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Take the Kids: 8 places (and maybe more) to swim, splash, cool down this Memorial Day weekend

Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editorMay 25, 2019

With temperatures expected to soar into the 90s this Memorial Day weekend, a splash in a pool or play in a sprayground might seem like the perfect way to pass the next few days.

Our pool and sprayground database has details about dozens of public pools and water play areas in the Triangle. Here are outdoor pools and spraygrounds that are open now or starting this weekend.

Millbrook Pool’s summer hours start Sunday when the outdoor sprayground and wading pool are scheduled to open. It’s at 1905 Spring Forest Rd.

Optimist Pool’s summer hours also begin Sunday when its outdoor deep pool and wading pool open. It’s at 5902 Whittier Dr., Raleigh. (Optimist Park recently got a new playground.)

More information about these pools and others across Raleigh are on the city’s website.

The city’s outdoor pools won’t open until June. Its spraygrounds may be open this weekend, I’m told, but it could take a few more days to get them ready.

AD Clark Pool at 216 N. Roberson St. opens for the season on Saturday, May 25.

The sprayground at Jack Smith Park, the town’s first splash pad, opened for the season on May 13. It’s at 9725 Penny Rd.

The misting garden at Kids Together Playground, 111 Thurston Dr., also is open for the season.

The town’s splash pad is open for the season. It’s free for residents, but they must have a resident splash pad card for entry. The card is free. It’s $2 for non-residents.

The town’s community pool opens for the season on Friday, May 24. It’s at 202 Milburnie Rd.

As I wrote earlier this week, the town’s new Holding Park Aquatics Complex with three pools and two slides will open for its first full season on Saturday.

Hill Ridge Farm’s splash pad is now open daily. Play is included in the cost of admission.

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