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Beat the Heat: Join a Pool in Raleigh

Beat the heat, get fit, and keep the kids busy all in one fell swoop with a summertime pool membership! If you’re not lucky enough to have a home with a private pool or that’s in a neighborhood with a pool, you’ve still got options for spending the summer swimming!

Here are some places to join a pool in Raleigh this summer.

Raleigh’s Public Pools

raleigh swimming pools

The City of Raleigh operates several public swimming pools, both indoors and outdoors. These include:

  • Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center: Lap, waterslide, vortex
  • Millbrook Pool: Lap, sprayground
  • Optimist Pool: Lap, wading
  • Pullen Aquatic Center: Lap, diving boards
  • Biltmore Pool: Lap, wading
  • Lake Johnson Pool: Lap, sprayground, wading
  • Longview Pool: Lap
  • Ridge Road Pool: Lap, wading

Wake Forest: Holding Park Aquatic Center

holding park aquatic center and other raleigh area pools

This beautiful new facility just opened Memorial Day weekend! It features a six-lane lap pool, two water slides with plunge pool, and a children’s pool with sprayground features.

Chapel Hill Community Center Indoor Pool

kids swimming in a pool

If you’re looking for a fun all-round outdoor experience, Chapel Hill Community Center Park is a great place to go. Not only does it have an outdoor pool, it also offers sports courts, a playground, picnic areas, a rose garden, and two trails, one paved and one natural.

YMCA at Knightdale Station

swimming laps at knightdale ymca pool

Located in the expansive Knightdale Station Park, the YMCA is surrounded by beautiful outdoor recreational facilities. It’s also got a huge pool complex with a lap pool, water slide, pool deck, and poolhouse. Plus, joining this pool means getting all the perks of a YMCA membership, like fitness classes and equipment.

Smithfield Recreation & Aquatics Center

staying fit at the smithfield recreation center

Membership to the SRAC comes with a long list of benefits and amenities: indoor pool and splash park, racquetball, basketball, fitness center, indoor walking track, kids playroom, rentable meeting and crafts rooms, and more. There are also numerous programs to enjoy.

Raleigh: Oak Park Swim Club

diving board at the Oak Park Swim club and other raleigh pools

Located in the Oak Park neighborhood, Oak Park Pool features a 4,500 square foot pool with high and low diving boards, as well as a designated “kid area”.

Raleigh: Lake Park Swim Club

playing tennis at the lake park pool

Not only does LPK have a big lap pool with splash areas, it also offers competitive swimming, swim lessons, tennis, volleyball, social events, and more. It’s located just off the Shelley Lake greenway trail in the Lake Park neighborhood, so it’s not uncommon for members to walk, bike, or run to the pool.

Raleigh: North Raleigh Swim Club

pool party at north raleigh swim club

North Raleigh Swim Club has more than a pool—it’s also got volleyball, cabanas (available for rental), grills, a swim team, and more. There are also numerous events (like pool parties and movie nights) throughout the year.

Cary: Triangle Aquatics Center

competitive swimming at triangle aquatic center

This large indoor competition pool features competitive and instructional swimming programs, fitness programs, pool party packages, and plenty of events. It even offers lifeguard certification classes.

Ready to Come Have Some Fun in the Triangle?

Are you thinking of relocating to or buying a home in the Triangle area? Then it’s time to contact Carla Freund Realty. We’re here to help you explore the area, discover its beautiful communities, and find the perfect home for your unique needs.

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