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Public Pools to Cool Off in While Visiting Washington, DC

There are many reasons to visit the Washington, DC area during the summer months. Many families take road trips during the summer to this area so kids can see historical monuments and our nation's government up close. However, the summer months can get rather hot in the DC area. However, to compensate for the high temperatures in the summer, the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) operates many public pools throughout the area. So, if you are visiting and do not have a pool where you are staying, one of the area's public pools will help you cool off.

All of the outdoor public pools in the area are only open during the summer months and will close down for the fall, winter and spring. If you are in the area during these times, DPR also operates several different indoor aquatic centers for those wishing to splash around when it is cold outside.

  • Here is a list of public pools throughout the Washington, DC area:
  • Anacostia Pool - 1800 Anacostia Drive, SE
  • Banneker Pool - 2500 Georgia Avenue, NW
  • Barry Farm Pool - 1230 Sumner Road, SE (Closed for the 2014 season for renovations)
  • Benning Park Pool - Corner of Southern Avenue and Fable Street, SE
  • Douglass Pool - 1921 Frederick Douglass Court, SE
  • East Potomac Pool - 972 Ohio Drive, SW
  • Fort Dupont Pool - 830 Ridge Road, SE
  • Fort Stanton Pool - 1800 Erie Street, SE
  • Francis Pool - 2435 North Street, NW
  • Harry Thomas Sr. Pool - 1743 Lincoln Road, NE
  • Jelleff Recreation Center Pool - 3265 South Street, NW
  • Kelly Miller Pool - 4900 Brooks Street, NE
  • Langdon Park Pool - 2860 Mills avenue, NE
  • Oxon Run Pool - 501 Mississippi Avenue, SE
  • Randall Pool - 25 I Street, SW
  • Rosedale Pool - 1701 Gales Street, NE
  • Theodore Hagan Pool - 3201 Fort Lincoln Drive, NE
  • Upshur Pool - 4300 Arkansas Avenue, NW
  • Volta Park Pool - 1555 34th Street, NW

Hopefully this list will help you find a public pool to cool off in while visiting the Washington, DC area. For more information about the public pools in the DC area visit the DPR official website at

Happy traveling!

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