Nampa Rec Center aquatic facilityThe Harward Recreation Center houses five indoor swimming pools with different features to offer great options for every swimmer. We offer year around learn-to-swim classes and water exercise classes. All taught in varying water temps and depths to best meet the needs of our participants. With over 30 water exercise classes per week there is an opportunity that fits everyone's needs. Whether taking a class, exercising or just coming to go down the slide everyone is sure to have a great time.

Lap Pool

The Lap pool offers 10 lanes and is 25 yards long. The Lap Pool is kept at approximately 80 degrees. The Lap Pool also hosts multiple water exercise classes, kayaking, lap swimming and swim team. Even with all of the activities available to our patrons, there is consistently space available for lap swimming.

Diving Well

Our Diving Pool features a 10 foot deep swimming area! The Diving Pool has a swinging Tarzan Rope and diving springboard. It also hosts several deep water aerobic classes throughout the week. Children under the age of 14 must pass a swimming test before utilizing the diving pool.

Hydro Pool

The Hydro-Therapy pool is kept at approximately 90 degrees and is the perfect place for therapy, exercise, or recreational swimming. Many of the HarwardNampa Rec Center pool Recreation Center's water fitness classes and young Learn-to-Swim classes are held in the Hydro Therapy pool. The depth of this pool ranges from 1 foot to 4 feet.

Recreation Pool

The Recreation pool is just all kinds of fun! It is kept at 88 degrees and it is home to our 7 foot tall blue heron spray fountain, 53 foot long waterslide, as well as a basketball hoop for all the fun you can handle! Pool depths range from 2 to 4 feet.

Kids Pool

The kids' pool is a great place for little ones to jump in with parents and enjoy the water. Its depth reaches 1.5 feet and is kept at 90 degrees.


The Spa is a great place to kick back and relax after a hard workout. Hop in for a soak and let the jets add to your relaxation with water temperature approximately 102 degrees. The Spa is for teens and adults 14 and older. 

Sauna & Steam Room

The Sauna and steam room are great ways to relax. Adults 18 and older can enjoy the sauna or stream room located inside the pool area. See sauna and steam room guidelines for health warnings.

Outdoor Swimming Pools

The City of Nampa has two seasonal outdoor facilities Lincoln Pool Lakeview Water Park side and water toys and Lakeview water park.