Rio Rancho Pools

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The small city of Rio Rancho is family friendly, with many amenities. Rio Rancho's department of Parks and Recreation and Community Services oversees spaces and activities that promote a healthy lifestyle. Along with community centers, parks, trails, and an open space network for residents, the Aquatics program provides year round opportunities for swimming. 

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Indoor Pools

Rio Rancho Aquatic Center
745 Loma Colorado Blvd.
Rio Rancho, NM
(505) 891-5230

The Rio Rancho Aquatic Center is open year round. Summer hours run from May 27 to August 10. The center will be closed for the following holidays: May 25, June 2 (open at 2 p.m.), July 4, July 7 (open at 2 p.m.). The Aquatic Center closes the first Monday of every month until 2 p.m. for regular pool maintenance.

Summer Hours:

Recreational swimming is open to anyone and the diving boards are open.
Recreation Swim:
Monday - Friday Session I: 12 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Monday - Friday Session II: 2:45 p.. to 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Lap Swimming:
Lap swims are for adults only. The number of available lanes varies throughout the day, and only two lap lanes are available from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday to Friday Session I: 6 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Monday to Thursday Session II: 2:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday Session II: 2:45 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Senior Hour: Monday - Friday 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Cabezon Pool
2307 Cabezon Blvd. NE
(505) 892-4499
Cabezon Pool is open May 24 to August 17. Hours are 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday - Saturday. Lap swimming is available during open hours. Family swim Thursdays are from 8 p.m to 9 p.m., with half price admission.

Haynes Pool
2006 Grande Blvd.
Rio Rancho, NM
(505) 892-8232
Haynes outdoor pool has a water slide and water spray. Haynes is open May 24 to August 17. Hours are 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday - Saturday. From August 18 through September 1, Haynes is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Lap swimming is available during open hours.

Rainbow Pool
301 Southern Blvd.
Rio Rancho, NM
(505) 891-7265
The Rainbow Pool has some extra water features, such as water spray and a slide. The Rainbow Pool will be open May 24 through August 17. Hours are 12 pm. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Saturday. Senior hour is 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lap swims are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Family swims are Thursdays from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., with half price admission. Aqua Fitness takes place Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Admission Fees

Daily Fees (all pools)
Children 2-12: $3
Teens 13-19: $4
Adults 20-54: $4
Seniors 55+: $3

Pool Pass Fees (all pools)
3 month child: $100
3 month teen: $130
3 month adult: $130
3 month senior: $100
3 month family: $250
Monthly senior: $35
Monthly individual: $48
Monthly family: $90
Punch pass (15): $35
Senior punch pass (15): $30

Pool Rentals

The Rio Rancho Aquatic Center can be rented after hours at a cost of $250. This includes up to 75 people and a party room.

The outdoor pools can be rentued for two hours for up to 75 participants, for $225. Each additional half hour is $50. Each additional 25 participants is $50.

For more information on pool rentals, call 891-5230.

Swim Lessons

Rio Rancho Aquatics offers swimming lessons for ages 6 months through adults. The learn to swim program is a popular summer option. Swim lesson registration is ongoing at the Parks and Recreation office in City Hall, and at the Rio Rancho Aquatic Center.


Rio Rancho Aquatics offers a variety of fitness classes, to include aqua zumba, aquacise, and aqua therapy. 

Indoor group cycling is also available.

A metro swim team is available for those who have been in swim lessons, and are ages 6 to 14.

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