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 that our spring pool closure begins on May 1. Our plan is to re-open the pool at noon on Sunday, May 8. In honor of Mother’s Day, all moms swim free! We will begin our pool parking lot renovation and re-paving during the pool closure as well. This project should last two weeks, […]
Did you know that our department puts out an email newsletter? Newsletters are sent out about once every month, or every other month, and contain news and program information from the Recreation Department and with the Aquatic Center. Sign up at this link or email email@example.com if you’re interested in receiving our newsletter! We promise […]
The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center is currently hiring lifeguards. Part time and full time positions are available – hours needed include early mornings, nights, and weekends. We are also holding a lifeguard training class on Sundays in April and May. Class has not begun yet, and there is still space available. Cost is $200. […]
Here’s what we have going on with the pool and the rec department this April! It’s officially spring, and we have more outdoor programming starting back up again, along with plenty of activities at the pool. Kayak Roll Sessions – Tuesdays in April April is our last month of kayak roll sessions for the season. […]
A heads up to all pool patrons that as of Tuesday at 11am, the leisure pool is closed, and will be closed for the next 24 hours. We thank you for your patience.
We hope everyone has been having a fun spring break! The pool is always fairly busy during these few weeks in March, and we thank everyone for their patience and also for stopping by to visit us! Below are a few upcoming programs and events for kids in the community that will also impact our […]
Salida Recreation and the Go To Guide are proud to announce the return to Riverside Park of “Thursdays at Six”, a series of free outdoor concerts throughout the summer. The series provides weekly entertainment in downtown Salida for locals and visitors alike and kicks off the weekend early! Donations collected from the concerts benefit the […]
Would you like to help teach Longfellow School swim lessons? Would you like to be trained as a Water Safety Instructor (WSI) while teaching? This is a great opportunity to gain an American Red Cross Certification while also teaching swim lessons to local school kids. A WSI certification will allow you to each all levels […]
New Position Opening – Key Pool Helper! Hiring immediately for spring break shifts. Duties include but not limited to: Greeting patrons, keeping up on laundry, escorting patrons to private soaking pools, and cleaning private soaking pools. You will be the “Key” to smooth operations during some of our busiest times. If you are up for […]
The month of March equals spring break time for many people! Please remember that the pool, as with many other locations in town, will be extra busy during this time. In order to accommodate so many users and to increase our open swim hours, we make some changes to the pool schedule. Our 2016 Spring […]
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.