When it comes to summer, there are few things better than a swimming pool – and anyone who’s been to a local pool on a hot day knows you can never have enough of them.

That’s why it’s a good thing that area residents looking for ways to cool down in the coming months will have a new option: A pool at High Point City Lake Park that’s been out of commission for four years has now been brought back to life better than ever, with a lot of features you might only expect at a commercial water park.

The pool, at 602 W. Main St., will open to the public on Saturday, May 27 at 10 a.m.

The former pool at that location closed in 2019. The renovated version features a 50-meter swimming pool, a zero-depth entry with a lazy river, a splash pad, three water slides and other play features.

The locker rooms have also been completely redone, offering more family-friendly changing rooms and greater accessibility.

During the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the pool will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for public swimming.

Also, the park’s train, carousel and other amusements will be open during at same times.

Tuesday, May 30, through Friday, June 2, everything will be shut down before opening up for the summer season.

Beginning Saturday, June 3, the pool and other amusements at High Point City Lake Park will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.

You can use the new pool if you don’t live in High Point but you will have to shell out a little more money for the privilege.  Admission to the pool and water slide is $10 per person for High Point residents and $15 for non-residents, with ages 2 and under admitted free.

For those who want to use it a lot, season passes are available for individuals, families and for lap swimming.  Prices vary per amusement, and unlimited daily passes are available. You can go to www.highpointnc.gov/pr for more information. Advanced tickets can be purchased online.

Lap swimming will be available from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. every day.  The cost is $5 for High Point residents and $7 for non-residents.

Pool rentals are available Friday through Sunday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m.  You can call 336-883-3501 to learn how much it will cost you to throw a pool party for your friends.

The city also announced that Washington Terrace Park Pool at 108 Murray St. in High Point will open for the season on Saturday, May 27.  That pool will open at noon and will be operating over the three-day weekend from noon to 6 p.m. and then closed until June 2. On Saturday, June 3, it will open on a seven-day schedule from noon to 6 p.m. each day. The cost is $2 per person, with ages two and under admitted free. Pool rentals are also available at this location. You can call 336-883-8599 for details.

The splash pad at Southside, at 401 Taylor Ave. in High Point will open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. beginning Saturday, May 27. Parents must accompany children at this location.