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10 outdoor pools where you can beat the heat

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Jeff White, 14, cools off at the Taylorsville Recreation Center outdoor pool on Thursday, July 8, 2021, as the Salt Lake Valley sets a heat record.

Temperatures are expected to rise above 100 degrees in Salt Lake City again on Tuesday, with no end in sight to hotter-than-average weather across the state.

Whether you enjoy frolicking in the water at a public park — the technical term for these playground water features is “splashpads” — or trekking to higher ground in search of a cool breeze, Utah residents are looking for any available chance to cool off. To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of public outdoor swimming pools, from Draper to downtown Salt Lake City.

Crestwood Outdoor Pool

Location • 1700 E. Siesta Drive in Cottonwood Heights.

Contact • 385-468-1683.

Fees • $2.50 admission; free for age 2 and under and for “super seniors” (80+).

Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center

Location • 7500 S. 2700 East in Cottonwood Heights.

Contact • 801-943-3190.

Fees • Nonmember adults $5.50; nonmember children and seniors (62+) $4.50; free for age 2 and under.

Cool stuff • Outdoor racing pool.

Draper Recreation Center

Location • 657 E. Vestry Road in Draper.

Contact • 385-468-1995.

Fees • Adults $7.00; seniors (62+) $5; youth $4.00; free for age 2 and under and for “super seniors” (80+).

Cool stuff • Leisure area with water slide; play features.

Kearns Oquirrh Park Fitness Center

Location • 5624 S. Cougar Lane in Kearns.

Contact • 801-966-5555.

Fees • Adults $6.00; children and seniors $5.00; 2 and under free.

Cool stuff • Diving platforms; play structures.

Liberty Park Pool

Location • 900 S. 650 East in Salt Lake City.

Contact • 385-468-1564.

Fees • Adults $7.00; seniors (62+) $5; youth $4.00; free for age 2 and under and for “super seniors” (80+).

Cool stuff • Lap lanes; leisure area.

Magna Outdoor Swimming Pool

Location • 3270 S. 8400 West in Magna.

Contact • 385-468-1826.

Fees • $2.50 admission; free for age 2 and under and for “super seniors” (80+).

Cool stuff • Short course lanes; water slides; zero depth entry pool.

Murray Aquatic Center

Location • 3270 S. 8400 West in Magna.

Contact • 385-468-1826.

Fees • Adults $4.00; youth and seniors (60+) $3; age 2 and under $1.

Cool Stuff • Four-story water slide; leisure area; zero depth entry pool.

Salt Lake City Sports Complex

Location • 645 S. Guardsman Way in Salt Lake City.

Contact • 385-468-1925.

Fees • Adults $7.00; seniors (62+) $5; youth $4.00; free for age 2 and under and for “super seniors” (80+).

Cool stuff • Lap lanes; wading area; green space for sunbathing.

South County Pool

Location • 12765 S. 1125 West in Riverton.

Contact • 385-468-1362.

Fees • Adults $4.50; seniors (62+) $3.50; youth $3.50; free for age 2 and under and for “super seniors” (80+).

Cool stuff • Green space for sunbathing.

Taylorsville Pool

Location • 4914 S. 2700 West in Taylorsville.

Contact • 385-468-1740.

Fees • Adults $4.50; youth and seniors (62+) $3.50; free for age 2 and under and for “super seniors” (80+).

Cool stuff • Lap pool; diving area; water slide; zero depth entry pool.

The Redwood Outdoor Pool, located at 3060 S. Lester St. in West Valley City, and the West Jordan Pool, located at 8125 S. 2200 West in West Jordan, are currently closed for maintenance.

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