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.

Outdoor Pools

Spray Pads

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.

Indoor Pools

Bernalillo County Pools