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Aquatic Center at Tanglewood Park Opening FRIDAY!

Posted on 6/21/2012 by Brooke Kochanski

Aquatic Center at Tanglewood Park Opening FRIDAY!

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce the opening of the newly renovated Aquatic Center at Tanglewood Park! The Aquatic Center will be opening this Friday, June 22, 2012!

The Aquatic Center has been completely renovated with lots of new and exciting amenities for the whole family. New amenities include a winding tubing river, 2 new slides, a splash pad with fun water features, and lots of extended deck space!

Facts about the new facility:
  • New amenities include a winding tubing river, 2 new slides, a splash pad with fun water features, and lots of extended deck space
  • The construction total for the Aquatic Center is about $3.2 million coming from Bond funds
  • Total Aquatic Center capacity will expand from about 640 to 1,100 people
  • Capacity of Tubing River is 211 and is approximately 320’ in length
  • Capacity of Splash Pad Playground is 87
  • Improved filtration systems
  • The project includes a 150-person picnic shelter, landscaping, new restrooms, 22 new picnic tables, 2 new grills, and 2 8’ serving tables
  • 100+ new chaise lounges, 50+ new chairs for the added decking, 15+ new tables with umbrellas for seating throughout the facility, and 4 new shade structures around the facility deck spaces
  • Upgraded infrastructure to the concessions area
  • Added 23,600 additional square feet of decking for a total of just over 40,000 square feet
  • Added roughly 5,700 square feet of additional water surface area for a total of just over 14,000 square feet
  • Added approximately 85,000 additional gallons of water for a total of nearly 374,000 total gallons
  • Photovoltaic (solar) system to power the restroom lighting system during the daytime hours
  • Multi-use asphalt trail around the facility is approximately 1,500 linear feet with benches and trash receptacles
  • New PA/loudspeaker system and CCTV monitoring system

For hours of operation, rules and rates, please visit our website.

Please be sure to check out our Tanglewood web calendar and news articles for all upcoming events at the park!

Make your summer special by spending it at Tanglewood Park!


General Park Information

  • Pets must be under control of their owner and kept on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. All pets must have current inoculations for rabies. Pets must be kept and never left unattended. Pet owners are responsible for their pets using the designated waste area and cleaning up after their pets at the designated area.
  • Golf, Horse Stables, Hiking Trails and Accommodations are available year-around.
  • Gardens are open year-around. Blooming seasons vary.
  • Tennis activities are available from April to November.
  • Water activities can be enjoyed from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Entrance Fee:
    • $8.00 - Passenger Vans and Buses
    • $2.00 - All other vehicles
    Annual passes can be purchased at the Welcome Center for $50.00 for passenger vans and buses and $25.00 for all other vehicles. Entrance fees and annual passes do not include admission to special events.