DC pools open early on Juneteenth ahead of expected heat wave

Select pools in D.C. will be open on Juneteenth to help beat the heat.

Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Department of Parks and Recreation announced that select outdoor pools and recreation centers will be open on Juneteenth, on Wednesday, June 19, to help people beat the heat. Spray parks across the city are open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

The following outdoor pools will be open on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Then, pools will re-open on Saturday and remain open for the remainder of the outdoor pool season on their weekly six-day schedules.

  • Banneker Pool 2500 Georgia Avenue NW
  • Francis Pool 2435 N Street NW
  • Hearst Pool 3701 37th Street NW
  • Upshur Pool 4300 Arkansas Avenue NW
  • Langdon Pool 2860 Mills Avenue NE
  • Randall Pool 25 I Street SW
  • Rosedale Pool 1701 Gales Street NE
  • Ridge Road Pool 830 Ridge Road SE
  • Oxon Run Pool 501 Mississippi Avenue SE

Available DC Cooling Centers

  • Fort Stanton Recreation Center 1812 Erie Street, SE
  • Bald Eagle Recreation Center 100 Joliet Street, SW
  • Trinidad Recreation Center 1310 Childress Street, NE
  • Raymond Recreation Center 3725 10th Street, NW
  • North Michigan Park Recreation Center 1333 Emerson Street, NE

Entry is free for D.C. residents, a photo ID is also required for entry into DPR indoor pools. Residents can obtain a free membership by creating an account. Click here to sign-up.