Pools & Aquatic Facilities

Hours of Operation

Last updated Jul. 20, 2015 - 3:28 pm

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:

  • July 4, 2015 - Close at 4pm
  • October 24-November 20, 2015 - Closed for annual maintenance

NOTE: The following schedule is subject to change based on the availability of trained lifesaving personnel. In order to maintain a safe swimming environment, facility management may have to periodically limit pool admission until those patrons already admitted have exited. Those waiting to enter will be asked to wait in line outside the entrance to the pool.

Public Open Swim

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, Wed, Fri, Sat: 10am - 6:45pm
Tue, Thu: 12pm - 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:

  • June 25, 2015 - Close at 4pm for ICSA Swim Meet
  • July 4, 2015 - Close at 4pm
  • August 29 - September 25, 2015 - Closed for annual maintenance

NOTE: The following schedule is subject to change based on the availability of trained lifesaving personnel. In order to maintain a safe swimming environment, facility management may have to periodically limit pool admission until those patrons already admitted have exited. Those waiting to enter will be asked to wait in line outside the entrance to the pool.

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 2015 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

Modified 2015 Summer Hours (June 6 - August 28)
Mon-Fri: 12pm - 8pm
Sat: 12pm - 6pm
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

Modified 2015 Summer Hours (June 6 - August 28)
Mon-Fri: 5:30am - 8pm
Sat: 6am - 6pm
Sun: 7am - 9:30am, 1pm - 6pm

Modified 2015 Wading Pool & Spray Ground - Opens June 6, 2015

Mon-Fri: 10am - 7pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
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:

  • June 30, 2015 - Close at 4pm for ICSA swim meet
  • July 4, 2015 - Close at 4pm
  • July 10-12, 2015 - Closed for Marlins of Raleigh swim meet
  • July 25, 2015 - Closed for YMCA swim meet
  • September 26 - October 30, 2015 - Closed for annual maintenance

NOTE: The following schedule is subject to change based on the availability of trained lifesaving personnel. In order to maintain a safe swimming environment, facility management may have to periodically limit pool admission until those patrons already admitted have exited. Those waiting to enter will be asked to wait in line outside the entrance to the pool.

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 2015 Winter Hours (May 4 - June 5)
Mon & Wed: 9am - 7pm
Tue, Thu, Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Sun: 1pm - 5:30pm

Modified 2015 Summer Hours (June 6 - September 7)
Mon-Fri: 10am - 7pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
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 2015 Winter Hours (May 4 - June 5)
Mon-Fri: 5:30am - 7pm *Deep Closed: 1-3pm
Sat: 6am - 5:30pm
Sun: 1pm - 5:30pm

Modified 2015 Summer Hours (June6 - September 7)
Mon-Fri: 5:30am - 7pm - Long Course: 5:30am - 8:45am
Sat: 6am - 6pm - Long Course: 6am - 6pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm - Long Course: 1pm - 6pm

Wading Pool (June 6 - September 7)
Modified 2015 Summer Hours
Mon-Fri: 10am - 7pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Diving Boards (June 6 - September 7)
Modified 2015 Summer Hours
Diving Pool is closed due to maintenance related issues.
Pool will reopen Summer 2016.

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:

  • June 20-21, 2015 - Closed for Powerade State Games swim meet
  • July 4, 2015 - Close at 4pm
  • July 14, 2015 - Close at 4:30pm for ICSA swim meet
  • August 8, 2015 - Closed for ICSA championship swim meet
  • August 15 - September 7, 2015 - Closed for annual maintenance

NOTE: The following schedule is subject to change based on the availability of trained lifesaving personnel. In order to maintain a safe swimming environment, facility management may have to periodically limit pool admission until those patrons already admitted have exited. Those waiting to enter will be asked to wait in line outside the entrance to the pool.

