Make a Splash at YMCA Outdoor Water Parks

You have access to several Outdoor Water Parks as part of your YMCA membership! Check out all the Y has to offer:

Kernersville Family YMCA

The Kernersville Family YMCA has two fun Outdoor Water Park areas. Playful features in the Splash Park area for younger children include tumble buckets that dump water and ground arch features. The Teen Activity pool has two state-of-the-art water slides, as well as water lily pads and pool deck funbrellas to provide shade!

Wilkes Family YMCA  

The Wilkes Family YMCA waterpark is 24″ deep with a zero depth entry. It includes four spraying/dumping water features, picnic tables with umbrellas, and lounge chairs. Access to family changing room and locker rooms. Personal flotation devices available for non-swimmers. Birthday parties offered on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as after the pool closes!

Barium Springs Family YMCA

The Barium Springs Family YMCA has two water features in the shallow end and a covered resting area. Private lessons and birthday parties offered.

Yadkin Family YMCA

The Yadkin Family YMCA outdoor water park includes four water features designed to keep kids busy and entertained. The pool is fully staffed with lifeguards and does not require a swim test for swimmers to use. Parental supervision is required for anyone in 8th grade or younger. There are tables for eating lunches and plenty of lounge chairs for sunbathing.

Access to all YMCA of Northwest North Carolina indoor pools, as well as the Gateway YWCA indoor splash park and Olympic-size pool, are also included in your membership! Learn more about “My Y is Every Y” here.

Water safety is critical to a successful summer. The Y is one of the nation’s leading providers of swim lessons and water safety instruction. Swimming is a life-long skill that everyone can enjoy, regardless of age.  The Y encourages children and adults to have fun and enjoy the various benefits of swimming, but to always make safety their first priority. The Y recommends children and adults practice the following safety tips when in and around the water:

– Only swim when and where there is a lifeguard on duty; never swim alone.
– Adults should constantly and actively watch their children.
– Inexperienced or non-swimmers should wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket.
– Parents or guardians of young children should be within an arm’s reach.
– Children and adults should not engage in breath holding activities.

Learn more about swim lessons here. Call your local Y for details.