slide.  No equipment may be worn on the slide. 


16. Animals and pets of any kind are prohibited from the pool area. (A guide dog escorting a blind person shall be permitted on the pool apron and in restrooms.)


17. Persons under the influence of alcohol or narcotics are prohibited from the pool and will be denied entrance.


18. Abusive language is prohibited in the pool area and will not be tolerated at any time.  Employees may ask offenders to leave the pool area with no warning or refunds.


19. Spitting, spouting of water, or blowing nose in the pool is STRICTLY prohibited.


20. Persons on deck or in the water must wear swimsuits or lined trunks, as well as proper undergarments.  Swimming suits such as Thong or “G” String Bikinis are considered improper attire and are strictly prohibited.


21. T-shirts may be worn in all pools, but must be tied at the waist.


22.No alcohol allowed in the pool area, unless approved and during a private party.


23. Entering the pool area is prohibited when lifeguards are not on duty.  Loitering in or around the pool or outside areas is prohibited and persons will be asked to leave. 


24. All non-swimmers, including children wearing life jackets must always be accompanied by an adult in the water.


25. Lifeguards will call a 10-minute break every hour – if and only if staffing levels cannot otherwise accommodate breaks. 


26. The telephone is for emergency and official business only.


27. Patrons are responsible for their valuables.


28. Observe emergency exit signals.  Swimmers must leave pool area immediately upon signal or request of pool employees, counselors or group leaders.