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.
Rio Rancho Aquatic Center
745 Loma Colorado Blvd.
Rio Rancho, NM
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.
Recreational swimming is open to anyone and the diving boards are open.
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 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.
2307 Cabezon Blvd. NE
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.
2006 Grande Blvd.
Rio Rancho, NM
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.
301 Southern Blvd.
Rio Rancho, NM
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.
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
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.
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.
Find places to have a birthday pool party.