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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 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 SSS High School.

Does the community have access to the SRAC?
Absolutely!  Complete access to pools, fitness center, racquetball, group fitness, etc…

What does the SRAC offer?

  • 8-lane Competition Swimming Pool
  • Playroom
  • Children’s Play Pool
  • Group Fitness/Aerobics Room
  • Indoor Track
  • Banquet Room
  • 2 Racquetball Courts
  • Concession Area
  • Double Gymnasium
  • Locker Rooms
  • Multipurpose Rooms
  • Programs:  Arts and Crafts, Personal Training
  • Strength Training and Fitness Room
  • Birthday Parties
  • Camps
  • Aquatics programs
  • 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
  • Member discounts for swim lessons, birthday parties and many more…

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, guests will be required to pay a daily visit pass.  Remember, members receive discounts on programs and services.

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, and Sunday 1-5pm.

Splash Park

Summer hours:  Monday-Friday 10am-8pm

Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 1-5pm.

Winter hours:  

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

Will 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?
There will be a $10 administrative fee charged if you cancel out of a program, lesson or rental. If the program, lesson or rental is canceled by SRAC or Parks and Recreation, you will not be charged the administrative fee.

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