Raleigh’s Seasonal Pools Reopening This Month

Summer is almost here and it has us wondering where to cool off
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It’s time to make a splash this summer at pools across the Triangle. As outdoor public pools start to open for the season, you may have many questions on when and how they propose to safely open. We dove into those very slippery questions and found out some useful information. Check out the plans for Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill Aquatics below.


On Saturday, May 29, you can start practicing your cannon ball at all seasonal pools managed by Raleigh Parks. Seasonal pools include the following: Biltmore, Lake Johnson, Longview, and Ridge Road Pools. Until June 12, these pools will be on a modified schedule. Thereafter, the pools will operate M-Sat, 9am-8pm and Sundays from 1-6pm. Pools will be open through Labor Day on Sept. 6. Swimmers will be invited into the facilities at a first-come, first-served basis. When capacity has been reached, a waitlist will be created. Wellness screenings will be required upon entry, and masks will be mandatory unless you are in the water. Moreover, regular cleanings will be completed.


As of right now, Durham Parks & Recreation has not made an announcement about the re-opening of their three seasonal outdoor pools. However, their two indoor pools, Edison Johnson Aquatics Center and Campus Hills Pool are up and running and waiting for you to practice your butterfly. Note that these centers are only for lap swimming.  In addition, make sure to make a reservation first because it’s required.

Chapel Hill:

Much like Durham, the Town of Chapel Hill has made no announcement yet about their outdoor pool, A.D. Clark, opening this season. Unlike Durham’s indoor pools, you can make a reservation for recreational swimming on weekends at Homestead Aquatic Center. If you still want to get some laps in, there are available time slots throughout the week at Homestead Aquatic Center and on the weekends at Chapel Hill Community Center Indoor Pool. Time slots are organized in 1-hour blocks to limit capacity and other guidelines are in place to meet compliance with the CDC.


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