Come swim with us this fall!

Current operating hours are based upon available resources (both financial and human) and utilization trends. Whenever we can add open hours based on staffing, we’ll add time to these pools, so check our online pool operations schedule for the latest updates.

Check our X, (formerly known as Twitter) for the latest operational changes.

Pool hours for the week of September 18 are:

Scott Carpenter Pool
  • Lap lanes - planning to be open through Saturday, Sept. 30
    • Monday - Thursday (long course/50 meter configuration) - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Friday, Saturday and Sunday (short course/25 meter configuration) - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Open swim in five lap lanes - Saturday and Sunday - 1-6 p.m.
  • Leisure pool - closed for the season
  • See our inclement weather policy for pool operations. When we have to close Scott Carpenter or Spruce Pool due to weather, we will strive to have additional indoor pool hours at NBRC or EBCC.

East Boulder Community Center

  • Lap lanes

    • Monday - Friday - 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    • Saturday and Sunday - 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Leisure pool

    • Warm water walking or Aquafit:

      • Monday - Friday - 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

      • Saturday - 8-9 a.m.

      • Sunday - 8-11 a.m.

    • Open swim:

      • Monday - Friday - 5-8:30 p.m.

      • Saturday and Sunday - 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • The natatorium, including the hot tub, is open during lap lane hours.

North Boulder Recreation Center

  • Lap lanes

    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    • Tuesday and Thursday - 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    • Saturday and Sunday - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Leisure swimming/open swim

    • Monday - Friday - 5-8:30 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Drop slide and diving board is open Saturday from 1-4 p.m.)
  • The natatorium, including the hot tub and sauna, is open during lap lane hours.

Spruce Pool - closed for the season

South Boulder Recreation Center

  • The pool is closed as we finalize fixing a pool leak.
  • It's tentatively scheduled to reopen the first week of October.
  • The planned schedule will be Monday – Thursday, 4:30-8 p.m. and Friday 4:30-7 p.m.

The sauna is still open when the recreation center is open.

View the detailed pool schedule

Reservoir operations:

  • September 5-30 - Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Exit gate closes at 7 p.m.
  • Admission fees - $5/adult, $10/carload through October 31
  • Swim beach - closed for the season

Boulder Reservoir

The first and last tee times will be adjusted based on the weather and sunrise/sunset times.

Flatirons Golf Course

Be a fun maker with us this fall! We’re hiring lifeguards now for our indoor pools. Have a great time making memories and experiences for our community this fall.

Interested in working for Boulder as a lifeguard, but don’t have your certification yet? No problem! Here are the steps to successfully become a superhero lifeguard:

  1. Apply online
  2. Complete a swim test, which will be a part of your interview.
  3. If you pass the swim test, we’ll pay for your certification class and your time in the class.
  4. Pass the class and an additional swim test
  5. You’re now a lifeguard!

Want to work as a lifeguard, but don’t see an open spot in the certification class? Please apply and we will contact you when we have the next available class.

See jobs apply at

Scott Carpenter Pool lifeguard