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COSPA Outdoor Public Pools Facilities Map


Visit Calgary's Outdoor Pools

Calgarians have eight outdoor pools for enjoying Alberta’s gorgeous summers. Located centrally in the city, COSPA pools have features and activities for all ages and abilities – splash pads and wading pools, shallow teaching areas, accessible entry ramps, shaded spots on the grass, and picnic tables, too.

Calgary Outdoor Swimming Pools Association Bowview Outdoor Pool

Bowview Outdoor Pool

  • 1910 6 Avenue N.W.
    Calgary, Alberta T2N 0W3 Canada

Calgary Outdoor Swimming Pools Association Forest Lawn Outdoor Pool

Forest Lawn Outdoor Pool

  • 1706 39 Street S.E.
    Calgary, Alberta T2A 1J2 Canada

Calgary Outdoor Swimming Pools Association Highwood Outdoor Pool

Highwood Outdoor Pool

  • 25 Holmwood Avenue N.W.
    Calgary, Alberta T2K 2G5 Canada

Calgary Outdoor Swimming Pools Association Millican Ogden Outdoor Pool

Millican Ogden Outdoor Pool

  • 2094 - 69th Avenue S.E.
    Calgary, Alberta T2C 0T8 Canada

Calgary Outdoor Swimming Pools Association Mount Pleasant Outdoor Pool

Mount Pleasant Outdoor Pool

  • 2310 6 St NW
    Calgary, Alberta T2M 1N7 Canada

Calgary Outdoor Swimming Pools Association Silver Springs Outdoor Pool

Silver Springs Outdoor Pool

  • 5720 Silver Ridge Dr NW
    Calgary, Alberta T3B 5E5 Canada

Calgary Outdoor Swimming Pools Association South Calgary Outdoor Pool

South Calgary Outdoor Pool

  • 3130 16 Street S.W.,
    Calgary, Alberta T2T 4G7 Canada

Calgary Outdoor Swimming Pools Association Stanley Park Outdoor Pool

Stanley Park Outdoor Pool

  • 4011 1a St SW
    Calgary, Alberta T2S 2P5 Canada


Pool Admission

$5 flat rate pricing for pool admission provides a 90-minute swim time for all ages.

Children two and younger may enter at no cost.

Who is COSPA (Calgary Outdoor Swimming Pools Association)?

The Calgary Outdoor Swimming Pools Association (COSPA) is proud to manage eight incredible outdoor swimming pools on behalf of The City of Calgary. You can dive into the refreshing waters of Bowview, Forest Lawn, Highwood, Millican Ogden, Mount Pleasant, Silver Springs, South Calgary and Stanley Park to beat the summer heat and make unforgettable memories with your loved ones. Let's soak up the sun and enjoy the best of what Calgary has to offer!
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Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We've got answers! Check out our FAQ section for all the information you need about our pools. 

We're Listening

Your input is valuable to us as we strive to make continuous improvements.

We appreciate your feedback as it will help us shape and guide future changes. In late August, we will be sending a satisfaction survey link to your inbox, and we look forward to hearing your ideas and insights about our services. In the meantime, feel free to share any feedback by using our online form. We appreciate your valuable input and thank you for taking the time to help us improve our offerings at COSPA.

COSPA opportunities

At COSPA, we have a highly engaged and proactive Board of Directors.

We are always looking for passionate and committed individuals from Calgary who are interested in joining our team. As vacancies arise, we welcome applications from talented candidates who can bring their unique perspectives and expertise to our organization. Come join us and make a difference in the lives of Calgarians! Submit your resume and cover letter for consideration to: hello@calgaryoutdoorpools.ca or fill in the form provided.

Contact Form

Please connect directly with your swimming pool for pool rentals, swimming lesson registrations, and public swim tickets. Note that this contact form is intended for COSPA administrative purposes only, and will be addressed during standard business hours.


Let’s Stay Connected!

Let's spread the word about the incredible summer experiences waiting for Calgarians at Calgary's outdoor swimming pools! Share your favourite moments and highlights from your pool experience to help inspire others and show them the summer fun that awaits.
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