As of June 24, all Baltimore City pools are open on a seven-day  week schedule and will remain open until Labor Day. Please refer to our swim season schedule individual pool schedules

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 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 329,000 people attended City pools last year.

For Aquatics Division and pools contact information, addresses, hours and daily schedules, visit the Swim Season Schedule page.


CODE RED ALERT (July 13, 2017)-

Park Pools will operate 4 swim sessions as follows:

•             12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.

•             2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

•             5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • 7:00 p.m. -  Dusk

Capacity: 300 swimmers per session

Neighborhood (Walk to) Pools will operate 3 swim sessions as follows:

•             12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.

•             2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

•             5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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.

Scheduling for special programs will be adjusted based on demand.

Press Releases

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh Kicks off Summer Swim Season with a Big Splash!
May 25, 2017
On Saturday, May 27th at 12 P.M. Mayor Catherine E. Pugh will join City Council President Jack Young, Councilman Leon Pinkett and Baltimore City Recreation and Parks officials at Patterson Park Pool for the Big Splash 2017- the official launch of the summer pool season in Baltimore. Admission to park pools is $2 per two hour session. Neighborhood pools are $1.