Art Dague Pool & Waterslide

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Final images for the Rifle Art Dague Pool Renovation project were recently completed by Jeff Johnson Architectural. The images show amenities that are included in the project. Image colors are as close to selected material colors as possible, but slight variations are to be expected.

In preparation for the upcoming construction project, Parks and Recreation staff will host a public reception at the Ute Theater on Thursday, August 8th at 6:30 in the evening.

The event will be a celebration of the history of the pool. The existence of Metro Park and the pool was due to the efforts of volunteers and collaboration of community members. It is important to gather history and acknowledge those who contributed. This should be a fun event where we can pass the microphone, hear some history about the pool, and hear stories from people who were involved with the pool through the years.

We are hoping to gather former employees, former Metro Park District Board members, and /or their family members, and anyone who has fond memories of days at the pool. We’ll also briefly discuss the new pool. Hors d’oeuvres will be available and Ute concessions will be open. Please come and join us for a fun evening. 

Please, if you have photos that you believe have a historical value related to the Metro Park District and the Metro Pool, and you’d allow us to reproduce them, please notify me at 970-665-6489, or drop them off at the Recreation Department at City Hall.

The last day for the current Art Dague Pool to be open is Friday, August 9th.

Groundbreaking for the Pool Renovation Project will be at 1:15 p.m., in the shade of the trees between the pool and Rifle P.D., just off of 18th Street.

Following the final day on August 9th, pool staff will clear out the bathhouse building on the 10th and 11th, and demolition of the site will begin on Monday, August 12. City O & M, Parks and Recreation, and Grounds and Facilities staff will be responsible for a large portion of the site demolition. Following the City’s demolition work, the General Contractor, FCI, will take over the site and begin their work. The plan is to construct the pool fall/winter/spring and be ready to open the new facility for the Memorial Day weekend in 2020.

Congratulations on your new pool, Rifle!


Tom Whitmore

Rifle Parks and Recreation Director

2020 Season Coming Soon


1718 Railroad Avenue
Rifle, CO 81650
Phone: 970-665-6571
(During in-season, from Saturday, May 25th - Sunday, August 11th)
For off-season information, call the recreation office at 970-665-6570


The Art Dague Pool & Waterslide is located on the corner of Railroad Avenue and 18th Street.  The pool was built in 1969.  The waterslide and other upgrades were added in 1993.  The facility was originally owned and operated by the Rifle Metropolitan Park District until 2006 when the Penny Sales Tax was passed, the District dissolved, and the facility was given to the City.


  • TBA

Fees and Passes Price
Open Swim Ages 0-2 Free
Open Swim Ages 3-59 $6.00
Open Swim Ages 60+ $3.00
Chaperone Aged 18+ with two kids minimum $3.00
Open Swim  20 Punch Pass $100.00
Open Swim 30 Punch Pass $135.00
Open Swim 50 Punch Pass $150.00
Saturday Family Night Ages 0-2 Free
Saturday Family Night Ages 3+ $2.00
Twilight Swim Ages 0-2 Free
Twilight Swim Ages 3 + $4.00
Twilight Swim Chaperone $2.00
Lap Swim $4.00
Lap Swim 20 Punch Pass $60.00
Aerobic Walking Ages 16+ $3.00
Aerobic 20 Punch Pass $50.00
Water Aerobic Ages 16+ $5.00
Water Aerobic 20 Punch Pass $80.00
Water Aerobic 40 Punch Pass $120.00


The pool can be reserved for private parties.  Contact the pool directly at 665-6571 to reserve.

Facility Policies


  • No running allowed on deck
  • Shower before entering the pool
  • Food must be kept behind blue railings
  • No glass anywhere in the facility
  • No smoking
  • Children under 5 years old must have an adult actively involved with them within arms reach at all times
  • All swimmers are subject to a swim test that is given at a lifeguard's discretion.  Results of the swim test may restrict a swimmer from certain areas or require closer adult supervision
  • Obey the lifeguards

Diving Boards

  • Only 1 person allowed on a diving board at a time
  • Only 1 bounce allowed on the diving board
  • Life jackets or goggles are not allowed in the deep end of the pool
  • Hanging from diving boards is not allowed
  • No catching people off the diving boards (the only requirement to go off the diving board is that the participant must be able to get to the wall and out of the water completely independently)



  • Must be 42 inches tall to use the waterslide
  • Goggles or flotation devices are not allowed on the waterslide
  • Only one person allowed on the waterslide at a time
  • Slide riders must remain feet first and face up at all times
  • No catching people off the slide or diving boards
  • The catch pool and diving well must be exited immediately

Thunder/Lightning Policy
In the event of a weather closure, a voucher good for a half off admission in the future will be issued.  No refund will be issued in the event of a pool closure due to thunder or lightning, regardless of time spent swimming.  Sight or sound of lightning or thunder or a strike indicator indicating lightning within 6 miles will result in a pool closure for 30 minutes from the last sighting.  The facility will close for the remainder of the day if the sightings persist for 2 hours.

Multiple Use Passes

All passes are non-refundable and good for only the season in which they are purchased.

Lifeguards and management reserve the right to enforce restrictions on any activity or behavior they deem unsafe, intrusive, or detrimental to people or the facility.