Wilson Park Pool
The Wilson Park Pool opens May 25, 2019, through Labor Day. To view a schedule of pool hours, click here.
Tucked into one of Fayetteville's most popular parks, the Wilson Park Pool is surrounded by shade trees and beautiful landscaping. The pool provides a very pleasant atmosphere for your swimming experience.
Fayetteville's only municipal pool is operated by the Parks and Recreation Department and offers recreational swimming, instructional swim lessons, fitness opportunities, and family swim times. Concessions are available.
For more information, please call the pool house during the season at 479-442-2641 or the Parks and Recreation Department office during the off-season at 479-444-3471.
Dive-In Movies Return!
The popular Dive-in Movies at Wilson Park Pool returns June 14. Come out and enjoy a family-friendly film, concessions, and a chance to win giveaways one Friday night each month! Click here for the full schedule.
- Daily Youth - $3
- Daily Adult - $4
- Family Swim - $8 per/family (only available during family swim designated times)
- Season Youth - $55
- Season Adult - $75
- Season Family - $135* (family of 5) $10.00 fee per each additional family member added
Fayetteville Parks and Recreation uses the American Red Cross curriculum for our swimming lessons. These lessons are available to children and adults of all skill levels.
Lessons are 30 minutes in length and run in two week increments Monday - Thursday, with Friday reserved for weather related make-up sessions.
There are 5 sessions available throughout the summer.
Each session has 4 time options (9:45-10:15am, 10:20-10:50am, 11:00-11:30am or 5:00 - 5:30pm).
The cost is $50 for a 2 week session.
Parent Tot (ages 6 months to 3 years): The purpose of parent and child aquatics is to teach safe behaviors around the water and develop swimming readiness by leading parents and their children in water exploration activities with the objective of having fun and becoming comfortable in, on or around water.
Preschool (ages 4 & 5 years old): Preschool aquatics aims to promote the developmentally appropriate learning of fundamental water safety and aquatic skills by young children.
Level 1: (ages 6 & older): Introduction to water skills. Orients participants to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills. Helps participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices around water. Skills: put face in water, blow bubbles, stay under for 10 seconds.
Level 2: (ages 6 & older): Builds on the basic aquatic skills and water safety concepts learned in Level 1 Skills: Level 1 + flutter kick with feet, paddle with arms, float on back and stomach, jump into deep water.
Level 3: (ages 6 & older): Comfortable in water and possesses basic abilities to swim. Skills: Level 2 + dive from side of pool, dive off board, display some form of elementary backstroke, front-crawl, back-crawl.
Session 1 June 3 - 14
Session 2 June 17 - 28
Session 3 July 1 - 12
Session 4 July 15 - 26
Session 5 July 29 - Aug 9
Online registration will open March 4th for the 2019 Pool Season.
Swim lesson registrations are non-refundable, unless otherwise approved by Program Manager. Fees may be transferred and applied to another lesson slot, if space permits. All transfers must fall within the same pool season. All refunds will accrue a 10% administrative fee.Register Online for Swim Lessons!
Pool Rental Options:
Private (After Hours) Full Pool Rental - Rent the entire pool for a private pool party! Prices start at $200 for 2 hours. Max of 400 people.
Private (After Hours) 1/2 Pool Rental - Share the pool with another group for a private pool party. Each group will have their own "Party Pod" area with a 20' shaded area for food, cake and drinks! Prices start at $100 with a Max of 200 people.
Public Swim Party Pods - Reserve one of our two 20' shaded areas during Open Swim/Family Swim for groups of up to 25 people. $100 for 2 hours.
Reservations open up on May 1st at 8am. Rentals can be made May 25th through September 1st. 100% of rental fees due at reservation.
Available times for rentals are:
Sunday 10am-1pm & 6pm-10pmOnline Pool Reservations
Day Care/Group/Camp Reservations
Wilson Pool can accommodate group reservations within normal business hours. Please notify the pool 5 days prior to ensure there are enough staff for your group. Wilson Pool Seasonal Number 479-442-2641. Off-Season Parks & Recreation Office number is 479-444-3471.
Wilson Park Wahoos Swim Team
The Wilson Park Wahoos summer developmental swim team is full of fun, skill building, and some friendly competition with other area summer league programs! This program replaced our level 4 swim lessons, as we bring in quality coaches, longer sessions, more sessions, and includes some FUN swim meets!
Surface Wahoos - for 5-8 year old swimmers who can swim across the pool unassisted.
The Wilson Park Wahoos is a recreational swim team that promotes swim skills and swimming endurance in a fun, team environment. Practices for the 8&under group primarily focus on the freestyle and backstroke skills with introduction to flipturns, diving, and the breaststroke and butterfly skills.
Torpedo Wahoos - for 9-16 year old swimmers. It is recommended that child can swim across the pool unassisted, but this is not required. Your child will be assessed at their first practice.
The Wilson Park Wahoos is a recreational swim team that promotes swim skills and swimming endurance in a fun, team environment. Practices for the 9&up group build on freestyle and backstroke skills while also becoming proficient in the breaststroke and butterfly skills. Swimming longer distances and refining dives and flip-turns will also be a priority.
Session 1: June 4th - June 27th
Session 2: July 2nd - July 27th
Surface Wahoos: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30pm - 6:30pm, Saturdays 11:00am - Noon
Torpedo Wahoos: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30pm - 7:30pm, Saturdays 10:00am - 11:00am
Meet Dates: TBA
Wilson Park Pool Passes Can Now Be Purchased Online!
Pool Passes are good throughout the pool season (Memorial Day - Labor Day) during Open Swim, Family Swim and Lap Swim only. Passes are not valid for Dive-In Movies, Drool in the Pool, and any other special events.
- Youth Pool Pass $55
- Adult Pool Pass $75
- Family Pool Pass $135 (family of 5). $10 per each additional family member
Pass Options: Card or Key Fob - One per pass purchase.
Save Time in the Line: Purchase your pass online in advance. We will have your pass available at the pool! We can take your picture at the pool or you can upload one that you choose to your account. To do this, log into your account and select "account" and then hover over picture next to your name and click on "change avatar.
Drool in the Pool is held on Labor Day each year. This is the last event in the pool for the summer before we close down for the season. All dogs must be well mannered, have current proof of rabies vaccination, and be either spayed or neutered. Dogs are $10 each and owners are free! Prizes and giveaways will be handed out for various competitions. For more information please call Parks at 479-444-3471.