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Bernalillo County Parks & Recreation’s Aquatics Department operates four pools and two splash pads.

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.

AT ALL FACILITIES, The price for general swimming is $4.25 for adults 18 and over, $3.25 for kids 17 to 6, $2 for kids 5 and under. Spectators are $3. Active duty military and vets are free (with proof), as are seniors 60 and over.

Credit cards are accepted only at the Rio Grande Pool. Checks and money orders are accepted for pool rentals and swimming lessons only.

Click here for rules on proper swim attire. 

 


Rio Grande High School/Bernalillo County Pool 

2312 Arenal Road SW, Albuquerque, NM  87105
Open year round, except for county holidays. View a list of county holidays.  
Phone: (505) 314-0169

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

Recreational Swim: Every day from 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 two-page flier.

Scroll down for information on other county aquatic facilities. 

 

 

Pool Schedule and Prices

RG Schedule

Aquatics Youth Registration Form

Registration Form

Special Summer Events

summer pool events



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: Every day noon – 4:45 p.m. through Aug. 3, 2018.

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: Monday through Friday 11 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Los Padillas Aquatic Center

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

Hours: Every day noon – 4:45 p.m. through Aug. 3, 2018.

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 and Splash Pad

3912 Isleta Rd. SW, Albuquerque, NM  87105
Phone: (505) 314-0338

Hours: Every day noon – 4:45 p.m. through Aug. 3, 2018.

NEW as of July 2018: This facility is also home to New Mexico's largest spray park.

 

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