May 29 marked the grand opening of the new Pirates Cove Family Aquatics Park in Englewood.
The new 5-acre park features a six-lane competition pool, a 6,900 square foot leisure pool with a large play area, water slides, a spray garden, a “lazy river,” with a swirling vortex, a sand play area, and much more.
Englewood invites both residents and non-residents to use the facility. A non-resident day pass is $7.00 for adults and $5.75 for kids or seniors. An annual family pass is $375 for non-residents.
The City of Englewood financed the $7 million project through the sale of recreation bonds.
A big question on many people’s minds may be, “with the current water restrictions and shortages in Colorado, why did Englewood just build a huge water park?” Pirates Cove replaces an older city pool that is being closed, and it’s estimated that the additional water used by the new facility is equivalent to only three residential taps - - but the pool will serve 80,000 people.
Pirates Cove is located at 1225 W. Belleview Avenue (just west of Broadway) in Englewood.
For more information about the new park, including photos of the park, a complete list of admission rates, and other facts,