Summer activity options
Enjoy a variety of free concerts: Come the second, third and fourth Tuesdays of June and July to Roosevelt Park, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., for a relaxing evening of music. On Wednesday, July 4, enjoy a special noon performance by the Longmont Symphony Orchestra at Thompson Park. For a complete listing of bands and other free concert venues, visit ci.longmont.co.us/rec/special/concert.htm.
Free outdoor movies
Mark your calendars for free Outdoor Cinema dates in July. Join us at Thompson Park, Fourth and Bross, for a dusk (8:30 p.m.) showing of "Kung Fu Panda" (July 21), "Puss in Boots" (July 28), and "Despicable Me" (Aug. 4). Come early, bring your lawn chair, blanket and food/beverages (no alcohol), and enjoy fun pre-show activities!
Sunset Pool is open for the summer season with daily hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through June 3. Tuesday through Friday, May 29 to June 1, enjoy the earlier morning lap swim from 9 to 10 a.m. before open swim starts. Located at 1900 Longs Peak Ave., Sunset Pool is a heated outdoor pool that features six lap lanes, a large wading area, three diving boards and two fast waterslides. Its newly rebuilt bathhouse includes family-friendly features and a new party room. Daily and pass admissions are available.
Roosevelt and Kanemoto Swimming Pools open for the summer season at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2. These heated outdoor pools are geared for youths ages 8 and under, have a maximum depth of less than 3 feet 8 inches, and feature zero-depth entry and an assortment of water features.
Daily admittance rates and Activity Pool Season passes are available. Be sure to check out Family Days, a specially designated day at each activity pool where the whole family can come swim for only $6 ($7.50 for nonresidents): family swim day is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Roosevelt and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Kanemoto. Kanemoto Pool also offers beginner swim lessons and parent/tot classes so that kids can learn where they play. For more information, call Centennial Pool at 303-651-8406.
Looking to stay out of the sun? Both Centennial Pool and the Longmont Recreation Center offer lap swimming and open swimming in addition to many swim lessons, swim teams, diving lessons, aerobic classes, birthday parties and private rentals.
The Swim Beach at Union Reservoir is open for the season with swimming from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Open Water Swims are back at Union Reservoir beginning June 2: Tue and Wed, 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 8:45 to 10:15 a.m. Saturdays; and during June and July, 5:45 to 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. For the safety of all, children and spectators are not allowed in the water during open water swims. For more Union Reservoir information, call 303-772-1265.
Whether you are looking for triathlons, parades, volleyball tournaments or summer camps, have a great summer with Longmont Recreation Services. Pick up a Summer Brochure at any recreation facility, view it online at ci.longmont.co.us/rec or call 303-651-8404 to make your summer plans today!
For information about other opportunities available from Community Services, please visit our website at ci.longmont.co.us/cs/index.htm.