June 23 Announcement
Reservations No Longer Required
The safety protocols we have put in place at each location have been working better than expected. As a result, beginning Thursday, June 24, you will no longer be required to reserve a day and time to visit one of our four swimming pools. We are also increasing the capacity at each pool to 75%. The time blocks will remain in effect at all locations as 10:00 am – noon (lap swim and preschool swim); open swim time, 12:30-2:30 pm; 3:00-5:00pm; and 6:00-8:00pm, with 30-minute breaks between time blocks for sanitizing surfaces. If you have a current reservation for a day/time/pool, that reservation will continue to be honored.
Please be aware that at any time during our time blocks that we reach our 75% capacity, attendance will be restricted until space is available. We have only experienced full capacity at the former 50% on a few occasions which is the reasoning for the increase. Also please be aware that attendance is much lower at the Borah and Fairmont locations so you may wish to visit those sites at peak times.
Beginning June 27, pools will not be open Sunday evenings for the 6-8 p.m. reservation time block until further notice. Due to a nationwide shortage of liquid chlorine, we are using an alternate form of chlorine that will require us to be manually super chlorinating. We apologize for the inconvenience.
You must have a swim pass in order to swim. Passes can be purchased online, in-person by visiting Fort Boise Community Center (700 Robbins Rd.) or the Boise Parks and Recreation Administration Office (1104 W. Royal Blvd.), or over the phone by calling (208) 608-7675.
Visiting municipal pools will look and feel different for staff and visitors in 2021 – the Boise Parks and Recreation team appreciates your flexibility, cooperation and understanding as we work to facilitate a safe and fun swim season.
City of Boise outdoor pools opening this summer include:
- Borah Pool (801 S. Aurora Dr.)
- Fairmont Pool (7929 W. Northview St.)
- Ivywild Pool (2250 S. Leadville Ave.)
- The Natatorium & Hydrotube (1725 E. Warm Springs Ave.)
Need extra assistance? Don't hesitate to call us at (208) 608-7675.