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Outdoor Pool Guide: Where to make a splash this summer

Memorial Day weekend is only a few days away, which means the summer heat is right around the corner and it's time to figure out where you'll be taking a dip to cool down this season.

We have gathered some of the best public outdoor pools in the District, Maryland and Virginia, so when the heat takes over you know where to run.

D.C.

Ward 1

Banneker Pool (2500 Georgia Ave. NW)

  • (202) 673-2121
  • Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat & Sun: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Closed Thursdays

Ward 2

East Potomac Pool (972 Ohio Dr. SW)

  • (202) 727-6523
  • Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sat & Sun: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Closed Wednesdays

Francis Pool (2435 N St. NW )

  • (202) 727-3285
  • Hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat & Sun: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Closed Tuesdays

Jelleff Pool (3265 S St. NW)

  • (202) 462-1317
  • Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat & Sun: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Closed Wednesdays

Volta Park Pool (1555 34th Street, NW)

  • (202) 645-5669
  • Hours: Tues - Fri: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat & Sun: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays

Ward 4

Upshur Pool (4300 Arkansas Ave., NW)

  • (202) 576-866
  • Hours: Tues - Fri: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat & Sun: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays

Ward 5

Harry Thomas Sr. Pool (1743 Lincoln Rd., NE)

  • (202) 541-7499
  • Hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat & Sun: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Closed Tuesdays

Langdon Park Pool (2860 Mills Ave., NW)

  • (202) 576-6389
  • Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat & Sun: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Closed Thursdays

Theodore Hagans Pool (3201 Fort Lincoln Dr., NE)

  • (202) 576-6389
  • Hours: Tues - Fri: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat & Sun: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays

Ward 6

Randall Pool (25 I St., SW)

  • (202) 727-1420
  • Hours: Tues - Fri: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat & Sun: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays

Rosedale Pool (1701 Gales St., NE)

  • (202) 727-6521
  • Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat & Sun: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Closed Wednesdays

Ward 7

Benning Park Pool (5100 Southern Ave., SE)

  • (202) 645-5044
  • Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat & Sun: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Closed Thursdays

Ridge Road Pool (830 Ridge Rd., SE)

  • (202) 645-5046
  • Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat & Sun: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Closed Thursdays

Kelly Miller Pool (4900 Brooks St., NE)

  • (202) 724-5056
  • Hours: Tues - Fri: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat & Sun: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays

Ward 8

Anacostia Pool (1800 Anacostia Dr., SE)

  • (202) 724-1441
  • Hours: Tues - Fri: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat & Sun: 12 p.m.- 6 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays

Douglass Pool (1921 Fredrick Douglass Ct., SE)

  • (202) 645-5045
  • Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri: 11 a.m. - 8 p;.m. Sat & Sun: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Closed Wednesdays

Fort Stanton Pool (1800 Erie St., SE)

  • (202) 678-1798
  • Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat & Sun: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Closed Thursdays

Oxon Run Pool (501 Mississippi Ave., SE)

  • (202) 645-5042
  • Hours: Tues - Fri: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat & Sun: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays

Maryland

Bethesda Outdoor Pool (Little Falls Parkway and Hillandale Road, Bethesda)

  • 301-652-1598
  • May 27 - June 16 -- Weekdays: Closed; Weekends: 12 - 6p.m.
  • June 17 - August 20 -- Weekdays: 1 - 8p.m.; Weekends: 12- 8p.m.

Germantown Outdoor Pool (18905 Kingsview Drive, Germantown)

  • 240-777-8067
  • May 27 - June 16 -- Weekdays: Closed; Weekends: 12 - 6p.m.
  • June 17 - August 20 -- Weekdays: 1 - 8p.m.; Weekends: 12- 8p.m.

Long Branch Outdoor Pool (8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring)

  • 301-431-5700
  • May 27 - June 16 -- Weekdays: Closed; Weekends: 12 - 6p.m.
  • June 17 - August 20 -- Weekdays: 1 - 8p.m.; Weekends: 12- 8p.m.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Outdoor Pool (1201 Jackson Road, Silver Spring)

  • 240-777-8066
  • May 27 - June 16 -- Weekdays: Closed; Weekends: 12 - 6p.m.
  • June 17 - August 20 -- Weekdays: 1 - 8p.m.; Weekends: 12- 8p.m.

Upper County Outdoor Pool (8211 Emory Grove Road, Gaithersburg)

  • 301-840-2446
  • May 27 - June 16 -- Weekdays: Closed; Weekends: 12 - 6p.m.
  • June 17 - August 20 -- Weekdays: 1 - 8p.m.; Weekends: 12- 8p.m.

Western County Outdoor Pool (20151 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville)

  • 301-349-2217
  • May 27 - June 16 -- Weekdays: Closed; Weekends: 12 - 6p.m.
  • June 17 - August 20 -- Weekdays: 12 - 8p.m.; Weekends: 12- 8p.m.

Wheaton/Glenmont Outdoor Pool (12621 Dalewood Drive, Wheaton)

  • 301-929-5460
  • May 27 - June 16 -- Weekdays: Closed; Weekends: 12 - 6p.m.
  • June 17 - August 20 -- Weekdays: 1 - 8p.m.; Weekends: 12- 8p.m.

Virginia

Memorial Pool - Charles Houston Recreation Center (901 Wythe Street, Alexandria)

  • (703) 746-5552
  • May 27 – September 3: Saturdays & Sundays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • May 30 – June 22: Monday – Friday, 4 – 7 p.m.
  • June 23 – August 18: Monday – Friday, 12 – 8 p.m.
  • August 21 – September 1: 4 – 7 p.m.

Old Town Pool (1609 Cameron Street, Alexandria)

  • (703) 746-5497
  • May 27 – September 10: Saturdays & Sundays 12 – 7 p.m.
  • May 30 – June 22: Monday – Friday, 4. – 7 p.m.
  • June 23 – July 31: Monday – Friday, 6 – 7:30 a.m. Pass Holders Only
  • June 23 – July 31: Monday – Friday, 12 – 8 p.m.
  • August 1 – 18: Monday – Friday, 12 – 7 p.m.
  • August 21 – September 1: 4 – 7 p.m.
  • September 5 – 8: 6 – 9 a.m. & 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Fairfax Swimming Pool (4200 Roberts Road, Fairfax City)

  • (703) 691 - 8166
  • May 27-June 23: Noon to 9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday
  • June 24-August 27: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Noon to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • August 28-September 3: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; Noon to 9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

Knights of Columbus Swimming Pool (5115 Little Falls Rd, Arlington)

  • (703) 536-9656
  • Memorial Day Weekend Hours: Friday, May 26, 4pm – 8pm; Saturday, May 27, Noon – 8pm; Sunday, May 28, Noon – 8pm; Monday, May 29, Noon – 8pm
  • Reduced Hours: Tuesday, May 30 – Friday, June 2: 4pm – 8pm
  • Normal Summer Hours: Saturday, June 3 – Monday, September 4: Noon – 8pm, 7 days/week

Ocean Dunes Waterpark (6060 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington)

  • (703) 534-3437
  • May 27 - May 29: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • May 30 - June 21: Friday 3 - 7 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • June 23 - September 4: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. everyday

The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole (1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston)

  • (703) 471-5414
  • For hours of operation, click here.

Veterans Memorial Park Pool (14300 Veterans Drive, Woodbridge)

  • (703) 491-2183
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12pm to 6pm
  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12pm to 7pm
  • Veterans Memorial Park Pool is CLOSED on Mondays
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