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Is There an Outdoor Swimming Pool By Your Home?

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The D.C. public pools opened last weekend for Memorial Day, but this is the first week of the year where it's actually felt like summer. It's a good thing that all of those locations are now open on weekends (and starting on June 24th, on weekdays as well.) We've mapped all of them for you so that as the temperatures skyrocket, you, Curbed Readers, will know where to go to cool down.


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1. Anacostia Pool

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(202) 724-1441
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It's closed on Mondays but open Tuesday through Friday from 1:00pm - 8:00pm (starting June 24th) and currently open Saturday through Sunday from 2:00pm - 6:00pm. They offer water aerobics and swim lessons and still have a diving board. Photo by Bill McNeal.

2. Volta Park Pool

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1555 34th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 645-5669
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Opening for weekend hours on Saturday. Opening for regular hours June 24th. Open Memorial Day. Closed on other Mondays, Open Tuesday through Friday from 1:00pm - 8:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12:00pm - 6:00pm. There's one lap lane and dedicated lap swim on weekdays between 8:00am - 9:30am.

3. Upshur Pool

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4300 Arkansas Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 576-8661
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On June 24th it will be open from Tuesdays through Fridays from 1:00pm - 8:00pm but it's currently open Saturdays and Sundays from noon - 6:00pm. One of the more exciting things about this pool is that before it opens to the public, it allows local dogs to swim in the pool. Photo by Wayan Vota.

4. East Potomac Pool

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972 Ohio Drive Southwest
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 727-6523
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Currently open Saturdays and Sundays from noon til 6:00 p.m. Starting on June 24th it will be open Mondays through Fridays from 1:00 p.m. til 7:00 p.m. (but closed on Wednesday.) As the photo indicates with the flags and diving blocks, this pool has a competitive swim team.

5. Banneker Pool

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2500 Georgia Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 673-2121
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Their closure day is Thursday. They're currently open Saturdays and Sundays from noon til 6:00 p.m. and starting on June 24th they'll also be open from 1:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m. during the week. Their dedicated lap swim is Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. til 10:00 a.m. Banneker Pool is a part of the Banneker Community Center which has several other amenities. Like Upshur Pool, Banneker Pool also has a doggie swim day. Photo by Andrew Wiseman.

6. Barry Farm Pool

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1230 Sumner Road Southeast
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 645-5040
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The pool is currently open weekends from noon til 6:00 p.m. and will be open weekdays (except Tuesdays) from 1:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m. starting on June 24th. Barry Farm has a dedicated children's pool, but it's closed this summer. Boooo. Photo by John Marshall.

7. Benning Park Pool

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Southern Avenue Southeast & Fable Street
Washington, DC 20019
(202) 645-5044
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They're currently open Saturdays and Sundays from noon til 6:00 p.m. and starting on June 24th will be open weekdays (except Thursday) from 1:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m. They have both an outdoor swimming pool and a separate wading pool available. This may be because it's associated with the Recreation and Senior Center.

8. Harry Thomas Sr. Pool

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1743 Lincoln Road Northeast
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 541-7499
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This photo is from opening day when Mayor Gray joined a bunch of kids who symbolically opened the pool by jumping in together. This pool has also been named the best public pool by the folks at Washington City Paper.

9. Douglass Pool

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1898 Stanton Terrace Southeast
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 645-5045
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The pool is currently open on Saturdays and Sundays from noon til 6:00 p.m. and will be open on weekdays (except for Wednesdays) on June 24th from 1:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m. Photo by Garrett Kubiak.

10. Rosedale Pool

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1701 Gales Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 727-6521
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D.C.'s newest public pool has a children's area and a slide! It's open currently on Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 6:00 p.m. It will be open during the week from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. except for Wednesdays starting June 24th. Photo courtesy of DC Department of Parks and Recreation.

11. Randall Pool

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25 I Street Southwest
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 727-1420
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This pool and recreation center is one of the closest to the National Mall. It's currently open on weekends from noon til 6:00 p.m. and will be open from Tuesday through Friday from 1:00 p.m til 8:00 p.m. starting June 24th. Photo courtesy of dctim1.

12. Theodore Hagans Pool

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3201 Fort Lincoln Drive Northeast
Washington, DC 20018
(202) 576-6389
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Ward 5 is doing pretty well on public pools: this is one of three. It's currently open weekends from noon til 6:00 p.m. and will be open Tuesdays through Fridays from 1:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m. Photo courtesy of the DC Department of Parks and Recreation.

