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November Events at Ray’s Splash Planet
Special Holiday Hours for the Thanksgiving Holiday:
·        Wednesday, November 26th: Facility opened 10am to 6pm
(Pool closes at 5:30pm)
·        Closed on Thursday, November 27th
·        Closed Friday, November 28th
Ray’s Splash Planet Open Gym*
·         16 yrs. old and over: 11/7/14 – 6pm to 9pm, 11/14/14 – 6pm to 9pm, 11/21/14 – 6pm to 9pm (Doors close at 7:30pm, Last game at 8:30pm)
·         Family Day: 11/16/14 – 1pm to 6pm, 11/26/14 – 12pm to 7pm (Ages 18+ free when accompanied by a youth on Family Day)
·         All Ages: 11/18/14 – 6pm to 9pm, 11/25/14 – 6pm to 9pm (Doors close at 7:30pm, Last game at 8:30pm)
Check-in is at Ray’s Splash Planet front desk
Ages 9-17 years old FREE (Under 12 requires adult supervision)
$2.00 for ages 18+
Ages 16+ MUST have I.D.
*Dates subject to change based on gym availability

December Events at Ray’s Splash Planet
Swim With SANTA at Ray's
All ages welcome
Date & Time: Friday, December 12th , 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fee: General admission rates (No coupons or discounts allowed during this event).
Get in the holiday spirit early and spend some quality time with the man himself......SANTA! Join him for a swim in the splash park this holiday season. Be sure to bring your wish list. He will be available for photos. Please bring your own camera for pictures with Santa.
Ray’s Winter Camp!
This camp will offer a variety of fun activities such as sports, crafts, and of course swimming in the waterpark!
Ages: 5-12 years old
Cost: $100 per week
December 15th through December 19th, 8:30am to 6:00pm daily.
For more information contact Kimberly Golden at
Out of School Play Days at Ray’s!
Kids will have a blast swimming, playing games & sports, making arts & crafts and more!
Ages: 5-12 years old
Cost: $30 per day
December 29, 8:30am to 6:00pm, course# 18708
December 30, 8:30am to 6:00pm, course# 18709
For more information contact Kimberly Golden at
12/22 THROUGH 1/2.
*CLOSED ON 12/24, 12/25, 1/1.

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department will be offering free swim lessons for ages 3-12 yrs on a monthly basis. The focus of this free swim lesson program is to teach children the life skill of swimming; especially those who normally can't afford them. Swim lessons will occur in the mornings on Saturdays.
Pre-Registration is Required.
Registration Process: 
  1. Attend registration event held at the beginning of each month at Ray's Splash Planet. The only way to register is in person (Children & Guardians must be present to register).  
  2. A public lottery will be conducted.
  3.  Registration for January lessons will be held on Tuesday, January 6th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm in the Ray's Splash Planet Gymnasium 


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First Time Visitor? Check This Out:
Ray's Splash Planet is unlike anything in the Carolinas! Ray's includes a one-of-a-kind waterpark with fun-filled features. Ray's Splash Planet is also home to a state of the art fitness area with an aerobic & dance room, cardiovascular theater, free weights and resistance equipment.
Ray's Splash Planet, owned and operated by Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, is a regional attraction open to residents of other counties and states as well as citizens of Mecklenburg County. There is a discount on admissions and memberships for Mecklenburg County residents. Our LOW membership passholder prices include access to the Mecklenburg County Aquatic CenterMarion Diehl Pool, and the Outdoor Pools for no additional charge!
Ray's Splash Planet offers birthday party rooms, a playground shared with Irwin Academic Center, fitness programs, sports and water related programs, an outdoor covered picnic area, basketball gymnasium, horseshoe pits, Irwin Creek Greenway access, and other recreational based features.
Ray's Snack Shack, located within Ray's Splash Planet, offers pizza, corn dogs, hot dogs, juice, as well as many healthy alternative snacks and drinks.
First time visitor? Here are some things you should know. Have other questions that aren't answered on our website? Please contact us.

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