The Best Places: Athmar Rec Center Pickleball (Denver)

TL;DR Summary

The Athmar Rec Center is open 7 days a week and offers a full gym facility, including a pool and showers, in addition to pickleball.

  • Pickleball only available on Fridays from 1 – 3p (open play)
  • Full gym facilities available all 7 days of the week
  • Pool and showers available
  • Friendly staff
  • Affordable membership, especially for families. Anyone over 65 may also qualify for a free membership through Silversneakers (see more about Memberships below)

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The details: Athmar Rec Center

Location, hours, and contact

  • Website: Athmar Rec Center website
  • Address: 2680 W. Mexico Ave. , Denver, CO 80219
  • Hours:
    • Monday – Thursday: 6a – 9p (pool opens at 7a)
    • Friday: 6a – 8p (pool opens at 7a) with pickleball open play from 1 – 3p
    • Saturday: 9a – 3p (pool open the whole time)
    • Sunday: 12p – 4p (pool open the whole time)
  • Phone: (720) 865-2180


  • Membership are available to Athmar Rec Center. Learn more here
  • Family memberships can only be purchased in-person. Overall easiest to purchase any memberships in-person
  • If you’re 65+ you may qualify for a free membership with Silversneakers. Learn more about Silversneakers here

Check out Athmar Rec Center’s weekly calendar: here

What’s available at the Athmar Rec Center

Rec center and gym facilities

Cardio and weight room available with machines, free weights, selector weight machines, circuit training and circuit training classes. Personal training sessions are offered at the rec center. There is also a multi-purpose room available for rent for groups up to 25.

An arcade game room is also available with drop-in access. Features Xbox, PlayStation, 50″ and 65″ LED displays and a variety of games.


Athmar Rec Center has different classes available:

  • Aqua aerobics
  • Water walking
  • Zumba
  • Yoga, including: Beginner Yoga, 50+ Gentle Yoga
  • Full court basketball
  • Social clubs

See full class and activity list here (select Athmar in the location dropdown)


Full sized 25 yard indoor pool with open swim, lap swim, aqua aerobics and water walking.

  • 5 lanes available with 3-9ft depths
  • Lockers are provided, with locker room shower area leading to indoor pool deck
  • Need to bring your own towels

Swim lessons are also available For exact times see the full class and activity list.

What others say about Athmar Rec Center


  • Pickleball only available on Fridays 1 – 3p (open play)
  • Great for accessing other gym facilities (machines, pool, showers). Members are fans of the pool
  • Gym is great for children too
  • Friendly staff
  • Affordable memberships, seniors may qualify for free membership through Silversneakers, drop-ins available for $6/day

We love swimming there we always have fun thanks for the service

— Kathy G (Google Review, Sep 2022)

Athmar is back! … This place is back with the community vibe! Love the staff here, this is THE rec center! #DenverBuckets

— Adrian D (Google reviews, Apr 2022)

Six bucks for a day, free for a first time. Facility was clean and staff was very pleasant…

— Calvin (Google Review, Jan 2022)

Love the staff, always very helpful! My children love coming to Athmar, great amenities!

— Ruth T (Yelp, Apr 2018)

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