Summer is heating up, and one of the best ways to cool off is to take a plunge in a Treasure Valley pool.
Boise city pools open June 2 for recreational and lap swimming.
Borah Pool, 801 Aurora Drive; Fairmont Pool, 7929 W. Northview St.; and Ivywild, 2250 Leadville Ave., are open 1:30-5:30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. daily.
Lowell Pool, 1601 N. 28th St., is open 1:30-5 p.m. and 7-9 Mondays to Saturdays; 1:30-5 p.m. Sundays.
The Natatorium and Hydrotube, 1811 Warm Springs Ave., is open 1:30-5:30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays; 1:30-5:30 p.m. Sundays.
South Pool, 921 Shoshone St., is open 1:30-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays.
The Borah Park splash pad, 801 Aurora Drive, is open. The Comba Park splash pad, 2995 N. Five Mile, is open.
Admission varies by pool: $1.50-$2.25 for 11 and younger; $2-$2.75 for 12-18; $3-$3.75 for adults; free for 65 and older. The Hydrotube is extra. Season passes are available. Online: Parks.CityOfBoise.org.
Boise also has an indoor pool at the Boise Aquatics Center, 5959 N. Discovery Place, that’s connected to the West Family YMCA and serves Boise city residents as well as Y members. Open 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays; 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission day passes for non-Y members: $4.13 for youth; $9.01 for adult. Other options available, check online: http://parks.cityofboise.org/parks-locations/parks/boise-aquatics-center/
The Meridian Community Pool, 213 E. Franklin Road, opens June 2. Open swim times: 2:45-4:45 p.m. and 7:15-9:15 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, 12-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Saturdays, 2-7 p.m. Sundays. Find lap swim, pool party and season pass information online.
Admission: $4 for 18 and older; $3 for 4 to 17; and $2 for 3 and younger. Online: MeridianPool.com.
Also, the splash pads at Settlers Park, 3245 N. Meridian Road, and Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900 N. Records Ave. are free.
Roaring Springs, at 400 W. Overland Road in Meridian, is open for the season. This large water park is full of slides and other water features. Visit the website for hours.
Full-day admission: $26.99 and $31.99, depending on height. Kids 3 and younger are free with an adult. Kids must be 12 or older to be on their own. Check for discounts and season pass info at RoaringSprings.com.
Lakeview Water Park and Pool (at Garrity Boulevard and 16th Avenue North) and Lincoln Pool in Lions Park (at Davis Avenue and Winther Boulevard) open June 2, 1 to 4:45 p.m. and 6 to 8:45 p.m. daily.
Admission: $1 for 5 and younger; $2 for 6 to 17; $3 for adults. Online: NampaParksAndRecreation.org.
Caldwell Municipal Pool (located at 512 Harrison) is open 1-6 p.m. daily thru June 4. Beginning June 5, hours are 1-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mondays to Fridays; 1-6 p.m. Saturdays to Sundays.
Admission: $2 for 17 and younger; $3 for adults; 50 cents for seniors. Season passes, rentals and reservations: cityofcaldwell.org/departments/parks-recreation/pool
Note: All the public pools offer swim lessons. Also, note that as schools start to open again in August, outdoor pools close or shorten their hours.
Peggy Calhoun, email@example.com