ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Although summer isn’t quite here, some outdoor city pools are set to open over Memorial Day weekend. And indoor pools are switching to their summer schedules.
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“City pools are the best way to stay cool this summer,” Dave Simon, the director of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, said in a press release. “Every child should learn to swim, so I urge parents and guardians to please sign up your kids for lessons.”
Saturday, May 27, 2023, all but one of Albuquerque’s eight outdoor pools will open. The West Mesa Aquatic Center’s outdoor pool, however, won’t open until June 1 due to construction.
East San Jose, Eisenhower, Montgomery, Rio Grande, Sierra Vista, Sunport and Wilson outdoor pools will open. Hours vary by location.
This summer, kids under 17 can swim free on Sundays and children under 2 can swim free any day. Select pools will also have a $1 swim on Friday nights.
The city is also still hiring lifeguards and aquatic aides. More info for applying can be found on the city’s website.
Last but not least, the city is offering swimming lessons in June and July. Registration is still open for June classes and July registration opens June 17 at 12:00 p.m.
The City of Albuquerque’s website has a listing of admission prices including military, seniors, and monthly and annual pass rates. Some pools might have modified schedules due to staffing shortages so it’s best to check with them before planning your visit.
- East San Jose Pool – 2015 Galena SE; 25-yard shallow pool
- Eisenhower Pool – 11001 Camero NE; 25-yard pool with water slide, wading pool
- Montgomery Pool – 5301 Palo Duro NE; 25-yard pool, water slide, wading pool
- Rio Grande Pool – 1410 Iron SW; 25-yard shallow pool, wading pool
- Sierra Vista Pool – 5001 Montaño NW; A 25-meter pool, two tower slides, wading pool
- Sunport Pool – 2033 Columbia SE; 40-meter-by-22-yard pool, wading pool
- Wilson Pool – 6000 Anderson SE; 25-yard shallow pool, water slide, splash pad
- West Mesa Aquatic Center – 6705 Fortuna NW; Outdoor and indoor pools, two water slides
Spray pads will be open from June 13 to July 29. They’re open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. They are free to the public but closed on weekends.
- Cesar Chavez Spray Pad – 7505 Kathryn SE
- Wells Park Spray Pad – 500 Mountain NW
- West Mesa Aquatic Center – 6705 Fortuna NW; Olympic pool, recreation pool with two water slides
- Highland Pool – 400 Jackson SE; 25-meter by 25-yard swimming pool, outdoor wading pool
- Los Altos Pool – 10100 Lomas NE; 25-meter pool
- Betsy Patterson Pool at Sandia High School – 7801 Candelaria NE; 25-yard swimming pool
- Valley Pool – 1505 Candelaria NW; 25-yard swimming pool, outdoor wading pool
Bernalillo County Pools
- Rio Grande Indoor Pool – 2312 Arenal Rd. SW;