Winter 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 February 6 are:

East Boulder Community Center

  • Lap lanes

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

    • Tuesday and Thursday - 4:30-7:30 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 - 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

      • Sunday - 8-10 a.m.

    • Open swim:

      • Monday - 6:30-7:30 p.m.

      • Tuesday - Friday - 5-7:30 p.m.

      • 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 - 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    • Thursday - 6 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.

    • Friday - 4:30 - 7:15 p.m.

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

  • Leisure swimming - the drop slide is open on Saturdays

    • Monday - 5-7:15 p.m.
    • Tuesday - Thursday - 5-8:30 p.m.
    • Friday - 5-7:15 p.m.
    • Saturday - 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

  • Lap lanes
    • Monday - Wednesday - 6-8 p.m.
    • Thursday - 7:30-8 p.m.
    • Friday - 4:30-8 p.m.
    • Sunday - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Leisure swimming
    • Sunday - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The hot tub is temporarily closed as heating the lap pool is our priority and we can't yet heat both at the same time.
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

Boulder Reservoir

  • Reservoir operations:
    • Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Exit gate closes at 4 p.m.
    • Admission
      • No charge during flank season which is October-April.
    • The swim beach area is closed for the season.

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 job, we’re 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