Central Campus Outdoor Pool

1917 Yearby Avenue

  • Open April 17 - September 29
Front Desk: 
(919) 684-4620

Description

Central pool will be closed if inclement weather affects the pool temperature to a degree that makes it unsafe for prolonged water exposure or if other unsafe conditions are caused by weather. When possible, the deck space will remain open for sunning.

Located behind the Devils Bistro and Central Rec basketball and activity field, CentralCampus Pool offers the opportunity to all in the Duke community to enjoy outdoor aquatic recreation.  Directly on the C-2 line, you can quickly access the faculty.  The spacious deck offers ample seating for relaxation, sunbathing and socializing with friends and family.

Any Duke Community member is welcome here including children of all ages. It’s a perfect place to bring your family for some time together. Just have your Duke Card ready when you arrive.

Student activity groups and those university departments with fund codes are welcome to rent the facility for organized activities.

Children 16 and under are welcome to come as long as they are accompanied by an adult card holder; all visitors and members must sign a daily waiver before enjoying their time with us.

Central Pool is located at 1917 Yearby Ave.

Membership Options (April 17 - September 29):

  • Membership to Central Campus pool is included in Recreation Center Memberships.
  • Individual Summer Membership: $126
    • Those eligible to purchase a membership are active Duke Faculty, Staff, and Students (not covered via school or program), Alumni, Contractors, Retirees, Visiting Scholars and Volunteers without a current Recreation Center Membership.
  • Family Membership: $252
    • Includes spouse and two children. Fee for additional children is $60.
  • Monthly Summer Membership: $26 per month
    • Those eligible to purchase a membership are active Duke Faculty, Staff, and Students who are not enrolled for Spring & Fall semesters. Note: There is no recreation fee assessed to students only enrolled in Summer School.
  • We also accept Live For Life Memberships.
  • Guest Passes
    • $10 for student guest/$5 for faculty guest

Payment:

  • Payment can be made at the Duke Card office only. They accept cash, debit & FLEX.
  • On-line payment and payroll deduction are not available.

NEW! We now offer Birthday Parties at Center Campus Pool!

For information about Central Pool, call (919) 684-4620.

Parking:

Central Campus Parking is available to all Duke Parking Permit Holders after 4pm M-F and all day on weekends.

Permit restrictions during the summer: Anyone with a valid permit can park in the following lots over the summer:

  1. Gravel lots on Duke University Road
  2. Blue Zone
  3. 751 Lot (through July 11)
  4. East Employee Zone (excluding Crowell lot)
  5. Green Zone (Bassett Drive and Grounds lot)

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Floaties
  • Noodles

Policies

Any Duke Community member is welcome here including children of all ages. It’s a perfect place to bring your family for some time together. Just have your Duke Card ready when you arrive.

Limited hours during April/May and August/September.