13. Langdon Park Pool

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2860 Mills Avenue Northeast
Washington, DC 20018
(202) 576-8655
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This pool is in the spot of the future Chuck Brown Memorial Park. The pool is open from currently on weekends from noon til 6:00 p.m. and will start opening on weekdays on June 24th (except for Thursdays) from 1:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m.

14. Oxon Run Pool

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501 Mississippi Avenue Southeast
Washington, DC 20032
(202) 645-5042
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This pool has a unique L shape, making it different from some of the other neighborhood pools. It's currently open on weekends from noon til 6:00 p.m. and will start opening on weekdays (minus Tuesdays) on June 24th from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

15. Jelleff Recreation Center Pool

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3265 S Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 462-1317
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This pool was recently renovated and includes a separated 25 yard lap lane. It's currently open on weekends from noon til 6:00 p.m. and will open on weekdays (not Wednesdays) from 1:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m. starting on June 24th.

16. Kelly Miller Pool

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4900 Brooks Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20019
(202) 724-5056
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One of the Ward 7 pools is currently open on weekends from noon til 6:00 p.m. and starting on June 24th, they'll be open on all weekdays except Mondays from 1:00 p.m til 8:00 p.m.

17. Fort Dupont Pool

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830 Ridge Road Southeast
Washington, DC 20019
(202) 645-5046
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Don't let the name fool you, this pool is in Ward 7, not Dupont Circle. It also has a baby pool attached. It's currently open on weekends from noon to 6:00 p.m. and will open on weekdays (except for Tuesdays) from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. starting on June 24th.

18. Fort Stanton Pool

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1800 Erie Street Southeast
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 678-1798
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There's a pretty cool park connected to this pool. It's currently open on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6:00 p.m. It will open on all weekdays (except for Thursdays) starting on June 24th and it will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

19. Francis Pool

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2435 N Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 727-3285
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DC Department of Parks and Recreation calls this D.C.'s busiest public pool. It in fact has two lap lanes and offers lessons and water aerobics. It's open right now on weekends from noon until 6:00 p.m. Starting June 24th it will also be open on weekdays (except for Tuesdays) from 1:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m. Photo taken by random lady.

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1. Anacostia Pool

1800 Anacostia Drive SE Washington, DC 20020
It's closed on Mondays but open Tuesday through Friday from 1:00pm - 8:00pm (starting June 24th) and currently open Saturday through Sunday from 2:00pm - 6:00pm. They offer water aerobics and swim lessons and still have a diving board. Photo by Bill McNeal.

2. Volta Park Pool

1555 34th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20007
Opening for weekend hours on Saturday. Opening for regular hours June 24th. Open Memorial Day. Closed on other Mondays, Open Tuesday through Friday from 1:00pm - 8:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12:00pm - 6:00pm. There's one lap lane and dedicated lap swim on weekdays between 8:00am - 9:30am.
1555 34th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

3. Upshur Pool

4300 Arkansas Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20011
On June 24th it will be open from Tuesdays through Fridays from 1:00pm - 8:00pm but it's currently open Saturdays and Sundays from noon - 6:00pm. One of the more exciting things about this pool is that before it opens to the public, it allows local dogs to swim in the pool. Photo by Wayan Vota.
4300 Arkansas Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20011

4. East Potomac Pool

972 Ohio Drive Southwest, Washington, DC 20024
Currently open Saturdays and Sundays from noon til 6:00 p.m. Starting on June 24th it will be open Mondays through Fridays from 1:00 p.m. til 7:00 p.m. (but closed on Wednesday.) As the photo indicates with the flags and diving blocks, this pool has a competitive swim team.
972 Ohio Drive Southwest
Washington, DC 20024

5. Banneker Pool

2500 Georgia Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20001
Their closure day is Thursday. They're currently open Saturdays and Sundays from noon til 6:00 p.m. and starting on June 24th they'll also be open from 1:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m. during the week. Their dedicated lap swim is Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. til 10:00 a.m. Banneker Pool is a part of the Banneker Community Center which has several other amenities. Like Upshur Pool, Banneker Pool also has a doggie swim day. Photo by Andrew Wiseman.
2500 Georgia Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

6. Barry Farm Pool

1230 Sumner Road Southeast, Washington, DC 20020
The pool is currently open weekends from noon til 6:00 p.m. and will be open weekdays (except Tuesdays) from 1:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m. starting on June 24th. Barry Farm has a dedicated children's pool, but it's closed this summer. Boooo. Photo by John Marshall.
1230 Sumner Road Southeast
Washington, DC 20020

