- Written by Katie Harris Katie Harris
Cool off at a pool or swim beach
As of Memorial Day everyone’s favorite northern Colorado swim spots are open for business! This year, rediscover old favorites and explore new places to take a dip. Read on for updated hours and pricing for the 2017 season, and remember that all outdoor swim areas are subject to weather closures.
Berthoud Pool, 200 7th St
This outdoor pool features a diving board, snack stand, and lifeguards on duty at all times. Open swim is offered M-F from 1:30-5:30pm and Sa-Su from noon-5pm. Family swim, which requires each child to have an adult present, runs M-F from 5:30-7pm. Admission is $2.50 for ages 3-18 and over 54, $3 for adults, and free for ages 2 and under. Discounted punch cards are also available. Weather line: 970-622-2524. www.berthoud.org/parks_rec/pool.php.
City Park Pool, 1599 City Park Dr
An outdoor pool featuring two large slides, a lazy river, splash fountains, a play fort, zero depth entry and picnic areas. Pool is open M-F from 11am-7pm and Sa-Su from 10am-5:30pm. Cost is free for children under 2, $6 for ages 2-17 and over 60, and $7 for adults. Discounted punch cards are also available. Weather line: 970-416-2489 x5169. www.fcgov.com/recreation/cityparkpool.php.
Horsetooth Reservoir, CR 38E
Swimming is permitted at the Inlet Bay and South Bay swim beaches when water levels allow. Beaches are open daily from dawn to dusk. Daily park permits are required and cost $7 per vehicle with discounted annual passes available. For current weather conditions and hours call 970-619-4570. www.co.larimer.co.us/parks/Horsetooth.htm.
Centennial Pool, 2315 Reservoir Rd
An outdoor pool featuring a large curvy slide. The pool is open M-F from 1-5pm and Sa-Su from noon-5pm. Admission is $1.50 for children 5 and under, $4 for youth and seniors, and $4.50 for adults. Call 970-330-2837 for weather info. http://greeleygov.com/activities/recreation/programs/aquatics.
Discovery Bay, 715 E 24th St
A dinosaur-themed outdoor pool featuring a fort, slide, fountains and zero depth entry.
The pool is open daily from noon-5pm. Admission is $1.50 for children 5 and under, $4 for youth and seniors, and $4.50 for adults. Call 970-330-2837 for weather info. www.greeleygov.com/activities/recreation/programs/aquatics.
Boyd Lake, 3720 N Cty Rd 11-C
Lake swimming is permitted at the designated swim area, which features a sand beach. No lifeguard on duty; swim at your own risk. The swim beach is open during daylight hours. Admission requires a daily park permit for $8 per vehicle with discounted annual passes available. Contact the marina for more information at 970-663-2662. www.parks.state.co.us/Parks/BoydLake/ParkActivities/Pages/BoydLakeActivities.aspx.
Carter Lake, 4011 S Cty Rd 31
Lake swimming is permitted at designated swim beach when conditions allow. Hours are dawn until dusk. Cost for a daily park permit is $7 per vehicle with discounted annual passes available. Call 970-679-4570 for current hours and conditions. www.co.larimer.co.us/parks/carter.htm.
Lake Loveland, 2626 N Taft Ave
Lake swimming is allowed in designated areas when a lifeguard is on duty. The sand beach offers nearby picnic benches, sports courts and playgrounds. Hours are daily from 10am-5pm and there is no cost to swim. Weather line: 970-962-2727. www.ci.loveland.co.us/index.aspx?page=231.
Winona Pool, 1615 4th St SE
An outdoor pool with a slide, children’s area and lap lanes. Hours are M and W from noon-7pm, and all other days from noon-5pm. Family swim hours are Su, 10am-noon. Cost is free for under 2, $2 for ages 2-5, $3 for ages 6-17, $4 for adults, and $3.25 for ages 62 and up. Discounted punch cards are available. Weather line: 970-962-2435. www.ci.loveland.co.us/index.aspx?page=231.
Chimney Park Pool, 421 Chimney Park Dr.
An outdoor pool featuring a slide, picnic benches and concessions. Hours vary, call for more information. Cost for ages 5 and under is $2.25, 6-17 and over 49 is $3.25, and 18 and up is $3.50. Discounted punch cards are available. 970-674-3500 for information. www.windsorgov.com/200/Aquatics.
Windsor Lake, 100 N 5th St
Swimming is permitted in designated areas. No lifeguard on duty; swim at your own risk. Open during daylight hours and no cost to swim. 970-674-3500 for information. www.windsorgov.com/index.aspx?NID=293.