Think Summer at the Pool

Girl on slide at YMCA pool
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Stay cool in the pool all summer long at one of our nine outdoor pools.

YMCA of the Triangle outdoor pools are conveniently located across the Triangle in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Garner, Knightdale, Durham and Chapel Hill. Our outdoor pools are one of the best parts of summer. YMCA Summer Day Camp is another.

Splash into Summer at These Events

Here's a list of pool opening events and what to expect at a YMCA outdoor pool.

A.E. Finley YMCA
Double your fun at A.E. Finley YMCA located in North Raleigh. There's an indoor pool featuring 10, 25-meter lap lanes and outdoor pool with 25-yard lap lanes. The outdoor aquatics area features a waterslide and separate toddler pool. Kids enjoy playing in the open areas and the playground nearby makes this a wonderful spot to laze away a summer day. The outdoor pool will have regular hours beginning May 26 and be sure to join the fun on May 28 for a visit from the Red, Hot and Blue Food Truck (11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.) and a water slide contest at 1 p.m.

Hope Valley Farms YMCA
Members and guests are invited to kick off the summer pool season at the Big Splash Pool Bash on May 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Show off your skills as a sidewalk chalk artist, be a cornhole champion, perfect your big splash technique or just kick back with a cool lemonade and hot dog from the grill. The outdoor pool has a large sundeck with plenty of seating and outdoor tennis courts.

Kerr Family YMCA
Join us in the pool at Kerr Family YMCA May 21 - 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. Then on May 26 don’t miss the official kickoff of summer at the pool bash! There are so many ways to cool off at Kerr Family YMCA. The outdoor pool area includes a main pool, waterslide and baby pool. If the heat is too much, head indoors for a play pool and large multi-lane pool. Pack a lunch to enjoy on the picnic tables. 

Kraft Family YMCA
The Kraft pool will offer morning lap swim May 21 - 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Regular pool hours will begin May 26 and don’t miss the full pool bash to kick off the summer May 27 - 28. The aquatics area at Kraft Family YMCA in Apex includes a zero-entry toddler pool, waterslide and multi-lane pool. An outdoor playground with picnic tables is near the pool.   

Northwest Cary YMCA
Beginning Monday, May 14, the pool will open on a modified schedule until we officially kick off summer on Saturday, May 26 with our Big Splash Pool Bash! We can't wait! 

Poole Family YMCA
We are getting ready to open the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend! Our hours for that weekend will be: Saturday - 10 - 6, Sunday 1 - 6, Monday (Memorial Day), 10 - 6.

Taylor Family YMCA
Kick off the summer at this year's Big Splash Pool Bash on Saturday, May 26! Perfect your belly flop, take part in the slide contest, grab some food from the Burger 21 Food Truck, or cool off with Kona Ice. Enjoy the aquatics area at Taylor Family YMCA that includes an oasis pool, eight 25-meter lap lanes, waterslide, separate toddler pool and sprayground.

YMCA at Meadowmont
Splash into summer with some “Island Fun” at this year’s Big Splash Pool Bash** on May 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The YMCA at Meadowmont pool is a zero-entry family pool with water features and a waterslide. There is a second six-lane lap pool as well. (**Due to inclement weather forecasts, May 28's event has been canceled. Please join our YMCA at Meadowmont Pool News Facebook group to keep up with everything at the pool, including details of future festivities under sunnier skies later this summer!)

YMCA at Knightdale Station
The outdoor pool at the YMCA at Knightdale Station, opening May 26, has a seven-lane lap pool, waterslide and a separate toddler pool. The YMCA sits near Knightdale Station Park, a greenway area and sports fields. It’s a great place to spend a summer afternoon. 

Join the Y and splash into summer at our outdoor pools!

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