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Fayetteville, Cumberland County swimming pools to open for season

Splash pads, pools offer relief from hot weather


Public swimming pools will open for the season Monday across Cumberland County.

Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation pools will provide relief from the heat from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The pools include:

  • Ronnie “Chase” Chalmers Pool, 1520 Slater Ave
  • Keith A. Bates, Sr. Pool, 4945 Rosehill Road.
  • Lake Rim Aquatic Center, 2265 Tar Kiln Drive.
  • Westover Aquatic Center, 266 Bonanza Drive.

Regular hours will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Holiday hours of 10 a.m.-6 p.m. will be in effect for three Mondays: Memorial Day, June 20 and Labor Day, according to a city news release.

Pool fees are $1 for residents 12 and younger and $2 for residents 13 and older. For nonresidents, the fees are $2 for ages 12 and younger and $4 for ages 13 and older.

The recreation department also operates 11 splash pads with another one opening soon at Lake Rim. Splash pads opened May 1 and will remain open until Sept. 30. Current hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 2-6 p.m. Sunday. Beginning June 1, splash pads will remain open until 7 p.m.

Splash pads are free for use.

Their locations include:

  • Eastover Community Park, 2721 Ball Park Road.
  • Melvin Honeycutt Elementary School, 4665 Lakewood Drive.
  • Gilmore Therapeutic Recreation Center, 1600 Purdue Drive.
  • Gray's Creek Park, 5151 Celebration Drive.
  • S. Spivey Recreation Center, 500 Fisher St.
  • Kiwanis Recreation Center, 352 Devers St.
  • Linden Little River, 5010 Loop Road.
  • Massey Hill Recreation Center, 1612 Camden Road.
  • Myers Recreation Center, 1018 Rochester Drive.
  • Wade Community Park, 4060 Church St., Wade.
  • Willie J. Burnette Park, 4924 Markham St., Godwin.

The recreation department offers youth swim camps throughout the summer. They run weekly from May 30 until Aug. 5. Registration is at fcpr.us or at recreation centers.

Seasonal lifeguard positions remain open. Applications can be completed at fayettevillenc.gov/jobs. For more information, contact  athletic program coordinator Elise Shank at EliseShank@FayettevilleNC.gov or  910-433-1395.

For more information on pools and splash pads, go to fcpr.us/aquatics.

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