Art Dague Pool & Waterslide

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The Art Dague Pool and Waterslide will open Wednesday, June 5th!

Thank you to B & B plumbing for their hard work getting the boiler back up and running.

2019 Season Dates: 
Saturday, May 25, 2019 - Sunday, August 11th, 2019


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.


  • Pool
  • Waterslide
  • Locker Rooms with Showers
  • Concessions Stand
  • Shade Structures, Lounge Chairs, and Tables
  • Chalkboards

Fees and Passes  
Open Swim - Ages 0-2 Free
Open Swim - Ages 3-59 $6.00
Open Swim - Ages 60+ $3.00
Family Swim - All Ages $3.00
Lap Swim - All Ages $3.00
Water Aerobics Class - All Ages $4.00
20 Use Pass - Open Swim - Ages 3-59 $100.00
20 Use Pass - Open Swim - Ages 60+ $45.00
20 Use Pass - Family Night - All Ages $45.00
20 Use Pass - Lap Swim - All Ages $45.00
20 Use Pass - Water Aerobics Class - All Ages $60.00
4 Showing Pass - Dive-In Movies $18.00


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.