Looking for Water Play Options that’s not the Beach?

Here are some alternatives to the beach:

Public Pools:

The City’s three swimming pools are managed by the  YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina. The pool located at Robert Strange Park will open to the public on June 22. Day of swim reservations are required.  Please call the YMCA at (910) 899-7332 to make your reservation between the hours of 7:15 am – 4:00 pm.

Please visit the YMCA website for more information including the summer 2020 opening days, admission fees and operating hours for each pool.

  • Legion Pool (Will be closed for repairs beginning August 2)
    2131 Carolina Beach Road  Questions visit YMCA website or call 910.251.9622 ext. 224
  • Robert Strange Pool (opened on June 22)
    410 S. 10th Street  Reservations please call 899.7332
  • Northside Pool (not open at this time)
    750 Bess Street, Wilmington  Questions?  call 910.251.9622 ext. 224
  • Northside Splash Pad (not open at this time)
    750 Bess Street

The YMCA Website States the Following:

This summer, the YMCA of Southeastern NC will be managing and operating New Hanover County’s pool at Echo Farms.  Along with the traditional opportunity for public swim, the Y will be providing swim lessons, the Swim for Life program, group rentals, birthday parties, aqua aerobics, special events and a number of other aquatics programs to the community.


Echo Farms Pool
4112 Echo Farms Blvd.
Wilmington, NC 28412

Legion Stadium Pool
2139 Carolina Beach Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 899-7348

Robert Strange Pool
401 S. 10th St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 899-7332


Adults (18 & Older): $3.00/Day
Children (17 & Younger): $1.00/DayAGE POLICY

13 and Under: Required to be under adult supervision of someone 16+ years old
14 and Older: Do not need an adult and may bring siblings ages 7 and up
18 & Under: Required to have parent/guardian fill out registration paperwork upon first visit

Jungle Rapids

Visit Jungle Rapids Website for Complete Details

Jungle Rapids has an awesome waterpark for all ages. A kiddie are for the littles and water slides for everyone in between.

Prices range from $53.99 to $24.99

Pine Valley Country Club

Visit Pine Valley Country Club Website for more Information

This is membership based and costs start at $145 a month.

Splash Pads

Click the links for more information

Long Leaf Park