Renovated Jack Carter Pool Opens July 9

A lazy river. A wide, warm sundeck. Two towering waterslides criss-crossed in the sky. This isn’t the top deck of a luxury cruise ship. Loaded with amenities from your wildest dreams, Jack Carter Pool is reopening noon on Saturday, July 9 at a new location, 2601 Pleasant Valley Drive.

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Sneak peek of the new Jack Carter pool in Plano // photos courtesy of Plano Parks and Recreation Department

Established in 1983, the original Jack Carter Pool was the heart of a Plano summer. Sun-baked kids and their fun-loving families constantly came to slip, splash and slide. In its first few peak seasons, the pool had over 2,200 visitors every day.

But the pool eventually faced several problems. Equipment aging caused the pool to leak nearly 3 feet of water daily. The pool was also built on a floodplain, meaning it needed a location change. In summer 2014, the once-beloved Jack Carter Pool closed its doors.

Though the original facility is being demolished, the $12.5 million Jack Carter Pool renovation brims with an endless list of cool outdoor features.

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Jack Carter Pool renovations near completion for a July 9 public opening

You can catch an artificial wave at the FlowRider Surf Simulator or cliff-dive into the deep water pool. Grab a friend and cruise through the dual-rider tube or the single-rider body slides. For families, parents can relax in the lazy river and watch kids play in the leisure pool, which has spray features and a special toddler area.

With a 1000-person capacity, Jack Carter’s 2.75-acre facility boasts more new amenities outside of their water activities. The renovated center has rentable party areas, a wet deck, concessions and changing rooms with rentable lockers for guests.

Visit Jack Carter any day this summer from noon to 8 p.m. Daily admission is $5 for youth under 15 and $9 for adults, but free for Recreation Center members.

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