10 hours ago
Monday, July 14, 2008
Do you have a place you take your kids to every summer? A place that gives you that good ol' summertime feeling? For me, it's Roosevelt Activity Pool in Longmont. After searching long and wide for a pool I can take take my toddlers to by myself, with very little worries of one of them drowning while I'm caring to the other, I came across this pool through a mom's group I belonged to.
Even though it is a 30-minute drive from my house, it makes total sense to go there. Why?
1. It's cheap. It only costs $8 for all three of us to swim for the day.
2. It's small and enclosed. The pool only goes to a depth of 2 ft. 8 in., so no worries of my older son wandering off and drowning while I attend to the other one. Plus it's fenced in, with only one opening to the parking lot, so I can sit in the shade and keep an eye on both my boys while they explore the place.
3. It's got some great water features, like some fountains to run through and a pole with buckets attached that randomly dump water on unsuspecting victims--kids love that!
With temperatures reaching the mid-90's throughout the summer in Colorado, parks are useless. What's the point of going to a place where your child will burn themselves going down the slide? This pool gives my boys the chance to get their energy out without hurting themselves, which makes summer fun for all of us.