Holding Park Aquatic Center

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department and the Recreation Advisory Board (RAB) are inviting the community to the official opening of the Holding Park Aquatic Center, 133 W. Owen Ave., this Saturday, Sept. 22, at 10 a.m. The PRCR and RAB are commemorating this special occasion by offering free admission to the facility from 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Please note: The Holding Park Aquatic Center is limited to a maximum of 300 patrons.

The opening festivities will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony with brief remarks by Mayor Vivian Jones and PRCR Director Ruben Wall and free hot dogs - while supplies last.

The Town of Wake Forest recently completed work on the $3.2 million aquatic centers. 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 a children's pool with sprayground.

The aquatic center will also be open free to the public Sunday, Sept. 23, from 1-7:30 p.m. The facility will then close for the fall and winter before re-opening during Memorial Day weekend in 2019.

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 leak, contractors discovered a variety of major problems related to the integrity of the pool walls. As a result, all pool-related activities scheduled for 2017 were also canceled.

In October 2016 the Wake Forest Board of Commissioners voted to replace the pool and build a new facility.

Amenities and Features

  • a six-lane, 25-yard lap pool
  • two water slides with plunge pool
  • children's pool with water play
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