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Aquatics

Durham Parks and Recreation operates two indoor, eight-lane pools offering a number of water programs including exercise/fitness, swim lessons, swim teams, lap swim and family swim. Edison Johnson Aquatics Center has 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
Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) is pleased to offer the 14th Annual “Durham Aquatic School” (DAS).  This special program allows Durham’s teens to receive lifeguard certification training, free of charge, providing them with the qualifications to work at a city pool this summer. The value of the training is $195. 

Indoor Pools
2014 Indoor Pool Spring Activities Brochure

Edison Johnson Aquatic Center
600 West Murray Ave., Phone: (919) 560–4265
Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday (6 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
Friday (6 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.)
Saturday (9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Sunday (1 p.m. – 5 p.m.)

Campus Hills Pool
2000 South Alston Ave., Phone: (919) 560-4444
Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday (6 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
Friday (6 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.)
Saturday (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Sunday (1 p.m. – 5 p.m.)

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Spraygrounds and Outdoor Pools

Cool off at one of Durham Parks and Recreation’s spraygrounds or outdoor pools. The spraygrounds open May - September 26 and the outdoor pools open June 12 - August 15. 
  
Spraygrounds (free)
East End Park, 1200 N. Alston Ave.
Edison Johnson, 500 W. Murray Ave. 
Forest Hills, 1639 University Dr. 
Note: The hours of operation are 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

 
Outdoor Pools 
 
Forest Hills Pool
1639 University Dr., (919) 560-4782
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday (1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
Saturday and Sunday (1 p.m. – 5 p.m.)
Extended Hours of Operation (Free Swim)
Tuesdays (3 p.m. - 6 p.m.)

Hillside Pool and Sprayground

1221 Sawyer St., (919) 560-4783
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday (1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
Saturday and Sunday (1 p.m. – 5 p.m.)
Extended Hours of Operation (Free Swim)
Wednesdays (3 p.m. – 6 p.m.)
 
Long Meadow Pool
917 Liberty St., (919) 560-4202
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday (1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
Saturday and Sunday (1 p.m. – 5 p.m.)
Extended Hours of Operation (Free Swim)
Mondays (3 p.m. – 6 p.m.)
 
The fees for the outdoor pools are as follows:
Children ages three and under are free of charge
Youth and Mature Adults (Ages 4 -17 and 55+) CR: $2 NCR: $4 Adults: (18 and older) CR:$3 NCR:$5
 
Policies for Outdoor Pool Admissions
Everyone who enters a pool must pay the admission fee including persons who are observing and not swimming. 

Daily admissions must be paid in cash. Other forms of payment or bills larger than $10 are not accepted.
 
Admission fee covers the entire day. A re-entry stamp is required if leaving and coming back to the pool. Refunds are not issued for daily admissions.