May 25, 2023

Recreation Outdoor Pools to Open Memorial Day Weekend

Recreation Outdoor Pools to Open Memorial Day Weekend

Montgomery County Recreation’s seven outdoor pools will begin the summer season at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 27.

The seven pools that will be open are:
  • Bethesda Outdoor Pool, 301-652-1598, 6300 Hillandale Road, Bethesda
  • Germantown Outdoor Pool, 240-777-8067, 18905 Kingsview Road, Germantown
  • Long Branch Outdoor Pool, 240-777-6859, 8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring
  • Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Outdoor Pool, 240-777-8066, 1201 Jackson Road, Silver Spring
  • Sarah E. Auer Western County Outdoor Pool, 301-349-2217, 20151 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville
  • Sergeant Hector I. Ayala Wheaton/Glenmont Outdoor Pool, 301-929-5460, 12621 Dalewood Drive, Wheaton
  • Upper County Outdoor Pool, 301-840-2446, 8211 Emory Grove Road, Gaithersburg
During the preseason, May 27 – June 16, outdoor pool hours are 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. on weekends and Memorial Day.

During the summer season, June 17-Aug. 13, outdoor pool hours are 1-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. on weekdays and noon-3 p.m. and 4- 7 p.m. on weekends.

The Upper County Pool is closed on Fridays during the summer season. For more information about pool hours, including holiday and post-season hours, visit the website.

General pool admission is $15. Residents of Montgomery County receive a discount with proof of residency. Daily admission is $5 for County residents ages 1-17, $7 for adults and $6 for seniors (age 55 and older). Summer pool passes are available for purchase and are valid from May 27-Sept. 4.

As the summer season gets underway, residents are encouraged to become familiar with the safety rules posted at the pools. Children are most at risk for water-related accidents and it is important they are always closely supervised while in and around the pool. Because safety is a priority, it may be necessary to temporarily halt admission to pools when capacity is reached. Additional swimmers will be admitted as soon as space becomes available.

Pool visitors are allowed to bring food and drink to the pools as long as they follow the rules and regulations, including no glass, no barbecues and no alcohol. All coolers will be inspected.

For additional information about pool passes, amenities and hours of operation at all swimming pools, visit the website.