Holding Park Aquatic Center


HPAC is open for the 2021 season

Holding Park Aquatic Center (HPAC) is open the 2021 season through Labor Day. 

Due to COVID-19-related concerns, the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department has implemented a series of safety procedures at HPAC similar to those introduced last year. 

Open Swim times are scheduled in three-hour sessions, 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. 

A maximum of 160 patrons will be allowed inside the facility during each session. Patrons must register and pay for each session in advance online, and no walk-ins will be allowed. 

 

Register & PayRegister & Pay in Advance

Patrons may register and pay for a particular swim session up to 10 days but no less than two hours in advance. When a session is full, registration for that session is closed. Again, the window to register for a particular session closes two hours before the session begins. 

A maximum of 160 patrons will be allowed inside the facility during each session.

PLEASE NOTE: No walk-ins will be allowed.

 

Holding Park Aquatic Center2021 Safety Procedures

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 closely monitor 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. 

HPAC patrons should be aware of the following policies and procedures in effect for the 2021 season:

  • All Open Swim patrons must pre-register and pay the user fee online in advance. This will ensure an accurate record of the number of users and assist with contact tracing efforts.

  • If  the pool is closed due to inclement weather with more than one hour of open swim time remaining for the swim session, a "Household Credit" will be issued to the purchaser of the swim session. PLEASE NOTE:  Credits to the RecDesk user account will normally be processed within 72 hours of any cancellation.

  • The HPAC point of entry will be marked to encourage social distancing.

  • Routes to access the pools and restrooms will be marked to allow for one-way traffic only.

  • Restroom sinks will be marked to encourage social distancing.

  • Pool passes/punch cards will not be offered to ensure compliance with attendance limitations.

  • Picnic tables will be spaced six feet apart.

  • The number of deck chairs will be reduced and seating areas will be marked to ensure proper spacing and appropriate social distancing. Patrons may bring their own chairs.

  • Markings will be in place to keep patrons a minimum of six feet apart while waiting to use the diving board, slides and concession stand.

  • Parent-Toddler swim time will not be offered as part of the 2021 HPAC schedule.
  • No groups will be allowed (day camps, Boys & Girls Club, YMCA) unless the attendees are individually registered via RecDesk.

  • Special events and rentals will not be offered at the HPAC in 2021.

  • NCDHSS guidelines will be implemented and enforced by AquaTech Pool Management Group.

 

Open Swim Sessions

Open Swim times are 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. 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ever-evolving situation surrounding COVID-19, the HPAC schedule is subject to change with limited notice.

 

Swim Session Admission Fees

Wake Forest Residents

$1 for children ages 2 and under
$4 for children ages 3-13
$5 for ages 13-59
$4 for ages 60 and older

Non-Wake Forest Residents

$2 for children ages 2 and under
$6 for children ages 3-13
$7 for ages 13-59
$6 for ages 60 and older

 

Concession Stand

The Holding Park Aquatic Center features an on-site concession stand offering a variety of Coca-Cola products, bottled water and pre-packaged snack items.

Cash, credit card and debit cards are accepted. 

PLEASE NOTE: Outside food and beverages are not permitted.

 

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.

 

HPAC Amenities & Features

  • Six-lane, 25-yard lap pool

  • Two water slides with plunge pool
    PLEASE NOTE: The minimum height requirement for the water slides is 44 inches.

  • Children's pool with water play

  • Concession Stand

  • Image gallery 

 

2021 Schedule

May 29-31

Saturday, May 29

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

Sunday, May 30

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

Monday, May 31

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

June 1-4

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

June 5-6

Saturday, June 5

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

Sunday, June 6

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

June 7-11

 

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

June 12-13

Saturday, June 12

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

Sunday, June 13

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

June 14-18

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

June 19 - 20

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

June 21 - 25

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

June 26 - 27

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

June 28 - July 3

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

July 4

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

July 5 - 10

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

July 11

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

July 12 - 16

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

July 17 - 18

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

July 19 - 23

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

July 24 - 25

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

July 26 - 31

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

August 1

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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August 2 - 7

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

August 8

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

August 9 - 14

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

August 15

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

August 16 - 21

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

August 22

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

August 23 - 27

 

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

August 28

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

August 29

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

August 30 - September 3

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

September 4

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

September 5

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

September 6

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

September 7 - 10

 

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

September 11

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

September 12

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Holding Park Aquatic Center
Athletics & Aquatics Superintendent
919-435-9562
Location
133 W. Owen Ave. Wake Forest, NC
Phone Number: 
919-435-9560