Swimming with kids in Calgary during the summer is even more fun, with the outdoor pools in the city. Bringing kids to the outdoor pools for an afternoon fun is an easy way to cool off, but how do you know which pools are kid-friendly?
Best Outdoor Pools for Kids in Calgary
Mount Pleasant Outdoor Pool | This one is one of our favourites because it’s great for the littlest of kids, and the big kids are going to have fun too. Small slides, bigger slide, fun floating toys and shaded areas make this one of the best pools to spend an afternoon with the kids in Calgary.
Find it at: 2310 6 St NW
Bowview Outdoor Pool | A favourite because of the toddler pool, this one is going to be a great place for parents with young kids, because of the separated area, waterfall play structure for splashing (and hiding) fun, and the bigger slides, for older kids in the deeper pool area.
Find it at: 1910 6 Ave NW
Forest Lawn Outdoor Pool | The gradual entry of this pool and small splash area is a great option for kids that are getting more comfortable in the pool, but it is one of the smaller pools so it tends to fill quickly – if it gets too busy, you can always make your way over to the deeper pool.
Find it at: 1706 39 St SE
Stanley Park Outdoor Pool | With the gradual entry, this is a favourite for kids that are just getting used to the water, or infants that are to sit on their own. They’re able to sit and play, cooling off with the water ring and the spray nozzles. The entire kids pool is only .6 meters deep, making it a great choice for little kids.
Find it at: 4011 1A St SW
Want to save a bit of money on your pool going this summer? Families can buy memberships to community associations, and get a monthly pass for their favourite kid friendly outdoor pool in Calgary. If you plan on spending a lot of time on the pool deck, this might be a budget-friendly way to cool off during the summer months ($175/month) compared to $15.75/visit.