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Time for Some Fun in the Sun: Several City Pools Opening Early for Summer

Four outdoor pools opening for weekends ahead of traditional Memorial Day weekend start.

May 2, 2019

The City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department today announced that four City pools will open early ahead of the traditional Memorial Day weekend opening. The West Mesa Aquatic Center will open its outdoor pool for weekend hours beginning Saturday, May 4. The following Saturday – May 11 – Eisenhower, Rio Grande, and Sierra Vista pools will open for weekend hours.

“We’re kicking off summer a little early this year by opening some of our City pools over the next couple of weeks,” stated Mayor Keller. “Keeping kids safe by making sure they have access to fun and engaging activities is one of our top priorities this summer. We hope Albuquerque families take advantage of this opportunity and all of the City’s youth programs this summer!”

“The temperatures are rising, and the cool refreshing water at our City pools is beckoning,” stated Dave Simon, Director of Parks and Recreation. “We’re thrilled to open several of our pools a few weeks early to let folks cool off, swim some laps, and enjoy that beautiful Albuquerque sunshine. It’s also a great time to check in with our staff about swim lessons, Metro League, and all of our fun summer youth programs.”

All of the City’s outdoor pools will open for regular summer hours beginning Saturday, May 25, 2019. Visit www.cabq.gov/aquatics for more information on pool locations and hours and to print a complete schedule of summer youth programs at City pools.

Outdoor Pools Opening Early:

Open May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, and 19

Lap swim from 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Recreation swim from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

*Weekend recreational swim sessions will require the purchase of a wristband, which can be purchased online at play.cabq.gov on the day of or at 11 a.m. at the pool.

Open May 11, 12, 18, and 19

Lap swim from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. and recreation swim from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Open May 11, 12, 18, and 19

Lap swim from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. and recreation swim from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Open May 11, 12, 18, and 19

Lap swim from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. and recreation swim from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.