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Splashin’ Around Cabarrus County

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Make a Splash this summer

Cabarrus County offers a variety of refreshing destinations to beat the heat and make a splash.

As the summer heat ramps up, finding the perfect spots to cool off becomes essential. From family-friendly splash pads and community pools to the thrilling water attractions at Great Wolf Lodge, there’s no shortage of options to enjoy some water fun. Dive in to discover the best places to stay cool and create unforgettable summer memories.

Splash Pad Fun for All

It’s the perfect place for kids to cool off this summer without the worry of a pool!

Village Park Splash Pad

📍 740 W C St, Kannapolis, NC 28081
📅 May 25th–August 11th
⏰ Monday–Saturday, 10am–7pm and Sunday noon–6pm
🇺🇸 Open  July 4th, noon–6pm
🎟️ Tickets are $1.50 per person

Village Park Splash Pad

Photo Credit: City of Kannapolis

Village Park Splash Pad offers an exciting aquatic recreation experience with geysers, sprinklers, a water cannon, and the power volcano for interactive play. Designed for children of all ages and abilities, it features separate play areas to ensure safe and fun water activities for everyone.


Boomer’s Splash Pad at Atrium Health Ballpark

📍 1 Cannon Baller Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081
📅 May 27–September 30
⏰ 9am–7:45pm daily
🎟️ No Cost; Accessible to the public on non-game days

Boomer's Splash Pad

Photo credit: Kannapolis Ambassadors Facebook

Girl plying at Boomer's Splash Pad

Photo credit: Kannapolis Cannon Ballers Facebook

Boomer’s Splash Pad at Atrium Health Ballpark is open to the public daily from Memorial Day through September 30th. It’s part of the 20,000-square-foot Kids Zone that also features a custom three-story play structure. It is accessible to the public on non-game days.


Rotary Square Splash Pad

📍 111 Union St S, Concord, NC 28025
📅 March 15–October 31
⏰ Weekdays 8:30am–6:30pm, Saturdays 10am–6:30pm, Sundays 1–5pm
🎟️ No Cost

Rotary Square Splash Pad

Photo Credit: Rotary Square & Market Facebook

Rotary Square Market in Downtown Concord features a multi-stream splash pad, providing a fun way to cool off. During the summer, the farmers market brings together local farmers, artisans, and families, offering fresh produce and a refreshing splash pad experience.


Harrisburg Park Splash Pad

📍 191 Sims Parkway, Harrisburg NC 28075
📅 May 28 through mid to late August
⏰ 10am–7:30pm Daily Time Slots (Waves)
🎟️ No Cost for Harrisburg residents, $3 for non-resident

Harrisburg Splash Pad

The Harrisburg Park Splash Pad is a 10,000-square-foot seasonal splash pad located near the front of the park by the covered breezeway. Featuring interactive water play amenities and a slide, this splash pad is perfect for young children under adult supervision. Follow the Town of Harrisburg’s social media for updates on weather closures.

Walk-up and pre-registration spots are available for each “wave” time until the maximum capacity of 100 people is reached. Pre-registration is highly encouraged to guarantee entry. Entry tickets are required for all adults and children (12 months and older) inside the fenced splash pad area.


West Avenue Walk-Through Fountain

📍 212 West Ave, Kannapolis, NC 28081
📅 Running daily
🎟️ No Cost; Public art feature

West Ave District walk through fountain feature

While it’s not a traditional splash pad, the walk-through fountain in Downtown Kannapolis offers a refreshing way to cool down while exploring the West Ave District. This 30-foot-long feature has 30 clear-stream nozzles that create a 12-foot-tall arc, forming a water tunnel for guests to enjoy. At night, color-changing LED lights illuminate the fountain, making it a dazzling centerpiece of the new downtown district.

A nearby sign reminds visitors to stay out of the water feature pools, to not put feet in the fountain, swim, stand, or lay in the fountain, touch water jets, or throw objects into the fountain.


