The original Jack Carter Pool, an 8-lane 50-meter pool built in 1983, was shut down in 2013 due to mechanical deficiencies. In addition to the aging pool being functionally obsolete, a study was conducted by the Federal Emergency management Agency which showed that the pool’s current location was in a 100-year floodplain. To overcome this challenge, the new pool was relocated to a different part of the park, creating a new waterpark oasis for children, teens and adults.
July 2016 marked the grand opening of the new Jack Carter Pool. The new $12.5 million aquatic center was designed to accommodate over 1,000 patrons and features a wide variety of amenities, including the first municipal Flowrider in North Texas.
In 2018, the City of Plano hosted the North Texas lifeguard competition at Jack Carter Pool and Oak Point Center.