Pools and Splash

An adult and child swim in a pool

The City of Lakewood offers a variety of indoor and outdoor pools, as well as a spray park and new splash pad at Carmody Recreation Center. Many of our facilities are reservable and can be booked for private parties.

Select a location below for details, including schedules and rental information. 

Water Safety 

 Did you know that May is National Water Safety Awareness Month? While we are sad that our pools will not be open this year, we still want you to be safe in and around any water you encounter this summer. Check out these tips from the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association aquatics team.

CLOSURE NOTICE

All pools and splash are currently closed due to COVID-19. Visit Lakewood.org/CovidResourceCenter for any updates.


Indoor Pool Schedules

Indoor pools operate year-round and are located in the city's recreation centers.

Outdoor Pool and Splash Schedules (open seasonally)

CARMODY OUTDOOR POOL

This pool is currently closed for the season and will re-open in Summer 2020.

CARMODY SPLASH PARK
Use of Carmody pools is limited to open swim times.

Mon-Thu: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Fri: 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sun: 12:30-4:30 p.m.

GLENNON HEIGHTS POOL

Currently closed for renovation and is schedule to re-open for the Summer 2020 season.

MORSE PARK POOL

Currently closed for the season and will re-open in Summer 2020.

RAY ROSS SPLASH PAD 

May 18-Sept. 2
9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (weather permitting)

SURFSIDE SPRAY PARK

Regular Season: May 25-Aug. 11
Monday-Wednesday: 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Post-season: Weekends only, Aug. 11-Sep. 1
Saturday-Sunday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Labor Day: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Pool rentals are not being accepted at this time.

Please check back in the future for updates.


Looking for a place to host pool party or birthday party, group activities or lessons, home school activities, and more? Look no further than our pool and splash facilities. We offer special event rentals and our staff can also help you customize a lesson or program to fit your needs.


View the list of reservable spaces below, then follow the links for details, including capacity, pricing and reservation requests.

A-Z List

Carmody Recreation Center

INDOOR POOL

Carmody indoor pool.

  • Olympic-sized pool
  • 1-meter and 3-meter diving boards
  • (7) 50-meter lap lanes and (6) 25-yard lap lanes
  • Birthday party packages available

OUTDOOR POOL AND SPLASH PAD

Overview of Carmody outdoor pool

  • (8) 25-yard lap lanes
  • 900-ft splash pad with 12 water features
  • Picnic tables with umbrellas.

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Charles Whitlock Recreation Center

INDOOR WARM WATER POOL

 An overview of Whitlock indoor pool

  • Assistive chair 
  • 90-93 degree water temperature

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Glennon Heights Park

OUTDOOR POOL AND BABY POOL 

Renovation underway: Grand opening May 28, 2020

Glennon heights pool overview pre-remodel

  • Diving board
  • Baby pool
  • Adjacent bath house
  • Picnic tables with umbrellas

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Green Mountain Recreation Center

INDOOR POOL

 Green Mountain indoor pool overview

  • 25-meter facility
  • 6 lap lanes
  • 1-meter diving board
  • Shallow water area

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Lakewood Link Recreation Center

INDOOR LEISURE POOL

 People swim in the Link pool

  • Shallow leisure pool with play structure and water features
  • Separate gradual-slope pool with slide
  • Birthday party packages available

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Morse Park

OUTDOOR POOL AND BABY POOL

 Overview of Morse pool

  • Slide
  • Climbing wall
  • Adjacent bath house
  • Baby pool
  • Picnic tables with umbrellas

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Surfside Spray Park

 Kids play at Surfside Spray Park

  • Two splash pads
  • Shelter reservations and after-hour private parties available.

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General Rules

Violation of these rules may result in suspension from the facility.

  • Obey the Lifeguard at all times.
  • Please shower before entering the pool.
  • Anyone under the age of seven must be accompanied by an adult, who is in the pool, within arm’s reach at all times.
  • Anyone 10 and younger must be accompanied by someone 12 or older.
  • No flotation devices unless approved by manager on duty.
  • No open swim during swimming lessons.
  • No food on the pool deck. Please consume in designated areas.
  • No rough play or running.
  • No sitting/standing on shoulders.
  • No hanging on lap lanes.
  • Swimming suit required; No street clothes allowed in the pool with the exception of a white shirt worn over a swimsuit.
  • Equipment may only be used by lap swimmers and class participants (kickboards, noodles, fins, pull buoys, dumbbells, etc.).
  • No diving in shallow area (5 ft and under).
  • No flips from the side.

Lifeguards are on duty to enforce rules and regulations and to respond to emergencies, but parents/guardians are ultimately responsible for the safety of your child.

Lap Swimmer Rules

  • Patrons are required to share lanes when needed.
  • Circle swimming is required when 3 or more people per lane.
  • Allow faster swimmers to pass.

Diving Board Rules

  • Diver must be able to swim the width of the pool before using the board.
  • No catching persons from the board.
  • Only one person on the board at a time.
  • Maximum of one bounce on board.
  • Dive or jump off the front of the board (not the side) and swim to the nearest ladder.
  • After diving, exit at the ladder.
  • No toys, equipment or life jackets may be used on the board.

Slide Rules

Violation of slide rules will result in slide privileges being suspended or removed.

  • One person at a time on the slide.
  • You must remain feet first from entry to exit.
  • No stopping.
  • No swimming in slide area.
  • The first person must exit before the next person begins.
  • No rough play or running on the stairs.
  • No spinning on the slide.
  • User must be able to swim unless otherwise approved.
  • Exit splash area immediately using the stairs.
  • Children may not be caught coming off the slide; parent/guardian may wait by the wall in the splash area.