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Swimming pool opens with a big splash

Jacob Allen, 6, plays in the kids’ pool inhabited by various animal figures at Santa Fe’s Bicentennial Pool on Tuesday, the pool’s opening day for the 2013 summer season. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)
Jacob Allen, 6, plays in the kids’ pool inhabited by various animal figures at Santa Fe’s Bicentennial Pool on Tuesday, the pool’s opening day for the 2013 summer season. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

Ahh, summertime is here.

Maybe not technically until June 21, but on Tuesday, Santa Fe’s only public outdoor swimming pool opened for the season with hours of noon-5:30 p.m. The pool will start its regular full-time hours of 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday.

The pool is located in Alto Park at 1043 Alto St. and features a 25-yard lap pool and a tot pool.

There’s also playground equipment for both little and big kids, including four baby swings, climbing walls, two big kid swings, slides and a stone labyrinth. A large field with huge trees and picnic benches is located right along the Santa Fe River.

For specific lap and recreation swim hours, call 505-955-4778.

Paulina Balderrama, 4, and Abilene Domingues, 6, enjoy the water at the Bicentennial Pool on Tuesday.
Paulina Balderrama, 4, and Abilene Domingues, 6, enjoy the water at the Bicentennial Pool on Tuesday.
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