Aquatics Facilities

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

Page updated on Jun 12, 2021 at 7:51 AM
Chinquapin Pool(1)

Rixse Indoor Pool

Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility
3210 King St.
703.746.5553 (FOR TICKETS: 703.746.6909)

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. Advanced tickets are encouraged for entry. Please visit the registration page to reserve tickets. 

The Chinquapin Park Recreation Center and Aquatics Facility (3210 King St.) will close on 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.


Memorial PoolMemorial Pool 

Charles Houston Recreation Center
901 Wythe St.
703.746.6998 (for INFORMATION: 703.746.5441)

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. For additional outdoor pool information, including daily admission, passes, and rentals, please call 703.746.5441. For information about aquatic classes and financial assistance, please call 703.746.5414

Operational hours - June 26 to August 20, 2021:

  • Holidays - Independence Day July 4, Independence Day Observed July 5, and Labor Day September 6
    • Lap Swim
      • 10 a.m to 3:45 p.m.
    • Open Swim
      • 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed
  • Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
    • Open Swim
      • 11 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
      • 2:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
    • Open Swim
      • 11:15 a.m. to 5:45 pm
  • Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
    • Open Swim
      • 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
      • 3 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.



Pool Jumping Kids 313x313Old Town Pool

1609 Cameron St.
703.746.6999 (FOR INFORMATION: 703.746.5441)

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. For additional outdoor pool information, including daily admission, passes, and rentals, please call 703.746.5441. For information about aquatic classes and financial assistance, please call 703.746.5414

Operational hours (Large Pool only) - June 12 to June 20, 2021:

  • Saturday, June 12, 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
    • Lap Swim
      • 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
    • Open Swim
      • 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 13, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
    • Lap Swim
      • 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
    • Open Swim
      • 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 19, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
    • Lap Swim
      • 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
    • Open Swim
      • 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 20, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
    • Lap Swim
      • 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
    • Open Swim
      • 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Monday to Friday: Closed

Operational hours (Large Pool and Training Pool) - June 26 to September 6, 2021:

  • Holidays - Independence Day July 4, Independence Day Observed July 5, and Labor Day September 6
    • Lap Swim
      • 10 a.m to 3:45 p.m.
    • Open Swim
      • 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Monday, 7 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
    • Lap Swim 
      • 7 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
      • 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
    • Open Swim
      • 12 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
      • 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
    • Lap Swim 
      • 7 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
      • 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
    • Open Swim
      • 12 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
    • Lap Swim
      • 7 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
    • Open Swim
      • 12 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
  • Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
    • Lap Swim
      • 7 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
    • Open Swim
      • 12 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
    • Lap Swim
      • 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
    • Open Swim
      • 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Warwick Pool 313x313 imageWarwick Pool

3301 Landover St.
571.312.8470 (FOR INFORMATION: 703.746.5441)

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. For additional outdoor pool information, including daily admission, passes, and rentals, please call 703.746.5441. For information about aquatic classes and financial assistance, please call 703.746.5414

Operational hours - June 26 to September 6, 2021:

  • Holidays - Independence Day July 4, Independence Day Observed July 5, and Labor Day September 6
    • Lap Swim
      • 10 a.m to 3:45 p.m.
    • Open Swim
      • 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Monday, 1 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
    • Lap Swim
      • June 28 to July 2,1 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
      • July 6 to September 3, 1 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
    • Open Swim
      • June 28 to July 2, 1 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
      • July 6 to September 3, 1 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
    • Lap Swim
      • June 28 to July 2, 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. & 2:15 p.m. to 4:45 pm
      • July 6 to September 3, 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. &  2:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
    • Open Swim
      • June 28 to July 2, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
      • July 6 to September 3, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
    • Lap Swim
      • June 28 to July 2,10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
      • July 6 to September 3, 11:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
    • Open Swim
      • June 28 to July 2, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
      • July 6 to September 3, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, 1 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
    • Lap Swim
      • June 28 to July 2, 2:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
      • July 6 to September 3, 2:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
    • Open Swim
      • June 28 to July 2, 1 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
      • July 6 to September 3, 1 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
  • Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
    • Lap Swim
      • June 28 - July 2, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
      • July 6 to September 3, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
    • Open Swim
      • June 28 - July 2, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
      • July 6 to September 3, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
    • Lap Swim
      • June 26 - July 3, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
      • July 10 - September 5, 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
    • Open Swim
      • June 26 - July 3, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
      • July 10 - September 5, 11:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
    • Lap Swim
      • June 26 - July 3, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
      • July 10 - September 52:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
    • Open Swim
      • June 26 - July 3, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
      • July 10 - September 5, 11:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.


Pool Tips, Admissions & Passes

LAP swimming

At the outdoor pools, lap swimming is first-come, first-served on a drop-in basis. Outdoor pool lap swim hours and locations are listed above. At Chinquapin, lap swimming is available by ticketed appointment. When swimming in a lane with three swimmers, please circle swim counter-clockwise (always stay to your right).

Open SWIMMING

Family Open Swim

At the outdoor pools, open swimming is first-come, first-served on a drop-in basis. Outdoor pool open swim hours and locations are listed above. At Chinquapin, family open swimming is available by ticketed appointment. Adult swimmers and youth swimmers who pass a 25 meter swim test can use the diving well when available. 


TIPS FOR ENJOYING THE POOL

  • Arrival – Please check in at the desk and pay the daily admission fee or swipe your pass (fees are listed below). In the event that the pool is at maximum capacity, 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. 

  • 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.

  • Equipment – You may bring your own swim equipment, but please, no large pool floats or non-Coast Guard approved flotation devises, such as water wings. A selection of swim equipment will also be available on the pool deck. All pools have life jackets available. Equipment available at Chinquapin: kickboards (youth and adult), aqua aerobics noodles, ankle weights, aqua jogger belts, pull buoys, aqua barbells, and aqua dumbbells.
  • Masks – Face masks are required indoors for unvaccinated patrons and unaccompanied youth under 18 years of age. 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 aquatic class cancelled due to inclement weather will be contacted regarding a credit or make-up class.


OUTDOOR POOL DAILY ADMISSION FEES

  • 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 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 five years of age and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult eighteen years and over in in the pool with them, and within arm's length at all times. This policy is necessary to maintain safety and enjoyment at the City's swimming pools. 

Indoor POOL DAILY TICKET and Pass FEES

Please visit the Chinquapin page for detailed fee information.

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 Old Town Pool on Saturday, September 18, 2021 and Warwick 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.

CHINQUAPIN IMPROVEMENTS

The Chinquapin Park Recreation Center and Aquatics Facility (3210 King St.) will close on 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.


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