Aquatics Facilities

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

Page updated on Nov 1, 2018 at 3:50 PM


Chinquapin Pool(1)

Rixse Indoor Pool

Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility
3210 King St.
703.746.5553


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.
703.746.6998

 

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

2018 Summer season Operational Hours

  • May 26 - September 9: Saturdays & Sundays, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • May 29 - June 20: Weekdays, 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • June 21 - August 31: Weekdays, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Holidays - May 28, July 4 & Sept 3: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Summer 2018 Use Schedule
  • RPCA Fee Schedule

Pool Jumping Kids 313x313Old Town Pool

1609 Cameron St.
703.746.6999

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.

2018 Summer season Operational Hours

  • May 26 - September 9: Saturdays & Sundays, noon - 7 p.m.
  • May 29 - June 20: Weekdays, 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • June 25 - July 31: Weekdays, 6 - 7:30 a.m. Pass Holders only
  • June 21 - August 17: Weekdays, noon - 8 p.m.
  • August 20-31: Weekdays, 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Holidays - May 28, July 4 & Sept 3: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • September 4 - September 7: Weekdays, 6-7:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Summer 2018 Use Schedule
  • RPCA Fee Schedule

Warwick Pool 313x313 imageWarwick Pool

3301 Landover St.

571.312.8470

NEW! - 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. Warwick Pool Schematic Design

2018 Summer Season Operational Hours

  • May 26 - September 9: Saturdays & Sundays, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • May 29 - June 20: Weekdays, 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • June 21 - July 31: Weekdays, noon - 8 p.m.
  • August 1-17: Weekdays, noon - 7:45 p.m.
  • August 20 - September 7: Weekdays, 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Holidays: May 28, July 4 & Sept 3: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
  • Summer 2018 Use Schedule
  • RPCA Fee Schedule

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 Doggie Day Swim

Celebrate the end of summer at Alexandria's only Doggie Day Swim. Our generous sponsor Your Dog's Best Friends provides your dog's free swim in the pool, activities, educational opportunities and demonstrations. 

The Annual Dog Swims take place each September. Check back for 2019 dates.

Itty Bitty Doggie Dive (dogs under 50 lbs.)

Memorial Pool at Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St.

Big Dog Day Swim (dogs over 50 lbs.)

Old Town Pool, 1609 Cameron St.

Note: Bring your own doggie dish for water. Dog handlers must be 16 or older. All dogs should wear current vaccination tags or proof of vaccinations must be shown.

For more information, call 703.746.5434


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.


Swim Lessons

For ages 6 months and up.  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 by calling 703.746.5435 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. 

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