We know…it’s HOT out there! While the change from cold to warm weather is typically welcomed, we could all still use a spot to cool down when temperatures get too high. Where’s your favorite place to go?

For our residents and visitors, we have several low-cost (some are even FREE!) facilities to help beat the heat. Here are some great spots for you to check out.

Double Oaks Family Aquatic Center

Double Oaks Family Aquatic Center

Cost: $1 per person
Address: 2014 Statesville Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28206

The Double Oaks Family Aquatic Center is one of our new facilities that features lap lanes, waterslide, water play feature, plenty of space for sunbathing, and more! FREE swim lessons are also available for children ages 3 – 12. For more information about how to register and to learn about our second outdoor pool, Cordelia Pool, click here.

Cordelia Sprayground

Cost: FREE!
Address: 600 East 24th Street, Charlotte, NC 28205

Our spraygrounds were designed with various water features that you can jump in, run through, or just sit down and enjoy! We’ve got several facilities with spraygrounds located throughout the County. Find the one closest to you here.

Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center

Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center

Cost: $3 – $8
Address: 800 East Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28202

The Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center features a 50-meter competition pool, 25-yard therapeutic pool and more! Come for open swim or consider one of our other aquatics programs and classes, such as water exercise (separate cost). View the open swim schedule and list of activities we offer here.

Ramsey Creek Beach

Cost: FREE – $15 (Season passes also available)
Address: 18441 Nantz Road, Cornelius, NC 28078

We may not be situated on the coast, but we do have a beach for you to enjoy! Lifeguards are on duty during beach hours, and a free shuttle from the Cornelius Park and Ride lot is available on weekends and holidays. You can find this summer’s operating schedule here.

For those of you who decide on one of our outdoor facilities to cool off, remember: drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, apply sunscreen regularly, rest often in shady areas, and have a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses ready! And when it gets too warm outside, you can always visit one of our recreation centers to escape the heat!