Aquatics Facilities

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

Page updated on Dec 14, 2021 at 10:22 AM

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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. Several free parking lots and a DASH bus stop are on-site. 

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. A free parking lot is on-site, and a DASH bus stop is one block away. Admission wristbands must be purchased inside the Recreation Center. Operating hours include aquatic programs, as well as public hours listed below. Hours and fees are subject to change. 

Closed until Summer 2022. Thanks for a great summer!

Pool Jumping Kids 313x313Old Town Pool

1609 Cameron St.

This complex includes a large pool with eight 25-yard lap lanes and a diving well, and a separate 1-3 foot depth training pool with a ramp available for small children. A picnic area and a playground are adjacent to the pool. A free parking lot is on-site, and a DASH bus stop is one block away. Operating hours include aquatic programs, as well as public hours listed below. Hours and fees are subject to change. 

Closed until Summer 2022. Thanks for a great summer!

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. The Landover Street playground is adjacent to the pool. Limited free street parking is available, and a DASH bus stop is two blocks away. Operating hours include aquatic programs, as well as lap swim and open swim hours listed below. Hours and fees are subject to change. 

Closed until Summer 2022. Thanks for a great summer!

Pool Tips, Admissions & Passes

LAP swimming

Lap swimming is first-come, first-served on a drop-in basis. When swimming in a lane with other swimmers, please circle swim counter-clockwise (always stay to your right).


Family Open Swim

Open swimming is first-come, first-served on a drop-in basis. Adult swimmers and youth swimmers who pass a 25 meter swim test can use the diving well when available. 


  • Arrival – Please check in at the front desk and pay the daily admission fee or swipe your pass. Please note that the pools are in high demand during peak times (i.e., summer, weekends, after school), and may reach maximum capacity during these times. In the event that the pool is at maximum capacity when you arrive, a staff member will ask you to wait to enter until space becomes available. If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. 

  • Unaccompanied Teenagers – Teenagers ages 13 through 17 may visit the pools without an adult once their parent or guardian has completed a Teen Registration Form. Parents or guardians may come to any pool to fill out and sign the form, which is valid from September through August each year. Registered teenagers must present a valid identification card, such as a school ID, for each pool entry.

  • Locker Rooms – Men's, women's, and universal locker rooms with showers are available at each pool. You may bring a lock for a day-use locker, or bring your personal items to the pool deck.
  • Lane or Zone Assignment – Lanes and zones are designated for lap swim, open swim, programs, and rentals. A staff member can assist you with finding a lane or zone for your visit.

  • Safety Breaks – When the weather is hot or the pool is crowded, lifeguards will blow their whistles to signal safety breaks from the :45 minute mark to the top of the hour, hourly. During safety breaks, only adults may remain in the water, and some zones may be closed (such as diving boards and the training pool). Safety breaks are a great time for lifeguards and swimmers to get some shade, re-hydrate, use the restroom, and reapply sunscreen to ensure that the fun can safely continue after the break.
  • Equipment – You may bring your own swim equipment and pool toys, but please, no non-Coast Guard approved flotation devises, such as water wings, pool floats, inflatable rings, or noodles. Swimmers wearing a Coast Guard approved flotation devise must be within arms' length of an adult at all times. All pools have life jackets available for complimentary use. A selection of swim equipment will also be available on the pool deck. Equipment available for lap swim or adult water aerobic exercise only may include: kickboards, exercise noodles, ankle weights, aqua jogger belts, pull buoys, aqua barbells, and aqua dumbbells.
  • Masks – Face masks are required indoors for all customers, regardless of vaccination status. Face masks are not allowed in the water, as they present a choking/drowning hazard when wet. You can keep your mask dry by placing it in your gym bag or bringing a plastic container for it (such as a sandwich bag or food container).

  • Inclement Weather – In the event of inclement weather or other unexpected interruption that closes the pool, you may receive a complimentary visit pass if your swim time was cut short. Participants in an aquatic class cancelled due to inclement weather will be contacted regarding a credit or make-up class. 


  • Child (0-4) with paid adult*   $0
  • Youth (5-17)*   $3
  • Adult (18-59)   $4
  • Senior (60+)   $3
  • Nonresident   $6

OUTDOOR POOL Season Passes

  • Child (0-4) with paid adult*   $0
  • Youth (5-17)*   $35
  • Adult (18-59)   $65
  • Senior (60+)   $52
  • Family (up to 4 residents)  $175
  • Nonresident   $105


Please visit the Chinquapin page for detailed fee information.

*Please Note: All teenagers 13 through 17 years of age must be accompanied and supervised at all times by a paying adult (18+) unless their parent or guardian has completed a Teen Registration Form. All children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied and supervised at all times by a paying adult (18+). This includes adults being in direct line of sight of children/youth while they swim, either viewed from the pool deck or from the water. Children 5 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult (18+) in the pool with them, and within arm's length at all times. All guests ages 13 and older are required to show a current photo ID card (school ID cards may be used). This policy is necessary to maintain safety and enjoyment at the City's swimming pools. 

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.

 2021 Hours of Operation:

  • 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily from May 29 through September 6
  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily from September 7 through October 15

Dog Swims 313x313 imageAnnual Dog Swims

Friendly dogs of all sizes will enjoy an end of summer dip in Warwick Pool on Saturday, September 18, 2021 and Old Town Pool on Sunday, September 19, 2021! To not exceed maximum capacity, registration is per person, not per dog - please register every human who will accompany their canine companions to watch the fun. Register now. All dogs must have proof of up-to-date rabies vaccination. 

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 stay tuned for Fall 2021 dates.

Alexandria Swim Academy Alex Swim Academy

The Alexandria Swim Academy is part of the Red Cross Learn to Swim program, offering swim lessons for ages 6 months through adult. Swim lessons are available for all skill levels and abilities. Lessons run all year and registration is available online. Register now.

Employment Opportunitieslifeguard

Applications for Lifeguards, Pool Operators, and Water Safety Swim Instructors are accepted on a continuing basis. The City of Alexandria also offers Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor training. Please visit our Jobs page to apply, or call 703.746.5436 for more information.

Opportunities are available to qualified instructors to instruct aquatic exercise and enrichment programs for all ages. Classes are offered seasonally. To submit a proposal, visit the City's Solicitation Board or call 703.746.5434

Aquatics Projects

Del Ray Gateway Project

The Dey Ray Gateway project will redevelop the the triangle park at the corners of Mount Vernon and Commonwealth Avenues. The site will be designed and developed in phases, and will include transforming the existing pool to an interactive fountain/splash park. Visit the project's webpage for more information.


The Chinquapin Park Recreation Center and Aquatics Facility (3210 King St.) closed from Saturday, June 26 through Monday, September 6, 2021, to facilitate several planned facility improvements and annual cleaning. Visit the project's webpage for more information.

Contact Information

Make A Splash