Holding Park Aquatic Center opens for the season Saturday, patrons must register & pay in advance

Holding Park Aquatic Center (HPAC) will open for the 2021 season Saturday, May 29, at 9 a.m. and remain open through Labor Day. Located at 133 W. Owen Ave., HPAC features a six-lane, 25-yard lap pool, two water slides with plunge pool and children’s pool with water play. To view the daily operating schedule, visit https://bit.ly/HoldingParkAquaticCenter.

Daily admission fees for Wake Forest residents are $1 for children ages 2 and under; $4 for children ages 3-13; and $5 for patrons ages 13-59; and $4 for ages 60 and over. Daily admission fees for non-Wake Forest residents are $2 for children ages 2 and under; $6 for children ages 3-13; and $7 for patrons ages 13-59; and $6 for ages 60 and over.

To ensure everyone enjoys equal access to HPAC, patrons must register and pay in advance online for each session, and no walk-ins will be allowed. To reserve your spot, visit  https://bit.ly/HoldingParkAquaticCenter.

Patrons may register and pay for a particular swim session up to 10 days but no less than two hours in advance. When a session is full, registration for that session is closed. Again, the window to register for a particular session closes two hours before the session begins. 

Open swim times are scheduled in three-hour blocks, with one hour in between to allow staff to clean and sanitize the facility, including deck chairs, door handles, hand rails and other high-touch areas. A maximum of 160 patrons will be allowed inside the facility during each session.

Swim lesson registration will begin Monday, May 31, at 8 a.m. Online registration will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis until all slots are filled. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/wfswimlessons.

Community health and safety is the top priority for the Town of Wake Forest. The HPAC operating schedule is subject to change with limited notice. Town officials will continue to monitor official updates and follow guidelines from the Wake County Health Department, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHSS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These guidelines have been implemented in protocols established by the Town to address potential exposure to the coronavirus and protect our community and staff. For more information, contact the PRCR Department at 919-435-9560.

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