Parks & Recreation

Denton Street Pool

1434 Denton Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27801

Please note: calls are only answered during normal operating hours listed below; do not leave voice messages.


    • Eight 25-yard competitive lanes

    • Zero-depth entry

    • Spray-ground elements

    • Water slides

    • Diving boards

    • State of the art bath house, including a family dressing area


Early Season: May 27 – June 11, 2023
Saturday: 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Sunday: 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Mid-Season: June 12 – August 11, 2023
Monday – Friday: 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Saturday: 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Sunday: Closed

Late Season: August 12 – September 04, 2023
Saturday: 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Sunday: 1:30pm – 5:30pm

This year, Denton Street Pool will have lap lanes for outdoor lap swimming. Lap Swimming will available the following times:

Early and Late Season
Saturday and Sundays 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Monday – Saturday 1:30pm – 5:30pm and 5:45pm – 7:30pm

Swim Lessons

Swim lessons for ages 5- 13 years old are designed to create water safety awareness around the pool. During the two weeks, students will learn skills that will increase water safety.  Students will learn the following:

    1. How to enter and exit the water safely
    2. Bobbing in the water and then exiting
    3. Opening eyes underwater
    4. Gliding on the front with assistance
    5. Rolling to a back float for five seconds
    6. Recovering from a floating position to a vertical position
    7. Learn forward arm motion
Beginner Swim Lessons

All youth lessons are Monday – Thursday for two weeks.  If a lesson is cancelled during the week, due to inclement weather, Friday of the same week is the make-up day.

Ages 5-9
Monday June 19 – Thursday June 30 at 9:00am – 9:45am
Monday June 19 – Thursday June 30 at 5:45pm – 6:30pm
Monday June 19 – Thursday June 30 at 6:45pm – 7:30pm

Monday July 10 – Thursday July 21 at 9:00am – 9:45am
Monday July 10 – Thursday July 21 at 5:45pm – 6:30pm
Monday July 10 – Thursday July 22 at 6:45pm – 7:30pm

Monday July 31 – Thursday August 11 at 5:45pm – 6:30pm
Monday July 31 – Thursday August 11 at 6:45pm – 7:30pm

Ages: 10-13
Monday June 19 – Thursday June 30 at 6:45pm – 7:30pm
Monday July 10 – Thursday July 21 at 6:45pm – 7:30pm

Adult Swim Lessons

The purpose of adult swim lessons is to gain basic aquatics knowledge and learn the freestyle swimming stroke.  During the four lessons, students will learn the following:

1. Increase comfort level in the water.
2. Experience breath control.
3. Floating front and back.
4. Begin swim stroke.

Ages: 18 and up
Lessons are Monday and Wednesdays
June 10, 12, 19, 21 at 5:45pm – 6:30pm

Beginner Swim Lessons
Ages: 50+
Lessons are Mondays and Wednesdays
June 12, 14, 19, 21 at 9:00am – 9:45am
July 10, 12, 17, 19 at 9:00am – 9:45am

Cost: $60.00 non-residents; $40.00 for Rocky Mount City Residents

A free pass to Denton Street pool is included with your two-week swimming lesson. Please contact the Rocky Mount Senior Center at 252-972-1152 prior to June 12, 2023.  After June 12, please contact Denton Street Pool.

Swim Rentals

Rentals are available only for Saturdays 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

Anyone interested in renting the pool, please call 252-972-1152, or email

  • No amplified sound allowed (No DJs or loud radios)
  • City Residents: $250.00 for two hours.
  • Non-Residents: $300.00 for two hours. Individuals interested in renting the facility should contact Brian Harrell at 252-972-1562 to check availability. Do not contact the pool’s main number regarding rentals.

Seasonal Pass

Individual season passes can be purchased beginning Saturday, May 27, 2023, at Denton Street Pool. The pass is valid beginning Memorial Day through Labor Day for unlimited usage. The cost is $60.00 for non-residents; $40.00 for City of Rocky Mount Residents. We accept most major credit card and cash.  Seasonal passes must be purchased for anyone 1 years old and up.


Denton Street Pool operates on a limited user capacity. All groups will be required to complete a reservation form to ensure they will be able to use the pool on their desired date. Please complete group form and email to Brian Harrell at


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