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Alexandria’s 2018 Outdoor Pool Season Begins Saturday, May 26

The City of Alexandria, Virginia’s outdoor pool season begins on Saturday, May 26, at all three outdoor pool locations and the Potomac Yard Park Interactive Fountain. All outdoor pools are open from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

The complete 2018 outdoor pool operating schedule is as follows:

Old Town Pool (1609 Cameron St.)

The Old Town Pool, located at 1609 Cameron Street, 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 26 – September 9: Saturdays and Sundays, noon-6:45 p.m.May 29 – June 20: Monday-Friday, 4:30-7:45 p.m.
  • June 21 – August 17: Monday-Friday, noon-7:45 p.m.
  • Passholders Only: June 25 – July 31: Monday-Friday, 6-7:30 a.m.
  • August 20-31: Monday-Friday, 4:30-7:45 p.m.
  • September 4-7: 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 at Charles Houston Recreation Center, located at 901 Wythe Street, 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. Operating hours are subject to change.

  • May 26 – September 9: Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • May 29 – June 20: Monday-Friday, 4:30-7:45 p.m.
  • June 21 – August 31: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7:45 p.m.

Warwick Pool (3301 Landover St.)

This newly constructed, 25-yard shallow Warwick Pool, located at 3301 Landover Street, features a sloped entry pool and five swimming lanes. The pool is accompanied by a new bathhouse with restrooms and day lockers.

(RELATED: Don’t miss Warwick Pool Re-dedication & Open House)

  • May 26 – September 9: Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-6:45 p.m.
  • May 29 – June 20: Monday-Friday, 4:30-7:45 p.m.
  • June 21 – August 17: Monday-Friday, noon-7:45 p.m.
  • August 20 – September 7: Monday-Friday, 4:30-7:45 p.m.

Potomac Yard Park Interactive Fountain (2501 Potomac Ave.)

Located between Potomac Yard Park’s two playgrounds, the Potomac Yard Park Interactive 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 26 – September 3: Daily, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • September 4 – Mid-October: Daily, 10 a.m. to 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

Lee Hernly, Editor
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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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