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Splash! Beat The Heat Find Your Favorite Splash Pad, Beach and Pool.

Find Your Cooling Spot this summer to beat the heat.

By Melissa Shrader Editor Publisher Loveland Macaroni Kid May 27, 2022

Since summer break offers all kinds of weather, it's great to have options. Indoor or outdoor water sources open up tons of opportunities to enjoy the water. My kiddo is already wanting to plan pool parties and having snow cones. You may have a favorite already or maybe you are looking for a new spot. 

This list will help you find just what you are looking for. 




Outdoor Pools:  


โœ”๏ธ Berthoud Recreation Center: 

The Rec Center 1000 Berthoud Pkwy, Berthoud, CO 80513 offers open swim Mon/Wed/Fri: 4:00pm-8:00pm, Saturday 11:00am – 7:00pm, and Sunday 11:00am-7:00pm. 


โœ”๏ธFort Collins:

City Park Pool 1599 City Park Dr. Daily Monday-Sunday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Twilight Swim Wednesdays: 6-8 p.m. Pooch Plunge
Sunday, August 22: 4-6 p.m. Day Cost: Free for 0-2, $6 for 2-17 & 60+, $7 for 18-59. Twilight Cost $4.00. Discounted punch available. Water slides, Lazy river, Kids' water play structure, zero-depth entry. 970-221-6202 http://www.fcgov.com/recreation/cityparkpool.php


โœ”๏ธGreeley:

Centennial Pool  2315 Reservoir Rd May 28-Aug 11, 2022. Monday-Sunday • 12-6pm. Thursday Special Event Night 4-8pm. August 13 - September 5th open weekends only (plus Labor Day) 12-6pm. Cost: 5 and under $1.50 accompanied by paying adult, 6-15 & Seniors 60+ $4.00, Adult $5.00. Spray pool, shallow and deep ends, large water slide, lifeguard on duty 970-330-2837   https://greeleyrec.com/aquatics-facilities/centennial-pool/
Discovery Bay 715 E 24th St. May 28-Aug 11, 2022. Monday-Sunday • 12-6pm. Wednesday Family Night 12-8pm. August 13 - September 5th open weekends only (plus Labor Day) 12-6pm. Cost: 5 and under $1.50 accompanied by paying adult, 6-15 & Seniors 60+ $4.00, Adult $5.00. Water slides, zero-depth entry kids' water pay structure. 970-353-3538 https://greeleyrec.com/aquatics-facilities/discovery-bay-waterpark/


โœ”๏ธLoveland: 

Winona Pool 1615 4th st SE Open DELAYED DUE TO WEATHER May 30th Grand Opening 10am-5pm. Regular hours: Mon & Wed - 12:00 - 7:00P. Tues to Sun - 12:00 - 7:00pm, Family Swim starting June 6th hours Tues - 5:15 - 7:00P. Sun - 10:00A - 12:00P Cost: 2 and under free, 2-5 $4, 6-17 $5, Adults $6 seniors 62 and up $5.25. Non-swimmer $2.50. Discounted punch passes available, swim lessons available, water slide, sap lanes kiddie pool spray features. 970-962-2435 https://www.lovgov.org/services/parks-recreation/chilson-recreation-center/swimming

NEW UPDATE: 5/30/2022 - Opening Delayed due to weather. Visit www.lovgov.org/swimming or https://www.facebook.com/CityofLovelandChilsonCenter/ for the latest details. 

UPDATE: Winona opens May 30 and will operate on reduced hours for the first week of operation.  
Monday, May 30: open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 – Sunday, June 5: noon – 5 p.m. for open swim only. No lap swim or Family swim on Tuesday evening and Sunday Morning this week. Regular scheduled programming will begin June 6.


