Holding Park Aquatic Center


HPAC is open

Holding Park Aquatic Center (HPAC) opened for the season on Saturday, May 27.


Daily Admission Fees

Daily admission fees for Wake Forest residents are $1 for children ages 2 and under; $4 for children ages 3-13; and $5 for patrons ages 13-59; and $4 for ages 60 and over.

Daily admission fees for non-Wake Forest residents are $2 for children ages 2 and under; $6 for children ages 3-13; and $7 for patrons ages 13-59; and $6 for ages 60 and over.


https://wakeforestnc.recdesk.com/Community/Program?category=12Register & Pay in Advance

Patrons must register and pay online for each session in advance, walk-ins will be allowed if space permits. 

Pre-registration opens 14 days in advance, and closes when full.

RecDesk user guide

Open swim times will be scheduled in three-hour blocks, with one-half  hour in between to allow staff to clean and sanitize the facility, including deck chairs, door handles, handrails, and other high-touch areas. A maximum of 200 patrons will be allowed inside the facility during each session. 


Pool Punch Pass

Our Pool Punch Pass is valid for 20 daily swim sessions at the Holding Park Aquatic Center.

Rec Card

We track your visits by scanning your Rec Card, so you must obtain a Rec Card prior to purchasing a Punch Pass.

 To obtain a Rec Card you must first create an online profile. Once the online profile has been created, visit the Joyner Park Community Center or the Flaherty Park Community Center to obtain your Rec Car.

Once you obtain a Rec Card, you can purchase a Pool Punch Pass by following these steps:

  1. Visit the Holding Park Aquatic Center web page

  2. Click Register & Pay Here 

  3. Select Memberships/Passes along top margin of the page.

  4. Select Aquatics Daily-Session from drop-down menu

  5. Click Enroll

Please Note: After purchasing your Pool Punch Pass, please be sure to bring your Rec Card with you each time you visit the HPAC because you will be required to scan it before entering the facility.

Not only does the Rec Card allow us to track your visits, it also helps to make our facility more secure. By recording who enters the pool area, we know who is using our facility. We can also activate and deactivate the card as needed.


Health & Safety Guidelines

HPAC patrons can help stay healthy by practicing these health and safety guidelines:

  • Use hand sanitizer;

  • Maintain a social distance of six feet from others;

  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough and sneeze;

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water;

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.


Rental Options

Please note: The Holding Park Aquatic Center is not available to rent.

However, the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department offers a variety of rental locations to help you host your event! Whether you are hosting a family reunion, wedding, reception, or birthday party, we are here for you!

Facility Rentals


Amenities and Features

  • Six-lane, 25-yard lap pool
  • Two water slides with plunge pool (must be 44" tall)
  • Children's pool with water play
  • Concession Stand
Holding Park Aquatic Center
Athletics & Aquatics Manager