Weather Closure & Cancellation Policy

Aquatics Weather Line
Call the Aquatics Weather Line at 406-542-9283 (WAVE) for more information.

Safe and Secure

Missoula Parks and Recreation is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for guests at our facilities. American Red Cross Aquatics guidelines require lifeguards to clear all guests from the pool and have them take shelter in the locker rooms whenever lightning or thunder is observed. The pool will remain closed until the storm has passed.

Please note: Both indoor and outdoor pools must close during a lightning storm.

Splash Montana and Currents Aquatics Center
In the event Splash Montana is closed for the entire day, season pass holders will be allowed to swim at Currents, our indoor water facility. Guests who have entered the facility and have had less than one hour to swim will receive coupons for admission to the pool on another day. All guests may receive hand stamps which will allow them to re-enter the facility at no additional cost that day, should the pool re-open.

If the outside air temperature is very cool (below 70 degrees) or the weather stays cool and rainy all day, the facility may close for extended periods. Staff will re-evaluate the weather conditions at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. to decide if it is feasible to open. Remember, the sun is always shining at Currents in McCormick Park. Please be sure to check with your favorite weather forecaster before committing your group to swimming at Splash Montana on a particular day.

Swim Lessons
Swim lessons will be held if it is at all possible to do so. We’ll check the weather at least 30 minutes before lessons begin. If the temperature is below 50 degrees or if lightning or thunder is observed, classes may be canceled that day. Makeup classes will meet on the Friday of that week, at the same times. Call the weather line at 406-541-9283 for weather updates.