Municipal Outdoor Pool: Closing on August 13, 2023


The Cortez Municipal Aquatics Complex is located at 803 E. Montezuma Ave. 970-565-7877.  We are proud to offer the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program to people who would like to learn or to refine their swimming skills.  The highlights of this complex (to individuals who meet the height requirement) is the 125-foot double loop water slide and splash pad.    

2023 Admission Fees

Daily Admission  
Youth (17 & under) $3.00
Adult (18-59) $5.00
Senior (60+) $4.00
Season Pass  
Youth $50/$40*
Adult $70/$60*
Senior $60/$50*
Family Pass** $150/$125*
Additional Youth Member $30 per youth
  1. Municipal Outdoor Pool

    Physical Address
    803 E. Montezuma Ave
    Cortez, CO 81321

    Facility Hours: 

    Adult Lap Swim..... 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Mon.-Sun.

    Open Swim……........... 1:00 p.m.– 4:50 p.m. Mon.- Sun.

  2. Michelle Devall

    Recreation Supervisor, Aquatics

*Fee with current Recreation Center Annual Pass equal to or greater than the pass to be purchased


Family passes are for your immediate family members residing at your residence year-round.  Immediate family does not include grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins etc.  A family pass covers a total of five people with a maximum of two adults per pass.  If you have more than five family members, an additional $30 per youth will be assessed to the total fee.


Registration for youth swim lessons are held in front of the pool beginning the Thursday before each two-week session, at 7:00 a.m. on a first come first serve basis, you may call in your registration over the phone with a credit card, although the phone lines are usually harder to get through.  You may register during regular hours IF space is available.  Children must be five years old by August 4th, 2023, and must bring proof of age.  Parent and Child classes are available for children who don’t meet these requirements.  Lessons are offered every half hour starting at 9:00 am and ending at 11:30 am.  The fee for each session is $30.

1st session    June 12 - 23

2nd session       June 26 – July 7

No lessons on the Fourth of July

3rd session       July 10 - 21 

4th session    July 24 – August 4


Beginning June 16th - Aug 6th the pool is available for rental on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 5-7 PM. From June 16th – July 7th Friday parties will be from 6-8PM. The fee is $450 with a $100 refundable cleaning fee. The price covers up to 100 people.  Parties with over 100 people will be charged for the cost of additional guards.


A pavilion at the pool is available for rent.  If you desire to bring in food to the facility, the shelter MUST be rented and the food kept under that area.  It contains two picnic tables and the fee is $15 per hour with a 2-hour minimum.


When thunder and/or lightning are first noticed, the Flash-To-Bang (F-B) method is used to determine its’ distance and speed.  For each five seconds from F-B, lightning is one mile away.  At a F-B count of thirty, the pool will be evacuated.  Pool activities will remain suspended until at least thirty minutes after the last thunder is heard.  The pool manager on duty determines rain checks and pool closure.  


Lap swim is open to the adult public, and you must follow pool guidelines for swimming laps.  Lanes are not provided during open swim times.  Lap time is from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday–Sunday


All children aged seven and under must be accompanied by an adult (16 and over) at all times.  There will be no charge for a child under the age of four IF the adult is dressed to swim and pays the admission fee.  If the adult is not swimming, $3 will be charged for every child dressed to swim, regardless of age.  An adult entering the pool area to supervise a child (and that child has paid the admission fee), that adult will not be charged admission, unless wearing a swimming suit.