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
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 […]
The 4th Annual Salida Bike Festival, celebrating bicycles of all kinds, is coming up from September 17 – 20. A huge thank you to all of the local businesses and organizations who are supporting, or organizing, events during Bike Fest. These groups have teamed up to create and promote unique and fun bike events throughout […]
Our next round of swim lessons begins in September with sessions for both youth and adults. Our youth swim lessons will begin on September 1 and take place on Tuesday nights. Sessions will run from 5:00 – 5:45pm or 6:00 to 6:45pm. This will be our last session of youth swim lessons until January. Our […]
The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center is now hiring for the following positions. Aquatic Center Custodian – Detail oriented custodial worker wanted. Sunday nights, 4.5 to 5 hour shift. Pay is $9.00 an hour plus swimming benefits. Apply at the front desk, background check is required. Lead Staff, Youth Stroke Clinic – We are hiring […]
The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center will reopen at 1:00 pm today, Wednesday July 8 for normal operations. Due to a failed water valve, water service was off for businesses on Hwy 50 between “F” Street and Holman Avenue while repairs to water lines on “I” Street were being made. The repair was made and water service […]
We want to hear from you! The pool is a busy place, and our visitors come here for a wide variety of reasons. In order to gain input on topics such as the schedule, Laura is putting together a focus group to meet on Monday, July 20 from 5:30 – 6:30pm at the Centennial Park […]
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.