Welcome to BCRP Aquatics!
Noticed water still in your local pool? Here is why!
Baltimore City Recreation and Parks is conducting pool assessments and routine maintenance for our 2020 season. For a detailed assessment, the pools must remain full. We expect work to begin mid-October. For your safety please stay clear of all pool areas as the pools are closed for the season and public access is restricted.
Thank you for your understanding. For more information please contact our Aquatics Office at 410-396-3838.
Each swim facility offers the public a chance to get active and escape the summer heat at the City’s six large park pools, thirteen neighborhood pools, three indoor pools (limited summer availability), and two splash pads.
We offer swim lessons, early bird swim, beginner kayaking clinics, advanced kayak roll clinics, water aerobics, Camp Variety for kids and adults with disabilities. We also offer training in CPR, first aid, lifeguard training, pool operations, and Water Safety Instructor. Special events like movie night at Druid Hill Pool and after-hours swimming have been a big hit during the Summer. Over 150,000 people attended City pools last year.
For Aquatics Division and pools contact information, addresses, hours and daily schedules, visit the Swim Season Schedule page. Follow us on social media @RecNParks for all things aquatics.
2019 Pool Passes Info
You can purchase a pool pass online on in-person at any of our 6 park pools!
The pool pass is $30 per person for the entire pool season and allows you access to all of our park pools.
We are currently working to print and issue all physical pool passes. Once the physical passes become available our staff will follow up with all guests to ensure they receive their pass.
To enjoy our pools before you receive your physical pass you can bring a digital or physical copy of your receipt to gain entry.
Admission is $2 per two-hour swim session. Children three and under are free.
Guests can cool off all summer long with a $30 pool pass, 1 pass is for 1 person.
- Monday – Saturday, 12:30-3:30PM & 4-7PM
- Sunday/Holiday, 1-3PM & 3:30-6PM
- Druid Hill & Patterson Park - 300 swimmers per session
- Clifton, Riverside, Cherry Hill - 200 swimmers per session
- Roosevelt - 150 swimmers per session
Park Pools are officially closed on September 3, 2019
Please note that Harford/Lanvale pool is experiencing delays in opening. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Admission is free for everyone
- Monday – Saturday, 12:00-2:30PM & 3-5PM
- Sunday/Holiday, closed *
*Ambrose Kennedy and William McAbee will be open on Sundays 12PM-2:30PM & 3PM-5PM
Capacity: 85 swimmers per session
Walk-to Pools - Group Swim normally held during the period from 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday), should be open to the general public if the pool capacity has not been reached. Walk-to Pools, normally closed on Sunday will open if Sunday is declared Code Red.
Neighborhood Pools season ends August 18, 2019
Ambrose Kennedy, William McAbee and John D Murdock will extend their days and close on September 3, 2019.
Admission is free for everyone
- Monday – Saturday, 12PM-2:30PM & 3-5PM
- Sunday/Holiday, closed
When the Baltimore City Health Department declares a Code Red due to extreme heat, all pools will stay open an additional 2 hours or until dusk. Click here to see our full Code Red Pool Schedule!
Water Safety Update: 7/2/19
In response to growing health concerns on the national and local level, we want to remind swimmers that BCRP takes pool safety and cleanliness very seriously. To reduce the likelihood of infections, chlorine and pH levels are checked in adherence to Maryland State guidelines. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), common skin infections can spread at recreational water facilities through direct and indirect contact with an infected person. With that in mind, we ask all swimmers to adhere to the following:
- Always shower from head to toe before entering the pool.
- Wear proper swim attire (including lined swimwear; excluding cotton clothing).
- Do not enter the pool with wounds of any kind.
If you have any questions or concerns please call 410-396-3838.
About the USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative
The USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative is a national child-focused water safety campaign, which aims to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn to swim. Make a Splash, the USA Swimming Foundation partners with learn-to-swim providers and water safety advocates across the country to provide swimming lessons and educate children and their families on the importance of learning how to swim. The USA Swimming Foundation has invested millions of dollars to provide grants to qualified Local Partner learn-to-swim programs, to spread national awareness, and to bring together strategic partners to end drowning. To date, more than 5 million children have received the lifesaving gift of swim lessons through the USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash Local Partner network, comprised of more than 850 qualified lesson providers across the nation. To learn more, visit www.usaswimmingfoundation.org.