Fall operations are here, so we're focusing on indoor pool availability

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.

Swimming operational hours

Pool hours for the week of September 26 are:

Scott Carpenter
Closed for the season

East Boulder Community Center

  • Lap lanes

    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    • Tuesday and Thursday - 4:30-7 p.m.

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

  • Leisure pool

    • Warm water walking or Aquafit:

      • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday - 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

      • Tuesday and Thursday - 4:30-5 p.m.

      • Saturday and Sunday - 8-10 a.m.

    • Open swim:

      • Monday - 6:30-7:30 p.m.

      • Tuesday - Friday - 5-7:30 pm.

      • Saturday and Sunday - 10 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 and Wednesday - 4:30-8:30 p.m.

    • Tuesday and Thursday - 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    • Friday - 4:30-7:30 p.m.

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

  • Leisure swimming (drop slide currently closed for maintenance):

    • Monday - Thursday - 5-8:30 p.m.
    • Friday - 5-7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday - 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The natatorium, including the hot tub and sauna, is open during lap lane hours.

South Boulder Recreation Center

South Boulder Recreation Center's pool is closed for repairs. Due to the ongoing lifeguard shortage and facility repairs, we anticipate reopening this pool in October.

The sauna is open when the recreation center is open.

View the detailed pool schedule


In addition to efforts to optimize pool operations, we are always actively hiring new aquatics staff!

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.

Facility operations adjustments

South Boulder Recreation Center

The South Boulder Recreation Center has been a vital part of our community since 1974. It is a gathering place for community members to exercise, swim, and connect with each other.

Late last year, the rec center's boiler failed and flooded the gym. In addition, a pool leak is increasing the moisture levels in the gym. We're coordinating these two repairs while continuing a reduced level of service at the facility.

The water-damaged floor has been successfully removed from the Pilates room, gymnasium, and racquetball court. We’ve installed a multi-sport floor that is designated for use in competitive sports and anticipate the gymnasium will be ready for use the first week of October.

Boulder Reservoir

  • Reservoir operations:
    • Open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Exit gate closes at 9 p.m.
    • Admission
      • For adults: $11 or $9 for residents or those who work in the city
      • For seniors over 60: $8.25 or $$6.75 for residents or those who work in the city
      • For youth 3-18: $6.50 or $5.50 for residents or those who work in the city
    • The swim beach area is closed for the season.
    • Rent paddleboards, kayaks, canoes

Flatirons Golf Course

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

Thanks for your understanding as we make service adjustments to BPR operations and increase service levels when possible to support the wide range of needs, interests and values represented in the Boulder community.

Be a Lifeguard Superhero

If you know someone looking for a summer job, we’re still hiring! Check out our jobs available for community members starting at age 14.

We'll hire and pay you to get your lifeguard certification. Learn more and apply

See all our open positions and apply at BPRjobs.org.