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Outdoor Pools & Spraygrounds

Parklane Outdoor Pool Renovations Coming!

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Anticipated Completion: May 2021

The community will see numerous improvements to the locker rooms, restrooms, showers and guard office along with cool new pool deck features including a splash pad with water features!

For more information on project details, visit or call 303.739.7333.

**All city outdoor pools and spraygrounds are now closed for 2020**


City Spraygrounds
The city maintains two spraygrounds located at Great Plains Park and Red-tailed Hawk Park. Both spraygrounds are now closed for 2020.

Del Mar Water ParkDel Mar Pool
12000 E. 6th Ave., Aurora 80011
Ages 2-21: $3
Ages 22 and older: $5

Water Slide Height Requirements: 
48" to ride all 6 slides
45" to ride 3 slides
42" to ride 2 slides

Meadow Hills PoolMeadow Hills pool
3609 S. Dawson St., Aurora 80014
Ages 2-21: $3
Ages 22 and older: $5


 If adverse weather occurs (e.g. lightning, torrential rain, cold temps, etc.), that forces Aquatics staff to close our outdoor pools during a given 1.5 hour time slot for more than 30 minutes of that slot, we will be issuing "rain checks" in the form of a full credit to the patron's Perfect Mind account. If patrons are inside the facility for less than 1 hour including those not able to enter due to weather, we will be issuing a "rain check." Rain checks will be processed within 24 hours, for every spot that is paid for. If our facility remains open for more than 1 hour, no rain checks will be given. We suggest everyone looks at weather forecasts prior to arrival.

Reopening Information

In order to register for a time slot, you need to have an account. Don’t have an account, click HERE

  • Making a reservation is the best method to secure your use of the Recreation Center and facilities.  Reservations can be made 3 days in advance at  or by calling the specific pool during operation hours.
  • Guests using the facility without adult supervision must be at least 13 years of age. Guests under the age of 13 must always be accompanied by a guardian. Guardians must also have a time slot reserved for the same area. Before reserving a time slot for a youth member verify the available areas are of interest with the youth member.

Outdoor Pools:  Each outdoor pool reservation time slot will be for one-hour and 30-minute block increments. We will be offering 40 individual time slots each block, and 10 for walk-ups. If online reservations do not fill up during any block, those spots will be open for walk-up.

Drop-in: slots will be available per location, but slots will be limited. It is recommended that guests use the reservation system to have a secure slot and for faster check-in. Drop-in slots are on first come first served basis. Drop-in slots are not guaranteed. 


  • If payment is required guests may pay online if purchasing a membership or single session by credit card or if attempting to walk-in without a reservation in person with credit (preferred) or cash. 
  • Reservations, memberships sales, and drop in sales will be available online  or by phone of the pool of choice.


  • Please arrive 15 to 30-minutes prior to your reservation for facility use.
  • Guests are asked to wait outside of the facility in a line remaining 6-feet away from one another (signage will be provided) OR in your vehicle until a staff member permits entry.
  • Upon entry into the facility, please adhere to staff direction and signage to check-in at the front desk. Staff will verify that you have signed up for the given time slot.
  • If you have a member ID please have it ready to scan upon check-in at the front desk.
  • Credit Card payment methods are preferred at this time.
  • Refunds will not be granted for admission into the facility for any reason at this time.


  • Stay home if you have symptoms or are sick or if anyone you have come in contact with has symptoms or is sick.Please consult your medical professional for advice.
  • In accordance with state and local privacy and confidentiality laws and regulations, organizations are required to notify local health officials to aid in contract tracing if exposures occur. Please contact us if you or a family member has tested positive for COVID–19 following recent attendance of any recreation facilities or programs.
  • All vulnerable individuals should consider staying at home as much as possible during this phase.
  • Face coverings, covering the nose and mouth, are required to enter and exit the facility. Please wear a face covering while not actively participating in an activity. Face coverings cannot be worn in the water.
  • Please always maintain six feet of separation from other guests and staff
  • Where additional social distancing measures are needed (i.e. entry and front desk) floor markers will be present to assist in 6-foot distancing.
  • Between reservation time slots, each facility is closed for 15-minutes to clean and disinfect between groups.
  • Only staff feeling healthy will be permitted to work.
  • Reminders, guidelines and announcements regarding new health and safety precautions, expectations, and requirements will be visible and made throughout the facility.
  • Please help keep our facilities safe by washing your hands frequently and using hand sanitizer.
  • Please come dressed prepared for your activity and plan on leaving dressed as you came.
  • Water fountains will be inactive. Touchless bottle fillers will be available so please bring your own water bottle.
  • Outdoor Pools (Del Mar and Meadow Hills):Each pool will include a limited number of physically distanced picnic benches that will be made available to groups of 4 or more (first come, first served basis).There will not be any other pool furniture available.Patrons may bring their own folding chairs to use for seating in designated areas.Visual spacing markers will be placed in locations throughout the facilities (entrance, diving boards, slides).We expect patrons to adhere to social distancing in these areas.Indoor restrooms (men’s, women’s, and family) will be available.Indoor showers and locker room spaces will be closed.Our outdoor deck showers will be available for patrons to rinse off under before and after entering the pool.
  • Please be ready to exit the facility when your reservation time is over. There will be no overlap allowed between reservation groups.
  • All other facility policies prior to closure also remain in effect. Failure to follow rules or staff instructions will result in loss of facility use privileges

For the safety of children, please note that children 6 years and under, must be supervised and within arms reach, in the water, by a guardian 18 years or older.

Lessons & Programs at Outdoor Pools

Swim lessons are taught year-round at Utah Indoor Pool, Beck Indoor Pool, Central Indoor Pool, Moorhead Indoor Pool and seasonally at Aurora's outdoor pools. Classes are available for a variety of ages and swimming abilities. If you are not sure what class to sign your child up for please see our swim levels. Early registration is encouraged, classes fill quickly.

Various CARA Swim teams offered at the outdoor pools. Come join the CARA Swim Team!

Summer Job Opportunities
Each summer we hire lifeguards and swim instructors. You must possess a current "American Red Cross" certificate in lifeguarding with CPR/PR/AED. Swim instructors must have a current Water Safety Instructor certificate. Visit the City of Aurora Jobs page for more information.

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