It's Pool Season!

Effective Friday, June 14, 2024

Park Pools

Monday-Thursday, 12-3 p.m. & 4-7 p.m. 

Friday -Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & 4-8 p.m.

Neighborhood Pools

Monday-Saturday, 12-3 p.m. & 3:30-6:30 p.m.

*Neighborhood Pools are closed on Sundays.

We are excited to welcome you to our pools! Throughout the city, we have 23 indoor and outdoor pools that serve our swimmers annually. Join us for open swim, or one of our many other aquatic programs that we have to offer. In order to use Baltimore City pools, you must have a civic rec account. Please click here to create your account prior to arrival. No registration is neededFor questions and concerns, please call 443-677-2418.

*For safety reasons, pool capacity may fluctuate depending on the lifeguard-swimmer ratio.*



Pool Rules

  1. Pool rules must be obeyed at all times.
  2. All swimmers must shower before entering the pool area.
  3. Appropriate swim attire is required.
  4. Individuals with open sores, skin rashes, or bandages are not allowed in the pool.
  5. Floatation devices are not allowed in the pool.
  6. Glass of any kind Is strictly prohibited.
  7. Food, chewing gum, and drinks are only allowed in designated areas and never on the pool deck.
  8. Children under 13 must be supervised by an adult of 21 years or older at all times.
  9. Children younger than six must be accompanied by an adult in swim attire and remain within arm's reach at all times.
  10. Guardians supervising groups larger than six require an additional adult. The ratio for children under six is one adult for every three children.
  11. All diapers are prohibited. Those requiring diapers must wear swim diapers or snug plastic underpants under their swimsuits.
  12. Misconduct of individuals may result in the dismissal of the entire group.
  13. Profanity and vulgar language are not acceptable in the pool area.
  14. Running, pushing, hazardous play, and spitting in the pool or pool deck is prohibited.
  15. Pets are not allowed on the premises, with the exception of support animals (documentation is required).
  16. Persons appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not allowed on the premises.
  17. Swimmers under four feet tall must pass a water swim test or remain restricted to the wading pool.
  18. All swimmers must demonstrate their swimming ability to staff to be permitted to swim in deep water.
  19. Aqua shoes are allowed during water aerobic sessions as long as they are clean and free of all foreign debris. Elderly or disabled patrons who wish to wear aqua shoes must present a doctor's note stating the need for aqua shoes.
  20. No bags will be allowed on the pool deck. If you bring a bag, there are a limited number of lockers for your use. The best practice is to come to the pool already wearing the appropriate swimwear (please see below), and avoid having to leave your bag in the lockers.

Pool Clothing Rules

All persons on the pool deck, and/or swimming in the pool, are required to wear proper swim attire. All swimwear bottoms must have a liner. All swimwear must be clean. All infants/toddlers that require diapers must wear swimmer diapers and proper swimwear.

Why do I have to wear proper swimwear?

  1. Street clothes (especially cotton) can transport airborne and ultimately water-borne contaminants into the pool.
  2. Lycra and Nylon are the best non-absorbent material for swimming and are the best fabrics for proper swim attire.
    - Other absorbent materials (such as cotton) can break down in the water and cause fibers to clog filters.
    - Any "colored" material (unless specifically made for swimming) can bleed into the pool, affecting water chemistry and balance. This is also a reason for turbidity in pools.
  3. Cotton and similar materials can absorb the chemicals in the water, causing the water to become less effective at maintaining the proper chemical balance or may cloud the water.


Park Pool Locations:

Clifton Park

2013 Sinclair Lane – 21213


Patterson Park

148 S. Linwood Ave. – 21224


Riverside Park

1800 Covington Ave. – 21230


Druid Park Pool       

800 Wyman Park Drive 


Cherry Hill Splash Park

101 Reedbird Avenue


Roosevelt Park Pool

3500 Poole Street


Neighborhood Pool Locations:

C.C. Jackson 

4910 Park Heights Ave. – 21215



3901 Maine Ave. –21207


O’Donnell Heights

1200 Gusryan St. – 21224



1400 East Lanvale St. -  21213


William McAbee

1323 N. Gilmore St. - 21217


Farring Baybrook

4501 Farring Ct - 21225


ABC Park Splash Pad

501 S. Catherine St - 21223


Ambrose Kennedy Splash Pad

1000 Ensor St. - 21202


Indoor Pool Locations:

Indoor Pools will operate for programming only from June 15 through September 4. Indoor Pool registration is now open!


4001 Clifton Ave. - 21216

Middle Branch/Cherry Hill

201 Reedbird Ave. - 21225


2821 Oakley Ave. - 21215

Chick Webb 

*Under Construction*

623 Eden St. - 21205 



Park Pools 

Monday-Thursday (1 hour clean up between each session)

  • 12-3 PM
  • 4-7 PM

Saturday & Sunday (1 hour clean up between each session)

  • 11 AM-3 PM
  • 4-8 PM

Neighborhood Pools 


  • 12-3 PM
  • 3:30-6:30 PM

*Neighborhood Pools are closed on Sundays.