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 2015 Winter Hours (May 4 - June 5)
Mon-Thu: 9am - 5pm
Fri: 9am - 7pm
Sat: 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Sun: 1pm - 5:30pm

Modified 2015 Summer Hours (June 6 - August 14)
Mon-Fri: 12:30pm - 7pm
Sat: 12:30pm - 6pm
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 2015 Winter Hours (May 4 - June 5)
Mon-Thu: 12pm - 5pm
Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Sun: 1pm - 5:30pm

Modified 2015 Summer Hours (June 6 - August 14)
Mon-Fri: 12:30pm - 5pm
Sat: 12:30pm - 6pm
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 2015 Winter Hours (May 4 - June 5)
Mon-Fri: 5:30am - 7pm *Deep Closed 12-3:30p
Sat: 6am - 5:30pm
Sun: 1pm - 5:30pm

Modified 2015 Summer Hours (June 6 - August 14)
Mon-Fri: 5:30am - 7pm
Sat: 6am - 6pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Diving Boards

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

Modified 2015 Winter Hours (May 4 - June 5)
Sat: CLOSED
Sun: CLOSED

Modified 2015 Summer Hours (June 6 - August 14)
Mon-Fri: 12:30pm - 5pm
Sat: 12:30pm - 6pm
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 28 - Close at 4pm for ICSA swim meet

NOTE: The following schedule is subject to change based on the availability of trained lifesaving personnel. In order to maintain a safe swimming environment, facility management may have to periodically limit pool admission until those patrons already admitted have exited. Those waiting to enter will be asked to wait in line outside the entrance to the pool.

Public Open Swim - Modified 2015

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

Wading Pool:
Mon-Fri: 10am - 3:30pm
Sat, Sun: 1pm - 5pm

Lap Swim | Lap Lanes = 25 yards

Mon-Fri: 10am - 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

Features

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

Closures

  • July 4 - Close at 4pm

NOTE: The following schedule is subject to change based on the availability of trained lifesaving personnel. In order to maintain a safe swimming environment, facility management may have to periodically limit pool admission until those patrons already admitted have exited. Those waiting to enter will be asked to wait in line outside the entrance to the pool.

Public Open Swim

Main Pool:
Mon-Fri: 10am - 7pm
Sat: 12pm - 6pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Wading Pool:
Mon-Fri: 10am - 3:30pm
Sat: 12pm - 6pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

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

NOTE: The following schedule is subject to change based on the availability of trained lifesaving personnel. In order to maintain a safe swimming environment, facility management may have to periodically limit pool admission until those patrons already admitted have exited. Those waiting to enter will be asked to wait in line outside the entrance to the pool.

Public Open Swim

May 23-June 5:
Mon-Fri: 4pm - 8pm *Monday 5/25 1-5pm
Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm
Modified 2015 - June 6-Aug:
Mon-Fri: 12pm - 7pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
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
Modified 2015 - June 6-Aug:
Mon-Fri: 8am - 7pm
Sat: 9am - 6pm
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
Modified 2015 - June 6-Aug:
Mon-Fri: 10am - 7pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Longview Pool - 321 Bertie Dr (27610)

Longview pool

Phone: 919-831-6343 | Get Directions

Please note Longview Pool will be closed on June 19 for maintenance.

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
  • August 4 - Close at 4pm for ICSA swim meet

NOTE: The following schedule is subject to change based on the availability of trained lifesaving personnel. In order to maintain a safe swimming environment, facility management may have to periodically limit pool admission until those patrons already admitted have exited. Those waiting to enter will be asked to wait in line outside the entrance to the pool.

Public Open Swim - Modified 2015

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

Wading Pool:
Mon-Fri: 10am-3:30pm
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

NOTE: The following schedule is subject to change based on the availability of trained lifesaving personnel. In order to maintain a safe swimming environment, facility management may have to periodically limit pool admission until those patrons already admitted have exited. Those waiting to enter will be asked to wait in line outside the entrance to the pool.

Public Open Swim

May 23-June 5:
Mon-Fri: 4pm - 8pm *Monday 5/25 1-5pm
Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm
Modified 2015 - June 6-Sep 7:
Mon-Fri: 10am - 7pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
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
Modified 2015 - June 6-Sep 7:
Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat: 9am - 6pm
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
Modified 2015 - June 6-Sep 7:
Mon-Fri: 10am - 7pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

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