Lookout Park & Pool


Links to Permit Instructions and Guidelines

Permits for single event use; instructions and guidelines

Permits for athletic league use; instructions and guidelines


Lookout Pool Will Open for the
2019 Season on May 25th

Hours of Operation

Lookout Pool After Hours/Private Rental Form

Lookout Pool Reservation Request Form

2019 Swim Lesson and Swim Team Information

Hurricanes Swim Team Web Page

On June 1, 2002, APRD opened a public outdoor swimming pool at Lookout Park; located on the southeast corner of South Picadilly Street and South Riviera Way.

The complex includes an 8-lane 25-meter swimming pool with a maximum depth of 5.5 feet, a shallower wading pool that is attached at one end of the main pool, and a separate 20’ x 40’ pool for toddlers.  Included are a bathhouse that contains restroom/changing rooms, vending equipment, an office and a mechanical room. A hilltop shelter, trails, parking lot, lawn areas and landscaping are also located at the facility. 

Over $650,000 has been contributed by local residential developers for the pool, bathhouse and parking lot. An additional $300,000 was contributed by Arapahoe County from other developer fees for the hilltop shelter and trail.

More detailed information regarding the use of this facility is available below.  During the initial 2002 and 2003 swim seasons, Lookout Pool attracted over 21,000 patron visitors each swim season.

  Lookout Park and Pool 

Lookout Park and Pool
5455 S. Riviera Way, Centennial, CO 80015
720-870-1924 (in season)

Lookout Pool

Lookout Pool Slide

Arapahoe Park and Recreation District
Lookout Park Pool
5455 South Riviera Way
720-870-1924 (in season)

Information is subject to change without notice.

Swim Season 2019: May 25, 2019 thru September 2, 2019

Hours of Operation:

There will be modified hours of operation
at times during the swim season

Open Weekends only August 5 thru September 2
Open Memorial Day and Labor Day from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Please check with pool staff regarding the modified hours of operation.

Pool will open at 2:00 pm on Sat., June 15th due to a Home Swim Meet

Pool will open at noon on June 22nd due to
Youth Triathlon

Open Swim Hours:  

Monday - Thursday

12:00 pm - 5:45 pm


12:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am - 5:45 pm

Lap Swim Hours:  
Monday - Thursday   9:00 am - 5:45 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
         Limited Lanes All Lap Swim Times

Father's Day - Kids; bring your Dad to Lookout for
his special day! 
All Father's get in free with a paid youth admission.

Trails Recreation Center memberships are not valid at the Lookout Pool.

Theme Days at Lookout
Come participate in our Theme Days at Lookout Pool!  Come dressed up and ready to have fun with different games and activities that the whole family will enjoy!  If you come dressed in theme, you will receive $3.00 admission into Lookout Pool for the day!  Costumes contests, thematic games, light refreshments, and lots of FUN!

June 3 - Summer-Kick Off (Beach Party)
July 4 - 4th of July Party!

2019 Fee Structure:

Child (3-12 years old)

Resident:  $ 3.50
Non-resident: $ 4.00

Youth (13-17 years old)

Resident:  $ 3.75
Non-resident: $ 4.25

Adult (18-54 years old)

Resident:  $ 4.25
Non-resident: $ 4.75

Seniors (55 +)

Resident:  $ 2.75
Non-resident: $ 2.75

Household (6 people max)

Resident:  $ 15.00
Non-resident:  $ 15.75

Children under 3 years of age are free with paid adult admission.

Weekend Family Swim: -
Saturdays and Sundays before 12pm your Household gets in for $10.00!

Private Pool Rental -
Rent Lookout Pool for two hours for your private parties, reunions, or just because!  Pool rentals are available on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm during the summer season.  Reservations may begin for the current swim season after April 1st.  Please contact the Aquatics Office at The Trails Recreation Center for questions, booking and available dates; 303-269-8410.


  District Resident Non-District Resident
1 - 50 people $220 $260
51 - 100 people $320 $370
101 - 150 people $420 $470
151+ people $470 $520

1.  Lookout Pool may be rented any Friday, Saturday, or Sunday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

2.  Party rentals must be made at least 1 week in advance (to ensure lifeguard coverage) and rental fees must be paid when the reservation is made.  Rental reservations are handled only at the Trails Recreation Center-Aquatics Office.

3.  Cancellations, date changes or changes to participants must be made to the aquatics office at least 1 week prior to the scheduled date.  If you have to cancel after the one week grace period you will receive a refund of 50% of the amount paid.

