Holding Park Aquatic Center

Holding Park Aquatic Center  

The Town of Wake Forest completed work on the $3.2 million aquatic center in August of 2018. The new facility is comprised of three bodies of water, including a six-lane, 25-yard lap pool; two water slides with plunge pool; and children’s pool with sprayground.

The aquatic center will be re-opening Memorial Day weekend in 2019, and will be open daily through September. Specific hours and swim lesson information will be posted in May.

For more information, call the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department at 919-435-9560.



Holding Park Pool Update PlanConstruction is complete on the Holding Park Aquatic Center, 133 W. Owen Ave. 

The new aquatic center is comprised of three bodies of water, including the following:

  • a six-lane, 25-yard lap pool

  • two water slides with plunge pool

  • children’s pool with water play

What happened to Holding Park Pool?
Due to the discovery of significant structural issues, Holding Park Pool did not open in 2016. While working to repair the pool, contractors discovered a variety of major problems related to the integrity of the pool walls. As a result, all pool-related activities  were canceled. In October 2016, the Wake Forest Board of Commissioners voted to replace the pool and build a new facility, which was opened in September 2018.

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