Who doesn't like a big water slide and zero-entry pools? This indoor community pool has it all: lap lanes, a lazy river (vortex), diving boards (they do exist, folks) and zero-entry pool area with kid-friendly water areas. And, that's just a portion of what this center offers. It features a climbing wall, full weight and cardio room, plus, water aerobics classes (anyone up for Yo-quatics?).
Getting ready for the pool was a pleasant treat thanks to their family cabanas. I was anticipating having to send my boys through the boys locker room with my husband to get changed. Instead, the family cabanas offered us a much easier changing experience. In the hallway outside the family cabanas there were lockers for bags and purses. They had locks available at the front desk.
My kids could have stayed all day at the pool. My 8 year old daughter must have gone down the three-story high water slide about 2 dozen times. She loved it! And my boys (ages 3 and 2) were brave enough to try the slide with Dad. I brought inflatable toys for them to play with, but they really didn't need them. The only exception was when my daughter used the tube to float around the lazy river.
The staff was very watchful and made sure my kids were safe (even offering me advice about where to stand to get the best pictures).
On Fridays the center offers discounted admission. Children 3 years and under get in free with a paid adult. But, the best part is this: the center offers a Family Pass Price, where you pay for one adult, and everyone else enters at 1/2 price.
And to top that all off with a nice big surprise, the center offers a towel service ($1 per person), so I didn't have to bring wet towels back to the hotel room after our swim (or worse yet, find them mildewed in a plastic bag when we unpacked at home). SCORE!
Disclaimer: Our admission to the Durango Recreation Center was COMPLIMENTARY OF THE DURANGO AREA TOURISM OFFICE. THE TOURISM OFFICE DID NOT STATE ANY REQUIREMENTS REGARDING MY REVIEWS. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN.