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Splash into Summer at a City Pool

Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department announces pool schedule for the 2023 summer season

May 26, 2023

ALBUQUERQUE- The City’s Parks and Recreation Department (PRD) announces the opening of outdoor pools in the metro over the Memorial Day weekend. On Saturday, May 27, 2023, the five City indoor pools will switch to a summer schedule and seven of eight City outdoor pools will open. Opening times vary by location. Outdoor pools opening May 27 include: East San Jose, Eisenhower, Montgomery, Rio Grande, Sierra Vista, Sunport and Wilson. 

The West Mesa Aquatic Center (WMAC) outdoor pool will delay re-opening until June 1 due to construction. PRD is wrapping up a batch of renovations and improvements at WMAC in conjunction with the facility’s 25th anniversary. Cool and windy weather earlier this month caused construction delays on a project at the outdoor pool. The WMAC indoor slide pool and Olympic pool are open.

“City pools are the best way to stay cool this summer,” said Dave Simon, Director of the Parks and Recreation Department. “Every child should learn to swim, so I urge parents and guardians to please sign up your kids for lessons.”

Summer swim passes are available for advance purchase at or in person at any of the City swimming pools. Due to the popularity of the Eisenhower Pool, Sierra Vista Pool, and West Mesa Aquatic Center, these facilities sell wristbands for open recreational swim times. Wristbands can be purchased in person or reserved online up to two days in advance. Family swim passes are also available. 

A few other special deals at City pools this summer include:

  • Kids 17 and under swim free on Sundays. 
  • Children under the age of 2 swim for free. 
  • $1 Swim on Friday nights at select pools.

Swimming lesson registration is currently open for all June classes. July swimming lesson registration opens on June 17 at 12:00 p.m.

The City is still hiring Lifeguards and Aquatic Aides for the summer and throughout the year.  

For more information on pool schedules, admission fees and locations, visit

All other swim lesson registration and job information can be found at


About CABQ Parks & Recreation: The City of Albuquerque’s Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for maintaining nearly 300 parks, 143 miles of multi-use trails, more than 29,000 acres of Major Public Open Space, four municipal golf courses, and numerous aquatics and recreation facilities throughout Albuquerque. Hundreds of employees across six divisions within the Department take pride in ensuring Albuquerque residents have great facilities to foster a vibrant and healthy community.