7. Benning Park Pool

Southern Avenue Southeast & Fable Street, Washington, DC 20019
They're currently open Saturdays and Sundays from noon til 6:00 p.m. and starting on June 24th will be open weekdays (except Thursday) from 1:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m. They have both an outdoor swimming pool and a separate wading pool available. This may be because it's associated with the Recreation and Senior Center.
Southern Avenue Southeast & Fable Street
Washington, DC 20019

8. Harry Thomas Sr. Pool

1743 Lincoln Road Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
This photo is from opening day when Mayor Gray joined a bunch of kids who symbolically opened the pool by jumping in together. This pool has also been named the best public pool by the folks at Washington City Paper.
1743 Lincoln Road Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

9. Douglass Pool

1898 Stanton Terrace Southeast, Washington, DC 20020
The pool is currently open on Saturdays and Sundays from noon til 6:00 p.m. and will be open on weekdays (except for Wednesdays) on June 24th from 1:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m. Photo by Garrett Kubiak.
1898 Stanton Terrace Southeast
Washington, DC 20020

10. Rosedale Pool

1701 Gales Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
D.C.'s newest public pool has a children's area and a slide! It's open currently on Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 6:00 p.m. It will be open during the week from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. except for Wednesdays starting June 24th. Photo courtesy of DC Department of Parks and Recreation.
1701 Gales Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

11. Randall Pool

25 I Street Southwest, Washington, DC 20024
This pool and recreation center is one of the closest to the National Mall. It's currently open on weekends from noon til 6:00 p.m. and will be open from Tuesday through Friday from 1:00 p.m til 8:00 p.m. starting June 24th. Photo courtesy of dctim1.
25 I Street Southwest
Washington, DC 20024

12. Theodore Hagans Pool

3201 Fort Lincoln Drive Northeast, Washington, DC 20018
Ward 5 is doing pretty well on public pools: this is one of three. It's currently open weekends from noon til 6:00 p.m. and will be open Tuesdays through Fridays from 1:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m. Photo courtesy of the DC Department of Parks and Recreation.
3201 Fort Lincoln Drive Northeast
Washington, DC 20018

13. Langdon Park Pool

2860 Mills Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC 20018
This pool is in the spot of the future Chuck Brown Memorial Park. The pool is open from currently on weekends from noon til 6:00 p.m. and will start opening on weekdays on June 24th (except for Thursdays) from 1:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m.
2860 Mills Avenue Northeast
Washington, DC 20018

14. Oxon Run Pool

501 Mississippi Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC 20032
This pool has a unique L shape, making it different from some of the other neighborhood pools. It's currently open on weekends from noon til 6:00 p.m. and will start opening on weekdays (minus Tuesdays) on June 24th from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
501 Mississippi Avenue Southeast
Washington, DC 20032

15. Jelleff Recreation Center Pool

3265 S Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20007
This pool was recently renovated and includes a separated 25 yard lap lane. It's currently open on weekends from noon til 6:00 p.m. and will open on weekdays (not Wednesdays) from 1:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m. starting on June 24th.
3265 S Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

16. Kelly Miller Pool

4900 Brooks Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20019
One of the Ward 7 pools is currently open on weekends from noon til 6:00 p.m. and starting on June 24th, they'll be open on all weekdays except Mondays from 1:00 p.m til 8:00 p.m.
4900 Brooks Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20019

17. Fort Dupont Pool

830 Ridge Road Southeast, Washington, DC 20019
Don't let the name fool you, this pool is in Ward 7, not Dupont Circle. It also has a baby pool attached. It's currently open on weekends from noon to 6:00 p.m. and will open on weekdays (except for Tuesdays) from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. starting on June 24th.
830 Ridge Road Southeast
Washington, DC 20019

18. Fort Stanton Pool

1800 Erie Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20020
There's a pretty cool park connected to this pool. It's currently open on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6:00 p.m. It will open on all weekdays (except for Thursdays) starting on June 24th and it will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
1800 Erie Street Southeast
Washington, DC 20020

19. Francis Pool

2435 N Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20037
DC Department of Parks and Recreation calls this D.C.'s busiest public pool. It in fact has two lap lanes and offers lessons and water aerobics. It's open right now on weekends from noon until 6:00 p.m. Starting June 24th it will also be open on weekdays (except for Tuesdays) from 1:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m. Photo taken by random lady.
2435 N Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20037