Summer Outdoor and Indoor Pool Operations

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With the ability to open our outdoor pools comes the responsibility to open safely and under strict guidelines. The health and safety of our staff and guests visiting our pools and facilities remain our highest priority. 

Starting June 16, 2021, Indoor and Outdoor Pools will Operate on a Summer Schedule (Outdoor Pools closed Mondays)   

We strongly encourage patrons who plan to visit our pools on the weekends during the summer to create a Parks Direct Account in advance. For availability, and to make reservations visit Parks Direct.

Advance reservations for weekend sessions at indoor pools and daily sessions at outdoor pools are strongly encouraged. At times, especially on weekends, our indoor and outdoor pools may reach capacity preventing additional admissions.   

  • Booking advance reservations will guarantee you, your family, and guests will be admitted for the selected swim sessions. As of June 16th, patrons can continue to book advance reservations for outdoor pools (Tuesday – Sunday) and on weekends only for indoor pool sessions. The number of drop-in admission slots available will depend on the number of reservations and pool capacity. 
  • All patrons must have a Parks Direct account.  Parks Direct accounts are FREE to open. Click here for more information and to create a Parks Direct account
    • Pool sessions can be booked in advance only for those individuals living within your Parks Direct Household. If coming to the pool with guests from outside of your household, they must also have or create a Parks Direct account and make a separate reservation for the same pool session.   
  • Outdoor pool sessions can be pre-booked and pre-paid in advance using Parks Direct.
    • Pool sessions can be booked up to 2 hours in advance of the pool session start time.
    • There will be limited drop-in admissions available for outdoor pools (Tuesday-Sunday) and indoor pools on weekends. The number of drop-in admission slots available will depend on the number of reservations and pool capacity.
    • Both indoor and outdoor pools stop accepting drop-in admission 30 minutes prior to the end of the general swim session.
  • Prior to June 14th, cash transactions are only accepted at three locations: Allentown Splash, Tennis, and Fitness Park, Hamilton Splash Park, and Glenn Dale Splash Park.
  • As of June 14th, cash transactions will be accepted onsite to pre-book and pay for future pool sessions to attend any department pool at all locations. For outdoor pools, cash transactions will be accepted upon the start of our summer schedule on June 16th.  
  • Indoor pools will offer one, five (5) hour general swim session on Monday - Friday.
    • On weekends, indoor pools will offer two, three (3) hour general swim sessions (advance reservations are encouraged).
    • During the summer, Allentown Indoor Pool will be used for programs and Lap Swimming/Water Walking ONLY
  • Outdoor pools will offer two, three (3) hour general swim sessions Tuesday-Sunday.  
  • During periods of cool weather, outdoor pools will not open when the air temperature is below 70°F.  
  • During storms, outdoor pools will be closed, and the entire area cleared of patrons depending on the severity of the weather. Because cover is limited, patrons are encouraged to go home. 
  • Following unscheduled pool closures (due to fecal contamination, inclement weather, mechanical problems):
    • Indoor pool general swim sessions: re-entry passes will be issued to patrons providing receipts of paid entry to the pool within the last hour.
    • For residents using reservations at both indoor and outdoor pools, a credit will be applied to their Parks Direct accounts for future use. Credits will be applied to accounts only for pool closures taking place within the first hour of the patron’s visit.
    • Non-Residents and/or Residents utilizing unverified Parks Direct accounts will receive re-entry passes. Re-entry passes will be issued only for pool closures taking place within the first hour of the patron’s visit. Receipt/proof of paid entry within the hour will be required.

Outdoor Pools

General Swim Hours for Outdoor Pools

  • Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00 am-2:00 pm and 3:00 pm-6:00 pm 
  • Outdoor Pools will be closed on Mondays, except for Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays 
  • Sunday, July 4th - There will be reduced hours. Only 11:00 am-2:00 pm session will be available. There will be no 3:00 pm-6:00 pm session available. 
  • Monday, July 5th - The outdoor pools will be open 11:00 am-2:00 pm and 3:00 pm-6:00 pm
  • A maximum of one (1) session can be booked per household per day, per site. 
  • There will be two 15-minute safety breaks enforced during the 3-hour swim session where ALL pools must be cleared of all patrons under the age of 18 years old.  Infants under 4 years of age may remain in the water with a supervising adult during safety breaks (must be held by the adult in the water and/or within arm's length). 
  • Youth 14 years of age and older can make a reservation and come to the pool without an adult but must be on an existing Parks Direct Account

Indoor Pools

General Swim Hours for Indoor Pools

  • Monday - Friday 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
    • Drop-in admissions accepted. No reservations.
  • Saturday & Sunday - Two (2) 3 hr. swim sessions: 11:30 am-2:30 pm & 3:00 pm-6:00 pm.  
    • Advance reservations are encouraged. Limited drop-in admissions available. The number of Drop-In admission slots available will depend on the number of reservations and pool capacity.
  • Sunday, July 4th - There will be reduced hours. The pool will close after the 11:30 am-2:30 pm session. The will be no 3:00 pm-6:00 pm session available.
  • Monday, July 5th - There will be reduced hours. The pool will close after the 12:00 pm-5:00 pm session. 
  • During the summer, Allentown Indoor Pool will be used for programs and Lap Swimming/Water Walking ONLY 
  • A maximum of one (1) session can be booked per household per day, per site. 
  • There will be two 15-minute safety breaks enforced during the 3-hour swim session where the pool must be cleared of all patrons under the age of 18 years old.  Infants under 4 years of age may remain in the water with a supervising adult during safety breaks (must be held by the adult in the water and/or within arm's length).  
    • For 5-hour swim sessions at indoor pools, a 15-minute safety break will be called every hour.   
  • Youth 14 years of age and older can make a reservation and come to the pool without an adult but must be on an existing Parks Direct Account 

