Summer days in Denver get hot, and there’s no better way to cool off than to escape to one of the many Denver public pools or aquatic centers. While neighborhood pools offer great options for families to play in the water, not everyone has a pool available nearby. Luckily, there are a number of great pools with amenities located throughout the Denver metro area.
Cook Creek Pool
Located in Lone Tree, Cook Creek Pool is one of many outdoor pools part of South Suburban Parks and Recreation. Cook Creek pool offers two pools. The larger pool is a typical lap pool complete with a diving board. The second pool is a zero entry pool with a slide, play area, and a fun water feature. There are numerous shade options and tables, and snacks are available at the snack bar. Adults get in for $6.50 while kids cost $5.50; however, those who live within the South Suburban residence area get approximately half priced tickets. Season passes are also available.
Eldorado Springs Swimming Pool
The Eldorado Springs Pool, located just outside of Boulder, is a historic destination that swimmers have enjoyed since 1905. It’s hard to find a fresher or safer source of water, as the pool is fed directly by an artesian spring. The water itself might not be as warm as some swimmers are used to, though. The water coming into the pool is only about 76 degrees but it is heated to approximately 80 degrees. Adults get in for $10 and kids for $7, but season passes are also available.
For families looking for a bit more adventure to go alongside a traditional pool, Pirates Cove is a great option. Sitting near the intersections of Belleview and Santa Fe in Littleton, this aquatic center features a number of interactive water attractions for children and adults of all ages. They offer an interactive, water feature inside a leisure pool, a traditional lap pool, a lazy river and a tower with three different water slides. Kids get in for $9.75 and adults for $11.00, but punch cards and season passes are also available. While it certainly isn’t the biggest waterpark in the Denver area, the small size is perfect for families looking for a fun day at the pool.
Bay Aquatic Park
North of the city in Broomfield, Colorado, Bay Aquatic Park offers a number of great attractions for families. They feature a newly redesigned tot pool that has a zero-depth area, which is great for younger tots or those new to swimming. Additionally, the facility has a traditional lap pool, spray ground and both tube and body slides. Adults get in for $9 while children cost $7, and the rates are even lower for residents of Broomfield. On Friday nights, the pool stays open a bit later for family night, where the entire family gets in for just $20. Season passes and punch cards are also available.
While it may be discouraging to learn that your neighborhood doesn’t have a pool or the existing pool leaves something to be desired, there are a number of great options in Denver where parents and kids alike can enjoy a bit of fun in the sun.