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A comprehensive list of swim-related fun for the summer

As the heat index creeps higher than our credit score, we’ve started to weigh local swim options for adding more chlorine to our skincare routine — or, you know, some friendly lake bacteria. Here’s a refreshing list of Moore County pools, lakes and splash pads to cool you down:

The Lawn & Tennis Club Pool

Swimming Pools

1. Southern Pines Pool Park

The Southern Pines Pool Park opens Saturday, May 28. Entry is CASH ONLY: $1 for kids 12 and under, $2 for all other Southern Pines residents. Non-resident entry is $2 for kids 12 and under and $4 for everyone else. Pool hours are 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. There will be a lifeguard on duty. Dive into the details.

2. Country Club of Whispering Pines

The Country Club of Whispering Pines pool opens on Memorial Day, May 30. A membership for the swimming season (May 30-Sept 5) is $599 paid in full. There is a 10 percent active duty military and law enforcement discount. We’ll all float on okay.

3. The Lawn and Tennis Club

The Lawn & Tennis Club swim season is from May 15 to October 1. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 7 days per week with 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. being adult swim only. Pool only memberships (paid in full) are $300 for an individual and $450 for a family. The club offers discounts for Military and Public Servants. Just keep swimming.

4. Pinehurst Resort

Pinehurst Resort’s pools are open daily and year around from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. to members only. To quench the thirst of those who like variety they offer a heated pool, kiddie pool, misting pool, and an outdoor whirlpool. After a round of choosing your favorite, get a round at the on-sight bar Friday through Sunday between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. See all options here or email brian.meador@pinehurst.com to explore your choices.

5. Foxfire Village Pool

Foxfire Village Pool is projected to open Memorial Day Weekend. The community intends to have punch cards similar to previous years, but details have yet to be decided. Stay afloat with updates.

6. Elks Club

The Elks Club will open Memorial Day weekend. The club pool will have a lifeguard on duty and will be open Monday through Saturday between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. and on Sundays between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. You must be an Elk to utilize the pool membership, which is $180 for a single person and $300 for a family. Info on pool parties, lessons, and the swim team are coming soon. Doggie paddle this way.

*Latest pool information here*

*Free* & Local Splash Pads

Pro tip: Surfaces can be rough, so pack water shoes and knee pads for a tear-free afternoon.

Rassie Wicker Park Splash Pad
Hillcrest Park Splash Pad

:: Pinehurst — The splash pad at Rassie Wicker Park is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. starting Friday, May 20. Peep the bucket water dump.

:: Southern Pines — Open daily from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. starting Saturday, May 28. Stay updated.

:: Carthage — Hillcrest Park’s splash pad is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Saturday, May 21. Learn more.


The place where our illogical fear of sharks kicks in.

The Cardinal Park Lake
Lake Pinehurst

:: Lake Pinehurst — The lake is open to Pinehurst Resort members Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can boat, fish, and swim. Kayaks and pontoon boats will be available for renting and the Snack Shack will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. While you let your food digest for 2 hours (like your mother said) lounge under the umbrellas at the beach area. Members only, email brian.meador@pinehurst.com to explore membership options.

:: Cardinal Park — Cardinal Park is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily with general admission at $5 for kids under 10 and $10 for everyone else. With admission you can swim, fish, play basketball, volleyball, cornhole, and horseshoes — paddle boats, kayaks, and canoes are available for rent at $10/per hour, and you can pack a picnic or BYOB. Swim or fish the day away.

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