Metropolis of Boise out of doors swimming pools open Friday, closing because of climate


Pools at Borah, Fairmont, Ivywild and the Natatorium opened at 1pm on Friday but will remain closed Saturday through Monday due to weekend wet weather.

BOISE, Idaho — Treasure Valley residents got a sneak peek of summer on Friday as the city of Boise’s outdoor pools opened for the season.

Pools at Borah, Fairmont, Ivywild and the Natatorium welcomed their first guests of 2022 at 1:00 p.m. However, due to inclement weather in the updated weekend weather forecast, the four outdoor pools will remain closed for the remainder of the Bank Holiday weekend.

Just after 2:00 p.m. Friday, Boise Parks and Recreation announced that the Natatorium Pool would be closed for the remainder of the day due to a power outage. The Borah, Fairmont and Ivywild pools remain open.

All four outdoor pools plan to reopen on Tuesday, May 31st.

Warning: Due to a power outage, Natatorium Pool will be closed for the remainder of the day, Friday, May 27th. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience. Photo: swimming pool

Posted by Boise Parks and Recreation on Friday May 27, 2022

Clouds will increase and spread in southern Idaho Friday afternoon, according to KTVB Chief Meteorologist Rick Lantz. A deepening low-pressure system will bring showers, thunderstorms, cooler air and mountain snow through the holiday weekend.

Overnight spells of rain will continue into Saturday morning, with the possibility of up to a quarter of an inch of rain in the Treasure and Magic valleys.

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Boise Parks and Recreation says no pre-registration is required for the pools this summer.

Boise Parks and Recreation is asking residents to consider what they think the city should do with two outdoor pools that need updating and repairs.

Both Lowell Pool adjacent to Lowell Elementary in Boise’s North End and South Pool on Boise Bench adjacent to South Junior High School have been closed since 2020.

For more information on seasonal swim passes and daily admission prices, visit the City of Boise website by clicking here.

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