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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.


Rio Grande High School/Bernalillo County Pool 

2312 Arenal Road SW, Albuquerque, NM  87105
Phone: (505) 314-0169
Hours: Noon - 4:45 p.m. lap swimming; 5 - 7 p.m. recreational swim time; open year-round. The Rio Grande Indoor Pool at 2312 Arenal SW has reopened as of Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. 

 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.

Lucky Swim Event

Lucky Swim Event

Lifeguard Classes

Lifeguard Classes

Pool Schedule and Prices

RG Schedule

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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  • Wondering what the kids can do during spring break? Sign them up for Adventure Camp! Camp is from March 20-24 and includes art projects, games, field trips, hiking, cooking, sports activities and more. Meant for grades K-5. $60 registration due by March 10. Space is limited. For more information, call (505) 468-7500.
    Location:
    Vista Grande Community Center, 15 La Madera Rd., Sandia Park

  • Wondering what the kids can do during spring break? Sign them up for Adventure Camp! Camp is from March 20-24 and includes art projects, games, field trips, hiking, cooking, sports activities and more. Meant for grades K-5. $60 registration due by March 10. Space is limited. For more information, call (505) 468-7500.
    Location:
    Vista Grande Community Center, 15 La Madera Rd., Sandia Park

  • Seniors 50 +who are members of the City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs can register for adapted aquatics classes taught at the UNM Therapeutic Pool (92 degree water). Participants will be led through a series of range of motion exercises that will increase joint mobility and develop muscular strength. Transportation from Vista Grande is provided and leaves the center at 12:20. Space is limited. Class cost is donation of $8. Register in person or over the phone at Palo Duro Sports and Fitness 880-2800 or Los Volcanes Fitness Center 839-3710 or North Domingo Baca Fitness Center at 764-6496.
    Location:
    UNM Therapeutic Pool

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