City of Alexandria Announces Updated Outdoor Pool & Chinquapin Hours

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For Immediate Release: June 30, 2017

In response to aquatic and recreation needs, the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center and Aquatics Facility will not reduce hours for the summer as previously advertised. Therefore, the Chinquapin Center will continue to operate as follows:

  • Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To accommodate the growing demand in use of the City’s outdoor pools, the Old Town and Memorial Pools will offer expanded morning operations. Now through August 4, the outdoor pools will operate additional morning hours as follows:

  • Old Town Pool, 1609 Cameron St.
    Monday through Friday
    6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. for pass holders only

  • The Memorial Pool, 901 Wythe St.
    Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
    10 a.m. opening for general admission

The City of Alexandria’s Wahoo Swim Team has more than 180 swimmers participating in the competitive Colonial Swim League this summer. The team practices and trains at the Old Town Pool each weekday afternoon from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. To ensure a safe pool experience during practice hours, general admission swim may be limited to three (3) lanes for general admission swim.  

In addition, the Old Town Pool will close early for Wahoos’ competitive swim meets as follows:

  • Wednesday, July 12 at 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 1, 12 & 22 from 7 a.m. to noon

Please be reminded of increased traffic congestion and limited parking around the Old Town Pool during swim meets is expected. 

For additional information, visit or contact Ralph Baird, Recreation Manager-Aquatics at 703.746.5435 or