Aquatics Facilities

When the weather heats up, cool off in one of the City's outdoor or indoor pools.

Page updated on Mar 25, 2020 at 11:59 AM
Chinquapin Pool(1)

Rixse Indoor Pool

Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility
3210 King St.

Year-round 25 meter Indoor Pool & Diving Well; Locker Rooms; Party Packages; Aquatics, Sports & Fitness Classes; Men's & Women's Saunas; and Free WiFi.

Memorial PoolMemorial Pool 

Charles Houston Recreation Center
901 Wythe St.

This small pool with a beach entry and spray features is ideal for families with young children and adults seeking therapeutic benefits. Admission wristbands must be purchased inside the Recreation Center and is limited to 45 participants at any one time.  Operating hours and fees are subject to change.  For additional outdoor pool information including swim classes, group reservations, season passes, and financial assistance, please call 703.746.5414

2020 schedule coming soon!

Pool Jumping Kids 313x313Old Town Pool

1609 Cameron St.

This complex includes a eight lane 25-yard lap pool with a diving well. A separate training pool is available for children up to 42 inches in height. Easily accessible for disabled, the training pool has a water depth range of 1-3 feet. For added convenience, a parking lot, picnic area and a tot playground are adjacent to the pool. Operating hours and fees are subject to change.  For additional outdoor pool information including swim classes, group reservations, season passes, and financial assistance, please call 703.746.5414.   

2020 schedule coming soon!

New in 2020: Pool Party Packages at Old Town Pool!  More information coming soon.

Warwick Pool 313x313 imageWarwick Pool

3301 Landover St.

This complex includes a six lane 25-yard lap pool with an accessible ramp entry. The water depth ranges from 0 to 5 feet. For added convenience, the Landover Street playground is adjacent to the pool.  Operating hours and fees are subject to change.  For additional outdoor pool information including swim classes, group reservations, season passes, and financial assistance, please call 703.746.5414

2020 schedule coming soon! 

Outdoor Pool Admissions & PassesOutdoor Pool Flyer 2019

Save on a season pass this summer! The first 50 season passes to be sold include a free gift to help get you ready for summer. Purchase passes at Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility, 3210 King St. in advance, or at any outdoor pool once the season begins.

Season Passes

  • Youth (5-17)*   $53
  • Adult (18-54)   $105
  • Senior (55+)   $84
  • Family (up to 4)   $288
  • Nonresident   $154

Daily Admissions

  • Child (0-4) with paid adult   Free
  • Youth (5-17)*   $3
  • Adult (18-54)   $4
  • Senior (55+)   $3
  • Nonresident   $6

*Youth ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a paid adult. 

RPCA Fee Schedule

Outdoor Pool Flyer

Potomac Yard Interactive Fountain photoPotomac Yard Park Interactive Fountain 

2501 Potomac Ave.

The Potomac Yard Park Interactive Fountain, located between the two playgrounds, features thirty-six water jets, including twelve laminar jets which shoot a stream of water between two troughs and lighting at the jets for nighttime effects. The fountain offers three programmable sequences, and sensors control the water jet height based on the wind speed in the area adjusting the jets accordingly. For added public safety, the fountain features a secondary ultraviolet water treatment system. The fountain supports the City's Eco-City Initiative by treating and recycling water resulting in reduced water use.

Dog Swims 313x313 imageAnnual Dog Swims

Thank you to Your Dog's Best Friends for partnering with the City of Alexandria to hold two great dog swims in 2019.  

2020 schedule coming soon! 

Family Splash Night SmallFamily Splash Nights

Join friends for swimming for all ages, music, beach ball and aqua basketball, and a floating obstacle course. Pool safety tips and swimming skills assessments are offered for youth and adults. On-site class registration is available. Light refreshments will be served. Different schools are featured at each event but all are welcome. $4 per person upon entry; no passes please.

Winter and Spring 2020 dates have been cancelled.  Please check back for information about future dates.

Alexandria Swim Academy 

Swim Lessons for ages 6 months and up. You asked – we listened! The Alexandria Swim Academy is a new and improved version of the Red Cross swim lessons Alexandria has been offering for years. Based on the feedback received from swim lesson participants who have taken the time to submit program evaluations and in-person feedback, the new and improved Alexandria Swim Academy has been redesigned to better meet your needs. Learn more.

For classes, group lessons, and individual swim lesson registration information, please visit our Program and Activity Registration Information page.

Instructional Opportunities

Opportunities are available to qualified instructors of health, fitness, aquatic exercise, dance, land exercise, sports, camps, arts, music, dance, martial arts, Yoga, and other life-long learning and educational classes and programs for all ages. Classes are offered seasonally. To submit a proposal, visit the City's Solicitation Board. Contact the Classes and Camps Office at 703.746.5414. Applications for Water Safety Swim Instructors and Lifeguards are accepted on a continuing basis; please call 703.746.5436 for more information.

Please Note: All children twelve years of age and younger must be accompanied and supervised at all times by a paying adult eighteen years of age and over. Children under age six must be accompanied by a paying adult eighteen years and over in proper bathing attire at all times, and within arm's length of the adult when in the pool. This policy is necessary to improve safety and enjoyment at the City's swimming pools.  

Contact Information

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