Welcome to Salida Recreation & Hot Springs Aquatic Center!
Call us: (719) 539-6738 | Visit: 410 W Hwy 50, Salida, CO 81201 | Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
A reminder to all pool users that the pool will be closed all day on Thursday, November 26, for Thanksgiving. We will also open late on Friday, at 8am. We hope you all have a great Thanksgiving with family and friends!
Spread the word – we’re holding our annual food drive again this December! During the entire month, bring two non perishable food items to the pool and receive half off your daily admission. All items will be donated to local food banks.
The pool is currently experiencing a temporary disruption with the flow of the hot spring water for the pools. We have been working diligently to restore the flow. However, as of Monday, November 2, the water temperature in both pools, and especially the leisure pool, is significantly colder than normal (around 81 degrees). This temperature […]
Kayak roll sessions at the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center will begin on Tuesday, November 3. Please note that we have changed the night of these sessions (previously on Mondays) to Tuesday. Kayak roll sessions cost $8 per person; sorry, no punch passes or membership add-ons accepted. Time is from 7 – 9pm. Instruction and […]
The City of Salida seeks a Recreation Supervisor to coordinate, implement and supervise programs. Computer skills, marketing and customer service experience required. 20-25 hrs/wk, flexible schedule, partial benefits. Apply at www.cityofsalida.com or at Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center, 410 W Hwy 50. Call 539-5703 with questions. EOE.
The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center will be closed all day Tuesday, October 20, due to an emergency water shut off caused by construction on Highway 50. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you back on Wednesday.
The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center will be closed for cleaning and maintenance from October 5 – 17. We are scheduled to re-open at noon on Sunday, October 18. The pool will also close early, at 6pm, on Saturday, October 3. Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to seeing you back at […]
The Salida Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is working on upgrading and improving the Riverside Park playground. We would like your input as we start the planning and grant application process to help develop a plan for this playground. Thank you in advance for your participation! To fill out the survey, click here.
Salida Bike Festival – September 17 – 20 The Salida Bike Festival, a 4 day festival celebrating bicycles of all kinds, will take place September 17 – 20. The City of Salida is involved in the marketing and overall general organization of Salida Bike Fest, but many Salida groups and businesses are involved in the […]
The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center is currently seeking Lifeguards. Schedules can be flexible, but will potentially include either nights, early mornings, and/or weekend hours. In addition to an hourly wage, all pool staff also receive swim benefits at the Aquatic Center. Certification is required, and we will be holding a Lifeguard Training class this […]
About the Salida Hot Springs Public Pools
The Salida Hot Springs Pool is the largest indoor hot springs facility in the country. Our water is gathered from an underground springs eight miles up the road, high in the Rocky Mountains. From there, it is piped directly to our pools through insulated pipeline, delivering fresh hot water continually. This sparkling clear, odorless water was originally enjoyed by the area’s first inhabitants, the Ute Indians. We now respect and enjoy this water for it natural refreshing and warming qualities.
The Salida Hot Springs Pool public facilities consist of a large 25 meter, 6 lane pool, and a smaller, hotter soaking and play pool. The large pool dominates a large portion of the building, and at approximately 84° – 86°, this pool is delightful for swimming, diving and recreational play. Two lap lanes are usually available, with mornings set aside for several lanes of lap swimming in addition to fitness classes.
The smaller pool has a zero-depth entry as well as a stair-entry, making it easily accessible. The depth gradually increases to four feet, and the temperature ranges from approximately 97° – 100°. These qualities makes this pool ideal for aqua-therapy, soaking, and young children.
Additionally, there is an ADA compliant lift that allows for easy access into either pool. Each pool features a stepped entry with handrails to further ease entry.