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Bernalillo County Parks & Recreation’s Aquatics Department operates four pools and one spray park.

In addition, the aquatics program provides swim lessons, open swim, water aerobics, pool/spray park rentals, water safety instruction, senior water aerobics, lap swimming, swim team, masters swimming, and Red Cross lifeguard training.

Begin Summer Registration

Swim Team, Swim Lessons, and Pool Rentals

Summer registration for Los Padilla’s Aquatic Center, South Valley Pool, Rio Grande Indoor Pool and Alameda Spray Park will begin on Saturday, May 27 starting at 9:00 am. Paradise Hills Pool begins on Saturday, May 20 at 9:00 am.

Payment must be by check or money order, debit and credit card only at Rio Grande Indoor Pool.

Any other information please contact Robert Lucero at (505) 314-0167.


Rio Grande High School/Bernalillo County Pool 

2312 Arenal Road SW, Albuquerque, NM  87105
Open Year Round
Phone: (505) 314-0169

PLEASE NOTE: Bernalillo County's Rio Grande Indoor Pool at 2312 Arenal SW will be undergoing an upgrade to its hot water supply system next week. The pool will remain open, however, the hot water supply to the bathroom sinks and showers will be temporarily out of service beginning Monday, May 22 through Thursday, May 25. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Lap Swimming: Monday - Friday 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Recreational Swim: Monday - Friday 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

County Water Aerobics: Tuesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

 The totally rebuilt Rio Grande Pool opened just in time for the 2015 summer swimming season. Bernalillo County built a new pool so that it will be safe for recreational and competitive swimmers, meet current building and Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, and be more energy efficient. Renovations include a completely new pool designed to provide the high school swim team with a home pool that meets competition standards. In addition to a new pool, the building received a new slide, roof, heating, cooling and ventilation systems.

Rio Grande Indoor Pool Fliers and Events

Please click on the image below for a downloadable, printable version of each flier.

Lifeguard Classes

Lifeguard Classes

Pool Schedule and Prices

RG Schedule

Summer Swim Lessons Program

Swim Lessons

Aquatics Youth Registration Form

Registration Form

Bernalillo County’s Aquatics Department also operates four other seasonal facilities:

Paradise Pool and Water Slide 

5901 Paradise Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM  87114
Phone: (505) 898-0956
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon - 5 p.m. through Aug. 7, 2016.  This facility will re-open on Memorial Day weekend of 2017. 

The Paradise Hills pool, built in 1974 and recently renovated, features a brand new Kawabunga double loop slalom water slide. This pool facility with ample grassy areas is perfect for birthday pool parties. The facility received new decks and a new pool liner. The pool is 25 yards long by six lanes with a baby pool.

Alameda Spray Park

Located at 9800 Fourth St. NW, Albuquerque, NM  87114
Phone: (505) 898-1355
Hours: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Friday; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through Aug. 7, 2016. This facility will re-open on Memorial Day weekend of 2017. 

Los Padillas Aquatic Center

2141 Los Padillas Rd. SW, Albuquerque, NM
Phone: (505) 873-1156

Hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon - 5 p.m. through Aug. 7, 2016. This facility will re-open on Memorial Day weekend of 2017. 

The Los Padillas Aquatics Center, built in 2005, consists of a zero-depth pool with a variety of water play features including a large water slide, giant mushroom fountain and other spray features. It is handicap accessible and excellent for pool parties. This facility also has a 25-yard lap pool.

South Valley Pool

3912 Isleta Rd. SW, Albuquerque, NM  87105
Phone: (505) 873-6616

This facility will re-open on Memorial Day weekend of 2017. 

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    Location:
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