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Charlotte, NC -- Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department’s outdoor swimming pools open for the summer season on Saturday, May 29--just in time for Memorial Day Weekend! ALL admissions remain at only $1 for all day, to help families cope with a rough economy!

Pools will be open every weekend through Labor Day, Sept. 6. Pools will be open on weekdays, after school closes, June 11-August 24. Park and Recreation’s outdoor pools are:
  • Cordelia Pool, 2100 N. Davidson St., 704-336-2096
  • Double Oaks Pool, 1200 Newland Rd., 704-336-2653
    Last year these two Park and Recreation swimming pools had over 36,000 visits.

Regular operating hours for swimming will be Saturdays 11-5pm, Sundays 1-5pm, Monday–Friday (including Memorial Day Monday)12noon-6pm.


Park and Recreation’s outdoor pools will also offer FREE swimming lessons for youngsters with sessions for ages 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 at:

  • Cordelia Pool: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30am-11am or 11:15am-11:45am
  • Double Oaks Pool: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9am-9:45am, 10 am-10:45am, or 11am-11:45am.

Registrations for lessons will be accepted, beginning on Wednesday, June 16, at the pool you wish to attend. Registrations will be taken every Wednesday, 12-6pm, for the following week only. Registration is week-by-week and must be done in person. No phone reservations will be taken. All reservations are first come, first served. Spots are limited.

Last year, Park and Recreation provided over 3,000 FREE swim lessons for youngsters. For more information on aquatics programs, call 311 or 704-336-DIVE