โœ”๏ธMilliken:

Milliken Pool 320 Centennial Dr. Opens June 1 - Aug 27. Tuesday: 11 am – 4:45 pm. Wednesday – Saturday: 11 am – 7:45 pm. Sunday and Monday: Closed for deep cleaning. 0-1 years Free, 2-15 years $4.00, 16-64 years $5.00, 65+ $4.00, Family Rate $15.00 *same household only. Swim lessons available. Kiddie pool spray features. https://www.trpr.org/aquatics/ 


โœ”๏ธWindsor:

Chimney Park Pool 421 Chimney Park Dr Open May 28th 2022. Swim Hours: Monday - Friday: 12-6pm, Saturday: 10am-6:00pm, Sunday: 1-6pm. Cost: 5 and under $2.50, 6-17 and 50 + $3.50, Adult 18-50 $4.00. Discounted punch cards available. Swim lessons. Kiddie Pool, water slide, lap lanes. 970-674-0826 https://www.recreationliveshere.com/166/Chimney-Park-Pool





Indoor Pools:

โœ”๏ธFort Collins: 

Mulberry Pool 424 W Mulberry St, Fort Collins, CO 80521 970.221.6657 The pool is open Monday-Friday: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Saturday: 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday: 12-2:30pm. The pool is open year-round and includes a large "child friendly" interactive play area with slides and other fun water features. Mulberry Pool is a favorite for birthday parties and other celebrations. The pool is also popular with lap swimmers looking for an early morning or mid-day workout. https://www.fcgov.com/recreation/mulberry-pool Check out this schedule for open swim times. NOTE: There will be closures on certain Sundays throughout the summer.

Edora Pool Ice Center 1801 Riverside  (970) 221-6683 Open M-F 5:30am - 7:30pm, Opening date for facility and pool will be May 29th after maintenance. Epic ice will be open June 19th after maintenance. Check on weekends. Pool Ice Center, also known as EPIC, is the region's premier ice and aquatics facility. EPIC serves the entire community with a variety of ice skating and aquatics programs, classes, events, and activities.   https://www.fcgov.com/recreation/epic.php. Check out their schedule for open swim etc


โœ”๏ธGreeley: 

Family FunPlex 1501 65th Ave, Greeley, CO 80634 Splash into fun at northern Colorado's greatest indoor waterpark. Warm water, exciting slides, and much more await you at Adventure Island! Monday- Thursday 12-5pm. Friday 12-8pm. Saturday & Sunday 12-6pm. Check for pricing and other fun opportunities. Zero depth pool closed until further notice. https://greeleyrec.com/aquatics-facilities/family-funplex-indoor-waterpark/

Rec Center Indoor Pool - Monday-Friday 8am to 1:30pm Saturday 8am to 10am! For info and to rent call 970-350-9414. Visit the webpage for pricing and other changes.   https://greeleyrec.com/aquatics-facilities/greeley-recreation-center-aquatics/


โœ”๏ธ Loveland:

Chilson Recreation Center 700 E Fourth St. Loveland 80537 970-962-2386 The Chilson Recreation Center has two INDOOR pools, a steam room, an indoor & outdoor hot tub, and a variety of aquatics programs for you and the whole family to choose from! Visit their website for times, prices, and special events  https://www.lovgov.org/services/parks-recreation/chilson-recreation-center/swimming

UPDATE: Chilson Pool will close daily at 8 p.m. instead of 9 p.m. Monday – Friday from June 6 – August 26






Splash and Spray Parks: 

โœ”๏ธ Fort Collins: (open Memorial day through Labor day)

Spring Canyon Community Park 2626 W Horsetooth Rd Open 9-7pm. Open 7 days a week. FREE Large spray park, play equipment, pavilions, trail access, athletic fields, sensory friendly. 970-221-6660 http://www.fcgov.com/parks/water.php

Oak Street Plaza Old Town  9am-9pm, Open 7 days a week. Spray Park 119 W. Oak St. near Downtown shopping. 970-962-2000 http://www.fcgov.com/parks/water.php
Fossil Creek Spray Park 5821 S. Lemay. Open 9-7pm 7 days a week, FREE Large spray park, play equipment, pavilions, trail access, athletic fields. 970-221-6660 http://www.fcgov.com/parks/water.php


