Potomac Yard Fountain Opens Might 29, Alexandria Outside Swimming pools Open June 26


Warwick Pool (Photo: City of Alexandria)

ALEXANDRIA, VA Daylight Saving Time is Near! An Alexandria city eNews bulletin announced today the schedule for pools and more to open. The Potomac Yard Park Interactive Fountain opens May 29th and is operational through October 15th. The outdoor pools are open Saturday, June 26th through Labor Day, Monday, September 6th.


The interactive fountain is located between the two playgrounds at Potomac Yard Park on Potomac Ave. 2501 and has 36 water jets with programmed sequences and lighting for night effects. For additional public safety, the fountain has a secondary UV water treatment system. Shoes must be worn while using the fountain.

Opening hours:

May 29th – September 6th: Daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

September 7th – October 15th: Daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


The city’s three outdoor pools offer planned programs and opportunities for open swimming and lap swimming in leisure time at the following locations:

Old Town Pool (1609 Cameron St.)

This complex includes a 25 yard pool with a plunge fountain. A separate training pool is available for children up to 42 inches tall. The training pool is easily accessed via a ramp and is one to three feet deep. For added convenience, there is a parking lot, picnic area and playground next to the pool.

Memorial Pool at Charles Houston Recreation Center (901 Wythe St.)

This small pool can accommodate a maximum of 45 guests at the same time. Due to its smaller size, access is restricted to Alexandria residents 13 years of age and younger and their parents or guardians.

Warwick Pool (3301 Landover St.)

This shallow pool with a length of 25 meters has an accessible pool with a sloping entrance and six swimming lanes. The pool is conveniently located next to Landover Park and Playground.

Current local and state guidelines require a physical separation of 10 feet between swimmers. Operations can be customized in accordance with local, state, and federal health guidelines. For a full list of city pools, hours of operation, fees, and entry requirements, see alexandriava.gov/Aquatics.


You can now register for summer aqua aerobics, swimming courses and swimming teams at alexandriava.gov/Recreation.


The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is now hiring lifeguards, pool operators, water safety instructors, swim team coaches, front desk heads and duty managers. Positions start at $ 15.12 per hour and up. Apply today at alexandriava.gov/Jobs.

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