Drop-In Indoor Lap Swimming/Water Walking will be available at the following pools

  • Circle swimming is encouraged during shared use/drop-in lap swimming and is no longer limited to 2 swimmers.
  • Allentown Indoor
    • 6:00 am-8:00 am (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
    • 12:00 pm-5:00 pm (Monday-Friday)
    • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
      • 1 Lane Available
      • 2 Designated water walking areas (1 shallow water/1 deep water)
    • 8:00 pm-9:00 pm (Mondays – Thursdays)
    • 5:00 pm-9:00 pm (Fridays)
  • Fairland Sports & Aquatics Complex
    • 6:00 am-11:30 am (Monday-Friday)
    • 12:00 pm-5:00 pm (Monday - Friday)
    • 6:00 pm-9:00 pm (Monday - Friday)
    • 11:30 am-2:30 pm & 3:00 pm-6:00 pm (Saturday & Sunday)
      • The number of drop-in admission slots available will depend on the number of reservations and pool capacity.
  • Prince George’s Sports & Learning 
    • 6:00 am-11:30 am (Monday-Friday)
    • 12:00 pm-5:00 pm (Monday - Friday) 
    • 7:00 pm-8:00 pm (Monday - Friday)
    • 11:30 am-2:30 pm & 3:00 pm-6:00 pm (Saturday & Sunday) 
      • The number of drop-in admission slots available will depend on the number of reservations and pool capacity.
  • Rollingcrest Splash Pool, Theresa Banks Memorial Aquatics Center 
    • 9:00 am-11:30 am (Monday - Friday)
  • Southern Area Aquatics & Recreation Complex (SAARC)
    • 6:00 am-11:30 am (Monday-Friday)
    • 12:00 pm-5:00 pm (Monday - Friday)
      • 3 Lanes Available
    • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm (Monday - Friday)
      • 2 Lanes Available
    • 8:00 pm-9:00 pm (Monday - Friday)
      • 3 Lanes Available
    • 11:30 am-2:30 pm & 3:00 pm-6:00 pm (Saturday & Sunday)
      • The number of drop-in admission slots available will depend on the number of reservations and pool capacity.
  • Southern Regional Aquatic Wellness Center 
    • 6:00 am-8:30 am (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
      • 4 Lanes Available
      • Water Walking Available in the Warm Water Pool 
    • 12:00 pm-5:00 pm (Monday - Friday)
      • 2 Lanes Available 
    • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
      • 2 Lanes Available
    • 8:00 pm-9:00 pm (Monday - Thursdays)
      • 4 Lanes Available
      • Water Walking Available in the Warm Water Pool
    • 5:00 pm-9:00 pm (Fridays)
    • 11:30 am-2:30 pm and 3:00 pm-6:00 pm (Saturday & Sunday)
      • 2 Lanes Available
      • The number of drop-in admission slots available will depend on the number of reservations and pool capacity.

 How to Prepare Before You Come to Swim 

  • Please arrive at the pool on time for your swim session.
    • Swim sessions will start and end promptly, and we don’t want you to miss out on any of your reserved time in the pools.
    • Patrons should arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to their pre-booked swim session.
    • At that time, patrons may line up at the entrance of the facility. 
  • Showers will be available for patron use before/after swim sessions. To further promote a safe environment for all, we ask patrons to minimize their time in the locker rooms and showers. Patrons are encouraged to shower prior to arriving at the facility for swim sessions and once they arrive home following swim sessions. 
  • Lockers will be available at some pool locations.  However, it is recommended that patrons minimize items that you bring to the pools. 
  • Patrons may not bring in their own chairs. Pool furniture will be available for patron use and will be cleaned between sessions.  
  • Patrons should arrive prepared to swim (i.e. swimwear already on) 
  • Patrons are permitted to bring a change of clothes, towels, water, individual exercise equipment (at staff discretion), and sunscreen. 

What to Expect While at the Pools and Facility 

  • Chemically treated, well-balanced pools ready for your use (based on local/state health department guidelines) 
  • Our facilities will be regularly cleaned and disinfected per the local/state health department and CDC guidelines. 
  • Non-pool users and non-participants are discouraged from entering or remaining in the facility. 
  • Please do not touch other patrons’ belongings or equipment. 
  • Patrons are encouraged to bring their own water and to limit shared use of the facility’s water fountains.  
  • Pool furniture will be placed on the deck and grassy areas.  
  • Please do not move pool furniture and request assistance from facility staff, if needed 
  • Currently, vending machines are unavailable. Patrons are encouraged to bring bottled water with them to assist with staying hydrated. 
  • Temporary closure of tube/drop slides, climbing walls, floating features, etc. 
  • Please have FUN while enjoying the pools! 

What to Expect After You Swim 

  • Please clear the facility of all personal items brought with you to the facility. 
  • We look forward to your return visit to our pools! Please remember to book your next visit via Parks Direct

Admission Fees

Indoor Pools: General Admission Fees 

ResidentChild ($5)Adult ($6)Senior ($5)
Non-ResidentChild ($7)Adult ($8)Senior ($7)

Indoor & Outdoor Pools: General Admission Fees (3-Hour Reservation Sessions)

ResidentChild ($4)Adult ($5)Senior ($4)
Non-ResidentChild ($6)Adult ($7)Senior ($6)

Frequent Visitor Aquatics Pass (valid for 30-day period - good for up to three (3) pool visits per week)

Impact Area
 ($20)
Resident
 ($26)
Non-Resident
($34)