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Alexandria 2019 Outdoor Pool Season Begins Saturday, May 25

Grab your suits! It's swimmin' hole time!

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The City of Alexandria’s outdoor pool season begins on Saturday, May 25. Get ready for summer with an individual or family season pass, usable at all three outdoor pools, and mark your calendar for this summer’s outdoor pool events.

All outdoor pools are open from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. The complete 2019 operating schedule is as follows:

Old Town Pool

Old Town Pool (1609 Cameron St.)

This complex includes a 25-yard pool with a diving well. A separate training pool is available for children up to 42 inches tall. Easily accessible by ramp, the training pool has a depth of 1 to 3 feet. For added convenience, a parking lot, picnic area and tot playground are adjacent to the pool.

  • May 25-September 8: Saturdays and Sundays, noon-6:45 p.m.
  • May 28-June 18: Monday-Friday, 4:30-7:45 p.m.
  • June 19-August 16: Monday-Friday, noon-7:45 p.m.
  • Passholders Only June 24-July 31: Monday-Friday, 6-7:30 a.m.
  • August 19-30: Monday-Friday, 4:30-7:45 p.m.
  • September 3-6: Tuesday-Friday, 6-7:30 a.m. and 4:30-7:45 p.m.

Memorial Pool at Charles Houston Recreation Center (901 Wythe St.)

This small pool can accommodate a maximum of 45 guests at one time. Due to its smaller size, access is limited to Alexandria residents 13 years of age and younger, and their parents or guardians.

  • May 25-September 1: Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • May 28-June 18: Monday-Friday, 4:30-7:45 p.m.
  • June 19-June 21: Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7:45 p.m.
  • June 24-August 16:
    • Mondays and Fridays, 3:30-7:45 p.m.
    • Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-7:45 p.m.
    • Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3:30-7:45 p.m.
  • August 19-30: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7:45 p.m.

Warwick Pool (3301 Landover St

Warwick Pool

This newly constructed, 25-yard shallow pool features an accessible sloped entry pool and six swimming lanes. The pool is conveniently located adjacent to the Landover Street playground.

  • May 25-September 1: Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-6:45 p.m.
  • May 28-June 18: Monday-Friday, 4:30-7:45 p.m.
  • June 19-August 16: Monday-Friday, noon-7:45 p.m.
  • August 19-30: Monday-Friday, 4:30-7:45 p.m.
Potomac Fountain

Potomac Yard Park Interactive Fountain (2501 Potomac Ave.)

Located between Potomac Yard Park’s two playgrounds, the fountain features 36 water jets and lighting for nighttime effects. The fountain offers three programmable sequences, and sensors control the water jet height based on wind speed in the area, adjusting the jets accordingly. For added public safety, the fountain features a secondary ultraviolet water treatment system. Shoes are required.

  • May 25-September 1: Daily, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • September 2-Mid-October: Daily, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Operating hours for all pools are subject to change. For a complete list of City pools, operating hours, fees and additional information, visit

For a reasonable disability accommodation, contact [email protected] or 703.746.5435, Virginia Relay 711.

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