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“Dear PoPville,

I saw your story about Francis Stevens pool being closed for the few months it is open in the summer – announced on May 24, a week before it was to open. That was just infuriating – that the city could not have determined what repairs needed to be done and did them between September of last year and May of this year, and notifying residents a week before it was to open.

Now today I went to go swimming at the Dunbar pool and there was a sign that said that the Dunbar pool is closed for the summer season starting June 17. WTF? Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

On Thursday 6/16, I headed to Brookland to swim with a dear friend at Turkey Thicket Pool. After completing an awesome hour-long swim workout, I discovered that my pool locker with a combination-number lock was broken into (they cut the lock) and all my personal belongings stolen, including my driver’s license, credit card, house keys, and most importantly a hearing aid that I need in order to hear since I’m deaf. Read More

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photo by Ted Eytan

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced a series of neighborhood parties each Friday this summer at outdoor pools and recreation centers across the District. Both Late Night Hype – at recreation centers – and Late Night Drip – at outdoor pools – will provide residents of all ages a fun and safe recreational opportunity throughout the summer of 2022. The first of the weekly series begins this Friday, June 10 at Ridge Road Pool from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Read More


photo by 4JRCook

“Dear PoPville,

I swam in college and have tried to keep up with swimming as one of my primary forms of exercise, but I really miss swimming with other people. When I lived near AU I swam with the master’s team that trains there and it was great. Now I live in the U St area and haven’t been able to figure out an official or unofficial group of people to swim with. One of my roommates found a great listserv/Facebook group of tennis players and I wonder if there’s something similar for swimming either for the U St area or DC as a whole.”

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3950 37th Street, NW at Rodman

Long time coming but finally getting there.

“The Hearst Park & Pool includes design and construction of two brand new tennis courts with a practice wall, the renovation of the existing soccer field, a new pool and pool house, remediation of site drainage, runoff and erosion issues. The Project will also include landscaping, fencing, site furnishings, amenities, signage, and pathways.”

And thanks to Jenny for sending a couple of visitors to the soccer field: Read More

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