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Where to find public pools in Washington, D.C.

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Outdoor pool season kicked off Memorial Day weekend, so grab that swimsuit and dip into one of these 30 public pools in D.C. Their hours vary, so be sure to check the specific times. Note also that D.C.’s outdoor pools close on a rolling basis throughout the summer—discover the details here.

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Wilson Aquatic Center

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This Tenleytown aquatic center is made for serious swimmers. It includes a 50-meter by 25-meter indoor pool with diving boards as well as a leisure pool, a whirlpool, and a multipurpose room. Its hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.

Jelleff Pool

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An outdoor pool in Georgetown and east of Burleith, Jelleff has a 25-yard lap lane. Its hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. (Jelleff is closed Wednesdays.)

Volta Park Pool

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Also in Georgetown, this small outdoor pool is situated near Wisconsin Avenue NW. Its hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Volta is closed Mondays.)

Francis Pool

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In West End, this large outdoor pool includes two 25-yard lap lanes and is one of the city’s most popular. Its hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Francis is closed Tuesdays.)

Takoma Aquatic Center

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This indoor aquatics complex features a 17-lane, 50-meter by 25-yard pool, a fitness center, and a children’s pool. Its hours are weekdays from 6 a.m to 9 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Marie H Reed Center Pool

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This indoor pool in Adams Morgan has been renovated and includes six 25-yard lanes. Its hours are Mondays through Fridays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Marie Reed is closed to the public weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to accommodate D.C. Public Schools activities.)

Upshur Pool

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In Petworth, this low-key outdoor pool is located on Arkansas Avenue NW. Its hours are Tuesdays through Fridays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 6. p.m. (Upshur is closed Mondays.)

Park View Children's Pool

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This outdoor pool in Park View is designed for kids. Its hours are Wednesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The pool is closed Mondays and Tuesdays, and daily from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

Banneker Pool

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This large outdoor pool in Pleasant Plains is one of the busiest in the city. Snacks and beverages are available at on-site concession stand. Banneker’s hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (It is closed Thursdays.)

Dunbar Aquatic Center

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This indoor pool is located at Dunbar Senior High School in Truxton Circle and includes eight, 25-yard lanes. Its hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. as well as weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (The Dunbar pool is closed Tuesdays and Thursdays.)

Harry Thomas Sr. Pool

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This outdoor pool in Eckington offers lap swimming and a children’s wading pool. Its hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Turkey Thicket Aquatic Center

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This light-filled indoor swimming pool has six, 25-yard lanes and is located in University Heights, near Catholic University. Its hours are weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. (The Turkey Thicket pool is closed Sundays.)

Randall Pool

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This small outdoor pool in Southwest is part of a recreation complex with tennis and basketball courts and soccer and baseball fields. The pool’s hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m to 8 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (It is closed Wednesdays.)

William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center

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Located in Capitol Hill across from Eastern Market, this indoor aquatics center boasts eight lanes, a kiddie pool, and a community room. Its hours are weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Rosedale Pool

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Part of the Rosedale Community Center, this outdoor pool in Kingman Park provides lap lanes, a children’s pool, and a slide. Its hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The Rosedale Pool is closed Wednesdays.)

Theodore Hagans Pool

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Neighbors in Fort Lincoln can enjoy this outdoor pool. Its hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The pool is closed Mondays.)

Ferebee-Hope Recreation Center

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This indoor pool in Washington Highlands offers classes and programs, including for seniors. Its hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the summer and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. during the. school year. (The pool is closed on weekends.)

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Oxon Run Pool

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Located in Congress Heights, this outdoor pool is L-shaped. Its hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The pool is closed Mondays.)

Douglass Pool

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This outdoor pool is situated on a hill in Southeast’s Douglass neighborhood. Its hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The Douglass Pool is closed Wednesdays.)

Lincoln Capper Pool

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Kids can splash around in this outdoor children’s pool in Navy Yard. Its hours are Wednesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The Lincoln Capper Pool is closed Mondays and Tuesdays, and daily from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

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Fort Stanton Pool

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Near the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Museum, the outdoor Fort Stanton Pool is located in Southeast. Its hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11. a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The pool is closed Thursdays.)

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Barry Farm Aquatic Center

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The Barry Farm Recreation Center includes an indoor pool with six lanes and a large water slide. Its hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (The pool is closed Tuesdays and Thursdays.)

Anacostia Pool

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This outdoor pool in Anacostia is located along the river that gives the neighborhood its name. The hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (It is closed Mondays.)

Therapeutic Aquatic Center

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This indoor pool in Southeast’s Greenway neighborhood is devoted to D.C. residents with special needs. It is heated to 90-degrees and has a maximum depth of 8 feet and 6 inches. The hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (The pool is closed on weekends.)

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Ridge Road Pool

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Part of a recreation center, this outdoor pool is located in Southeast’s Fort Dupont Park. Its hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays form 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The pool is closed Thursdays.)

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Benning Park Pool

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Along D.C.’s Southeast border with Maryland, this family-friendly outdoor pool in Civic Betterment has a water slide. Its hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The pool is closed Thursdays.)

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Kenilworth Pool

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At the Kenilworth-Parkside Recreation Center, this outdoor pool includes six lanes. Its hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The pool is closed Wednesdays.)

Kelly Miller Pool

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This outdoor pool is located in Northeast’s Lincoln Heights neighborhood. Its hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 8. p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The pool is closed Mondays.)

H.D. Woodson Aquatic Center

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The indoor pool at H.D. Woodson Senior High School in Northeast includes lap lanes, water polo goals, diving boards, and a basketball hoop. Its hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and weekends from. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (The pool is closed Tuesdays and Thursdays.)

