I've seen my five-year-old look longingly at the giant water slides and pools as we drive by some of our region's private pools. She's got about another 18 months or so to wait for Raleigh's newest aquatics center, which will include a giant water slide.
It will include a giant water slide; a small lazy river with vortex where the current will carry you around in a circle; lap lanes; zero depth entry; tot-sized play features; and volleyball net and basketball hoops in the pool.
The aquatics center will sit at Buffaloe Road Athletic Park at 5900 Buffaloe Rd. in east Raleigh. The park currently includes lighted ball fields and a walking track.