The weather is heating up, and everyone is looking for a way to cool down.
Unfortunately, it’s tougher this summer to find a place to swim.
Here’s what is open. We don’t have all the information about eligibility, but if you’re not a resident in the municipality (city or county) for a city or county pool, you should call to make sure that you can still go.
Double Oaks Family Aquatic Center
Double Oaks Family Aquatic Center, an outdoor pool at 2014 Statesville Avenue, is open, but with some restrictions. Starting on June 20th, it began operating, only on weekends, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
It’s operating on two hour time blocks, on a first-come, first-served basis, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. intervals.
Guests will have 1 hour and 30 minutes to swim, with the remaining 30 minutes for staff to clean and disinfect the facility.
Double Oaks may accommodate only 60 people in each time block.
Chairs will not be available. You’ll need to bring your own.
The cost is $1 a person.
Call 704-334-0308 with questions.
Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center
Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center, an indoor pool complex at 800 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, re-opened on June 15th, with modified hours and capacity.
The pool will be open for one-hour time blocks during these hours:
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 5:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Tuesday and Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
These times are reserved for seniors age 55+ to access the warm pool:
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
- Tuesday and Thursday: 11:30 a.m.to 1 p.m.
Fees are $5 for a time slot.
Call 980-314-3483 with questions.
Concord City Pool
The John F. McInnis Aquatic Center, at 151 Academy Avenue, NW, Concord is open daily from June 13th to August 8th, 2020.
They are limiting capacity to 40 people at a time, and it’s first come, first served. They will be sanitizing the facilities on an hourly basis, and have designated areas around the deck to adhere to distancing requirements.
Bring your own chairs.
The hours are:
- Monday to Friday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: 12 p.m .to 6 p.m.
- Youth 17 and under: $1.50
- Adults: $2.50
Call with questions: 704-785-8105.
Camp T.N. Spencer Park Pool
The pool at Camp T.N. Spencer Park has opened. It’s at 3155 Foxford Drive, Concord.
This summer, you’ll need to reserve a time slot in advance, online. Each time slot is 3 hours long and costs $5/person. You can reserve spots for up to 8 people.
You’ll need to bring your own chairs.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The time slots are:
- 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
You can find updates here.
Call 704-795-4492 with questions.
Carrigan Farms Swimming Quarry
Carrigan Farms’ Swimming Quarry, at 1213 Oak Ridge Farm Highway Mooresville, is not the cheapest place to swim, and it’s not the closest to Charlotte, but it’s probably the most beautiful in the area.
They’ve limited capacity, and you’re encouraged to make a reservation online. That costs $5 in addition to the cost of admission, but the $5 becomes a food and drink voucher when you arrive. The cost to swim is $15 to $20, depending on the date and time. Walk-ins are admitted, if there’s space, but it’s highly recommended that you make a reservation.
YMCA of Greater Charlotte Pools
Some YMCA pools are open with limited hours. Learn about membership prices here.
- Harris YMCA
- Brace Family YMCA
- Keith Family YMCA
- Morrison YMCA
- Simmons YMCA
- Dowd YMCA
- Lowe’s YMCA
- Sally’s YMCA
- Lake Norman YMCA
Closed Right Now
Unfortunately, the following are closed right now. We’ll keep checking back as the summer progresses to see if any of these open.
- Mecklenburg Park and Recreation Spraygrounds
- Ray’s Splash Planet
- Cordelia Pool
- Marion Diehl Aquatic Center
- Ramsey Creek Beach
- Swimming lessons with Charlotte Mecklenburg Park and Recreation
- Beach at Lake Norman State Park