Welcome to BCRP Aquatics!

BCRP Aquatics

Each swim facility offers the public a chance to get active and escape the summer heat at the City’s six large Park pools, 13 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. 

Don't miss the Big Splash celebration at our newly renovated Harford/Lanvale Pool on June 22, 2019!

Big Splash


Park Pools Open May 25, 2019

Park Pools operate on weekends only schedule through 6/22/19 when all pool and splash pad locations open. 

Admission is $2 per two-hour swim session. Children three and under are free.

Guests can cool off all summer long with a $30 all-access pass, 1 pass is for 1 person. 

  • Monday – Saturday, 12:30-3:30PM & 4-7PM
  • Sunday/Holiday, 1-3PM & 3:30-6PM

Capacity: 300 swimmers per session


Neighborhood (Walk-to) Pools Open June 22, 2019

Admission is free for everyone

  • Monday – Saturday, noon-2:30PM & 3-5PM
  • Sunday/Holiday, closed

Capacity: 100 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.


Splash Pads Open June 22, 2019

Admission is free for everyone

  • Monday – Saturday, noon-2:30PM & 3-5PM
  • Sunday/Holiday, closed


Code Red Days

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. Walk-to Pools will open on Sundays if declared a Code Red Day. 


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