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-6 pm (3-6 pm when school is in session at Spivey and Massey Hill);
Sun.; 2-6 pm; Free

  • Splash Pad at J.S. Spivey Recreation Center*
    500 Fisher Street, 433-1572
    *Currently the Splash Pad at J.S. Spivey Recreation Center is not open due to maintenance issues. Upon completion of the repairs, the Splash Pad will open following the above listed schedule.
  • Splash Pad at Kiwanis Recreation Center
    352 Devers Street, 433-1568
  • Splash Pad at Massey Hill Recreation Center
    1612 Camden Road, 433-1569
  • Splash Pad at Myers Recreation Center
    1018 Rochester Drive, 433-1570 

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.




FCPR pools open the swim season on Memorial Day, Mon., May 28, 8:30 am-6 pm. With the exception of Memorial Day (Mon., May 28) and Labor Day (Mon., Sept. 3), 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.

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. Registration begins April 2.

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. Registration begins April 2. The first two weeks of registration will be open to residents only.

Session Dates:
Session 1: June 12-22
Session 2: June 26-July 6
Session 3: July 10-20
Session 4: July 24-Aug. 3
Session 5: Aug. 7-17

Ages and Times:
Preschool: 3-5 yrs; 12:15-1 pm or 5:15-6 pm
Youth: 6-14 yrs; 12:15-1 pm or 5:15-6 pm
Adults: 15+; 5:15-6 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; June 4-9; 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; 9 am-noon; $75/session

Session/Week 1: June 18-21; 9-18 yrs; Chalmers Pool
Session/Week 2: June 25-28; 5-8 yrs; Chalmers Pool
Session/Week 3: July 9-12; 9-18 yrs; Westover Aquatic Center
Session/Week 4: July 16-19; 5-8 yrs; Westover Aquatic Center
Session/Week 5: July 30-Aug. 2; 9-18 yrs; Keith A. Bates, Sr. Pool
Session/Week 6: Aug. 6-9; 5-8 yrs; Keith A. Bates, Sr. Pool