Parks & Recreation | Jackson County | North Carolina


Roscoe Poteet Swimming Pool located on Municipal Drive in Sylva is owned by the Town of Sylva and is operated by the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department. The Sylva pool is open from late May through August. Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. The Sylva Swimming pool offers a kiddie play area with dumping buckets, mushroom fountain and spray attractions, restrooms, hot showers and concessions. There are a limited number of chairs and loungers available and they are on a first come first serve basis, so it's a good idea to bring your own. Tentative dates of operation: June 1st - August 18th. Pool will close early on June 6th, 27th and July 11th at 4:00 p.m. for Jackson County Swim Team Meets. 


Open Swim: $3.00 per person (Lap Swim $1.00)
Season Passes: Individual is $80.00...Family is $150.00 (Immediate Family Members Only)

Pool Parties: 

$80.00 for 2 hours (7:00pm - 9:00pm on Fri/Sat/Sun only) plus $10.00 per lifeguard per hour with a two guard minimum. (To reserve the pool for a party please visit and follow the link to on-line registration. After you follow the link, look for Facilities Tab, click All and then look for Sylva Pool option. All pool party reservations will be handled online. Registration will go live at 8:30 a.m. on Monday April 1st.) 


Monday-Friday   12:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday             11:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday               1:00pm - 6:00pm 


Monday & Wednesday - 7:00pm - 9:00pm ($5.00 per family) Special Events On Select Family Nights Planned

Battleship Wednesday, June 12th
Battleship Wednesday. June 26th
Battleship Wednesday, July 17th 


For Children under 10 years of age - $1.00 per participant -  Wednesday - 10:00am - 12:00pm


Monday-Friday9:00am - 10:00am ($1.00 per participant)


Children ages 3 and above. Lessons start at 5:15pm and cost $25.00 per two weeks.
Classes are group led for 3-5 year olds and 6-12 year olds.
Monday/Wednesday classes or Tuesday/Thursday from 5:15pm - 6:00pm. (Please note that some dates will be adjusted due to Jackson County Swim Team Meets) Registration will start on Wednesday, May 1st. To reserve a spot for swim lessons please visit and follow the link to online registration. Look for the programs tab and identify which lesson you would like to sign up for. All swim lesson sign-ups will be handled online. 

Dates for lessons:

  • 1st Session Monday/Wednesday June 10th/12th/17th/19th
  • 1st Session Tuesday/Thursday June 11th/13th/18th/20th
  • 2nd Session Monday/Wednesday June 24th/26th & July 1st/3rd
  • 2nd Session Tuesday/Friday June 25th/28th & July 2nd/5th
  • 3rd Session Monday/Wednesday July 8th/10th/15th/17th
  • 3rd Session Tuesday/Friday & Tuesday/Thursday July 9th/12th/16th/18th
  • 4th Session Monday/Wednesday July 22nd/24th/29th/31st
  • 4th Session Tuesday/Thursday July 23rd/25th/July 30th & August 1st 
    For more information call 631-2022 or 586-3565
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