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!
Rifle Parks and Recreation Director
|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|
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.