We are EXCITED to Announce: 
The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center is

We will re-open MONDAY, OCTOBER 23 at 6am

and then resume normal operating hours

We have completed a major lap pool renovation, walls and floors have been freshly painted, lobby picnic tables have been refinished, new benches have been installed in front of the building, and we have completed our bi-yearly deep cleaning…all ahead of schedule AND on budget! Thank you to our entire staff for making this happen!

Our September/October 2017 Recreation Guide is available electronically
If you did not receive a hard copy in the Mountain Mail, please pick one up at the Aquatic Center!


Salida Recreation’s Fall CAMP Friday programming begins September 22 and will run through November 17. Exploration, Enrichment, and Empowerment for students. Salida Recreation is partnering with many great organizations to host CAMP Friday, a weekly program for kids ages 5-8 years old. Each week offers different activities that encourage scientific, natural, musical, artistic, and physical exploration. For complete details visit our Friday Enrichment Hub page.


Explore your imagination as you paint, draw, assemble, and create with Salida Creativity Lab on Fridays this fall. Come dressed for painting and creativity in this fun mixed media class. Fridays, September 22 through October 20
9am-12pm, ages 7-10, $10 per class @ Chisholm Park. 
Sign up for all five Fridays or just the ones that fit your schedule. For complete details visit our Friday Enrichment Hub page.


During the pool closure which begins September 18, Salida Recreation is ready to take your kids on some Friday adventures this fall. We have five field trips planned –
September 29 – Captain Zipline Lost Canyon Aerial Course
October 6 – Rocky Mountain Mini Golf
October 13 – Gunnison Community Center
October 20  – Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience
October 27 – Hooper Pool
For a downloadable flyer with complete details, click here.
For a downloadable registration form, click here.

All participants must pre-register and have a completed liability waiver on file at the Aquatic Center. Payment must be made at time of registration. Youth scholarship funds may be used for any programs, classes or field trips. While the pool is closed we will have staff answering phones for questions and registrations Tues-Thurs, 10am-2pm. Please call during these times to register or use the registration form found here. Mail to 410 W Hwy 50, Salida, CO 81201 with a check written to City of Salida. No patrons will be allowed in the building due to construction.
Aquatic Center: 719.539.6738
Recreation: 719.539.5703

See the Aquatic Center schedule, including open hours, water fitness, swim lessons, and lap swimming times here.

Toggle between weekly, monthly, or agenda view using the buttons on the upper right of the calendar. Click on an event for complete information, including location, fees and if pre-registration is required. See registration info here.

For all recreation programs, classes and events, please register at least three days prior to start of programs.  All participants must have a completed liability waiver on file at the Aquatic Center.  Payment must be made at time of registration.  No Drop-ins accepted (except where noted on class description).  Youth scholarship funds are available here and may be used for any Salida Recreation program, classes and field trips.