Memorial Day weekend means pools, splash parks, and water parks are reopening throughout the Washington, DC area.
Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser jumped into the Upshur pool on Saturday to celebrate the start of swimming season.
This is your 2022 guide to outdoor pools and public water parks in DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.
When are the swimming pools in Washington, DC open?
The Parks and Recreation Department’s outdoor pools are scheduled to open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend.
The pools will be open on weekends only until Monday, June 27. Then DPR will switch to a summer schedule where each pool will be open six days a week.
Outdoor pools are located in all eight districts. Here is information on pool hours and locations.
Spray parks are also open during the season. Here is more information.
When are Maryland pools open in 2022?
Outdoor pools in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties are open seasonally.
In Montgomery County, pools will be open on Saturdays and Sundays only through June 17. Here is a list of locations and their hours.
Residents can purchase water passes or pay admission fees without an appointment. It costs $7 for adults, $6 for those 55 and older, and $5 for children under 17. Non-resident guests must pay $15 to enter.
In Prince George’s County, outdoor pools are open on Memorial Day weekend. Through June 26, the pools will be open on weekends only from noon to 3 pm and from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm There are special hours for Memorial Day.
The pools charge admission fees and the Prince George’s Department of Parks and Recreation recommends booking in advance on this website.
Here is a list of outdoor pools and hours.
When will outdoor pools be open in Northern Virginia in 2022?
Water parks NOVA Parks
NOVA Parks operates five water parks that are open Memorial Day weekend:
Water parks will be open on weekends through June 9, then open daily at 11 a.m.
One-day tickets can be purchased on site. Prices range from $10 to $18.50 for residents of the jurisdiction of Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun counties, as well as the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church.
You can purchase season passes on this page. Costs range from $85 to $95 for one person and $435 to $495 for a family of six, depending on whether you live in the jurisdiction.
Other Outdoor Pools in Northern Virginia
In Loudoun County, the Franklin Park pool will open Sunday. Here is more information.
In Prince William County, the Waterworks Water Park will be open on weekends between Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, June 12. Here is more information on opening hours and ticket prices. Most outdoor pools in Prince William County will open in June.
In Manassas, pools will open for Memorial Day weekend, then reopen for the summer season beginning June 10. Here is more information.
Spray parks or splash areas are also open in Arlington County and Fairfax County, City of Fairfax.