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Buncombe County Pools Open May 25

Get your bathing suits and sunscreen ready! Buncombe County Parks & Recreation’s outdoor pools are getting ready to open. The County’s five outdoor pools will open for the 2024 season on Saturday, May 25. This includes the pools at Cane Creek, Erwin, Hominy Valley, North Buncombe, and Owen. 

Outdoor pools will be open on weekends only until area schools are out for the summer. Starting on June 11, the pools will be open seven days a week. 

Pool hours are Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cost for pool entry is $3 per person. 

The pools can also be booked for private parties 14 days in advance and must have a minimum of 50 patrons. Pool bookings are available Monday through Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Click here for more information on booking pools. 

Buncombe County Pool Locations: 

Cane Creek Pool – 590 Lower Brush Creek Road, Fletcher | (828) 628-4494 

Erwin Pool – 58 Lees Creek Road, Asheville | (828) 251-4992 

Hominy Valley Pool – 25 Twin Lakes Road, Candler | (828) 667-9937 

North Buncombe Pool – 734 Clarks Chapel Road, Weaverville | (828) 645-1080 

Owen Pool – 117 Stone Drive, Swannanoa | (828) 686-1629 

Anyone with a Buncombe County Public Library card can get a ZOOM pass which provides free admission to county pools and other local attractions and museums. Reservations can be made 30 days in advance. For more information and to get a pass, click here

In addition, lap swimming is available year-round at the Buncombe County Schools Aquatics Center, a 10-lane pool managed by the YMCA of Western North Carolina and Buncombe County Schools. 

For more information on outdoor pools, visit the County’s pool website or call (828) 348-4770. 


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Updated May 21, 2024 12:41 PM
Published May 21, 2024 12:36 PM

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