West Boise YMCA & Boise City Aquatic Center

The West Boise YMCA and Boise City Aquatic Center opened its doors in 1996 and is a partnership between the YMCA and the City of Boise. It is located near Chinden Blvd. and Cloverdale Rd. We currently help over 23,000 active youth, adult, and family members lead a healthier, happier life through the following facility features and amenities:

General Facility Features

  • Cardio fitness center (complete with cutting-edge equipment and stretching area)
  • Five fitness studios that house a wide variety of Group Exercise programs» including:
    • Yoga Studio
    • Fitness Studio
    • Cycle Studio
    • Pilates Studio
    • CrossFit Studio
  • Full-court basketball gymnasium
  • Variety of weight-lifting systems and options
  • Three racquetball courts (two convertible to squash)

West Boise YMCA Open Climb Times

  • Climbing wall
  • Two multi-purpose rooms
  • Youth Activity Center»
  • Kid Zone »
  • Separate locker facilities for adults, youth/family, and accessibility
  • Steam Room & Sauna in both male & female adult locker rooms
  • Towel service
  • Locker service


See Aquatic Center Hours below.

Contact Information

Address: 5959 N Discovery Way, Boise, ID 83713, USA
Phone: 208 377 9622


Facility Hours

Mon-Fri 5am-9pm
Sat 7am-6pm
Sun 10am-6pm
Holiday Hours (2022/23)
Memorial Day:CLOSED
Fourth of July:CLOSED
Labor Day:CLOSED
Thanksgiving Day:CLOSED
Christmas Eve:7am-12pm
Christmas Day: CLOSED
New Year's Eve:7am-5pm
New Year's Day (2023):10am-6pm
Please note: All YMCA Aquatic Centers close one hour before the rest of the facility.

Service Hours

Aquatic Center

Lap Pools
Mon-Fri: 5am-8:30pm
Sat: 7am-5:30pm
Sun: 10am-5:30pm
Mon-Fri: 4-7pm (open swim)
Sat: 11am-5:30pm (open swim)

No reservations required.

Water Exercise

Reserve your spot.

Open Swimming
Mon-Fri: 4-7pm

Open swimming is available for families and youth who just want to swim and splash around for fun and recreation. Open swim is by reservation only and is available in our warm pool, kiddie pool, and shallow end of the 50-meter pool. All family members/guests swimming must have a reservation.

View the full Open Swim schedule here.

Reserve your spot.

Hot Tub
Mon-Sun: open
50-meter Long Course
Tue, Thu: 5-6:45am
Instructional Pool
Mon-Fri: 5am-3:30pm (lap swim)
Mon-Fri: 7-8:30pm (open swim)
Sat: 11am-5:30pm (open swim)
Sun: 10am-5:30pm (open swim)

Reserve your spot.

Sauna/Steam Rooms
Mon-Sun: Open
Diving Boards

Diving Boards are available on a limited basis and are dependent on programming and staffing.

Mon-Fri: 4-7pm
Sat: 11am-2pm

The Slide is available and open on a limited basis, and will be open at least 20 minutes per hour.

Kiddie Pool
Mon-Fri: 10am-3pm | 4-7pm
Sat: 2-5:30pm
Sun: 4-7pm

Reserve your spot.

Kid Zone

Mon, Tue, Thu: 9am–12pm | 4–7pm
Wed, Fri: 9am–12pm
Sat: 9am–12:30pm

Reserve your spot.