boy holding his nose going down a slide before hitting the pool inside the Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center

This is one of three waterslides at the Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center

Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center


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Water Features Hours Rental Information Lap Lane Availability Programs

Note: The admission fees for this facility are different from those of other City of Raleigh pools. Learn more about the cost of admission and passes to the pool.

Waterslide, Vortex, Current Channel
Note:
 Due to recent staffing shortages, these attractions may be closed or the schedule may be adjusted. Please call the facility at 919-996-5600 the day you plan to visit to inquire about adjustments to the schedule for these attractions.

Contact

 

919-996-5600

Christian Cavanaugh: Assistant Facility Director
Priscilla Holcomb: Assistant Facility Director

Aquatics

Address

Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center
5908 Buffaloe Road
Raleigh, NC 27616

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Water Features

  • 3-story waterslide
  • Lazy river
  • Water vortex
  • Water basketball & water volleyball
  • 3 lap lanes (no back stroke flags): lap lanes available for exercise during certain times of the day (please call for availability)
  • Zero-depth entry with tot-size play area including water tumble buckets, a water curtain, and tot-size slide
  • Admission fees for this facility vary from that of other City Pools

Hours

Please note that hours may vary due to staffing capacity. Please call before visiting for the most up-to-date hours. 

Please note that Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center has reduced capacity, and the large waterslide will have limited availability. 

We welcome all swimmers on a first-come, first-served basis as capacity limits allow. If the facility has reached capacity when you arrive, a waiting list will be available.

  Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat.
Public Open Swim 1 to 5 p.m.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Water Slide, Vortex & Current Channel* 1 to 5 p.m. 10 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. 12 to 7 p.m. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 12 to 7 p.m. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Lap Swim Closed 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 12 to 2 p.m. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 12 to 2 p.m. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed

*Water slide closes 15 minutes before closing time.

Closures/Modified Hours

  • Monday, Nov. 29 - Open 10 a.m.–3 p.m. (Swim Team will proceed as scheduled.)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 30 - Open 10 a.m.–7 p.m. (Normal Operating Hours)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 1 - Open 10 a.m.–7 p.m. (Normal Operating Hours) 
  • Thursday, Dec. 2 - Open 10 a.m.–7 p.m. (Normal Operating Hours) 
  • Friday, Dec. 3 - Open 4 p.m.–6 p.m. 
  • Saturday, Dec. 4 - Facility Closed for Recreational & Lap Swimming. (Swim Lessons will proceed as scheduled.) 
  • Sunday, Dec. 5 - Open 1–5 p.m. (Large waterslide closed)
  • Monday, Dec. 6 - Open 10 a.m.–3 p.m. (Swim Team will proceed as scheduled.) 
  • Friday, Dec. 24 - Closed, Holidays
  • Saturday, Dec. 25 - Closed, Holidays
  • Friday, Dec. 31 - Closing at noon, New Years Eve Holiday

Lap Lane Availability

Swimmer in lap pool with arm raised mid breastroke at Pullen Park

Lap lanes are available for exercise during certain times of the day. 
Buffaloe Road has 3 lap lanes with no backstroke flags.

Lap swimming rules and etiquette

Programs

Instructor and two children in pool during swim lesson