โœ”๏ธ Greeley:

Island Grove Splash Park 302 N 14th Ave. Free, Open May 28 - Aug 19 Mon-Sun. 11 a.m. – 7 .p.m. Large spray park event complex. 970-353-4253. https://greeleyrec.com/aquatics-facilities/splash-parks/
Sunrise Splash Park 325 12th St Free, Open May 28 - Aug 19 Mon-Sun. 11 a.m. – 7 .p.m. large spray park, pavilions. 970-356-2594 https://greeleyrec.com/aquatics-facilities/splash-parks/


โœ”๏ธ Loveland:

Promenade Shops At Centerra - Daylight hours Free. Spray park. 970-461-1285 https://www.thepromenadeshopsatcenterra.com/events/

Loveland Sports Park 950 N Boyd Lake Ave Open Memorial Day to Labor Day 10-6pm  Free Spray park play equipment pavilions athletic fields. 970-962-2000. http://www.cityofloveland.org/index.aspx?page=621
Fairgrounds Park700 S Railroad Ave Open Memorial Day to Labor day 10am-6pm Free Large spray park play equipment pavilions trail access. Dog park, Farmers markets on Sundays,  970-962-2000 https://www.lovgov.org/services/parks-recreation/parks-facilities/parks-reservation-spaces/fairgrounds-park

Mehaffey North Entrance:  3350 W. 29th Street, South Entrance:  3285 W. 22nd Street, Waterfall (cycles 10 minutes on; 20 minutes off from 10:00A to 6:00P) Water is on seasonally from Memorial Day through Labor Day, splash area, adventure playground, treehouse, swings, batting cages, dog park and more. This is a huge park with tons to do. https://www.lovgov.org/services/parks-recreation/parks-facilities/parks-reservation-spaces/mehaffey-park


โœ”๏ธ Wellington:

Community Park 8760 Buffalo Creek Parkway, Wellington, CO 80549 Baseball / Softball, Batting Cages Concession Area, Dog Park, Multi-Purpose Fields , Parking, Playground, Splash Pad, Tennis Court, Trails, Turf, BBQ Grills. http://www.wellingtoncolorado.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Wellington-Community-Park-10  





Swim Beach:


โœ”๏ธ Fort Collins:

Legacy Park 300 Woodlawn Dr Fort Collins CO 80521,970-221-6660 not really a beach but it's a great place to listen to tunes on the river.   http://www.fcgov.com/parks/park-finder.php?id=36
Horsetooth reservoir swimming & scuba 4200 W County Rd 38E Fort Collins 80521 970-679-4554 $9 per carload  open 9am -4pm 7 days a week. http://www.fortcollinsphotoworks.com/locations/horsetooth-swim-beach.html


โœ”๏ธ Loveland:

Loveland Swim Beach 2626 N. Taft North Lake Park, Loveland CO 80537 970-962-2727 FREE Delayed opening due to Life guard status. Weather permitting 10:30am -5:30pm  http://www.cityofloveland.org/index.aspx?page=2273

UPDATE: Lake Loveland Swim Beach is now tentatively planned to open June 18 and plans to be open daily from 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (weather and staff permitting). The swim beach is usually open through Labor Day.


Carter Lake Swim & Scuba ,4011 S County Rd 31 Loveland CO 80537 $10 per car load more prices follow this link -   https://www.larimer.org/naturalresources/parks/carter-lake

Boyd Lake - Between Loveland & Fort Collins on Larimer Co Rd 11C 970-669-1739 hours Wednesday - Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm
Closed: Mondays & Tuesdays Annual pass $120 https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/boydlake


โœ”๏ธ Windsor:

Windsor Lake Swim Beach - Boardwalk Park 100 N. 5th Street, Windsor, CO. 80550 Open Daylight hours follow this link for more details.  https://www.recreationliveshere.com/210/Swim-Beach