Both Nampa and Meridian safely opened their public pools in 2020 and plan to do so again this year. Meanwhile, their neighbors in Boise weren't so lucky. Public pools were closed in 2020 and the city originally planned to keep the gates closed again this year. 

That planned has changed! Boise families will have the opportunity to break out their swimsuits and goggles for a drip in the city pools after all! According to a press release from the City of Boise, they are finalizing a plan to open Borah Pool, Fairmont Pool, Ivywild Pool and the Natatorium this summer.

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So what will visiting a pool in Boise look like this summer? These are some of the changes the city has outlined so far.

  • Swimmers must purchase a $15 pool season pass
  • Pass holders can reserve a two-hour swim at any of the four open pools
  • Advanced reservations are required
  • Walk-ups will not be available
  • Pools will operate at limited capacity
  • Masks are required upon entry, exit and anytime visitors are outside of the pool within six feet of those living outside their household.

At this time, an opening date hasn't been selected but season passes will go on-sale April 26. Details about how and where to buy season passes are not yet available, but we'll pass them along when they are!

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Meanwhile, both Nampa and Meridian pools have opening dates set for this season.  Nampa will open Lakeview Water Park and Lincoln Pool on May 29. Meridian Pool plans to begin their season on Saturday, June 26.

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