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FAQs About the Amenities

When are the recreational facilities available? The Cove! 

The Cove, a recreational facility that includes a fitness center, swimming pool, community rooms, patio and grill, fire pits, event lawn, and multi-use sports courts. Some areas within these facilities can be reserved for events, please see the Rental tab for more information. The Cove Fitness Center: Access card holders and pass holders can access The Cove’s fitness center 4:00 A.M. -10:00 P.M., 7-days a week. Multi-use sport courts and the lawn are open from sunrise to sunset. The Cove fitness and gathering building community areas, swimming pool, and programming are operated by The Management Trust. Full-time front desk staff is available to assist your needs during the hours noted below. The Cove Front Desk:

  • Monday-Friday 10:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
  • Saturday-Sunday 10:00 A.M.- 7:00 P.M.

The Cove Swimming Pool: (Open Approximately Memorial Day - Labor Day) 7 days a week from 10:00 A.M.– 8:00 P.M. View the Rental Request Form to determine fees, deposits, and amenities that can be rented.

Rental Request Form
How do I get access to the recreation facilities? 

You may complete the required documents online, once completed online, stop in at The Cove during staffed hours to verify proof of address (ID, closing documents, bill, ect., anything that will show your name and address within St. Vrain Lakes Metropolitan District) and to collect your access cards for the household. OR Stop in at The Cove during staffed hours to complete the required forms with proof of address. Access Cards: Each household can receive up to 2 free access cards. Any additional card or loss of card will be $15. Required forms to be completed:

  • Additional authorized user form – any additional family residing in household.
  • Individual and parent/legal guardian waiver of liability form – completed for all within household.
  • Minor release form – to be completed for all kids between 12-17 years old to access amenities.
  • Assignment of recreational rights – if applicable, renters to complete this form.
  • Complete the COVID-19 waiver form.
Who can use The Cove? 

All Recreational Facilities are open to the public.

  • All St. Vrain Lakes Metro District residents - FREE
  • Guests (charges may apply)
  • Other community members (charges may apply).
Can I use the pool without registering with St. Vrain Lakes Metropolitan District? 

No, you must complete an annual waiver to have access to The Cove and swimming pool. You may complete these forms online, please note you must register to have access to this feature. You can also stop by The Cove during staffed hours to have the front desk assist you with these forms, check-in as a guest, or purchase outside user passes.

Can I bring guests for free? 


Yes, you can bring a guest for free using one of your Guest Passes. Each household will receive 10 Guest Passes per year. Additional guest passes can be purchased for by a resident or an annual pass holder for $5 each.


Is a lifeguard at the The Cove’s swimming pool always on staff? 

Yes, lifeguards will always be on duty to ensure water and deck safety. The Cove’s swimming pool is opening Memorial Day Weekend 2023. General hours of operations will be 10am-8pm, daily from Memorial Day – Labor Day. Pool capacity is limited to 25 swimmers per each lifeguard on duty. Weather is closely watched. If there is lightening within 10 miles of the area, the pool and pool deck is closed for a half hour of each lightening strike. If the air temperature is 60 degrees or below, the pool is also closed until the air temperature rises.

How old does my child(ren) need to be to use the recreational facilities? 

Fitness Areas:
Kids under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, unless a minor release form is on file that allows them to be accompanied by an identified 16 years or older care provider.

Swimming Pool Area:
Kids between ages 12 – 18 may access the pool on their own, as long as they have passed swimming test if need be and all proper forms are completed and on file.

Multiple forms must be completed and on file before kids 0-18 may access The Cove and swimming pool without an accompanied parent or guardian. More information can be found here and please do not hesitate to contact The front desk online or email

Do I have to pay for fitness classes? 

Yes, $5 per group exercise class is required along with registration for the group fitness class. Group Fitness Classes schedule can be found on our website.

Who maintains the parks and trails in Barefoot Lakes? 

Peninsula Park, located along Barefoot Lakes, is owned and maintained by the Town of Firestone. Please report a concern by visiting

Waterside Park, located off Sunset Road, is owned and maintained by the St. Vrain Lakes Metropolitan District No. 1. To submit a maintenance ticket, view service schedules, and more visit the Operations & Maintenance Page.

Trail systems owned and maintained by St. Vrain Lakes Metropolitan District can be viewed under maintenance maps by visiting the Operations & Maintenance Page.

Are Barefoot Lakes open for Recreational use? 

To view current Lake Use Policies, Pier & Dock Operations/Rentals, and designated fishing locations visit the Lake Use page.