Living around the Colorado Springs region offers a lot of family friendly places and things to do. This summer there will be a new attraction in Manitou Springs, just for the little ones. In a recent announcement from Great Outdoors Colorado , (GOCO) a grant for $80,500 has been awarded to supplement $34,500 from the Manitou Springs City Council, to make a new pool for young kids a reality. The grant from GOCO will replace the existing pool which is more than 40-years-old.

The new Manitou Springs Baby Splash Pool will be large enough for up to 40 kids and include a new kid-friendly entrance into the pool. The splash pad area of the pool will feature water sprayers. Not only will kids 10 and younger be able to enjoy the fun of a splash pad and kid-oriented pool, but there will also be swimming classes available too. The pool itself will be no deeper than 3 feet, 6 inches, perfect for young children just learning to swim and ready to enjoy some summertime water fun. The date of the new pool opening is not yet set but expected to be ready sometime this summer. The pool will be located at the Shryver Park recreation center, which has seen some other updates completed, including renovations done to the indoor pool and a new weight room and general-purpose room.

The GOCO grant for the new pool is one of 39 projects awarded funds across 25 counties. Almost $7 million in lottery funds were gifted to improve our community park and trails and provide more outdoor classes and activities, such as the Manitou Springs pool. GOCO is an independent board in place to award grants from lottery funds in order to preserve and enhance Colorado’s green and open spaces. The GOCO was formed in 1992, and since then has helped fund more than 4,500 projects across all 64 counties in the state without tax dollars, putting our lottery to work.

The new Manitou Springs Pool will be just one more wonderful attraction for families in our area. When you are ready to buy or sell your home, we at Springs LifeStyles Real Estate are here to help you with all of your real estate needs! As your buyer agent, we will strive to give you the best support we can. Call Kathy Stenberg at (719) 963-4867 or you can email her at You can also visit us at our website for available listings and additional information.