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Pools & Aquatic Facilities

Hours of Operation

Last updated Apr. 23, 2015 - 11:41 am

View information on the City's various year-round and seasonal pools. The City has 4 year-round facilities (Buffaloe Road, Millbrook Exchange, Optimist and Pullen) and 5 seasonal pools.

View Admission Fees and Rules

View Aquatic Brochure - printable document includes hours of operation, fees and available courses.

Aquatic Administration Office - 2401 Wade Avenue (27607)

Phone: 919-996-6852 | Email | Get Directions

Terri Stroupe - Aquatic Program & Facilities Director
Laury Holley - Supervisor of Seasonal Pools

Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center - 5908 Buffaloe Rd (27616)

Pool

Phone: 919-996-5600 | Get Directions

Aquatic Center Supervisors:

Aaron Weaver - Lead
Kevin Sweeney
Priscilla Holcomb

The admission fees for this facility are different from other City of Raleigh Pools.
View fee information

Rental Information:
General Birthday Party information
Birthday Party Booking Agreement Details and Terms

Features

  • Three story waterslide
  • Lazy river
  • Water vortex
  • Water basketball & water volleyball
  • Three 25 yard lap lanes (no back stroke flags)
  • Zero-depth entry with tot-size play area including water tumble buckets, a water curtain, and tot-size slide

Closures:

  • April 5, 2015: Closed for Easter

Public Open Swim
Note:
Waterslide, Current Channels, Volleyball are closed for programs at various times. See schedule below for the hours of these attractions.

Mon-Sat: 10am - 7pm
Sun: 1pm - 5pm

Waterslide, Vortex, Current Channel
NOTE: Due to recent staffing shortages these attractions may be closed or the schedule may be adjusted. Please call the facility 919-996-5600 the day you plan to visit to inquire about adjustments to the schedule for these attractions.

Mon: 10am - 5:45
Tue, Thu: 12pm - 6:45pm
Wed, Fri, Sat: 10am - 6:45pm
Sun: 1pm - 4:45pm

Lap Swim | Lap Lane Availability | Lap Lanes = 25 yards

Mon, Wed, Fri: 10am - 2pm
Tue, Thu: 12pm - 2pm

Millbrook Exchange Pool - 1905 Spring Forest Rd (27615)

Millbrook Exchange Pool

Phone: 919-996-4130 | Get Directions

Aquatic Center Supervisors:

Tim McAllister - Lead
Tricia Maldonado

Millbrook Exchange Pool is located within the Millbrook Exchange Park.

Features

  • main pool is covered by a fabric tension structure and operated year round
  • wading pool (summer season)
  • spray ground (summer season)

Closures:

  • March 26, 2015: Closed for repairs
  • April 5, 2015: Closed for Easter
  • April 25, 2015: Closes at 2:30pm for the ICSA Swim Meet.

Public Open Swim

Winter Hours (September - May 3)
Mon-Thu: 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Fri: 12:30pm - 8pm
Sat: 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Sun: 1pm - 5:30pm

Modified Winter Hours (May 4 - June 5)
Mon-Thu: 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Fri: 12:30pm - 7pm
Sat: 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Sun: 1pm - 5:30pm

Summer Hours (June 6 - August 28)
Mon-Sat: 12pm - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Lap Swim | Lap Lane Availability | Lap Lanes = 25 yards

Winter Hours (September - May)
Mon-Fri: 5am - 8pm
Sat: 6am - 5:30pm
Sun: 7am - 9:30am, 1pm - 5:30pm

Modified Winter Hours (May 4 - June 5)
Mon-Fri: 5:30am - 7pm
Sat: 6am - 5:30pm
Sun: 7am - 9:30am, 1pm - 5:30pm

Summer Hours (June 6 - August 28)
Mon-Fri: 5am - 8pm
Sat: 6am - 8pm
Sun: 7am - 9:30am, 1pm - 6pm

Wading Pool & Spray Ground - Opens June 6, 2015

Mon-Fri: 9am - 8pm
Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Optimist Pool - 5902 Whittier Dr (27609)

Optimist Pool

Phone: 919-870-2882 | Get Directions

Aquatic Center Supervisors:

Jimmie Overton - Lead
Ted Barnett

Part of Optimist Park, Optimist Pool was renovated in 2009 by converting the pool enclosure from a air supported bubble to a fabric tension structure. The old bath house has been replaced with a new, up to date facility including spacious locker rooms and a classroom. It hosts several large-scale swimming competitions during the year.

