Summer is the perfect season to cool-off at outdoor pools & splash pads in the Durham area. Kids can swim and splash for free this summer at Durham Parks and Recreation’s pools and spraygrounds. (Kids ages 0 to 18 are free)


Now open for the season and will remain open through the end of September! Spraygrounds are playground areas with water features.
Hours for each spraygrounds are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., except for Hillside

East End Park Sprayground
1200 N. Alston Avenue

Edison Johnson Sprayground
500 W. Murray Avenue

Forest Hills Park Sprayground
1639 University Drive

Hillside Park Sprayground
1221 Sawyer Street
(Hillside will only be open during pool hours on Mon.-Sun. from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. The pool entry fee applies)


Open: June 8 – Aug. 17
Monday-Friday from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Forest Hills Pool
1639 University Drive
Free admission: Tuesdays

Hillside Pool
1221 Sawyer Street
Free admission: Wednesdays

Long Meadow Pool
917 Liberty Street
Free admission: Mondays

Daily Admission Fees

City Resident
Youth & Teen (ages 0-18) No Cost
Adult (19+) $3
Senior (55+) $2

Non-City Resident

Youth & Teen (ages 0-18) $5
Adult (19+) $8
Senior (55+) $7

All outdoor pools are cash or check only
Everyone who enters the pool must pay the admission fee including persons who are observing and not swimming.

Katelyn Belch
Author: Katelyn Belch

Founder of Best of the Bull and Shop Durham. It’s my chief goal to keep you in the know about all things Durham.