Carla Madison Recreation Center

Exterior of Carla Madison Recreation Center

Beginning February 20, 2024:  Denver Recreation Center hours will be modified. To accommodate new schedules, spring program registration will open Tuesday, March 5 at noon. Activity listings available to view at denvergov.org/ActivitiesPrograms on February 27.  View all Denver Recreation Center hours as of February 20, 2024.


Denver Recreation Centers are closed on city-observed holidays. Centers and pools can also close unexpectedly due to power outages or other unforeseen maintenance issues. Outdoor pools close during inclement weather when lightning is nearby or temperatures are forecasted to remain below 65 degrees. Unexpected closures typically last several hours or less and may not be posted online. To verify center schedules and hours of operation, please call the facility directly. 


Carla Madison is Denver's newest Regional Level Center located on Colfax and Josephine. This facility features an outdoor climbing wall and a rooftop event space with an exterior terrace and catering kitchen. There is an eight lane, 25-yard competition lap pool as well as a leisure pool with play features, a lazy river, and three 20-yard lap lanes. Other site amenities include slack lines, game tables, a climbing boulder, and dog park. Shallow Water Aerobics, Deep Water Aerobics, and Swim Lessons are offered at this center.

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Gym Schedule

Gym Schedule
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Pick-up Basketball 18+
6:00 - 7:00 a.m.
Pick-up Basketball 18+
6:00 - 7:00 a.m.
Pick-up Basketball 18+
6:00 - 7:00 a.m.
Pick-up Basketball 18+
6:00 - 7:00 a.m.
Pick-up Basketball 18+
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Pick-up Basketball 18+
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Open Gym
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Open Gym
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Open Gym
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Open Gym
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Open Gym
12:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Open Gym
12:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Open Gym
(18 & under)

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Open Gym
(18 & under)

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Open Gym
(18 & under)

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Open Gym
(18 & under)

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
   
Youth Basketball
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Youth Basketball
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Youth Basketball
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Youth Basketball
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
   
CWS
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
CWS
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
CWS
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Open Gym
7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
   

Pool Schedule

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"Lanes" indicates number of lanes available for lap swimming.

*Registration Required


Lap Pool

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 
Lap Swim
(8 Lanes)
6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lap Swim
(8 Lanes)
6:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Lap Swim
(8 Lanes)
6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lap Swim
(8 Lanes)
6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lap Swim
(8 Lanes)
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Lap Swim
(8 Lanes)
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
EHS Swim Team/Swim Lessons
(1 Lane)
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Shallow Water Aerobics
(4 Lanes)
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
EHS Swim Team/Swim Lessons
(1 Lane)
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
EHS Swim Team
(2 Lanes)
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  Key Log Roll/Diving Board (4 Lanes)
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Lap Swim/Swim Lessons*
(6 Lanes)
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Aqua Tone Aerobics
(4 Lanes)
10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Lap Swim/Swim Lessons*
(6 Lanes)
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Lifeguard Prep/Lap Swim
(6 Lanes)
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
   
Lap Swim
(8 Lanes)
6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lap Swim
(8 Lanes)
11:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lap Swim
(8 Lanes)
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
     
  EHS Swim Team
(2 Lanes)
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
       
  Lap Swim
(8 Lanes)

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
       

Leisure Pool

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Quiet Swim/River Walking
8:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Quiet Swim/River Walking
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Quiet Swim/River Walking
8:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Quiet Swim/River Walking
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Quiet Swim/River Walking
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Quiet Swim/River Walking
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Current Channel Aerobics
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Open Swim
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Current Channel Aerobics
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Open Swim
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Open Swim
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Open Swim
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Swim Lessons*
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Pool Closed
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Swim Lessons*
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Pool Closed
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
   
Open Swim
11:45 a.m. 3:45 p.m.
Open Swim
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Open Swim
11:45 a.m. 3:45 p.m.
Open Swim
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
   
Swim Lessons*
3:45 - 6:00 p.m.
  Swim Lessons*
3:45 - 6:00 p.m.
     
Open Swim
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  Open Swim
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
     

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Location

2401 E. Colfax Ave., Denver 80206  View Map

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