Features

  • 50 meter x 25 yard Olympic size swimming pool
  • a diving well with low and high diving boards
  • large baby pool
  • lap and recreational swimming
  • water exercise programs
  • city swim league
  • swim clinics, American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim lessons, lifeguard training and instructor-level classes

Closures:

  • February 28, 2015: closes at 2:30pm for the ICSA Swim Meet
  • April 5, 2015: Closed for Easter

Public Open Swim

Winter Hours (August 25 - May 3)
Mon & Wed: 9am - 8pm
Tue, Thu, Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Sun: 1pm - 5:30pm

Modified Winter Hours (May 4 - June 5)
Mon & Wed: 9am - 7pm
Tue, Thu, Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Sun: 1pm - 5:30pm

Summer Hours (June 6 - September 7, 2015)
Mon-Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Lap Swim | Lap Lane Availability

Lap Lanes - Short Course = 25 yards; Long Course = 50 meters (summer only) - call facility for details on what times Long Course is offered.

Winter Hours (August 25- May 3)
Mon-Fri: 5am - 8pm
Sat: 6am - 5:30pm
Sun: 1pm - 5:30pm

Modified Winter Hours (May 4 - June 5)
Mon-Fri: 5:30am - 7pm *Deep Closed: 1-3pm
Sat: 6am - 5:30pm
Sun: 1pm - 5:30pm

Summer Hours (June6 - September 9)
Mon-Fri: 5am - 8pm
Sat: 6am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Wading Pool & Diving Boards - Opens June 6, 2015

Mon-Fri: 9am - 8pm
(Diving opens @ 12:30pm)
Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Pullen Aquatic Center - 410 Ashe Ave (27606)

Pullen Aquatic Center

Phone: 919-996-6197 | Get Directions

Aquatic Center Supervisors:

Tricia Severa - Lead
Stephanie Stancil

Part of Pullen Park, Pullen Aquatic Center is the City of Raleigh's premier competitive aquatic venue. It also hosts several large-scale swimming competitions during the year.

Features

  • indoor 50 meter x 25 yard Olympic size swimming pool
  • warm water therapy pool
  • mezzanine with spectator seating
  • outdoor patio
  • locker room facilities
  • lap and recreational swimming
  • water exercise programs
  • aquatic therapy programs
  • city swim league
  • American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim lessons, lifeguard training, and instructor-level classes

Closures:

  • March 20, 2015: Closes at 5pm for the ICSA Swim Meet
  • March 21, 2015: Closed for Wake Co. Special Olympics Meet
  • March 30, 2015: All day for repairs
  • March 31, 2015: Reopens at 5pm due to repair work
  • April 5, 2015: Closed for Easter

Public Open Swim -

Winter Hours (September - May 3)
Mon-Thu: 9am - 5pm
Fri: 9am - 8pm
Sat: 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Sun: 1pm - 5:30pm

Modified Winter Hours (May 4 - June 5)
Mon-Thu: 9am - 5pm
Fri: 9am - 7pm
Sat: 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Sun: 1pm - 5:30pm

Summer Hours (June 6 - August)
Mon-Thu: 12:30pm - 8pm
Fri: 12:30pm - 8pm
Sat: 12:30pm - 7pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Teaching Pool - Public Open Swim | Teaching Pool Availability

Winter Hours (September - May 3)
Mon-Thu: 12pm - 5pm
Fri: 9am - 8pm
Sat: 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Sun: 1pm - 5:30pm

Modified Winter Hours (May 4 - June 5)
Mon-Thu: 12pm - 5pm
Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Sun: 1pm - 5:30pm

Summer Hours (June 5 - August)
Mon-Thu: 12:30pm - 5pm
Fri: 12:30pm - 5pm
Sat: 12:30pm - 7pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Lap Swim | Lap Lane Availability

Lap Lanes - Short Course = 25 yards; Long Course = 50 meters (summer only) - call facility for details on what times Long Course is offered.