Deanwood Aquatic Center

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At the Deanwood Recreation Center, this indoor pool features a water slide and a separate children’s pool. Its hours are weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 9. a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wilson Aquatic Center

This Tenleytown aquatic center is made for serious swimmers. It includes a 50-meter by 25-meter indoor pool with diving boards as well as a leisure pool, a whirlpool, and a multipurpose room. Its hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.

Jelleff Pool

An outdoor pool in Georgetown and east of Burleith, Jelleff has a 25-yard lap lane. Its hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. (Jelleff is closed Wednesdays.)

Volta Park Pool

Also in Georgetown, this small outdoor pool is situated near Wisconsin Avenue NW. Its hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Volta is closed Mondays.)

Francis Pool

In West End, this large outdoor pool includes two 25-yard lap lanes and is one of the city’s most popular. Its hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Francis is closed Tuesdays.)

Takoma Aquatic Center

This indoor aquatics complex features a 17-lane, 50-meter by 25-yard pool, a fitness center, and a children’s pool. Its hours are weekdays from 6 a.m to 9 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Marie H Reed Center Pool

This indoor pool in Adams Morgan has been renovated and includes six 25-yard lanes. Its hours are Mondays through Fridays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Marie Reed is closed to the public weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to accommodate D.C. Public Schools activities.)

Upshur Pool

In Petworth, this low-key outdoor pool is located on Arkansas Avenue NW. Its hours are Tuesdays through Fridays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 6. p.m. (Upshur is closed Mondays.)

Park View Children's Pool

This outdoor pool in Park View is designed for kids. Its hours are Wednesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The pool is closed Mondays and Tuesdays, and daily from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

Banneker Pool

This large outdoor pool in Pleasant Plains is one of the busiest in the city. Snacks and beverages are available at on-site concession stand. Banneker’s hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (It is closed Thursdays.)

Dunbar Aquatic Center

This indoor pool is located at Dunbar Senior High School in Truxton Circle and includes eight, 25-yard lanes. Its hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. as well as weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (The Dunbar pool is closed Tuesdays and Thursdays.)

Harry Thomas Sr. Pool

This outdoor pool in Eckington offers lap swimming and a children’s wading pool. Its hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Turkey Thicket Aquatic Center

This light-filled indoor swimming pool has six, 25-yard lanes and is located in University Heights, near Catholic University. Its hours are weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. (The Turkey Thicket pool is closed Sundays.)

Randall Pool

This small outdoor pool in Southwest is part of a recreation complex with tennis and basketball courts and soccer and baseball fields. The pool’s hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m to 8 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (It is closed Wednesdays.)

William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center

Located in Capitol Hill across from Eastern Market, this indoor aquatics center boasts eight lanes, a kiddie pool, and a community room. Its hours are weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Rosedale Pool

Part of the Rosedale Community Center, this outdoor pool in Kingman Park provides lap lanes, a children’s pool, and a slide. Its hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The Rosedale Pool is closed Wednesdays.)

Theodore Hagans Pool

Neighbors in Fort Lincoln can enjoy this outdoor pool. Its hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The pool is closed Mondays.)

Ferebee-Hope Recreation Center

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This indoor pool in Washington Highlands offers classes and programs, including for seniors. Its hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the summer and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. during the. school year. (The pool is closed on weekends.)

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Oxon Run Pool

Located in Congress Heights, this outdoor pool is L-shaped. Its hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The pool is closed Mondays.)

Douglass Pool

This outdoor pool is situated on a hill in Southeast’s Douglass neighborhood. Its hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The Douglass Pool is closed Wednesdays.)

Lincoln Capper Pool

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Kids can splash around in this outdoor children’s pool in Navy Yard. Its hours are Wednesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The Lincoln Capper Pool is closed Mondays and Tuesdays, and daily from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

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Fort Stanton Pool

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Near the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Museum, the outdoor Fort Stanton Pool is located in Southeast. Its hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11. a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The pool is closed Thursdays.)

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Barry Farm Aquatic Center

The Barry Farm Recreation Center includes an indoor pool with six lanes and a large water slide. Its hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (The pool is closed Tuesdays and Thursdays.)

Anacostia Pool

This outdoor pool in Anacostia is located along the river that gives the neighborhood its name. The hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (It is closed Mondays.)

Therapeutic Aquatic Center

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This indoor pool in Southeast’s Greenway neighborhood is devoted to D.C. residents with special needs. It is heated to 90-degrees and has a maximum depth of 8 feet and 6 inches. The hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (The pool is closed on weekends.)

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Ridge Road Pool

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Part of a recreation center, this outdoor pool is located in Southeast’s Fort Dupont Park. Its hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays form 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The pool is closed Thursdays.)

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Benning Park Pool

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Along D.C.’s Southeast border with Maryland, this family-friendly outdoor pool in Civic Betterment has a water slide. Its hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The pool is closed Thursdays.)

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Kenilworth Pool

At the Kenilworth-Parkside Recreation Center, this outdoor pool includes six lanes. Its hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The pool is closed Wednesdays.)

Kelly Miller Pool

This outdoor pool is located in Northeast’s Lincoln Heights neighborhood. Its hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 8. p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The pool is closed Mondays.)

H.D. Woodson Aquatic Center

The indoor pool at H.D. Woodson Senior High School in Northeast includes lap lanes, water polo goals, diving boards, and a basketball hoop. Its hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and weekends from. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (The pool is closed Tuesdays and Thursdays.)

Deanwood Aquatic Center

At the Deanwood Recreation Center, this indoor pool features a water slide and a separate children’s pool. Its hours are weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 9. a.m. to 5 p.m.