From Olympic size pools to diving boards and water aerobic therapy, the public pools in New Mexico have a wide range of amenities depending on what you’re looking for. Here are our seven favorite public pools in New Mexico, based on size, a family-friendly atmosphere, and reviews from visitors.
Head To These 7 Public Pools In New Mexico This Summer
1. Farmington Aquatic Center
The Farmington Aquatic Center has an indoor, 40 meter Olympic size pool that is open year round. The center has a water slide, leisure pool, and two diving boards. If you plan to go here a lot, consider purchasing a pass to save some money.
2. Los Padillas Aquatic Center
Located in Albuquerque, the Los Padillas Aquatic Center is handicap accessible, features a 25-yard lap pool, and has a zero-depth pool for kids. The kid pool has a large mushroom fountain and a waterslide! The Los Padillas Aquatic Center is open 12pm – 5pm on weekends from Memorial Day through August.
Address: 2141 Los Padillas Road SW, Albuquerque
3. Rio Grande Indoor Pool
The Rio Grande Indoor Pool is open year round and was completely rebuilt in 2015. You can take swim lessons, join a swim team, swim laps, get Red Cross lifeguard training, or take a water aerobics class. The pool is open everyday form 12pm - 4:45pm for lap swimming and 5pm to 7pm for recreational swimming.
Address: 2312 Arenal Road SW, Albuquerque
4. Genoveva Chavez Community Center
Located in Santa Fe, the Genoveva Chavez Community includes a leisure pool, therapy pool, and a 50-meter pool. The center is open Monday through Thursday from 5:30am to 9:45pm, Fridays 5:30am to 7:45pm, Saturdays 8am to 7:45pm, and Sundays 9am to 5:45pm.
Address: 3221 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe
5. Sam Baca Aquatic Center
The Sam Baca Aquatic Center, which is located in Deming, New Mexico, has three different pools. The center has a therapy, competition, and activity pool. Children can sign up for swimming lessons and the swim team. There is also a family night every Wednesday and Thursday.
Address: 815 W Buckeye Street, Deming
6. Highland Pool
The Highland Pool in Albuquerque, New Mexico is a solar powered facility that’s open year round. The indoor pool has two diving boards and is 25 meters by 25 yards. There’s also an outdoor wading pool for when the weather is nice.
Address: 400 Jackson Street SE, Albuquerque
7. Sandia Pool
Just renovated in 2015, the Sandia Pool is an indoor pool in Albuquerque that’s open year round. The pool is 25 yards long, has two diving boards, and offers swimming lessons all year except during the winter. Hours for lap swimming and recreational swimming vary by season.
Address: 7801 Candelaria NE, Albuquerque
This article was written by Colleen Regan.