Minda Lou

Minda Lou

Minda Lou

The City of Fayetteville splash pads are now open for the year, and are all FREE to use.

The weather is heating up, and that means it’s time to beat the heat at swimming pools and splash pads in and around the Fayetteville area.

School will be out soon and parents are always looking for fun, free activities to amuse and occupy the kids during the dog days of summer.

Like most parents, I’m always looking for ways to limit my kids screen time and get them outside. Fayetteville has a great solution to this conundrum with the addition of many local splash pads! Check out the list below for some great splashy, summertime fun!

All of the community splash pads opened up on May 1, according to a release from the City of Fayetteville. And swimming pools aren’t far behind, with a scheduled open date of Memorial Day, May 29.

“Splash pads are free and open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. except for the following modified operating hours while school is in session,” the City said. “Gray’s Creek, Lake Rim, and Spivey opens at 3 p.m. and E. Melvin Honeycutt and Massey Hill opens at 3:30 p.m.”

According to the City, for the swimming pools: “After opening on a Monday, the four pool facilities operate Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Keith A. Bates, Sr. Pool opens at 3 p.m. when school is in session. Admission for residents is $1 for ages 12 and under and $2 for ages 13 and up, non-residents are $2 and $4, respectively. Pool operations move to Saturday and Sunday only on Aug. 29. However, the last swim day of the season is Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5.”

That’s a lot of opportunities for you and your kids to beat the heat this summer.

But where are all these splash pads? We’ve got you covered, with a look at all of them, including the newest location that JUST opened at Mable C. Smith Park.

  • Splash Pad at Eastover Community Park

    2721 Ball Park Road, 910-323-0707

  • Splash Pad at E. Melvin Honeycutt

    4665 Lakewood Drive, 910-433-1435

  • Splash Pad at Gilmore Therapeutic Recreation Center

    1600 Purdue Drive, 910-433-1569

  • Splash Pad at Gray's Creek Park

    5151 Celebration Drive, 910-433-1015

  • Splash Pad at J.S. Spivey Recreation Center

    500 Fisher Street, 910-433-1572

  • Splash Pad at Kiwanis Recreation Center

    352 Devers Street, 910-433-1568

  • Splash Pad at Lake Rim Recreation Center

    1455 Hoke Loop Road, 910-433-1175

  • Splash Pad at Linden Little River Community Park

    5010 Loop Road, 910-980-0119

  • Splash Pad at Mable C. Smith Park

    1367 Shadbush Lane, 910-433-1547

  • Splash Pad at Massey Hill Recreation Center

    1612 Camden Road, 910-433-1569

  • Splash Pad at Myers Recreation Center

    1018 Rochester Drive, 910-433-1570

  • Splash Pad at Spring Lake Recreation Center

    245 Ruth Street, 910-436-0011

  • Splash Pad at Wade Community Park

    4060 Church Street, 910-485-3502

  • Splash Pad at Willie J. Burnette Park (Godwin)

    4924 Markham Street, 910-980-1000
  • General Hours

    Hours of Operation:
    May 1-Sept. 30
    Mon.-Sat.: 10 am-7 pm
    (3-7 pm when school is in session at Gray’s Creek, Lake Rim and Spivey; 3:30-7 pm when school is in session at E. Melvin Honeycutt and Massey Hill)
    Sun.: 2-7 pm
    Cost: Free!
    Infrequently, FCPR splash pads may be purposely turned off to prevent damage to filtration systems. These mechanical issues arise when large amounts of debris, such as grass clippings and pine needles, accumulate in the system due to heavy rains. For planning purposes, please be sure to check the weather forecast prior to visiting an FCPR splash pad.

    For more information, visit Fayetteville Parks and Recreation

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