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

This is one of three waterslides at the Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center

Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center

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Note: The admission fees for this facility are different from those of other City of Raleigh pools. Learn more about the cost of admission and passes to the pool.

Waterslide, Vortex, Current Channel
 Due to recent staffing shortages, these attractions may be closed or the schedule may be adjusted. Please call the facility at 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): lap lanes available for exercise during certain times of the day (please call for availability)
  • 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 that of other City Pools


Please note that hours may vary due to staffing capacity. Please call before visiting for the most up-to-date hours. 

Please note that Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center has reduced capacity, and the large waterslide will have limited availability. The zero-depth shallow features (small blue slide, tumble buckets, floor jets) are currently not operational.  We are working to have this issue fixed as quickly as possible.

We welcome all swimmers on a first-come, first-served basis as capacity limits allow. If the facility has reached capacity when you arrive, a waiting list will be available.

  Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat.
Public Open Swim 1 to 5 p.m.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Water Slide, Vortex & Current Channel* 1 to 5 p.m. 10 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. 12 to 7 p.m. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 12 to 7 p.m. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Lap Swim Closed 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 12 to 2 p.m. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 12 to 2 p.m. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed

*Water slide closes 15 minutes before closing time.

Closures/Modified Hours

  • Thursday, Oct. 14 - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Swim Lessons will proceed as scheduled)
  • Friday, Oct. 15 - Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 16 - Open 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 17 - Open 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 18 -  Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • November 11 - Closed, Veteran's Day Holiday
  • November 25 - Closed, Thanksgiving Holiday
  • November 26 - Closed, Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 24 - Closed, Holidays
  • December 25 - Closed, Holidays
  • December 31 - Closing at noon, New Years Eve Holiday

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 swimming rules and etiquette


Instructor and two children in pool during swim lesson