Aquatics Facilities

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

Page updated on Oct 25, 2017 at 9:19 AM

Make A Splash 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).

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. 


Chinquapin Pool(1)

Rixse Indoor Pool

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


Memorial PoolMemorial Pool 

Charles Houston Recreation Center
901 Wythe St.
703.746.6998

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.

CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR 2017 SEASON. 2018 Summer season begins Memorial Day.



Old Town Pool

Old Town Pool

1609 Cameron St.
703.746.6999 

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.

CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR 2017 SEASON. 2018 Summer season begins Memorial Day.



Warwick Pool

3301 Landover St.

Closed for Renovation - 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. The City awarded a construction contract for the replacement of the Warwick pool and bath house on February 3. The contract included an aggressive schedule with an anticipated construction completion date of June 30, 2017. Due to events beyond the contractor's control, the project has been delayed resulting in the pushing of the construction completion date into September 2017.  Factors affecting the delay include delays in work required by utility companies and the presence of unsuitable soil materials requiring the need for additional excavation and import of suitable fill material. With the construction completion being pushed into September 2017, the pool will now open in the spring of 2018.


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.


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, providing your dog's free swim in the pool, interactive activities, educational opportunities and demonstrations. 

This year, due to the generous donation by Your Dog’s Best Friend, admission is free! Register Online Now to reserve a space for your dog (Itty Bitty Doggie Dive: activity number 134390 or Big Dog Day Swim: activity number 134391).

Itty Bitty Doggie Dive (dogs under 50 lbs.)

Friday, September 15, 4-7 p.m.
Memorial Pool at Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St.

Big Dog Day Swim (dogs over 50 lbs.)

Saturday, September 16, 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 more information, call 703.746.5435


Group Swim Lessons

For ages 6 months and up.  For registration information, please visit our Program and Activity Registration Information page.


Individual Swim Lessons

For ages 3 years 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. Contact 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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