DC Outdoor Pools Open for Summer

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Photo: Courtesy of the DC Department of Parks and Recreation

On Friday, May 24, at 4 p.m., Mayor Bowser and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation invite DC residents and city officials to “Jump in DC,” a celebration of the official beginning of the 2019 summer outdoor pool season at Langdon Recreation Center pool and spray park. Outdoor pools will open throughout the city on Saturday, May 25. Outdoor pools are open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Saturday, May 26, through Memorial Day Monday, May 27. Pools then are open on a weekend-only schedule through June 17; then daily throughout the summer. The following pools open at 10 a.m.: Anacostia, Banneker, Francis, Harry Thomas, Langdon, Oxon Run, Upshur, Kenilworth, Happy Hollow and Lincoln Capper. All other locations open at 11a.m. East Potomac Pool is still under renovation this summer. The Department of Parks and Recreation’s aquatic inventory includes 19 outdoor pools, 11 indoor pools, 23 spray parks and three children’s pools. Free for DC residents. For more information on the summer outdoor pools’ schedule, visit dpr.dc.gov/page/outdoor-pools.