Beat the Heat! Durham pools, spraygrounds open for summer

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As the temperature rises and the summer approaches, Durham Parks and Recreation will provide places for residents to cool off. The spraygrounds are open now through the end of September and the outdoor pools will be open June 10 - August 12.

Spray Grounds
  • Forest Hills, 1639 University Drive

  • Edison Johnson, 500 W. Murray Avenue

  • East End Park, 1200 N. Alston Avenue (Open June 10 - August 12)

  • Hillside Sprayground, 1221 Sawyer Street (Open June 10 - August 12)


Outdoor Pools
  • Long Meadow Pool: 917 Liberty Street, (919) 560-4202
    Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday (1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
    Saturday and Sunday (1 p.m. - 5 p.m.)
    Extended Hours of Operation (Free Swim): Mondays (3 p.m. - 6 p.m.)


  • Forest Hills Pool: 1639 University Drive, (919) 560-4782
    Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday (1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
    Saturday and Sunday (1 p.m. - 5 p.m.)
    Extended Hours of Operation (Free Swim): Tuesdays (3 p.m. - 6 p.m.)


  • Hillside Pool and Sprayground: 1221 Sawyer Street, (919) 560-4783
    Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday (1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
    Saturday and Sunday (1 p.m. - 5 p.m.)
    Extended Hours of Operation (Free Swim): Wednesdays (3 p.m. - 6 p.m.)


The fees for the outdoor pools are as follows:

Youth and Mature Adults (Ages 4-17 and 55+) CR: $2 NCR: $7
Adults: (18 and older) CR: $3 NCR: $8
Children ages three and under are free of charge
CR: City Resident | NCR: Non-City Resident

For more information, pick up a Play More at the DPR main office (400 Cleveland Street) call (919) 560-4355 or visit www.DPRPlayMore.org.

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