County’s Outdoor Pools Open Memorial Day Weekend

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Summer officially begins June 21 but for most people Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summertime. Montgomery County will offer residents a place to cool off as outdoor pools officially open at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 28.

The outdoor pools include the following:

  1. Bethesda Outdoor Pool
    6300 Hillandale Road, Bethesda
  2. Germantown Outdoor Pool
    18905 Kingsview Drive, Germantown
  3. Long Branch Outdoor Pool
    8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring
  4. Martin Luther King, Jr. Outdoor Pool
    1201 Jackson Road, Silver Spring
  5. Sarah E. Auer Western County Outdoor Pool
    20151 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville
  6. Sergeant Hector I. Ayala Wheaton/Glenmont Outdoor Pool
    12621 Dalewood Drive, Wheaton
  7. Upper County Outdoor Pool
    8211 Emory Grove Road, Gaithersburg, MD

During the preseason from May 26 through June 17, outdoor pool hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 3 to 6 p.m. on weekends and Memorial Day.

During the summer season from June 18 through August 14, outdoor pool hours are 1 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. on weekdays, and noon to 3 p.. and 4 to 7 p.m. on weekends. The Upper County Pool is closed on Fridays during the summer season.

For more information about pool hours, visit the Montgomery County Recreation website.

Daily admission is $5 for County residents (ages 1-17), $7 for adults and $6 for seniors (age 55 and over). Admission for pool visitors who live outside the County is $15.

Safety rules are posted at the pools. Children are most at risk for water-related accidents and it is important they are always closely supervised while in and around the pool. Because safety is a priority, it may be necessary to temporarily halt admission to pools when capacity is reached. Additional swimmers will be admitted as soon as space becomes available.

Pool visitors are allowed to bring food and drink to the pools as long as they follow the rules and regulations, including no glass, no barbeques, and no alcohol. All coolers will be inspected.

For information about pool passes, amenities and hours of operation at all swimming pools, visit the Montgomery County Recreation website.

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