Spring came on so quickly this year that many people are already thinking of summer and ways to stay cool.  The weather man is calling for one hot summer, so get ready to make a big splash at the Palisade Outdoor Pool. The pool will open for the 2015 season on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Admission is just $2.50 for all ages on Opening Day.

Early Registration & Pass Sales

As school comes to a close, parents often get caught up with last minute projects, school events, and planning summer vacations, leaving many parents frantically trying to get their kids enrolled in summer swim lessons.  To ease some of this stress, Palisade Recreation will offer two days of Early Swim Registration and pool pass sales on Thursday and Friday, May 14 and 15, 2015, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Palisade Pool.  During this time pool users will also receive special discounts on season passes ranging from $10.00 off family passes and $5.00 off individual passes.  Pool staff will also be taking registrations for the summer swim team program at that time. Palisade Pool will be set up for credit card sales all summer long for pool passes, lessons and admission.

Lowering Pool Admission

Season pass prices will stay the same, but the Town of Palisade wants to make it more affordable for daily users to swim throughout the season so the regular admission price was dropped by fifty cents for each age group.  Once again Dollar Day will return on Wednesdays, which are often packed before the doors officially open for public swim.  If you want to avoid the Wednesday crowds try swimming on Sundays, admission is only $2.00 for all ages. Kids two years and younger always get in free with a paid adult.  Would you enjoy swimming after 5 p.m.? Palisade Pool also offers a Twilight deal, $2.50 for all ages after 5 p.m. except Wednesdays and Sundays. Patrons planning to be out of town for the month of June can now buy season passes at half price starting July 1, good through September 7, 2015.


2015 Pool Schedule

  Public Swim Lap Swim Water Aerobics

Regular Season
May 23
Aug 2


1:00 -5:30pm



M & W





Extended Season
Aug 3
Sept 7
M & W



2015 Pool User Fees 

Age Daily Season Pass
Child (0-2) FREE with Paid Adult
Youth (3-17) $3.00 $65.00
Adult (18-54) $4.00 $75.00
Senior (55+) $2.50 $60.00
Wednesdays (All Ages) $1.00
Sundays  (All Ages) $2.00
Twilight Discount: After 5:00pm $2.50
Water Aerobics $3.00 $25 for 10
Punch Pass (all ages) $50 for 20
Family Pass up to 6 $175.00 Add on $20.00


Aquatic Programs

Whether new to the water or advanced swimmer, Palisade Pool has a variety of aquatic programs suited for a variety of ages and skill levels. The Learn to Swim program is offered as AM and PM sessions. Each class is 30 minutes in length and each session of eight classes is $32.00. Morning lessons run for two weeks, Monday – Thursday, with the first class starting at 9:45 a.m. and the last class at 11:30 a.m.  Evening lessons are given on Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks in length beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Adult chaperones of youths enrolled in the evening swim lesson are invited to try Water Aerobics, which run regularly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:40 -6:40 p.m. Adults are allowed to play in the water too!  In August there will be an additional lesson session, Learn to Swim/Splash and Play, running on Mondays and Wednesdays, August 3 – 19, from 10 a.m. – Noon.  This program is open to youth, ages 3-12, that are not enrolled in the regular D51 school schedule. It is perfect for preschoolers, homeschool students, or students attending schools that start at a later time.

New this year, Palisade Pool will offer diving lessons; and an introduction to competitive diving. Participants should pass level 4 swim, be comfortable in the deep end without a flotation device, and able to tread water before enrolling in diving classes.  Diving lessons are $32.00 and will run on Tuesday mornings from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m., July 7 – July 28. 

Last year, the pool gave home to the Palisade Platypi, Palisade’s first recreational swim team; a group of water loving kids willing to work hard and always ready to race. Youth Swim Conditioning is an introduction to competitive swim, which will help swimmers to build endurance, increase speed, and improve stroke techniques. Palisade Platypi practice two days per week and have the opportunity to participate in four to five swim meets throughout the summer. Requirements to participate include: participants must pass level 5 swim, be proficient in freestyle and backstroke, have a basic understanding of breaststroke, and have the ability to swim 50 yards continuously without rest. Youth interested in swim team, but unsure of their skill level are welcome to do a water assessment on Tuesday, May 26 at 5:30 p.m.; pre-registration is required to do the assessment. Youth Swim Conditioning will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 2 – August 18; June and July practice times run from 8:30 -9:30 a.m., and in August they move to the afternoon, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Registration is $115.00 for the full season, $95.00 for June and July, or $35.00 for August only.


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Are these young Platypi having fun, or what??? Join the team this summer and see what competitive swimming is all about.

Aquatic Events

Last year Palisade Recreation and Canyon View Church launched the first summer movie series in the downtown Plaza.  This year the goal is to showcase each of the Palisade parks, with the first movie of the season taking place at Peach Bowl Park.  Enjoy Pirates of the Caribbean at the Palisade Pool with a Dive in Movie on Friday, June 5, at 8 p.m..  Participants are invited to bring tubes and floating pool loungers to watch the movie while floating in the pool. Of course, non-swimmers will also be welcome and can find a comfortable space on the lawn inside the pool gates. There will be a small fee of $2.00 charged to all individuals that plan to swim while the movie is playing, and all patrons that swim any other time on June 5 can return with their wrist band from that day. Those wanting to watch the movie from the grass will not have to pay a fee.

Before sending the kids back to school, let them enjoy one last night of summer at the Back to School Beach Party, on Friday, July 31from 5 – 9 p.m.  This is a family friendly event with games, contests, prizes, and food.  Swimmers should make sure to practice their cannonballs at the Palisade Pool this summer because there will be a prize for the biggest splash.

The last day of the pool season for human swimmers will be Labor Day, September 7.  Dogs will have free reign of the pool on Tuesday, September 8, at the 5th Annual Dog Days from 4 – 7 p.m..  During this time, our furry friends are welcome to swim, run, greet new friends, play a game of fetch, or event test their skills on the diving board. Roice Hurst Humane Society will once again be involved, working to raise money for those less fortunate pups in need of good homes; admission on Dog Days is $3 for one dog or $5 for two dogs. All proceeds will go to Roice Hurst.

Pool Parties

While there are plenty of swimming opportunities at the outdoor pool, it can also be fun to have the pool to yourself with a group of guests.  The Palisade Pool is available for private rental throughout the season every weekday evening after the pool closes and Saturday and Sunday mornings before the pool opens to the public.  This year, all party rentals booked by May 30 will receive a twenty percent discount off the regular price.  Also new this year, Palisade Pool is offering a rental price for small groups of 20 or less.  Party rentals can be done at the Pool or Town Hall once the pool opens for the season, but each booking requires a non-refundable deposit to secure the date. Dates can, however, be switched with advance notice.

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The smell of “wet dog” is everywhere on Dog Days. They’re the last swimmers in the pool each summer, and they really seem to enjoy it.

To find out more information on private pool rentals or to enroll for one of the many aquatic programs, contact Palisade Recreation at 464-5602 or email Sarah Brooks at sbrooks@townofpalisade.org.