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Pools Staying Open Late and You Can Drink Water on Metro Due to the Heat

by Prince Of Petworth June 20, 2012 at 12:30 pm 27 Comments


Banneker Recreation Center Pool

From DPR:

Today DPR announced, due to the expected high temperatures for the remainder of the week, DPR has extended the operating hours at select District pools for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. According to the National Weather Service, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will bring extremely high temperatures and high humidity. Residents are encouraged to stay inside if possible.

To help residents beat the heat, the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will extend evening hours at select pools. All outdoor pools will continue to observe their regularly scheduled closure day as indicated below, but some will provide extended hours of operations in the evening.

The following pools will extend hours of operation until 8:30 pm:

Ward 1
Banneker Recreation Center Pool
2500 Georgia Avenue NW
1:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
** Closed on Thursdays

Ward 2
Jelleff Recreation Center Pool
3265 S Street NW
1:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
** Closed on Wednesdays

Ward 5
Harry Thomas Sr. Pool
1743 Lincoln Road, SE
1:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
** Closed on Tuesdays

Ward 6
Rosedale Pool
1701 Gales Street, NE
1:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
** Closed on Wednesdays

Ward 7
Benning Park Pool
5100 Southern Avenue SE
1:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
** Closed on Thursdays

Ward 8
Anacostia Pool
1800 Anacostia Drive SE
1:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
** Closed on Mondays

Fort Stanton Pool
1800 Erie Street, SE
1:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
** Closed on Thursdays

Oxon Run Pool
501 Mississippi Avenue, SE
1:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
** Closed on Mondays

And from WMATA:

“Due the extreme heat, Metro will allow customers to carry and consume water on the system on Wednesday, June 20, and Thursday, June 21, 2012. The exception to Metro’s “no drinking” policy applies to water only — on buses, in stations and aboard trains — and will remain in effect through system closing on Thursday night.”

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