Wake Forest Holding Park Pool Set to Open May 23

Wake Forest, NCThe Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department will open Holding Park Pool May 23-25 for the Memorial Day weekend. The pool will remain open on weekends only through June 6-7. Beginning Saturday, June 13, the pool will be open weekdays and weekends through Sunday, Aug. 23.

Holding Park Pool, 133 W. Owen Ave., is one of the area’s largest outdoor public swimming pools. The 50-meter pool is open during the summer months and offers swimming to the general public, as well as swim lessons and parent/toddler swim times.

Open swim times are 1-6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 1-7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Daily admission fees are $1 for children ages 2 and under; $3 for children ages 3-12, and $4 for patrons ages 13 and over.

Open swim passes are now available for individuals only and may be purchased at the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. The fee is $40 per person for Wake Forest (in-town) residents and $65 per person for non-residents.

Wake Forest PRCR is also offering a punch card pass good for 20 visits. The punch card costs $50 and can be used by multiple pool patrons.

Parent/Toddler passes are also available and may be purchased at town hall for $30 each. Parent/Toddler passes are for one parent and up to two children ages 4 and under. Parent/Toddler swim begins June 13. Swim times are Monday through Saturday from noon to 1 p.m.

Swim lesson registration will begin Monday, June 1, and will be offered entirely online. The fee is $35 for Wake Forest (in-town) residents and $70 for non-Wake Forest residents. Classes will be offered for preschoolers (3-5-year-olds) and beginners (ages 6 and above). The swim lesson schedule will be available Tuesday, May 26, at town hall and online at www.wakeforestnc.gov/swim-lessons.aspx.

Wake Forest PRCR wishes to remind residents of the following pool rules:

*All bathers must take a shower in the locker room before entering the pool.
*Swimming aids and water toys are prohibited. Flotation devices are restricted to U.S. Coast Guard-approved for infants and children.
*Eating or drinking is permitted only in designated areas. Outside food, coolers, and alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
*Follow the directives of lifeguards, parks & recreation staff, and the police.
*Ball playing, running, jumping, using profane language or other forms of disruptive and disorderly behavior are prohibited.
*No diving, except in designated areas.
*No smoking, pets, or glass bottles permitted.

For more information about programs offered at Holding Park Pool, contact the PRCR Department at 919-435-9560.