Indoor Pools

Edison Johnson Aquatic Center & Campus Hills Pool

Due to COVID-19, a lap swim reservation is required for anyone visiting our pools. Please visit the Indoor Pool Lap Lane Reservation page for complete details.

Durham Parks and Recreation operates 2 indoor, 8-lane pools offering a number of water programs including:

  • Exercise / Fitness
  • Family Swim
  • Lap Swim
  • Swim Lessons
  • Swim Teams

Edison Johnson Aquatic Center
500 W Murray Avenue
919-560-4265
View hours of operation and facility schedules.

Campus Hills Pool
2000 South Alston Avenue
919-560-4444
View hours of operation and facility schedules.

Both indoor pools have aquatic lifts to assist patrons who may not have the ability to access the pool via vertical ladders and stair systems.

Indoor Pool - Lap & Recreational Swim - Daily Aquatic Entrance Fees

Daily Aquatic Pass Type City Resident Non-City Resident
Youth & Teen (ages 0 - 18) No Cost $5
Adult (19+) $4 $9
Senior (55+) $3 $8

Indoor Pool - Water Exercise - Daily Fees

Water Exercise Daily Pass City Resident Non-City Resident
Water Exercise Class $5 $10

Indoor Pool - Punch Passes

*10% Senior Discount applies to water exercise class
Punch Passes City Resident with 
Play More Card
Non-City Resident with 
Play More Card
Lap & Recreational Swim - Adult (19+): 10 visits $27 $42
Lap & Recreational Swim - Adult (19+): 25 visits $64 $79
Lap & Recreational Swim - Adult (19+): 50 visits $120 $135
Lap & Recreational Swim - Senior (55+): 10 visits $18 $23
Lap & Recreational Swim - Senior (55+): 25 visits $43 $58
Lap & Recreational Swim - Senior (55+): 50 visits $80 $95
Water Exercise Classes: 10 visits* $36 $51
Water Exercise Classes: 25 visits* $85 $100
Water Exercise Classes: 50 visits* $160 $185

Indoor Pool - Punch Passes are only available for purchase with a Play More Card.

Indoor Pool - Monthly Swim Passes

No additional discounts apply to these rates.
Monthly Swim Passes City Resident with
Play More Card
Non-City Resident with 
Play More Card
Monthly Open Swim Pass - Adult (19+) & Senior (55+) $30 $45
Monthly Wellness Pass/Open Gym + Open Swim Pass - Adult (19+) & Senior (55+) $40 $55

Monthly Open Swim Pass includes unlimited lap and recreational swim at the indoor pools. 

Monthly Wellness Pass/Open Gym + Open Swim Pass includes unlimited lap and recreational swim at the indoor pools, unlimited land-based group fitness & mind/body classes, use of weights & fitness equipment, open gym, drop-in Pickleball, & use of gymnasiums (when available).

Monthly Swim Passes are only available for purchase with a Play More Card.

Indoor Pool Rentals

DPR offers semi-private indoor pool rentals. Rental prices vary depending on the number of swimmers in the group. Food/drink is not allowed on the pool deck. For availability and additional information please contact:

Edison Johnson Aquatics Center
Email Nicole Moreno
919-560-4265

The Edison Johnson Aquatics Center does not have a room in the same building that can be rented for food/cake, but rentals are available next door at the Edison Johnson Recreation Center.

Campus Hills Pool
Email Aleasha North
919-560-4444

Campus Hills Pool has a room available off the pool deck to rent out for food/cake.

Water Safety

Make water safety a priority. Visit the American Red Cross Water Safety page to learn how you can take steps to stay safe around water.

DPR follows the guidance of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the American Red Cross. DPR aquatic facilities will close all indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities for 30 minutes after thunder is heard and/or lightning is seen at the aquatic facility. Patrons may not remain on the pool deck or use the facility showers during this time. All participants in the facility, at the time when it is closed, will be issued a “rain check” pass to use the facility at another time. Facilities will remain closed until 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder or sighting of lightning. This is done to avoid contact with water or plumbing, and to ensure the safety of all aquatic participants. Learn more about lightning safety on the National Weather Service website.