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William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center

William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center

The William H. Rumsey Aquatics Center is named for the late Dr. William H. Rumsey, former Director of the DC Department of Parks and Recreation and co-founder of DPR's Black History Invitational Swim Meet (BHISM).  

Located in the Eastern Market, this indoor aquatics center offers an eight (8) lane, 20-yard x 25-yard pool, a kiddie wading pool, and a community room.  

General Information 

Address: 635 North Carolina Avenue, SE
Ward: 6
Nearest Metro: Eastern Market (Blue/Orange) 
Parking: Street Parking available
Hours of Operation: Refer to Indoor Pools page for hours
Direct: (202) 724-4495 
Aquatics HQ: (202) 671-1289


  • Indoor Pool
  • Indoor Kiddie Wading Pool
  • Community Room

Services and Programs 

Please note, a valid, government-issued photo ID (driver's/non-driver's license or passport) is required to enter all DPR aquatic facilities.

If you are interested in holding an event or meeting at this location, please fill out DPR's permit application.  Please note, that there are associated fees and requirements when permitting any DPR facility or property.