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Bernalillo County Parks & Recreation’s Aquatics Department operates three 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.

The county's aquatics facilities are on winter schedule. Outdoor pools/spray parks are closed. Rio Grande Indoor Pool is open with limited schedule. 


The Rio Grande High School/Bernalillo County Pool

2312 Arenal Road SW, Albuquerque, NM  87105.
Phone: (505) 314-0169
Hours: 6 - 8 a.m., noon - 2 p.m. lap swimming; 5 - 7 p.m. recreational swim time 
Open year-round.

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.








Bernalillo County’s Aquatics Department also operates three 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 Labor Day

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 4th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM  87114
Phone: (505) 898-1355
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon - 5 p.m. through Labor Day

Los Padillas Aquatic Center

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

Hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon - 5 p.m. through Labor Day

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.

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