As the days grow warmer, we begin to look for places to play in the water. Here are a few options for Denver families who want to get wet!
Denver Parks and Recreation Public Swimming Pools offer a cool place to play from Saturday, June 2 through Sunday, August 12. Cost for drop-in admission is $1 for children age 2-17, $3 for young adults ages 18-25, $5 for adults ages 25-64, and $2 for seniors. You may also purchase a summer outdoor pool pass; the family pass, which allows entrance for two adults and two children, is $90. Click here to download the schedule of the pool nearest you for pool hours, information about other pass options, and instructions for swim lesson registration.
Denver and surrounding towns offer several water parks. Golden’s The Splash at Fossil Trace is open May 26 through August 19 from 10:00-6:30 and features water slides, a sandy beach, lap and leisure pools, and more. Or play in Pirates Cove’s lazy river, leisure and lap pools, and 35-foor slide tower–the Englewood water park is open daily 10:00-6:00 May 26-August 10 and weekends through Labor Day. For more fun, try Water World or Elich Gardens Water Park.
If you forgot your bathing suit, try a sprayground, where kids can dash through sprinklers, linger under fountains, and stand on top of geysers. Area parks with spraygrounds include Denver’s City Park, which has an interactive fountain; Englewood’s Cornerstone Park (just across the street from both Pirate’s Cove and Belleview Park, where you can ride a small train or wade in a stream); Bear Creek Park, which is accessible from the Platte River Bike Trail; Great Plains Park; and Parkfield Lake Park (at 53rd Ave and Chambers Rd).
If you would like to recommend more spraygrounds, pools, water parks, please leave a comment below. Happy splashing!