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Office Location:

215 N. Sycamore St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

Hours: Open all year round


Ray's Splash Planet

​​About Ray's Splash Planet

Come visit Mecklenburg County's unique indoor Splash Park! Join us year-round for open swim, birthday parties, programs, fitness, and more.

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About the Planet

Ray's Splash Planet is a joint venture between the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools built on the campus of Irwin Academic Center. 

The indoor waterpark at Ray's Splash Planet is one of a kind and likely to leave a permanent smile on the faces of your family. There are countless ways to get soaked and have fun in this one-of-a-kind waterpark that contains 117,000 gallons of water.  

Here is a list of the fun-filled attractions in the waterpark:

  • The Blue Comet 3 story giant slide shaped in the form of a double figure-8 (must be 48 inches tall to ride) 
  • The Lazy River: Orbit around the Blue Comet on a tube and relax
  • Saturation Station: Features four slides, interactive water play and a tumble bucket for guests under 48 inches tall 
  • The Vortex: A quick current pool that pushes a person in a circle
  • Meteor Showers: Brightly colored buckets that fill with water and then spill over
  • Moon Beach: State-of-the-art gradual beach-like entry
  • Sun Drops: These floor jets are placed around the beach entry
  • Sea of Tranquility: Two lap-lanes for lap swimming and/or water basketball and water volleyball

Ray's Splash Planet opened its doors on October 15, 2002 and has been a destination for area residents eversince. We have been voted "Best place to Get Wet" (Charlotte Observer), "Best Recreation Facility" (Creative Loafing), "Best Place to Have a Birthday Party" (Charlotte City Magazine), "Best Place to Swim" (Charlotte Parent Magazine), "Best Birthday Party Venue in Charlotte " (Yahoo), and "Best Pool/Spray Park" (Charlotte Parent Magazine). Ray's Splash Planet offers year 'round fun for the entire family!

Ray's Splash Planet is unlike anything in the Carolinas. The facility includes a one-of-a-kind water park with fun-filled features. The Planet is home to a fitness center with aerobic & dance room, cardiovascular theater, free weights and resistance equipment. Ray's Splash Planet also contains party rooms available for reservations, a new playground, and other recreation-based features. Ray's Splash Planet offers yearly and monthly memberships as well as single-visit entry fees. Discounts are available for non-profit groups, schools and seniors.


215 North Sycamore Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Get driving directions from Google Maps

The site for Ray's Splash Planet is located in an urban setting on the campus of the 5.8-acre Irwin Academic Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 77 North to Uptown

  • Exit 10 - Trade Street/5th Street
  • Cross Trade Street
  • Turn Right on 5th Street
  • Go 100 yards
  • Turn left on Sycamore Street

77 South to Uptown

  • Exit 10C - 5th Street East
  • Turn right on 5th Street
  • Go 1/5 mile
  • Turn left on Sycamore Street

The property is bordered by the interstate highway (I-77) on the west, West 5th Street on the south, Elmwood Cemetery on the north and North Clarkson Avenue to the east. 

Ray's Splash Planet Daily Admission Fees

​Age Range

​Mecklenburg Resident 


​Infant      0 - 11 months$​0$​0
​Youth      1 - 17​$6.00​$8.00
​Adult      18 - 54​$8.00$​11.00
​Dry Ticket (non swimmer)​$3.00$​5.00

Pool/Splash Park Hours

Monday10am  - 7:30pm*
Tuesday12pm - 7:30pm*
Wednesday12pm - 7:30pm*
Thursday12pm - 7:30pm*
Friday10am  - 7:30pm*
Saturday9am  - 6:30pm*
Sunday1pm - 6:30pm*

*Opens at 9am Monday-Friday June 10, 2019 - August 23, 2019

Fitness Center Hours

Monday-Friday: 7 am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 7pm

Sunday:   1pm - 7pm 

Holiday Hours: 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Splash Park: 10am - 5:30pm
Facility: 10am - 6pm
Good FridaySplash Park: 10am - 5:30pm
Facility: 10am - 6pm
Memorial DaySplash Park: 10am - 5:30pm
Facility: 10am - 6pm
July 4thSplash Park: 10am - 5:30pm
Facility: 10am - 6pm
Labor DaySplash Park: 10am - 5:30pm
Facility: 10am - 6pm
HalloweenSplash Park: 12pm - 4:30pm
Facility: 7am - 5pm
Veterans Day Splash Park: 10am - 5:30pm
Facility: 10am - 6pm
Day Before ThanksgivingSplash Park: 12pm - 4:30pm
Facility: 7am - 5pm
Thanksgiving Day
Day After Thanksgiving​
Splash Park: 12pm - 4:30pm
Facility: 7am - 5pm
​Christmas Eve
Christmas Day 
New Year's Eve 2019 
Splash Park: 10am - 4:30pm
Facility: 7am - 5pm
New Year's Day 2020
Have other questions that aren't answered on our website? Please contact us.


Office Location:

215 N. Sycamore St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

Hours: Open all year round


Ray's Splash Planet