It’s Hot!!! Some Swimming Pools Staying Open Till 9pm

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From DPR:

“Today the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced, due to the District’s heat wave, DPR will extend the operating hours at select pools on Thursday, July 14 and Friday, July 15, 2016. Select outdoor pools will operate from 11 am until 9 pm instead of 8 pm. Indoor pools will operate on their normal schedule.

A heat emergency is in effect for Washington, DC. Residents are urged to take precautions against the heat. While pools will be open for extended hours, DPR strongly encourages residents to seek relief in cool, indoor locations as there is an added risk from remaining outside in the heat. To find information on cooling centers, pools, spray parks and more information about heat emergencies please visit Heat Emergency Information

EXTENDED POOL HOURS UNTIL 9PM Thursday, July 14, 2016 and Friday, July 15, 2016:

*Banneker Pool – 2500 Georgia Ave., NW/ Ward 1 – (202) 673-2121
Francis Pool – 2435 N St., NW/ Ward 2 – (202) 727-3285
Upshur Pool – 4300 Arkansas Ave., NW/ Ward 4 – (202) 576-8661
Harry Thomas Sr. Pool – 1743 Lincoln Rd., NE/ Ward 5- (202) 541-7499
Theodore Hagans Pool – 3201 Fort Lincoln Dr., NE/ Ward 5 – (202) 576-6389
Randall Pool – 25 I St., SW/ Ward 6 – (202) 727-1420
Oxon Run Pool – 501 Mississippi Ave., SE/ Ward 8 – (202) 645-5042

*Banneker Pool is closed on Thursdays. Extended hours for Banneker are for Friday, July 15, 2016 only.”

One Comment

  • Why don’t they open pools earlier? Noon on weekends and 11 am on weekdays. It’s extremely hot before then too…

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