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Everyone knows that summers get hot in Lexington, and Lexington Parks and Recreation has the solution!  Check out the Lexington Aquatic Park, a competition-size swimming pool with a zero-depth entry and splash features, open throughout the summer!  The newly renovated Washington Park Splash Pad is 4,000 square feet, and also has updated restrooms, shelters, and a playground beside it.  Check out the hours of operation for both below, as well as admission costs, and contact information!

Lexington Aquatic Park 207 Forest Rose Drive
May 25 - June 9
Open Memorial Day and Weekends  
 June 11 - August 17
Open Tuesday - Sunday

Pool is open from 1:30pm - 6:00pm.

Lexington Aquatic Park is staffed and managed throughout the summer by the J Smith Young YMCA.

Washington Park Splash Pad 100 Bookington Drive

Open daily from May 18 - September 29
10:00am - 7:00pm

Lexington Aquatic Park Rules

Lexington Aquatic Park Rules

**Please note, Lexington Aquatic Park has regulations for capacity of visitors for safety.
When capacity is reached, staff are unable to allow further guests to enter the facility until the number of visitors has decreased to a safe quantity.**

  1. A responsible adult age 18 or older must accompany ages 8 and younger into
    the water. The child must be within arm’s reach of the adult at all times. The
    ratio of adults to children are as follows: children ages 6-8 - three children to
    one adult; children ages 5 and under – one adult per child.
  2. If a person is designated as a NON SWIMMER, they must wear a Coast Guard
    approved life jacket. Flotation belts are to be used for only YMCA swim
    lessons. An adult age 18 or older must be within arm’s reach of the child and
    actively engaged with the NON SWIMMER at all times.
  3. No one is permitted into the pool in street clothes; gym shorts, basketball
    shorts, cut offs, or sweat pants.
  4. NO INFLATABLE flotation devices are allowed in the pool for safety.
  5. Equipment may be used at the lifeguard’s discretion.
  6. No diving into the pool
  7. Children who are not potty-trained must wear a swim diaper.
  8. If a swimmer has an open cut or sore, they may not get into the water.
  9. The pool deck is not a changing room. All children need to change in a
    dressing room.
  10. The Lifeguard on duty has the final authority for decisions impacting safety of
    swimmers or the facility.
  11. Coolers and snacks are allowed; however, glass of any kind is not permitted.
  12. Alcohol, tobacco, drugs and/or paraphernalia, and weapons are not allowed at the pool.

Lexington Aquatic Park - 207 Forest Rose Drive
Phone during operating hours: (336) 242-1121
Outside of operating hours: (336) 249-2177 (J. Smith Young YMCA)
Admission is $1 for ages 0-17, $2 for 18+ (Y Members get in free)


May 25 - June 9
Open Memorial Day and weekends ONLY
1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
June 11 - August 17
Tuesday - Sunday 1:30 - 6:00pm
Closed on Mondays

Washington Park Splash Pad Rules

Washington Park Splash Pad Rules

The Splash Pad is open 10:00am - 7:00pm daily in season, and is free of charge.

  1. No pets allowed
  2. No glass containers, food, drinks, chewing gum, or smoking
  3. Please rinse in shower before entering the water
  4. No toys, balloons, bikes, skateboards, or scooters
  5. No running, rough play, or profanity
  6. Persons with open cuts, sores, or communicable diseases are prohibited
  7. Adequate adult supervision is required of children
  8. Swimwear is required and non-potty trained children must wear swim diaper

How does the Splash Pad work?

Activate the spray features by pressing button on top of the blue pole on splash pad during operating hours.

This activates a 4 minute spray cycle. If system is not activating during hours of operation, the system is working to correct the chemical balance.

The system may take 30 minutes or more to correct.

Call the Parks and Recreation office, 336-248-3960 with questions Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm. At other times, send a message to

Washington Park Splash Pad in Lexington NC