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Pull out those bathing suits, swim trunks and towels. Swim season is just around the corner, with various city pools opening in June. Due to their year-round nature, some pools already are open and often have the bonus of heated pool water. Water play will soon be in full operation, too and there always are pools at the casinos to enjoy.
Here's a list of pools and splash parks to explore this summer in the area.
Alf Sorensen Pool
The Alf Sorensen Pool,1400 Baring Blvd., Sparks, is a year-round pool. It features an indoor heated pool and a toddler pool and is located right next to Reed High School. Two one-meter diving boards also are among its highlights. Admission is $3 for kids younger than 18, $5 for ages 18-54 and $4 for those 55 or older. A family pass can be purchased for $15. Hours vary.
The Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia St., is home to both an indoor and outdoor pool. The pool area is open from 10 a.m. to. 6 p.m. daily and includes a whirlpool spa as well as an outdoor pool and sun deck with lounge chairs to soak up the rays. Call the resort for more information on admission and pricing for non-guests.
Bowers Mansion Pool
Located next to Bowers Mansion, in Washoe Valley, this pool is 44-meters in length and has a low diving board. A bonus is that this outdoor pool also is heated. It also features a toddler pool for ages 6 and younger. Locker rooms are available for changing and a shade provides protection from the sun. No food is allowed on the pool deck, but picnic tables are located in the adjacent park. Admission is $4 for ages 3 to 17 and ages 62-plus, $5 for adults older than 18 and free for those younger than 2. The pool opens Memorial Day weekend.
Carson Valley Swim Center
Nearly everyone has heard of the swim center in Carson Valley. That's because there are water slides, an indoor and outdoor pool and a large outdoor deck. Admission at the Carson Valley Swim Center, 1600 Highway 88, Minden, is $5 for adults ages 18 to 60 and $3 for everyone else. A family pass can be purchased for $15. Hours vary, but the swim center is open daily. The location is about an hour south of Reno.
Grand Sierra Resort Pool
The new outdoor pool at the Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. Second St., features a large resort-sized pool, a splash area for kids and plenty of ways to laze about in the sun. Relax in a lounge chair or enjoy a drink from the bar. This pool is open year-round and free for guests of the resort. Admission for non-hotel guests is $20 Friday-Sunday and $10 Monday-Thursday. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day of the week, except for Friday and Saturday when the pool is opened until 8 p.m.
Idlewild Pool, 1805 Idlewild Drive, is located adjacent to Idlewild Park. Opening day is June 9. The main pool has a maximum depth of 10 feet and a low diving board. There also is a toddler pool that is fantastic for young kids. Locker rooms are available for changing. Admission is $2.50 for youth up to age 5 and adults older than 50, $3.50 for ages 6-17 and $5.50 for adults. Special rates are available for punch cards and summer passes.
Traner Pool, 1600 Carville Drive, features an outdoor pool, water slide and water playground with eight different play elements. Its pool depth reaches up to 10 feet. Admission is $2 for children younger than 5 and adults age 50-plus, $2.50 for ages 6-17 and $4 for adults. The pool opens for the summer on June 9. Check the website for hours.
Deer Park Pool
Deer Park Pool, 1700 Prater Way, Sparks, is one of the oldest outdoor pools in the area. It was updated more than decade ago to include a new liner system and zero-depth entry design. Find it located within Deer Park, which happens to feature a playground, basketball court and canopy areas. Admission is $3 for youths younger than 18, $4 for seniors 55 and older and $5 for adults. Family admission is $15. The pool will be open Memorial Day weekend and daily starting June 9.
Visitors to Northwest Pool, 2925 Apollo Way, will discover a pool that is open year-round that includes a main pool, with a maximum depth of 10 feet, and a training pool with a maximum depth of 3 feet. Showers and free day-use lockers also are available. Admission is $2.50 for children younger than 5 and adults older than 50, $3.50 for youth ages 6-17 and $5.50 for adults. Pool times vary based on free swim, lessons and other activities, so check the website.
Robert and Norma Fink Sun Valley Pool Complex
The Robert and Norma Fink Sun Valley Pool Complex, 115 W. Sixth Ave., Sun Valley, features a large pool, a toddler pool and water slides that shoot riders out with a splash into the large pool. Lockers rooms are accessible. Seniors 65 and older and youth from ages 3 to 17 cost $3.50 or admission. Adults ages 18 and older are $4.50, but those younger than 2 are free. The season opens June 8.
Melio Gaspari Water Play Park
Fun is the word at Melio Gaspari Water Play Park, 7100 Pyramid Way, Spanish Springs. Expect your kids to enjoy water in a ton of different ways, including from water shooting up from underneath their feet. Admission is $3 per person, but children younger than 2 and seniors older than 62 are free. Food and drinks are allowed. Opens Memorial Day weekend, weekends only from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
North Valleys Water Splash Park
If you like water everywhere, then this water park is a must. North Valleys Water Splash Park, 8085 Silver Lake Road, Stead, is simply loads of fun and features an aviation theme, 20 unique features and 60 spray heads. Admission is $3 per person. There is no cost for adults older than 62 and those younger than 2. It opens for weekends only from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Memorial Day weekend.
Wild Island Water Park
From a Lazy River to a wave pool, this water park provides loads of fun and opportunities to lay out in the sun, splash around and get tossed around in an inner tube. Enjoy water slides down long tubes, water play and more at Wild Island, 250 Wild Island Court, Sparks. No outside food is allowed in the park. (They do check your bags to make sure nothing is brought in.) General admission is $31.99 or buy a summer pass. The water park's opening day is scheduled for May 25.