Pools and Splash

A view of the Ray Ross Splash Pad.

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.

Weather Hotline

To check the status of an outdoor pool or spray park, call 303-987-7006

Swimming Lessons

Youth Lessons 
Teen Lessons & Lifeguard Training 
Adult Lessons

Indoor Pool Schedules

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

Outdoor Pool and Splash Schedules (open seasonally)


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

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.


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


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


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


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.

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.