Outside of private offerings, public swimming pools in the area have been challenged to stay in business. The Saint Edward State Park Pool is one of the better public pool choices on the north eastside. The park is a gorgeous former Catholic seminary that was acquired by the state. The pool shows the typical wear and tear of a public pool but the staff is friendly and the facilities are kept clean. Parking is ample. Trails, lawns, and an outdoor playset second to none help fill out the other offerings.