When the summer swelter threatens to drag you down but the idea of just lounging around in the air conditioning yet again holds no appeal, Fayetteville offers a number of great ways to refresh your mind and body! Check out our list of non-lake-and-river options for cooling off that offer day and visitor passes to guests:

Wilson Park Pool

Operated by Fayetteville Parks and Recreation and nestled into one of the city’s most popular parks, Wilson Park Pool offers recreational swimming in a beautiful environment in the middle of town. Affordable day and season passes are available from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. For information about the pool schedule, swimming lessons, private after-hours party reservations and more, visit fayetteville-ar.gov/483/Wilson-Park-Pool

Splash Pad at Walker Park

The Walker Park Splash Pad in south Fayetteville features a fantastic play area with water features to delight and entertain children. This busy public facility is also home to plenty of amenities for all ages—a skateboard park, racquetball and handball courts, sand volleyball, a walking path and access to the Frisco Trail which connects to the Razorback Regional Greenway. You’ll also find shaded pavilions, playgrounds, large grass areas, a walking path, and a large public mural to enjoy. For more information, including hours of operation and facility rules, visit fayetteville-ar.gov/walkerpark

Mount Sequoyah Pool

Located on a beautiful hilltop overlooking Fayetteville, you’ll find the Mount Sequoyah Center—a lodging, event and recreation complex that has played host to the community and visitors for generations. In addition to registered guests staying at the facility, daily and monthly pool memberships are available for the public to enjoy this relaxing spot. To check the schedule for availability and special events or to purchase a membership, visit mountsequoyah.org/swim/

Boys and Girls Club

In conjunction with the City of Fayetteville, the Boys and Girls Club provides an indoor leisure pool available to members as well as guests for a $5 day pass. The family-friendly area features multiple sections in the pool, as well as a water slide and mushroom fountain for the little ones. To learn more about hours, availability, or to purchase a membership, visit fayettevillekids.org/leisure-pool

Fayetteville Athletic Club (FAC)

This 120,000 square foot indoor and outdoor athletic complex located in northeast Fayetteville features a year-round six lane lap pool as well as a second leisure pool with a fountain and two water slides. Northwest Arkansas residents over 18 who have not been an FAC member or guest within the past six months may take advantage of a free three-day trial pass for an individual, couple or family. For details, check out fayac.com/swimming

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