Denver Parks & Recreation operates 14 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.
An indoor therapy pool is located at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center.
Outdoor pools operate from early June - August each year.
Denver Parks and Recreation operates 16 outdoor swimming pools, typically open from the first week of June through mid-August. Select pools may stay open weekends only through Labor Day weekend.
Outdoor pools are scheduled to open for summer 2019 Monday, June 3. Pool schedules will be posted here soon.
DPR asks that all groups / summer camps pre-arrange outdoor pool visits with the Aquatics office: email email@example.com with your request.
DAILY ADMISSION FEES
DPR Membership Key Tag: Free
MY Denver Card: Free
OUTDOOR POOL PASS
Valid June 3, 2019 - Sept. 1, 2019
DROP-IN AQUA FITNESS CLASS FEES
City and County of Denver Parks & Recreation Outdoor Pools may close periodically.
Incidents of closure include:
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Congress Park Pool was selected to be a project on the Elevate Denver Bond list, which was approved by voters in 2017. This pool is one of the city's oldest and has grown increasingly costly to maintain, requiring extensive upgrades. The Congress Park Pool will be open during summer 2019 with construction beginning 2020.
The closure of Congress Park Pool in 2020 will result in new pool and facility to serve the community starting in 2021. Built in 1955, Congress Park Pool is one of Denver's oldest outdoor pools, and after 63 years of operation it has also become one of the city's most costly pools to maintain. In recent years, Congress Park Pool has seen multiple opening delays due to major leaks.
Thanks to the Elevate Denver bond, this project is fully funded, and the city can begin the process of building a state-of-the-art, public swimming pool. This project is one of the first bond projects to be launched. While bond projects will continue to roll out over the next 10 years with several fund issuances, work for Congress Park Pool was identified as a priority to start in the first year.
During the closure, there are many other indoor and outdoor public pools open to help keep you physically fit and cool during the summer. The closest outdoor pools to the Congress Park neighborhood are Mestizo-Curtis Pool and La Alma Pool. Find the full list of pools at denvergov.org/recreation.
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MLK Jr Recreation Center | 3880 Newport Street
Mon. - Fri: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Outdoor pools are scheduled to open for summer 2019 on Mon. June 3.
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