May 21, 2018

Most County Outdoor Pools Open on May 26; Long Branch Outdoor Pool Postponed Due to Weather-Related Construction Delays

Most Montgomery County Recreation’s outdoor pools are scheduled to open for the summer season at noon Saturday, May 26. The pre-season (weekends and Memorial Day) runs from May 26 through June 15.

The Long Branch Outdoor Pool, located at 8700 Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring, has been delayed by recent rainfall that resulted in construction delays. Necessary repairs to the pool, which require warm and dry weather conditions, were delayed over the last two weeks due to rain.

The department is working to complete work at the pool and expects repairs to be completed by Saturday, June 9, weather permitting.

The wet weather has also delayed the opening of the “baby” (wading) pools at the Germantown Outdoor Pool, located at 18905 Kingsview Drive in Germantown and the Sergeant Hector I. Ayala Wheaton Glenmont Outdoor Pool, located at 12621 Dalewood Drive in Wheaton. All other pools at Germantown and Wheaton locations will be open to the public for Memorial Day weekend. Work on the baby pools is expected to be completed by Saturday, June 2.

Because safety is always the priority for the Recreation Department, the department will host a free Water Safety Day event on Saturday, June 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Sergeant Hector I. Ayala Wheaton/Glenmont Outdoor Pool located at 12621 Dalewood Drive in Wheaton.

The event will include swim skills assessments, mini swim lessons with County police officers, and scuba diving and life-guarding demonstrations. There will be a special session for swimmers with disabilities from 4 to 5 p.m.

Children are at high risk for water-related accidents and it is important that they are always closely supervised while in and around the pool.

County outdoor pools are located at: (see the map of all locations)
  • Bethesda Pool, Little Falls Pkwy. and Hillandale Rd.; 
  • Germantown Outdoor Pool 18905 Kingsview Rd.; 
  • Long Branch Pool 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring; 
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Outdoor Pool, 1201 Jackson Rd., Silver Spring; 
  • Sarah E. Auer Western County Outdoor Pool, 20151 Fisher Ave., Poolesville; 
  • Upper County Outdoor Pool, 8211 Emory Grove Rd., Gaithersburg; and 
  • Sergeant Hector I. Ayala Wheaton/Glenmont Pool, 12621 Dalewood Dr.

For more information, call 240-777-6860.