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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. 

Indoor Pools

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.)
The spray ground is located in the playground area and can be accessed when the pool is closed.

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.)

Outdoor Pools Now Closed/Spray grounds Open Until Sept. 28

Cool off at one of Durham’s spray grounds. The spray grounds will remain open until September 28.

Spray grounds (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. or until dark.

Forest Hills Pool
1639 University Dr., (919) 560-4782
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday (noon – 6 p.m.)
Saturday and Sunday (noon – 5 p.m.)
Extended Hours of Operation (Free Swim)
Tuesdays (3 p.m. - 6 p.m.)
The spray ground is located in the playground area and can be accessed when the pool is closed.

Hillside Pool and Spray ground

1221 Sawyer St., (919) 560-4783
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday (12 p.m. – 6 p.m.)
Saturday and Sunday (noon – 5 p.m.)
Extended Hours of Operation (Free Swim)
Wednesdays (3 p.m. – 6 p.m.)
The spray ground is located at the pool is inside the gate and pool fees apply.

Long Meadow Pool is Closed for the 2014 Season 
917 Liberty St., (919) 560-4202  
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.