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Benning Park Pool

This pool is situated along the Maryland border in the neighborhood of Civic Betterment.

This outdoor offers an X lane XX yard x XX yard pool.  Register for an aquatic class.

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

Facility Type: Outdoor Pool
Address: 5100 Southern Avenue, SE 
Ward: 7
Phone: (202) 645-5044
Hours of Operation:  Monday - Wednesday: 11 am - 8 pm 
Thursday Closed
Friday: 11 am - 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12 pm - 6 pm 
Manager's Name: Rana Harvey 
AQ Main Division: (202) 671-1289


ADA Accessible:   Yes
ID Required:  Yes 
Senior Programs Offered:  No
Nearest Metro: Minnesota Avenue Station (Orange Line)
Nearest Bus Routes:  U5, U6, U8, V9, W4, 25
Parking: Parking Lot accessible via Southern Avenue
Additional Information:

Sign up for Nixle Text/Email Alerts
Visit the DPR Facility Locator Map
Permit a DPR facility
Register for classes
Aquatic Facilities




Lap Swim/Pool Configuration Schedule

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Amenities & Features

- Outdoor Pool
- Kiddie Wading Pool

Special Events

- November 15, 2013 - Press Release: Mayor Gray Cuts the Ribbon on the 20th Play DC Playground

Upcoming Programs

Registration for 2016 Summer programs opened on April 11, 2016

Summer Programs -

Learn to Swim for Children: Level 1 6/22 - 7/15 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Mo We