4.  If lightning exists or the temperature is below 68 degrees you can cancel your reservations.  All attempts to reschedule will be made.  If we can not reschedule we will refund you in full.  If you choose to have the party despite inclement weather and if conditions warrant the lifeguards asking you to stay out of the pool, no refund will be given.  (Please call Lookout Pool if canceling on the day of your reservation, 720-870-1924)

5.  If lightning forces you out of the pool before 7:00 pm, you will be refunded a pro-rated amount.  After 7:00 pm, no refunds will be given.

6.  You may bring your own food and drink into the pool area.  Grills are allowed.

7.  No glass containers of any kind are allowed on the premises.

8.  No alcohol allowed.

9.  The use, possession, transportation or distribution of marijuana in any form for any purpose is prohibited within any facility owned or operated by the Arapahoe Park and Recreation District.

10.  You are responsible for picking up any trash on the tables and grounds after the party.

11.  Please return all lawn furniture to the storage area.

Cancellations due to inclement weather must be made to the Aquatics Supervisor prior to the reservation date or to the Pool Manager on the day of your party.  All other cancellations will forfeit their entire fee.


All individuals wishing to pay District rates must show proof of residency at the time of admittance.  Proof can be made by showing a District ID card, driver’s license, tax statement or mail delivered to you from the utility or phone company.

Trails Recreation Center memberships are not valid at the Lookout Pool.

Lookout Pool will close in the event of inclement weather.


Arapahoe Park and Recreation District
Lookout Park Pool
Rules & Regulations

These rules are set up for the users.  It is expected that all users obey the rules in order to ensure a safe experience.  All Aquatic Employees are expected to strictly enforce each and every rule, everyday.  If a patron has a question or concern about a rule, please direct them to the Aquatic Supervisor or Pool Manager.  Rules are subject to change without notice if the situation warrants it.



  • All users must shower before entering the pool

  • Children 5 yrs and younger need to have a responsible adult in the water with them at all times.  Children 6-9 yrs must be accompanied and cared for poolside by an adult (15yrs+) in the Aquatic Center.

  • Appropriate swim attire (i.e. swimsuit, swim trunks, etc.) is required in the pool.  No street clothes, cut-off shorts, athletic apparel or thongs

  • Children permitted in swim diapers and/or securely fitted rubber pants ONLY!

  • Consumption of food and/or drink in designated areas only.  NO GUM!

  • Jewelry (except for watches and rings), band-aids and hairpins are not to be worn in the pool

  • Horseplay and exhibitions that jeopardize personal safety are prohibited

  • Water wings and inflatable flotation devices are prohibited:  Only Water noodles and
    Coast Guard approved lifejackets are allowed in the pool

  • No running on deck or diving

  • Persons with open sores or contagious infections are not permitted in the pool

  • No spitting, spouting or nose blowing in the pool

  • Check with management before using cameras or video equipment

  • Pets are not permitted in the pool area

  • Courtesy to others and appropriate language is expected

  • Use of specific areas of the facility may be restricted due to aquatic programming

  • The aquatics area may close at the discretion of the Supervisor or head lifeguard on duty in the event of inclement weather (lightning/thunder) or in the presence of possible health concerns from waterborne or blood borne bacteria

  • Additional rules and regulations may be implemented without notice at the discretion of the Arapahoe Park and Recreation District Staff.   Additional rules and/or guidelines deemed necessary for the safety and comfort of our patrons will be strictly enforced

BABY (Wading) POOL

  • Children over 6 years old are prohibited from using the Baby Pool

  • Infant Floats (excluding water wings) may be used only in the Baby Pool with parent/guardian direct supervision

  • All children under 6 years old must be supervised by a responsible parent and/or guardian

  • Children permitted in swim diapers and/or securely fitted rubber pants ONLY!


  • Waterslide users must be 48" tall; and be able to swim out of the splashdown area (subject to swim test)

  • Follow the instructions of the waterslide attendants at all times

  • One slider at a time - No chains

  • Upon exiting from the slide, move out of the splash pool immediately

  • No head first sliding - stay seated or lying down (feet first) in the flume

  • Do no stop in the flume


Items of Note:

Arapahoe Park and Recreation District will not provide chaise lounges or chairs at the Lookout Park Pool. Users should plan on providing their own seating arrangements.  The pool area has a concrete apron and a large expanse of turf area.

A limited number of lockers will be available on a daily basis for users to lock up valuables.  Users must provide their own locks. Lockers must be emptied before the end of business each day. Neither Arapahoe Park and Recreation District, it’s agents, employees, contractors, sub-contractors or pool staff will be responsible for the security of lockers or the contents therein.

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