We’ve talked about the Community Center before. And in fact, C and I were just there to test out the sledding for you. But when we were looking for activity that was indoors and fun, I took him to the indoor pool to test the waters there (so to speak).
This is a 25 meter pool, and accounts read that it is recently remodeled. But I can’t tell how “recent” that is. I have to say it is very nice. This has a zero depth entry with one tricky step at the end (be careful!). There is a family changing room off the pool deck for ease. The locker rooms themselves were fairly small but adequate (although no changing table in the locker room).
This pool deck was so clean and organized, and there were a lot of fun toys for kids to play with during the open swim hours.
The fees are reasonable and vary depending on age and if you are an Orange County resident (and the same amount as the Homestead Aquatic Center). Kids 5 & under are $1 for residents of Orange County, $2 for non-residents. Adults are $3 for residents, $6 for non. Kids ages 5 – 18 are $2 for residents, $4 for non.
Make sure that you check the online schedule or call ahead before you go. This is the community pool so is used by local high schools for swim practice. If you want to take your kids, you need to wait for an Open Swim time.
Chapel Hill Community Center Indoor Pool
Pool Schedule: http://www.townofchapelhill.org/index.aspx?page=1123
120 South Estes Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Information Line @ Community Center: 685-8316