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Aquatic Facilities

Chinquapin PoolIndoor Pool

Outdoor Pools (Summer operating schedule will be available March 13, 2015)


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.

Family Fun Nights

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

Family Fun Nights Spring 2015Bring the whole family to Family Fun Nights for swimming and fun for all ages on Friday evenings. Pool games include beach ball relays, water basketball, diving for prizes and fun on the ‘Aqua Challenge’ floating obstacle course. Participate in swimming skill assessments for youth, learn pool safety tips and more. Cost of admission to each event is $4 per person.

Memorial Pool

Charles Houston Recreation Center - 901 Wythe St. - (Cross St.: Patrick) - 703.746.5494

Memorial PoolThis small pool is able to accommodate a maximum of 45 guests at any given time. Due to limited size, access is limited to Alexandria residents 13 years of age and younger. Parents are welcome to accompany their children. Operating hours are subject to change. Please call 703.746.5414 for current fee information.

The 2015 summer operating schedule will be available online by March 13, 2015.

    Old Town PoolOld Town & Warwick Pools

    • The 2015 summer operating schedule will be available online by March 13, 2015.
    • Daily Admission & Season Pass Fees at Old Town & Warwick Pools:Outdoor Pool Admission Fees  
    • For additional outdoor pool information, group reservations, season passes, and financial assistance, please call 703.746.5414.
    • Fees are subject to change effective July 1 each year. Please call 703.746.4343 for current fee information.
    • Operating hours are subject to change.

    Old Town Pool - 1609 Cameron St. - (Cross St.: Harvard) - 703.746.5497 

    This complex includes a 25-yard 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. 

      Warwick PoolWarwick Pool - 3301 Landover St. - (Cross St.: Burgess) - 703.535.8050
      (Note: Closed for the 2015 Pool Season - Memorial Day through Labor Day)

      This site includes a 25-yard pool with diving well and a separate wading pool for children up to 42 inches in height. A bathhouse is available. Picnic areas are located inside the pool complex as well as next-door, where a modern playground featuring a tot playground is also available. The complex provides natural privacy as beautiful trees and shrubberies surround it.

        Annual Doggie Day Swim

        Celebrate the end of summer at Alexandria’s only Doggie Day Swim. Due to its overwhelming popularity, the annual event is being doubled with a day each dedicated to canines large and small. Both days are being sponsored by Your Dog’s Best Friend, providing your dog’s free swim in the pool, interactive activities, educational opportunities and demonstrations. Please register for your desired block of time beginning March 18. 

        Itty Bitty Doggie Dive for dogs 25 lbs and under 
        Sunday, September 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
        Memorial Pool at Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St.

        Big Dog Day Swim for dogs 25 lbs and up
        Saturday, September 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
        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 information call 703.746.5435. 

        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. Call 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.

        1108 Jefferson St.
        Alexandria, VA 22314
        Fax: 703.838.6344

        Office Hours
        8 am - 5 pm

        James B. Spengler