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Pools & Aquatic Facilities

Hours of Operation

Last updated Jul. 25, 2014 - 2:46 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)

Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center - 5908 Buffaloe Rd (27616)

Pool

Phone: 919-996-5600 | Get Directions

Aquatic Center Supervisors:

Aaron Weaver (Lead)
Kevin Sweeney

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

  • 3 story waterslide
  • lazy river
  • water vortex
  • water basketball & water volleyball
  • 3 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

Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center will be closed Sep. 9-22, 2014 for Annual Maintenance.

Public Open Swim *

Mon: 10am - 7pm (begins May 19, 2014)
Tue-Sat: 10am - 7pm
Sun: 1pm - 5pm

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

Waterslide, Vortex, Current Channel

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

Volleyball

Mon, Wed, Fri: 1:30pm - 4pm
Sat: 3pm - 7pm
Sun: 1pm - 5pm

Lap Swim | Lap Lane Availability

Mon, Wed, Fri: 10am - 1:30pm
Tue, Thu: 12pm - 5pm
Sat: 1pm-3pm
Sun: No lap swim

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)

2014 Summer Season: May 19 - August 24, 2014
Close at 4pm for Swim Meet - June 26, 2014
Close at 4pm for Holiday - July 4, 2014
Close for Annual Maintenance: August 25 - September 7

Public Open Swim

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

Summer Hours (May 19 - August)
Mon-Sat: 12pm - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Lap Swim | Lap Lane Availability

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

Summer Hours (May 19 - August)
Mon-Fri: 5am - 8pm
Sat: 6am - 8pm
Sun: 7am - 9:30am, 1pm - 6pm

Wading Pool & Spray Ground (May 19 - August only)

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

2014 Summer Season: May 19 - August 10, 2014
Closed for Swim Meet - June 21 - 22, 2014
Close at 4pm for Swim Meet - July 1, 2014
Close at 4pm for Holiday - July 4, 2014
Closed for Swim Meet - July 10 - 12, 2014
Closed for Swim Meet - July 26, 2014
Closed for Swim Meet - August 9, 2014
Close for Annual Maintenance: August 11 - 24, 2014

Public Open Swim

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

Summer Hours (May 19 - August)
Mon-Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Lap Swim | Lap Lane Availability

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

Summer Hours (May 19 - August)
Mon-Fri: 5am - 8pm
Sat: 6am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Wading Pool & Diving Boards - (May 19 - August only)

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

Pullen Aquatic Center - 410 Ashe Av (27606)

Pullen Aquatic Center

Pullen Aquatic Center is CLOSED for system upgrades until October

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

Public Open Swim - Closed May 19 - Oct, 2014

Closed May 19 - Oct, 2014
Normal
Winter Hours (September - May)
Mon-Thu: 9am - 5pm
Fri: 9am - 8pm
Sat: 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Sun: 1pm - 5:30pm

Closed May 19 - Oct, 2014
Normal Summer Hours (June - 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

Closed May 19 - Oct, 2014
Normal
Winter Hours (September - May)
Mon-Thu: 12pm - 5pm
Fri: 9am - 8pm
Sat: 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Sun: 1pm - 5:30pm

Closed May 19 - Oct, 2014
Normal Summer Hours (June - August)
Mon-Thu: 12:30pm - 5pm
Fri: 12:30pm - 5pm
Sat: 12:30pm - 7pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Lap Swim | Lap Lane Availability

Closed May 19 - Oct, 2014
Normal
Winter Hours (September - May)
Mon-Fri: 5:30am - 8pm
Sat: 6am - 5:30pm
Sun: 1pm - 5:30pm

Closed May 19 - Oct, 2014
Normal Summer Hours (June - August)
Mon-Fri: 5:30am - 8pm
Sat: 6am - 7pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Diving Boards - Closed May 19 - Oct, 2014

Closed May 19 - Oct, 2014
Normal
Winter Hours (September - May)
Sat: 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Sun: 1pm - 5:30pm

Closed May 19 - Oct, 2014
Normal Summer Hours (June - 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

2014 Summer Season: June 7 - August 17, 2014
Close at 4pm for Holiday - July 4, 2014
Close at 4pm for Swim Meet - July 15 & July 29, 2014

Features

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

Public Open Swim

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

Lap Swim

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

Chavis Pool - 720 Chavis Way (27601)

Chavis pool

Phone: 919-831-6565 | Get Directions

2014 Summer Season: May 24 - September 1, 2014
Close at 4pm for Holiday - July 4, 2014

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

2014 Summer Season: May 19 - September 14, 2014
Close at 4pm for Holiday - July 4, 2014
Close at 4pm for Swim Meet - July 8, 2014

Features

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

Public Open Swim

Mon-Fri: 12pm - 8pm
Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Lap Swim

Mon-Fri: 5:30am - 8pm
Sat: 9am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Wading & Spray Pool

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

Longview Pool - 321 Bertie Dr (27610)

Longview pool

Phone: 919-831-6343 | Get Directions

2014 Summer Season: June 7 - August 24, 2014
Close at 4pm for Swim Meet - July 10, July 22, August 5, 2014
Close at 4pm for Holiday - July 4, 2014

Features

  • baby pool
  • lap & recreation main pool

Public Open Swim

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

Lap Swim

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

Ridge Road Pool - 1709 Ridge Rd (27607)

Ridge Road pool

Phone: 919-420-2322 | Get Directions

2014 Summer Season: May 19 - September 28, 2014
Close at 4pm for Holiday - July 4, 2014
Close at 4pm for Swim Meet - July 24, 2014

Features

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

Public Open Swim

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

Lap Swim

Mon-Fri: 5:30am - 5pm
Sat: 9am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Wading & Spray Pool

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

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