Tanglewood Pool

Public Pools

The Piedmont Triad also offers many public pools for you to cool off in the summer months. The places listed in the directory below are public pools, but may charge an entrance fee.

Splash Pads

You don’t need a huge body of water to cool off in the summer! Splash pads offer a great alternative to traditional pools and can be fun for the whole family!

Water Parks

Looking for a bit more of an adventure? Check out one of the water parks in the area to cool off and get your adrenaline fix at the same time!

Natural Swimming Areas

Bring your bathing suit! If you are looking for a secluded place to jump in the water, you will find numerous swimming holes on many of our lakes and rivers. Natural pools are sometimes located at the base of a waterfall, like at the end of the Lower Cascades Trail in Hanging Rock State Park or along Elkin Creek at Carter Falls. Remember to leave these natural places in the same state you left them!


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    Northeast Park

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    High Rock Lake (Buddle Creek Swim Area & Boating Access)

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    Mebane Community Park

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    Maynard Aquatic Center

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    Forest Oaks Country Club

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    Cedarbrook Country Club

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    Washington Park (Lexington)

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    Keeley Park

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    Armfield Civic Center

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    Hagan Stone Aquatic Center

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    Barber Park

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    Winston Waterworks Water Park

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    Badin Lake Recreation Area

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    Bolton Park

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    Dobson Splash Pad