Holding Park Aquatic Center to open Wednesday, patrons must register & pay in advance
Holding Park Aquatic Center (HPAC) will open for the 2020 season Wednesday, July 1, at 9 a.m.
Due to COVID-19, the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department is implementing several new policies and procedures this year at HPAC. For example, open swim times will be scheduled in three-hour blocks, with one hour in between to allow staff to clean and sanitize the facility, including deck chairs, door handles, hand rails and other high-touch areas.
In addition, a maximum of 120 patrons will be allowed inside the facility during each session. Patrons must register and pay for each in advance online at https://bit.ly/HoldingParkAquaticCenter. No walk-ins will be allowed.
Also, in accordance with Executive Order (EO) 147, all HPAC patrons will be required to wear a face mask or face covering, except when swimming or eating. Please be sure to wear a mask when on the pool deck, entering restrooms and interacting with others when you’re not in the water. To review the full list of COVID-19-related procedures, visit https://bit.ly/HoldingParkAquaticCenter.
Swim lesson registration is underway and available entirely online. The cost is $40 for Wake Forest residents who reside within the town limits and $80 for non-Wake Forest residents. Payments can be made with debit card, MasterCard and Visa. Classes will be offered for preschoolers (ages 3-5), beginners (ages 6 and above) and residents with disabilities. For more information on swim lessons, visit http://bit.ly/wfswimlessons.
Community health and safety is the top priority for the Town of Wake Forest. Due to the ever-evolving situation surrounding COVID-19, the HPAC operating schedule is subject to change with limited notice. Town officials will continue to monitor official updates and follow guidelines from the Wake County Health Department, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHSS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These guidelines have been implemented in protocols established by the Town to address potential exposure to the coronavirus and protect our community and staff.
For more information about Holding Park Aquatic Center, visit https://bit.ly/HoldingParkAquaticCenter or contact the PRCR Department at 919-435-9560.