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
July is Park and Recreation Month, and we hope you’ll come join us and celebrate! We’re holding three FREE ice cream socials during July. Come out to Chisholm Park (July 12), Alpine Park (July 19), or Centennial Park (July 26) for some treats and games from 6 – 7pm. We also have many other recreation […]
The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center and Recreation Department are currently hiring for the following positions. For more information or to apply, please stop by the pool. Special Events Coordinator – Salida Recreation is hiring an Event Coordinator 1 – Recreation to coordinate and manage special events and marketing for the Recreation Department. Experience with […]
The Salida Recreation Department encourages athletes to sign up by noon on June 15th for this year’s FIBArk running and mountain bike races. After the 15th, all registrations will need to be done on-site on race day, which costs an additional $5 per race. Registration forms are available at salidarec.com and at the Salida Hot […]
This season’s Thursdays @ Six Concert Series begins tomorrow in Riverside Park! The first concert will feature Wooden Rain, a local Marimba band. Details Where: Riverside Park in downtown Salida Cost: FREE! Donations accepted for our youth scholarship fund. This fund helps local children participate in programs, classes or memberships offered by Salida Recreation or […]
We have a busy summer planned at the pool and with the rec department, and we’re kicking it off tomorrow with our School’s Out FREE Swim Day! Join us at the pool from 1 – 5pm for free swimming, snacks and games! Summer Camp Friday will begin this week, on June 3. Camp Friday is […]
REGISTRATION OPENS FOR SUMMER PROGRAMS AND CLASSES! Registration begins Monday, May 23 at 9am for all Salida Recreation summer programs and classes including swim lessons, camps, field trips, music, and dance. Please stop by the Aquatics Center to register in person, or call if you plan to pay over the phone with a credit card. […]
Our Thursdays @ Six Concert Series, presented by Go To Guide, begins next month! We are very excited to present an expanded lineup this year, thanks to the generous support of our community sponsors. As always, these concerts are free and family friendly. Bring the kids, a blanket and/or some chairs, and something to snack […]
The 2016 Salida Recreation Summer Guide is now available at the pool! Copies will distributed in The Mountain Mail on Friday, or you can click here for a pdf version. Additional copies will be available around town shortly, in locations such as the library, The Mountain Mail, etc. We hope to see you all at […]
We’ve been hard at work during our cleaning and maintenance week at the pool, and expect to open as scheduled at noon on Sunday, May 8. In honor of Mother’s Day, all moms swim free in our public pools all day long! There has also been a lot of work with the parking lot in […]
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, […]
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.