Outdoor Pools

Durham Parks and Recreation maintains three outdoor seasonal pools for individuals and families to enjoy water activities, water exercise, and swim lessons.

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Forest Hills Pool
1639 University Drive
Hours of operation

Hillside Pool
1221 Sawyer Street
Hours of operation

Long Meadow Pool
917 Liberty Street
Hours of operation

Outdoor Pools - Daily Admission Fees

Daily Admission Type City Resident - Daily Admission Fee Non-City Resident - Daily Admission Fee
Youth & Teen (ages 0-18)* No Cost $5
Adult (19+) $3 $8
Senior (55+) $2 $7

*All youth and teens under 18 years of age must be registered by a parent/guardian in the Active NET system prior to utilizing the pool alone for open rec swim. Children who are at least 10 years old can visit the pool without an adult, but must have accurate information in the registration system to be checked in.

Everyone who enters the pool must pay the admission fee including persons who are observing and not swimming.

Daily admissions can be paid by credit card or cash (bills larger than $10 are not accepted).

Admission fee covers the entire day. A re-entry stamp is required if leaving and coming back to the pool. Refunds are not issued for daily admissions.

In order to maintain a safe swimming environment, facility management may have to periodically limit pool admission until those patrons already admitted have exited.

Outdoor Pool Rentals

DPR does not offer outdoor pool rentals during normal operating hours. Rentals are only available for groups renting for a minimum of 4 visits. If you would like to rent an outdoor pool, please email Nicole Moreno or call her at 919-560-4265.