Looking for ways to beat the summer heat? From pools, to splash pads to aquatic centers, the Rio Rancho area has several great spots for everyone to stay cool this summer. Mariposa residents enjoy two pools, but there are plenty of options whether you live in Mariposa or in another neighborhood in Rio Rancho or Albuquerque. Check out our seven favorites below.
For Mariposa residents only, these pools provide a sense of “getting away from it all” that’s fun whether you’re age 6 or 60. Need swim lessons? They’re available for all ages. Or, you can simply float around and converse with friends! There’s no better way to melt the stress away. Mariposa residents enjoy both an indoor pool with lap lanes and an outdoor resort-style pool.
The Rio Rancho Aquatic Center features three separate pools, all designed for specific needs. The Cabezon Pool includes lanes for lap swimming, while the Haynes Pool and Rainbow Pool have features for open and recreational swimming with slides and basketball hoops made for children and families. Rio Rancho Aquatic Center also offers swim lessons and classes for everyone ages six months and older.
3. A Park Above
A Park Above was created as an inclusive way for all children to play together. The park features a splash pad area with fountains for cooling off during the summer heat. Aside from the splash pad, the park also has a playground with special safe surfacing, shade structures and much more.
West Mesa Aquatic Center in Northwest Albuquerque was designed to have something for everyone. The center features indoor and outdoor pools both with exciting waterslides great for birthday parties and everyday use. The indoor pool is also handicap accessible. West Mesa Aquatic center also includes an Olympic pool perfect for lap swimming, exercise classes, swim meets and more. There is stadium seating that can accommodate 800 people.
Riverpoint Sports and Wellness features one indoor pool and one outdoor pool to help you stay cool this summer. The indoor 25-yard pool contains four lanes for lap swimming. The outdoor pool is 25 meters and contains a kiddie pool as well. Access to Riverpoint pool is inclusive of the gym membership fee. The gym offers many other member-exclusive perks including in and out of water classes, camps and events.
Sierra Vista Pool is a public pool in Albuquerque. The pool has two slides and is open daily for open swim. The pool also offers swim lessons as well as two competitive aquatic teams—water polo and a swim team.
Cliff’s Amusement Park’s “Watermania!” is home to the only outdoor water park in Albuquerque. Watermania! was created with the intention that children of all ages could have access to a water park. The two biggest attractions are Lil’ Squirts for younger kids, and Mega Water Monkey for older teens and tweens.
Looking for a new home or custom home site near Albuquerque? Nestled among the foothills of Rio Rancho, Mariposa is a master-planned community situated just 30 minutes north of Albuquerque. Mariposa is designed for living naturally and offers a fully-equipped fitness center, resort-style indoor and outdoor pools, parks, sports courts, miles of trails and abundant open space, and endless views at the Mariposa Preserve and surrounding mountains.
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