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

Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center

Raleigh Parks has temporarily closed some facilities. For more information, click on the red COVID-19 Alert banner above.

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Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center and all spray grounds remain closed. Millbrook Aquatic Center, Optimist Aquatic Center, Pullen Aquatic Center, Biltmore Pool, Lake Johnson Pool, Longview Pool, and Ridge Road Pool are open with limited capacity.

Before visiting, please be sure to review our Aquatics Know Before You Go guide which includes important information about admission and reserving space at one of our pools. Reservation spots will be available 7 days in advance.

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Note: The admission fees for this facility are different from other City of Raleigh pools.

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



Aaron Weaver - Facility Director
Christian Cavanaugh - Assistant Facility Director
Priscilla Holcomb - Assistant Facility Director


Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center
5908 Buffaloe Road
Raleigh, NC 27616



Water Features

  • 3 story waterslide
  • Lazy river
  • Water vortex
  • Water basketball & water volleyball
  • 3 lap lanes (no back stroke flags)
  • 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 other City Pools

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 Lane Availability
Lap Swimming Rules and Etiquette