Welcome to Baltimore City Recreation and Parks’ outstanding aquatics program. Each swim facility offers the public a chance to get active and escape the summer heat at the City’s six large Park pools, 12 neighborhood walk-to pools, six wading pools, three indoor pools and five splash pads. Swim lessons and CPR training classes are also available.
PARK POOLS STILL OPEN! The summer is winding down, but the swim season is not at BCRP. All City Park pools—Druid Hill, Patterson Park, Roosevelt, Clifton, Riverside and Cherry Hill—will continue to be open daily through Labor Day, Sept. 2. All other neighborhood walk-to pools closed for the season Aug. 11. Hours: Monday-through Friday, Aug. 26-30, 3-7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 31, noon-7 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 1 and Monday, Sept. 2, 1-6 p.m.
Extending the pool season by three weeks at the Park pools is part of a seasonlong effort by BCRP to offer more pool hours, activities and programs for residents. With the addition of the new Solo Gibbs Splash Pad and opening all six Park pools on Memorial Day weekend, the programs such as early bird swim, kayak roll clinics, water aerobics, Camp Variety for kids and adults with disabilities, special events like movie night at Druid Hill Pool, and after-hours swimming have been a big hit. Over 20,000 more people have attended City pools from a year ago.
“Our goal is to provide the community with safe, engaging swim experiences,” said Ernest Burkeen, BCRP director.
• For Aquatics Division and pools contact information, addresses, hours and daily schedules, visit the Swim Season Schedule page.
• Pool admission fees for the 2013 swim season are $2 for Park pools and $1 at walk-to pools. Admission for splash pads is free.
DIVE IN, BALTIMORE! Created by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and BCRP, “Dive In, Baltimore!” is a comprehensive study to create a state of the art vision for the City pool system over the next 5-10 years. In Fall 2012, BCRP began a round of public meetings to discuss the conditions of the pool system, examine aquatics facilities and programming of comparable cities and determine priorities for a long-range aquatics program for Baltimore residents. The study is expected to be completed in late 2013. For complete information, including a series of public meetings in Summer 2013, visit the “Dive In, Baltimore” page.