Holding Park Pool

Wake Forest, NC


Due to the discovery of significant structural issues, the original historic Holding Park Pool was demolished and replaced with a new $3.2 million aquatic center. Completed in 2018, the new facility is comprised of three bodies of water, including lap pool, a plunge pool, and a children’s pool.


Photos courtesy of Yellow Dog Design Works


Pool Type

Outdoor 25 Yard

Outdoor Leisure

Project Type

Parks and Recreation

Project Service

Design Services

Most Recent Project

Completed 2018


Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc.

Project Amenities

The site of the aquatic center is in a beautiful park valley setting with green space, old growth trees, and wet lands with cattails. Thus, the facility has a very natural organic theme to complement its natural park setting. Due to its location it can be difficult for the site to dry out during normal circumstances, but even more so during continuous spells of rainy weather and sub-freezing temperatures that were encountered throughout construction. The completed project restores the beauty and grace of the historic park and provides aquatic recreation to be enjoyed by current and future generations.

3,500 sq. ft. Competition Pool

Six 25-yard lap lanes

One-meter diving board

Stair entry

780 sq. ft. Plunge Pool

Two waterslides

Stair entry

1,525 sq. ft. Wading Pool

Zero beach entry

Play structure

Play features

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