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Bernalillo County Parks & Recreation’s Aquatics Department operates four pools and two splash pads.

In addition, the aquatics program provides swim lessons, open swim, water aerobics, pool/spray park rentals, water safety instruction, senior water aerobics, lap swimming, swim team, masters

Recent changes in the state public health order allow Bernalillo County to reopen the Rio Grande indoor pool on a limited basis beginning Monday, Jan. 4.

The pool will only allow 4 swimmers per hour. Swimmers will be asked to exit the pool 15 minutes before the hour ends to allow for visitor showers and pool area disinfecting.

Swimmers will not be allowed to make reservations on consecutive days. Example: swim can be scheduled Monday, Wednesday, and Friday or Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Reservations cannot be made for two days in a row.

Lap swim is allowed by reservation only.

  • Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance at 505-314-0169
  • Limited swimmers in facilities
  • No spectators
  • Social distancing will be observed
  • M – F: 6 – 9 a.m., 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

AT ALL FACILITIES, The price for general swimming is $4.25 for adults 18 and over, $3.25 for kids 17 to 6, $2 for kids 5 and under. Spectators are $3. Active duty military and veterans are free (with proof), as are seniors 60 and over.

Credit cards are accepted only at the Rio Grande Pool. Checks and money orders are accepted for pool rentals and swimming lessons only.

Click here for rules on proper swim attire.

 

Rio Grande High School/Bernalillo County Pool

2312 Arenal Road SW, Albuquerque, NM  87105
Open year round, except for county holidays. View a list of county holidays.  
Phone: (505) 314-0169

Lap Swimming: Monday - Friday 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and noon - 3 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and closed Sunday

Recreational Swim: none at this time

County Water Aerobics: none at this time

The totally rebuilt Rio Grande Pool opened just in time for the 2015 summer swimming season. Bernalillo County built a new pool so that it will be safe for recreational and competitive swimmers, meet current building and Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, and be more energy efficient. Renovations include a completely new pool designed to provide the high school swim team with a home pool that meets competition standards. In addition to a new pool, the building received a new slide, roof, heating, cooling and ventilation systems.

 

Rio Grande Indoor Pool Fliers and Events

Scroll down for information on other county aquatic facilities.




Bernalillo County’s Aquatics Department also operates four other seasonal facilities:

Paradise Pool and Water Slide

5901 Paradise Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM  87114
Phone: (505) 898-0956
Hours: Every day noon – 4:45 p.m. through Aug. 2, 2019

Alameda Spray Park

Located at 9800 Fourth St. NW, Albuquerque, NM  87114
Phone: (505) 898-1355
Hours: Monday through Friday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Los Padillas Aquatic Center

2141 Los Padillas Rd. SW, Albuquerque, NM
Phone: (505) 873-1156
Hours: Every day noon – 4:45 p.m. through Aug. 2, 2019

The Los Padillas Aquatics Center, built in 2005, consists of a zero-depth pool with a variety of water play features including a large water slide, giant mushroom fountain and other spray features. It is handicap accessible and excellent for pool parties. This facility also has a 25-yard lap pool.

South Valley Pool and Splash Pad

3912 Isleta Rd. SW, Albuquerque, NM  87105
Phone: (505) 314-0338
Hours: Every day noon – 4:45 p.m. through Aug. 2, 2019

This facility is also home to New Mexico's largest spray park.

 

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