Aquatics Facilities

When the weather heats up, cool off in one of the City's pools. The City operates a neighborhood "mini" pool (901 Wythe Street), a large outdoor pool (1609 Cameron Street), and the Rixse indoor pool at Chinquapin Recreation Center (3210 King Street).

Page updated on May 24, 2016 at 3:46 PM

Make A SplashPlease 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. 


Chinquapin Pool(1)

Indoor Pool

Rixse Indoor Pool

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

Family Fun Nights

Bring 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. A different ACPS school is featured each month but the events are always open to the public. Cost of admission to each event is $4 per person.  

  • CANCELLED: Friday, June 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. - featuring Francis C. Hammond Middle School
  • Friday, June 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. - featuring Cora Kelly Elementary School

Outdoor Pools

Memorial Pool 

Memorial Pool

Charles Houston Recreation Center - 901 Wythe St. - (Cross St.: Patrick) - 703.746.5552

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 75 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.

2016 Summer Schedule:

  • May 28 – September 4: Saturdays & Sundays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • May 31 – June 21: Monday – Friday, 4  – 7 p.m.
  • June 22 – August 19: Monday – Friday, 12 – 8 p.m.
  • August 22 – September 2: 4 – 7 p.m. 
  • Holidays: Monday, May 30, Monday, July 4, and Monday, September 5: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Old Town Pool

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.  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.

2016 Summer Schedule:

  • May 28 – September 11: Saturdays & Sundays 12 – 7 p.m.
  • May 31 – June 21: Monday – Friday, 4. – 7 p.m.
  • June 22 – July 29: Monday – Friday, 12 – 8 p.m.
  • August 1 – 19: Monday – Friday, 12 – 7 p.m.
  • August 22 – September 2: 4 – 7 p.m.
  • September 6 – 9: 6 – 9 a.m. & 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Holidays: Monday, May 30, Monday, July 4, and Monday, September 5, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Warwick Pool

3301 Landover St.

Note: CLOSED FOR 2016 POOL SEASON: Memorial Day - Labor Day - As part of the FY 2015 budget discussion and final approval, Warwick Pool received funding to operate in the Summer of 2014 only and it was decided that the Warwick Pool would not reopen until necessary repairs had been made. On May 5, 2016, City Council approved funding for the replacement of the existing pools and the construction of a new one-story building for seasonal pool-use.


Annual Doggie Day Swim

Celebrate the end of summer at Alexandria’s only Doggie Day Swim.  Both days are being sponsored by Your Dog’s Best Friends (www.yourdogsbestfriends.com), providing your dog’s free swim in the pool, interactive activities, educational opportunities and demonstrations. 

Itty Bitty Doggie Dive for dogs 25 lbs and under     
Friday, Sept. 16, 4-7 p.m.
Memorial Pool at Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St.

Big Dog Day Swim for dogs 25 lbs and up
Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. - 1 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. 


Individual Swim Lessons

For ages 3 and up. By appointment.  Four 30-minute lessons for $240, or eight 30-minute lessons for $400.  To schedule individual swim lessons, please complete and submit the Individual Swim Lesson Interest Form or for more 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.

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