Aquatics

AquaticsDurham Parks and Recreation operates 2 indoor, 8-lane pools offering a number of water programs including: 
  • Exercise / fitness
  • Family swim
  • Lap swim
  • Swim lessons
  • Swim teams
The pools have a portable aquatic lift to assist patrons who may not have the ability to access the pool via vertical ladders and stair systems. We also maintain outdoor seasonal pools for individuals and families to enjoy unstructured water facilities. 

Durham Aquatics School (DAS)

DAS offers free lifeguard certification training to area teens ages 16-19. Students who successfully complete the DAS courses will be actively recruited to apply for lifeguard jobs at DPR's indoor and outdoor pools. Visit the lifeguarding page for more information. To apply for lifeguarding positions, please visit the City of Durham employment page.


Indoor Pools

DPR operates two indoor eight-lane pools which offer a number of water programs including exercise/fitness, swim lessons, swim teams, lap swim and family swim. For more information visit the indoor pools page.

Outdoor Pools

DPR maintains three outdoor seasonal pools for individuals and families to enjoy unstructured water activities. For more information visit the outdoor pools page.


Sprayground Facilities

DPR operates four sprayground facilities. For more information visit the spraygrounds page.



Water Safety


Make water safety a priority. Visit the American Red Cross Water Safety page to learn how you can take steps to stay safe around water.