Play & Splash Destinations: Part 2 – Wonderful Water – Make a Big Splash at These Pools and Splash Pads!

Summer is almost here, and that means it is time for water play! Thankfully, there are so many water play options in Forsyth County. In addition to our many splash pads, there are also many pool options available. In part two of the Play & Splash Destinations series, I’ll be covering the parks and splash pads that are connected to pools. 

Ultimate Water Fun Ahead at These Parks

Get ready to dive into not just water but fun at these parks with splash pads and pools. Be sure to check out each unique destination. The family will love all the water fun this summer! Most of these pools are open Memorial to Labor Day, but some vary, so be sure to check their websites, social media or call to confirm they are open before visiting.

Peter S. Brunstetter Aquatic Center at Tanglewood Park

This is the ultimate water playground! There is a lazy river, slides, huge pool, zero-entry water play area and a splash pad.  

Location: 4061 Clemmons Road, Clemmons

Hours: Varies 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., or 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (see website for full schedule)

Admission Rates: $8 per person, $7 for children 3-5 & seniors 55+, and free for children 2 & under and $2 entrance fee for parking at front gate

Winston Waterworks Water Park

Winston-Salem actually has its very own water park! This relatively new site includes a pool, water slide, zero-entry water play area, and lazy river.

Location: 3584 Winston Lake Rd, Winston-Salem

Hours: Mondays – Saturday 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Admission Rates: $3 for 18 & up, $2 for ages 3-17, and free for 2 and under & 60 and older

Bolton Park Pool

This park has it all! There is a brand-new playground, walking trail, outdoor fitness course, volleyball court, grills, tennis courts and a large pool with varying levels of diving boards and a zero-entry water play area. 

Location: 1590 Bolton Street SW, Winston-Salem

Hours: Mondays – Saturday 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Admission Rates: $3 for 18 & up, $2 for ages 3-17, and free for 2 and under & 60 and older

Polo Park Pool

This park features a playground, walking trails, tennis court, pool with a diving board and splash pad. The splash pad is fenced in and can only be entered through the pool area. 

Location: 1850 Polo Road, Winston-Salem

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday 12:00 – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday & Friday 12:00 – 7:30 p.m., and Sunday: 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Admission Rates: $3 for 18 & up, $2 for ages 3-17, and free for 2 and under & 60 and older

Mineral Springs Pool at Jerry King Park

The Mineral Springs Pool features two diving boards and an enclosed splash pad. It is located at Jerry King Park which has walking trails and a playground. 

Location: 4700 Ogburn Avenue, Winston-Salem

Hours: Mondays – Saturday 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Admission Rates: $3 for 18 & up, $2 for ages 3-17, and free for 2 and under & 60 and older

Reynolds Park Pool

The splash pad at Reynolds Park is one of the few in Winston-Salem that is located beside a pool but doesn’t require entry through the pool. The park also has a new playground and golf course. 

Location: 2450 Reynolds Park Road, Winston-Salem

Hours: Mondays – Saturday 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Admission Rates: $3 for 18 & up, $2 for ages 3-17, and free for 2 and under & 60 and older

Parkland Park Pool

The pool has two diving boards and a splash pad area. Plus, the park features a playground, tennis courts and a baseball/softball diamond. 

Location: 1714 Brewer Road, Winston-Salem

Hours: Monday & Friday 12:00 – 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday: 12:00 – 6:00 p.m., and Sunday 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Admission Rates: $3 for 18 & up, $2 for ages 3-17, and free for 2 and under & 60 and older

Kimberley Park Pool

This pool includes a splash pad area. The park features a ton of sports and workout opportunities, including a baseball/softball diamond, basketball court, outdoor fitness course, tennis courts and walking trails. 

Location: 2001 Pittsburg Avenue, Winston-Salem

Hours: Mondays – Saturday 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Admission Rates: $3 for 18 & up, $2 for ages 3-17, and free for 2 and under & 60 and older

Be on the lookout for Part 3 of Play & Splash Destinations in next month’s issue. It’ll feature some quaint neighborhood parks and splash pads. Plus, if you missed last month’s issue, I showcased parks and splash pads that have some terrific themes.

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