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“Summer Pool & Rec Center Access: New Hours of Operation Starting Monday, June 28”

From the Department of Parks and Recreation:

“When the weather heats up in DC, DPR is the place to be. That’s why we’re focused on getting #BackToSummer and helping residents make the most of this long-awaited season.

Next week marks the beginning of expanded access for outdoor pools and recreation centers.

Starting Monday, June 28:

Outdoor pools will be open for a maximum of 6 days per week.

Select outdoor pools will shift operations to remain open until 8pm on weekdays.

Select recreation centers will be open for a maximum of 6 days per week, with full access to fitness centers, gyms, and other indoor amenities.

Click here to find a recreation center near you and see below for a breakdown of new pool hours.

Outdoor Pools & Spray Parks

Outdoor Pools with standard hours
10am – 6pm | Mon – Sat
Find your nearest outdoor pool

Outdoor Pools w/ expanded evening hours
(Banneker, Douglass, Harry Thomas, Kelly Miller, Randall, Ridge Road, Oxon Run, Volta)
12pm – 8pm | during select weekdays
10am – 6pm | Sat & Sun
View hours of operation by location

Spray Parks
10am – 8pm | Mon – Sun
Find your nearest spray park

Children’s Pools
10 am – 6 pm | Wed-Sun
Find your nearest children’s pool

Indoor Pools

Indoor pools no longer require reservations and are now accepting walk-ins.

Barry Farm, Marie Reed, Rumsey, Wilson
6am-1pm & 3pm-9pm (closed 1pm-3pm) | Mon – Fri 10am-4pm | Sat

DCPS Pools (Dunbar and HD Woodson)
Closed. Reopening Fall 2021

Deanwood Pool
Closed for Capital renovations. Reopening later this summer.

Turkey Thicket Pool
Closed for Capital renovations. Reopening Winter 2022.

Takoma Pool
Closed for Capital renovations. Reopening Spring 2022.

Therapeutic Recreation Center
Closed for Capital renovations. Reopening Spring 2022.

Water aerobics, swimming lessons, and other indoor aquatic programming returns on Monday, June 28.”

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