Denver, alongside our regional partners, requires masks in indoor settings for most businesses and venues. Businesses can opt to verify vaccinations before entry, in which case masks would not be required.
As of November 24, 2021: Due to a new public health order announced by Mayor Michael B. Hancock, all individuals two (2) years of age or older must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth in all public, indoor spaces including Denver Recreation Centers. It is not required to wear face coverings while in a swimming pool and actively engaged in a pool activity. Learn more about the Public Health Order.
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Find full details on 2021 activities & reopening plans
Denver Parks & Recreation operates 15 indoor and 16 outdoor swimming pools, offering numerous aquatic activities for youth, adults, seniors and persons with disabilities. Enjoy open and lap swim, aqua-fitness classes, swim lessons and private instruction for every age and level of ability.
View more details on phased reopening plans.
DPR provides safe, enjoyable spaces for all. Please review the customer code of conduct policy.
Learn more about the rules for using different aquatic amenities:
City and County of Denver Parks & Recreation Outdoor Pools may close periodically.
Incidents of closure include:
Denver Parks and Recreation Aquatics recognizes that providing open swim times for local groups/camps is an important part of ensuring a successful summer.
Due to strict capacity limits, we are currently unable to accommodate large groups including daycares and birthday parties.
Find updates on the Park & Facility Projects page.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center
3880 Newport Street
Denver, CO 80207
Denver Parks & Recreation asks that all groups/summer camps pre-arrange outdoor pool visits with the Aquatics office: email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.