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Pools & Aquatic Facilities

Hours of Operation

Last Modified: February 25, 2014

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

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: Closed
Tue-Sat: 10am - 7pm
Sun: 1pm - 5pm

Lap Swim | Lap Lane Availability

Tue & Thu: 12:30pm - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 1:30pm, 3:30pm - 5pm
Sat: 1pm-3pm (None during summer operation)
Sun: None

Waterslide, Vortex, Current Channel

Tue & Thu: 12:30pm - 6:45pm
Wed, Fri, Sat: 10am - 6:45pm
Sun: 1pm - 5pm

Volleyball

Fri: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Sat: 3pm - 7pm
Sun: 1pm - 5pm

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)

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

Wading Pool & Spray Ground (June - 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

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 (June - 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 (June - August)
Mon-Fri: 5:30am - 8pm
Sat: 6am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Wading Pool & Diving Boards - (June - 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 closed for system upgrade beginning in May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Diving Boards

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

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

Closed for season

Features

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

Public Open Swim

Mon-Fri: 12pm - 7pm
Sat, Sun: 1pm - 5pm

Lap Swim

Mon-Fri: 12pm - 7pm
Sat, Sun: 1pm - 5pm

Chavis Pool - 720 Chavis Way (27601)

Chavis pool

Phone: 919-831-6565 | Get Directions

Closed for season

Features

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

Public Open Swim

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

Lap Swim

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

Lake Johnson Pool - 5623 Jaguar Park Dr (27606)

Lake Johnson pool

Phone: 919-233-2111 | Get Directions

Closed for season

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: 8am - 8pm
Sat: 9am - 6pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm

Wading & Spray Pool

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

Longview Pool - 321 Bertie Dr (27610)

Longview pool

Phone: 919-831-6343 | Get Directions

Closed for season

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

Closed for season

Features

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

Public Open Swim

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

Lap Swim

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

Wading & Spray Pool

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

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