Winter Hours (September - May 3)
Mon-Fri: 5am - 8pm
Sat: 6am - 5:30pm
Sun: 1pm - 5:30pm

Modified Winter Hours (May 4 - June 5)
Mon-Fri: 5:30am - 7pm *Deep Closed 12-3:30p
Sat: 6am - 5:30pm
Sun: 1pm - 5:30pm

Summer Hours (June 6 - August)
Mon-Fri: 5am - 8pm
Sat: 6am - 7pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Diving Boards

Winter Hours (September - May 3)
Sat: 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Sun: 1pm - 5:30pm

Modified Winter Hours (May 4 - June 5)
Sat: CLOSED
Sun: CLOSED

Summer Hours (June 6 - August)
Mon-Fri: 12:30pm - 5pm
Sat: 12:30pm - 7pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Biltmore Pool - 701 Crown Crossing Ln (27610)

Biltmore Pool

Phone: 919-831-6736 | Get Directions

Summer 2015 - June 6 - August 16, 2015

Features

  • baby pool
  • lap & recreation main pool
  • deep end is 12 ft deep

Closures

  • July 4 - Close at 4pm
  • July 16 - Close at 4pm for ICSA swim meet

Public Open Swim

Mon-Fri: 10pm - 7pm
Sat, Sun: 1pm - 5pm

Lap Swim | Lap Lanes = 25 yards

Mon-Fri: 10pm - 7pm
Sat, Sun: 1pm - 5pm

Chavis Pool - 720 Chavis Way (27601)

Chavis pool

Phone: 919-831-6565 | Get Directions

Summer 2015 - June 6 - August 30, 2015

Closures

  • July 4 - Close at 4pm

Features

  • large spray ground
  • recreation main pool
  • deep end is 10 ft deep
  • water slide

Public Open Swim

Mon-Fri: 10am - 8pm
Sat: 12pm - 7pm
Sun: 1pm - 5pm

Lake Johnson Pool - 5623 Jaguar Park Dr (27606)

Lake Johnson pool

Phone: 919-233-2111 | Get Directions

Summer 2015 - May 23 - September 7, 2015

Features

  • large spray ground
  • baby pool
  • lap & recreation main pool

Closures

  • July 4 - Close at 4pm
  • July 7 - Close at 4pm for ICSA swim meet

Public Open Swim

May 23-June 5:
Mon-Fri: 4pm - 8pm *Monday 5/25 1-5pm
Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm
June 6-Aug 23:
Mon-Fri: 12pm - 8pm
Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm
Aug 24-Sep 7:
Mon-Fri: 4pm - 8pm
Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Lap Swim | Lap Lanes = 25 yards

May 23-June 5:
Mon-Fri: 4pm - 8pm *Monday 5/25 1-5pm
Sat: 9am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm
June 6-Aug 23:
Mon-Fri: 8am - 8pm
Sat: 9am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm
Aug 23-Sep 7:
Mon-Fri: 4pm - 8pm
Sat: 9am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Wading & Spray Pool

May 23-June 5:
Mon-Fri: 4pm - 8pm *Monday 5/25 1-5pm
Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm
June 6-Aug 23:
Mon-Fri: 12pm - 8pm
Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm
Aug 24-Sep 7:
Mon-Fri: 4pm - 8pm
Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Longview Pool - 321 Bertie Dr (27610)

Longview pool

Phone: 919-831-6343 | Get Directions

Summer 2015 - June 6 - August 23, 2015

Features

  • baby pool
  • lap & recreation main pool

Closures

  • July 4 - Close at 4pm
  • July 9 - Close at 4pm for ICSA swim meet
  • July 21 - Close at 4pm for ICSA swim meet
  • July 28 - Close at 4pm for ICSA swim meet

Public Open Swim

Mon-Fri: 10am - 7pm
Sat, Sun: 1pm - 5pm

Lap Swim | Lap Lanes = 25 yards

Mon-Fri: 10am - 7pm
Sat, Sun: 1pm - 5pm

Ridge Road Pool - 1709 Ridge Rd (27607)

Ridge Road pool

Phone: 919-420-2322 | Get Directions

Summer 2015 - May 23 - September 7, 2015

Features

  • baby pool
  • spray ground
  • lap & recreation main pool
  • deep end is 12 ft deep

Closures

  • July 4 - Close at 4pm
  • July 23 - Close at 4pm for ICSA swim meet

Public Open Swim

May 23-June 5:
Mon-Fri: 4pm - 8pm *Monday 5/25 1-5pm
Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm
June 6-Sep 7:
Mon-Fri: 10am - 8pm
Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Lap Swim | Lap Lanes = 25 yards

May 23-June 5:
Mon-Fri: 4pm - 8pm *Monday 5/25 1-5pm
Sat: 9am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm
June 6-Sep 7:
Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat: 9am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Wading & Spray Pool

May 23-June 5:
Mon-Fri: 4pm - 8pm *Monday 5/25 1-5pm
Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm
June 6-Sep 7:
Mon-Fri: 9am - 8pm
Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

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