Outdoor Pools

John F. Mclnnis Aquatics Center

📍 151 Academy Ave NW, Concord, NC 28025
📅 May 25–August 11
⏰ Sunday–Thursday from 1–5pm, Friday–Saturday from 12–6pm
🇺🇸 Open July 4 from 12–6pm
🎟️ Daily Fees: Youth (4+); $2 Concord resident, $5 non-resident; Adult (18+); $5 resident, $10 non-resident

John F. McInnis Aquatic Center Pool

Photo Credit: City of Concord

The John F. McInnis Aquatic Center offers a range of aquatic programs and services. With a focus on promoting water safety and fitness, the center provides opportunities for individuals of all ages to engage in swimming lessons, recreational swimming, and aquatic fitness classes.

Daily and season passes are available for purchase. Season passes cannot be purchased at the pool and must be bought online. Daily passes may be purchased online or at the pool.


Camp TN Spencer

📍 3155 Foxford Rd, Concord, NC 28025
📅 May 26–September 2
⏰ Weekdays 10am–4pm, weekends 10am–7pm
🎟️ $5 per person

Camp Spencer Pool

Photo Credit: Cabarrus County Government

The pool at Camp TN Spencer Park is open each day from Memorial Day to Labor Day. They offer a standard fee of $5 per person. You can purchase your daily pass online or at the time of arrival at the pool. Concessions and refreshments are available for purchase.


Swim Clubs, Water Parks, and More!

Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Water Park

📍 10175 Weddington Rd, Concord, NC 28027
📅 Year-round Indoor Water Park
⏰ 10am–8pm daily
🎟️ Water park day passes are great for local visitors or you can enjoy an overnight stay that includes water park passes (check out their deals).

Great Wolf Lodge splash fun

Photo credit: Great Wolf Lodge website

Discover family fun at Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, NC, featuring an indoor water park kept at a perfect 84 degrees year-round. Whether you’re staying overnight or visiting for the day, enjoy endless water slides, rides, and other attractions.

After splashing around, explore dry-land activities like bowling, arcade games, mini golf, and the immersive MagiQuest adventure game, along with daily entertainment for kids and photo ops with Great Wolf Kids characters.


 

Swim Clubs with Outdoor Pools

Concord Swim Club

📍 145 Eastcliff Dr SE, Concord NC 28025
📅 Memorial Day through Labor Day
⏰ Sunday–Saturday 10am–8pm
🎟️ Multiple Membership Options: $600 Family, $435 Couples, $325 Single

Concord Swim Club

Photo Credit: Concord Swim Club

The Concord Swim Club is a seasonal private neighborhood swim club in Concord, NC, open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Membership includes full access to the competition-sized pool, the option for children to join the award-winning Breakers Swim Team, pool rental for events, and use of the deck area for family BBQs. Members enjoy various activities such as diving, a baby pool, relaxing poolside, grilling, and numerous events throughout the summer, including movie nights, ice cream socials, pizza parties, and a big Fourth of July celebration.


Northwest Swim Club

📍 5000 Durneigh Dr, Kannapolis, NC 28081
📅 Memorial Day through Labor Day
⏰ Sunday–Saturday 11am–8pm
🎟️ $645 Annual Dues

Northwest Swim Club

Photo Credit: Northwest Swim Club

Northwest Swim Club has been providing family fun for 47 seasons as a premier summer swim club. Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the club features a 250,000-gallon pool that is perfect for birthday parties, family get-togethers, church outings, and more. This club is an ideal place for families to spend the summer, creating lasting memories and enjoying a welcoming community atmosphere.


Sportscenter Fitness & Athletic Club

📍 233 Country Club Dr NE Concord, NC 28025
📅 Memorial Day through late summer/early fall depending on outdoor temps
🎟️ Membership required or $20 fee attending as a guest with a paid member

Splash at the Sportscenter

Photo Credit: Sportscenter Facebook

The Sportscenter Fitness & Athletic Club in Concord offers top-notch amenities, including both indoor and outdoor pools. The outdoor pool is a 120,000-gallon, 25-meter facility featuring a roped-off shallow end for children and swimming lanes for adults. Additionally, the club boasts a gated splash park with zero-depth beach access, dumping buckets, rain poles, and puddle jumpers, ensuring a fun and active environment for children during the summer months.

 

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