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DPR Extends Operating Hours at Many DC Pools

Friday, July 29, 2011
Residents reminded to take necessary precautions during periods of high heat.

DPR extended the operating hours at all District pools on Friday, July 29th due to the extreme high temperatures in the area.

DPR Customer Service: (202) 673-7647
DPR Aquatics Office: (202) 671-1289
DPR Contact: John Stokes, (202) 288-7275

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) extended the operating hours at many District pools due to the extreme high temperatures in the area. Washington-area residents and visitors are encouraged to stay cool and safe during this period of high heat.

To help residents beat the heat, the DPR posted extended hours at the following outdoor pools for Friday, July 29, 2011:

Ward 1
Banneker Recreation Center Pool
2500 Georgia Avenue NW
1:00pm - 8:30pm

Ward 2
Francis Pool
2435 N Street, NW
1:00pm - 9:00pm

Jelleff Recreation Center Pool
3265 S Street NW
1:00pm - 8:30pm

Volta Park Pool
1555 34th Street, NW
1:00pm – 9:00pm

Ward 4
Upshur Recreation Center Pool
4300 Arkansas Avenue NW
1:00pm - 9:00pm

Ward 5
Langdon Park Pool
2860 Mills Avenue, NW
1:00pm - 8:00pm

Harry Thomas Pool
1743 Lincoln Road, NE
1:00pm - 8:30pm

Theodore Hagans Pool
3201 Fort Lincoln Drive, NE
1:00pm 9:00pm

Ward 6
Randall Pool
25 I Street, SW
1:00pm - 8:00pm

Ward 7
Benning Park
5100 Southern Avenue, SE
1:00pm - 8:30pm

Fort Dupont Pool
830 Ridge Road, SE
1:00pm - 9:00pm

Kelly Miller Pool
4900 Brooks St., NE
1:00pm - 8:00pm

Ward 8
Anacostia Pool
1800 Anacostia Drive SE
1:00pm - 7:00pm

Barry Farm Pool
1230 Sumner Rd, SE
1:00pm - 9:00pm

Douglass Pool
1921 Fredrick Douglass Court, SE
1:00pm - 8:00pm

Oxon Run Pool
501 Mississippi Avenue, SE
1:00pm - 8:30pm

Cancellation of Outdoor DPR Youth Activities for July 29

Due to the heat advisory issued for the District of Columbia, DPR has canceled all DPR-sponsored outdoor activities for youth on Friday, July 29. DPR-sponsored adult activities may continue at the discretion of the organizers and permit holders. However, DPR encourages all residents to refrain from outdoor physical activities during such weather conditions.

For additional information, contact DPR Customer Service at (202) 673-7647.