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William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center

William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center

*NEWS - William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center will be closed starting on Friday, February 14 and will reopen on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 for 34th Annual Black History Invitational Swim Meet.


The William H. Rumsey Aquatics Center is named for the late 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 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: Mon - Fri: 6:30 am - 9 pm 
Sat & Sun: 9 am - 5 pm 
William H. Rumsey Lap Lane Schedule
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.