Keep Cool, Stay Safe This Weekend With Parks and Recreation

Missoula Parks and Recreation offers lots of options to safely beat the heat this weekend, including waterparks at Splash Montana and Currents Aquatics Center, four local splash decks and two neighborhood spray pools.

“City aquatics facilities are a great way to beat the heat because the water is sanitized and lifeguards are on duty at both water parks,” says Parks and Recreation Aquatics Manager Eric Seagrave.  “Public pools are a safe, clean alternative to swimming in rivers or lakes, are easily accessible throughout the community and offer a variety of options to have fun, cool off and play in the water.”

Splash Slides

Splash Montana and Currents Aquatics Center are open from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  In addition to three exciting waterslides and several play features, Splash Montana includes two on-site cafes, shaded lounge areas and rental cabanas to make it an all-day destination for families, Seagrave says.

Splash Mountain

Spray pools at Sacajawea and Southside Lions Park will be open for extended hours from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily, and splash decks at Bonner, Franklin, Marilyn and Westside Parks are open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Splash Montana is located a 3001 Bancroft in Playfair Park, and Currents Aquatics Center is located at 600 Cregg Lane in McCormick Park.

Splash Kids Float

For more information, visit or phone 721-PARK.