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Recreation & Aquatics Center


The Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center (SRAC) in Smithfield, NC is the first of its kind in Johnston County. It is a joint venture between Smithfield-Selma High School (Johnston County Schools) and the Town of Smithfield. This partnership, which came into play in 2001 has resulted in the construction of a 71,000 square-foot facility that opened in 2009.

The two organizations, seeing a need for additional recreational, leisure, and physical education in Smithfield and Johnston County decided it would be more beneficial to build, operate and use a facility together, rather than duplicating services, equipment and facilities.

The Center, which benefits students, residents of Smithfield and surrounding Johnston County, is a state of-the-art facility that offers indoor recreation and aquatics programs for all ages, year round. SRAC not only meets the fitness needs of the community also provides programs to feed the mind and soul.

SRAC is a facility for you, your family and your health!

Where is the SRAC located?
SRAC is located at 600 M. Durwood Stephenson Parkway in Smithfield, North Carolina between the Smithfield Community Park and Smithfield-Selma High School.

What facilities does the SRAC offer?

  • Concession Area
  • Double Gymnasium
  • 8-lane Competition Swimming Pool
  • Splash Park
  • Locker Rooms
  • Multipurpose Room
  • Pottery Studio
  • 2 Racquetball Courts
  • Playroom
  • Group Fitness/Aerobics Room
  • Strength Training and Fitness Room
  • Indoor Track
  • Banquet Room

Does the community have access to the SRAC?

 Absolutely!  Full access to the following facilities:

  • Concession Area
  • Splash Park
  • Locker Rooms
  • Multipurpose Room
  • Pottery Studio
  • 2 Racquetball Courts
  • Playroom
  • Group Fitness/Aerobics Room
  • Strength Training and Fitness Room
  • Indoor Track
  • Banquet Room
  • Double Gymnasium (Members and Guests have limited access to the Gymnasium from 7:00am to 5:30pm and FULL access from 5:30pm to Close, Monday thru Friday on normal school hours and full access on Saturday and Sunday.)
  • 8-lane Competition Swimming Pool (Members and Guests have access to the Pool throughout the year except during high school swim season October 30th to February 14th.  During swim season members and guests have access with limitations during these months due to high school swim practices and meets.)

Does Smithfield-Selma High School have access to the SRAC?

Smithfield-Selma High School classes have access to Double Gymnasium during normal school hours defined as student teacher work day from 7:00am to 5:30pm from time to time school activities, events or games may end before or extend beyond normal school hours, but priorities are limited to normal school hours. (Smithfield-Selma High School Students and Sports teams must be accompanied by a Teacher and/or Coach during normal school hours at all times)

Smithfield-Selma High School Swim Team has priority during high school swim season for practices and meets between Oct 30th to February 14th.  (Smithfield-Selma High School swim team must be accompanied by a Coach and/or Teacher during swim practices and meets)

What programs and services does the SRAC offer?

  • Arts and Crafts (Pottery Handbuilding, Pottery Wheel Throwing, Painting, etc..)
  • Personal Training
  • Preva Cardio On-Demand Entertainment and Fitness Tracking
  • Basketball, Volleyball & Pickleball Courts
  • Group Fitness / Aerobics Classes
  • Swim Lessons
  • Birthday Parties
  • Summer Camps
  • Athletic Camps
  • Day Camps
  • Swim Team
  • Aquatics Classes
  • Seniors’ activities and much more

How much does the SRAC cost?
The SRAC is an annual membership based facility with affordable rates for everyone.  For more information call (919) 934-1408 or by e-mail:

Why is there a membership fee?
All usage and rental fees will be used to help operate and maintain the center on an annual basis.

What are the benefits of membership?

  • Free fitness classes
  • Free lap and recreational swimming
  • Free access for your children
  • Free use of open gym
  • Preva Cardio On-Demand Entertainment and Fitness Tracking
  • Members receive discounts on programs and services.

How do I sign-up?
All membership agreements must be filled out and submitted in person at the SRAC.

Do I have to be a member to use the SRAC?
No!  The SRAC encourages its members to bring guests.  However, SRAC is a FEE ENTRY ONLY facility. All non-members/guests may enter the SRAC by paying the daily admission fee or by purchasing a punch card. ID is required.  


What are the hours of operation?
Monday-Thursday:    5:30 am to 9:00 pm
Friday:                        5:30 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday:                    8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday:                      1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

What hours are the pools open?

Main Pool

Monday-Friday 5:30am-8pm

Saturday 8am-5pm

Sunday 1-5pm

Splash Park

Summer hours of Operation (June to August):

Monday-Friday 10am-8pm

Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 1-5pm

Normal Hours of Operation (January to May & September to December):  

Mon, Wed, and Friday 10am-12pm,

Mon-Fri 4-8pm

Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 1-5pm.

Do you offer a sitter service/child care?
A playroom service will be offered for children 6 months to 11 years of age to members of the SRAC. There will be a daily time limit of 1.5 hours per day/per child.  Parents must remain at the SRAC facility while children are in childcare area. Guests can pay a $5 fee to drop their children off in the childcare area during the playroom hours of operation.

Playroom Hours are:
Monday-Friday    9:00 am to 12:00 pm & 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturdays             9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Do you offer fitness classes in the Pool?
Fitness classes are scheduled a minimal of one month in advance.  All you have to do is show up to the scheduled fitness class.  Group fitness classes will be included in your membership fee.

What are the age policies for the SRAC?
You must be 12 years of age and older to be a member at the SRAC.  SRAC participants age 12-13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian while utilizing the fitness room. Participants 11 years of age and younger are not permitted to use the Fitness Room and must be accompanied by an adult in the rest of the facility.

Do you have locker facilities?
Yes!  There are approximately 150 lockers available for daily use. It is highly recommended that you bring a lock. SRAC does not provide locks.  Locks must be removed on a daily basis.

Do you offer towel service?
Towels are not provided however, Locker room amenities including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotions, hair dryers, etc. will be provided daily. 

I’ve signed up my child for a SRAC/Smithfield Parks and Recreation program/lessons and I need to cancel. Is there a fee?

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY:  In the event that the Smithfield Parks & Recreation (SPRD) and/or Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center (SRAC) cancels a rental for any reason, including inclement weather, fees are 100% refundable or a credit in the full amount of the fee will be issued for future use. Any renter cancelling their rental must do so in writing. Refunds, if applicable, may take up to 2 weeks.

Cancellations with 14 days or more notice from the rental date can receive one of the following:
             *A full credit for future rental, program or service, or;
             *A refund less ½ the rental fee and a $10 administrative fee, or;
             *Reschedule rental, program or service (pending availability).
Cancellations less than 14 days from the rental date will not receive a credit or a refund. Medical
or hardship cases may be considered on a case-by-case basis and may require additional documentation. Renters may reschedule pending availability.

Non-use of the rental space does not entitle the participant to a credit/refund/reschedule.


If I have other questions, whom should I contact?
Please call (919) 934-1408.