Fight the heat with a splash of water! Bring a chair and relax while the children cool off.

All ages; May 1-Sept. 30; Mon.-Sat.; 10 am-7 pm (3-7 pm when school is in session at Gray's Creek, Massey Hill and Spivey); Sun.; 2-7 pm; Free

9/30/19: Due to this week’s forecasted high temperatures, FCPR is extending the splash pad operations for an additional week. Splash pads throughout the City and County were scheduled to be closed at the end of operating hours today. Splash pads will now conclude operations on Sun., Oct. 6.

Infrequently, FCPR splash pads may be purposely turned off to prevent damage to filtration systems.  These mechanical issues arise when large amounts of debris, such as grass clippings and pine needles, accumulate in the system due to heavy rains.  For planning purposes, please be sure to check the weather forecast prior to visiting an FCPR splash pad.

Splash Pad at Eastover Community Park
2721 Ball Park Road, 323-0707

Splash Pad at Gray's Creek Park
5151 Celebration Drive, 433-1015

Splash Pad at J.S. Spivey Recreation Center*
500 Fisher Street, 433-1572

Splash Pad at Kiwanis Recreation Center
 352 Devers Street, 433-1568

Splash Pad at Linden Little River
5010 Loop Road, 980-0119

 Splash Pad at Massey Hill Recreation Center
 1612 Camden Road, 433-1569

 Splash Pad at Myers Recreation Center
 1018 Rochester Drive, 433-1570

 Splash Pad at Wade Community Park
 4060 Church Street, 485-3502

 Splash Pad at Willie J. Burnette Park (Godwin)
 4924 Markham Street, 980-1000

NEW IN 2019: Splash Pad Wheelchair Checkout

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Starting in 2019, FCPR will have aquatic wheelchairs available for checkout at the Massey Hill Recreation Center splash pad, as well as the soon to be constructed Gilmore Therapeutic Recreation Center splash pad. Participants with the need for a wheelchair will be able to check one out during center operating hours for onsite usage. Funding for this project was provided by the Community/Emerging Opportunity Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. FCPR splash pads will reopen for use on May 1, 2019.



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FCPR pools open the swim season on Memorial Day, Mon., May 27, 8:30 am-6 pm. With the exception of Memorial Day (Mon., May 27) and Labor Day (Mon., Sept. 2), the pools will be open Tues.-Sun., 8:30 am-6 pm. Keith A. Bates, Sr. Pool public swim hours are 3-6 pm when school is in session. FCPR pools close for the season on Monday, Sept. 2.

Cost for public swim is $1 for residents ages 12 and under, $2 for non-residents 12 and under; $2 for residents ages 13+; $4 for non-residents ages 13+.

Ronnie “Chase” Chalmers Pool

1520 Slater Avenue
The facility features a 6 lane lap pool which depth range of 4 feet to 5 feet and a wading pool with a zero entry and a maximum depth of 3.5 feet depth with a water playground area.

Keith A. Bates, Sr. Pool

4945 Rosehill Road
This facility features a kiddie pool, larger lap pool with six lanes and a 24 foot enclosed water slide.

Westover Aquatic Center

266 Bonanza Drive
The facility features an 8 lane competition pool which depth range of 4 feet to 6 feet and a wading pool with a zero entry and a maximum depth of 3.5 feet depth which includes a 12 foot high water slide.


Swim Lessons

Pre-School Lessons are designed for children between the ages of 3-5 yrs old. Participants will learn basic stroke skills, important safety skills, and how to propel themselves independently through the water. Children should be comfortable enough to work with an instructor in a group of 4-5 other children, and independent of their parents. Children must be 3 by the first day of class. Classes are held Tues. through Fri. Registration begins March 1.

Youth and Adult Swim Lessons are progressive classes for ages 6+. Throughout the levels, participants will learn and develop a good freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, treading, entering and exiting the water, and endurance along with other lifetime stroke and important safety skills. Classes are held Tues. through Fri.  Registration begins March 1. The first two weeks of registration will be open to residents only.

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Ages and Times:
Preschool: 3-5 yrs; 10:30-11 am, 11:15-11:45 am, 12-12:30 pm, 12:30-1 pm; 4-4:30 pm, 4:30-5 pm, 5-5:30 pm
Youth: 6-14 yrs; 9-9:45 am, 10-10:45 am, 11-11:45 am, 12-12:45 pm, 3:30-4:15 pm; 4:15-5 pm
Adults: 15+; 5-5:45 pm

Resident Fees: $48
Non-Resident Fees: $96

Junior Lifeguard Program

This program provides a foundation of aquatic and leadership knowledge, attitude and skills for future  successful competition of the Red Cross Lifeguarding courses. Participants should be able to swim front crawl for 25 yards breathing to front or side, breaststroke for 25 yards, tread water for 1 minute, float on back for 30
seconds, swim 25 yards on back, submerge and swim underwater for a distance of 10 feet and submerge and pick up an object from the bottom of the pool and swim on the back while holding the object.

To complete and receive the certificate, participants will be required to assist at one of FCPR’s pool for at least 20 hours as a Junior Guard. Classes will be held at the Fayetteville YMCA on Fort Bragg Road.

To register, please contact Smith Recreation Center at  433-1571, Westover Recreation Center at 433-1088 or the College Lakes Recreation Center at 433-1564.

11-14 yrs; TBA; 5-8 pm; Free


Registration is Feb. 1-April 1. Season starts in April. League age is the age attained by a player prior to Aug. 1 of the current playing year. Must be able to swim the length of the pool.
Boys and Girls; 7-18 yrs; $20 residents; $40 non-residents; $5 late fee

Swim Camp

Several swim camps will focus on the basic swimming strokes. Swim caps are required.
Boys and Girls; 8-11 am; $80/session

Session/Week 1: June 3-6; 9-18 yrs; Chalmers Pool
Session/Week 2: June 10-13; 5-8 yrs; Chalmers Pool
Session/Week 3: July 15-18; 9-18 yrs; Westover Aquatic Center
Session/Week 4: July 22-25; 5-8 yrs; Westover Aquatic Center
Session/Week 5: Aug. 5-8; 9-18 yrs; Keith A. Bates, Sr. Pool
Session/Week 6: Aug. 12-15; 5-8 yrs; Keith A. Bates, Sr. Pool