After a lot of consideration, we the COSPA Board of Directors along with our community partners have taken a safety-first approach to both the closure and reopening of the 8 Calgary Outdoor Swimming Pools that we oversee.


At this time, the Silver Springs and Highwood Community Associations have decided to reopen their outdoor pools (Silver Springs Outdoor Swimming Pool and Highwood Outdoor Swimming Pool) for the 2020 summer season. They will have Alberta Health Services Covid-19 restrictions in place for the safety of the patrons and limited capacity available.


Mount Pleasant Community Association (operators for the Mount Pleasant Outdoor Swimming Pool) and Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (the operators of Bowview Outdoor Swimming Pool) have decided not to open their pools for the 2020 summer season.


COSPA, which operates Millican Ogden Outdoor Swimming Pool, Forest Lawn Outdoor Swimming Pool and Stanley Park Outdoor Swimming Pool will remain closed for the 2020 summer season. Our revenue needs to cover our expenses for successful operation and with the restriction in place due to Covid-19 this will not be achievable.


South Calgary Outdoor Swimming Pool will be closed due to renovations for the 2020/2021 seasons.


Please contact for any inquires.


Updates and links to pools are available on our website

Forest Lawn Outdoor Pool (SE)

Forest Lawn Outdoor Pool (SE)
Location & Contact
Address: 1706 39 Street S.E., Calgary, Alberta
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We will close at 6:00pm on Wednesday, August 23rd for staff training.

Operating Partner

Forest Lawn Outdoor Pool is operated by Benchmark Projects Ltd. in partnership with the Calgary Outdoor Swimming Pools Association.

Pool Information





The Forest Lawn Outdoor Pool is a safe space for youth to spend time

with their friends in the summer. We often see children come to the pool from open to close almost everyday! Some of them do not know how to swim, and others come without lunches or snacks. Many utilized the food programs available at their school during the academic year, but these programs often stop once school is out.


In our community, we saw a need for two important things:

  • Swimming lessons that could be accessible and affordable to all
  • A continued food program during the summer months


In response to these needs, we developed the Calgary Learns to Swim program. In partnership with Calgary Meals on Wheels, the Calgary Learns to Swim program will offer free swimming lessons, followed by a free meal. The program will run at the Forest Lawn Outdoor Pool every Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 11am-12:30pm, from July 9th to August 29th. While aimed at low-income households, the program will be open to all youth aged 6-16. This will be a registered program, and participant numbers will be restricted based on the number of volunteer instructors recruited.


We are seeking to recruit volunteers, 14 years and older, who have good swimming skills, and enjoy working with kids. We are also seeking to recruit qualified swim instructors, 16 years and older, looking for volunteer teaching experience, to help with the lesson portion of the program. All volunteers and volunteer swim instructors would assist with both the lesson and meal portions of the program. This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals to give back to their city, and make a positive impact in our community, while gaining experience in teaching swimming lessons!


For further information, please contact either Joelle Chartrain or Ted Kozak at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Forest Lawn Outdoor Swimming Pool has 2 pools. All pools are heated, filtered and sanitized 24 hours per day:

Main Pool

  • Eight lane, 25 meter lap pool
  • 1.0 meter depth in shallow end
  • 1.5 meter depth in deep end
  • 1.8 meter high on deck water slide

Wading Pool and Spray Park

  • Zero depth entry
  • Depth is .50 meters
  • Water Spray Ring and 5 floor spray nozzles

Change Rooms for Women and Men

  • No coin operated lockers, please bring your own lock (all locks must be removed after use of the locker)
  • Temperature controlled showers
  • Bathrooms


  • Concession sells prepackaged foods and drinks cash and debit (over $5.00 only please).

Lifeguard Supervision

  • All pools are supervised by qualified lifeguards at all times.

Forest Lawn Outdoor Swimming Pool does not offer swimming lessons.

Please email the pool manager for more information on pool rentals; dates, times and costs.

Contact details are listed above.

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