Opening of Foothills pools makes a splash

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The rain left South Jeffco just in time for residents to go out and get wet.


A handful of people were out enjoying the sun and water at the Columbine West Pool this weekend. The pool, operated by the Foothill Parks and Rec District, opened for the summer on Saturday.

“This is our first time coming to this pool,” said Carrie Mulholland. “It’s hot, and we don’t have a pool in our neighborhood, so this is perfect.”

Mo Korbel, Mulholland’s friend, said she takes her kids to the pool frequently during the summer.

“This is the best because it’s not too crowded. But don’t tell anybody,” Korbel said.

Mulholland’s son, 14-year-old Matt, was looking forward to his summer vacation and the pool.

“I just like being out with my friends and enjoying my vacation,” Matt said. “And practicing my back flips.”

Columbine West is one of two outdoor pools operated by Foothills in the South Jeffco area. The other, the Deer Creek Pool, opened for the season May 24. 

Columbine West Pool hours

Monday-Friday: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Deer Creek Pool hours

Monday-Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday-Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For prices and a schedule of activities, visit www.ifoothills.org/pools_outdoor.asp.

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