June 14, 2023

Montgomery County Recreation’s Summer Pool Season Begins Saturday, June 17

Montgomery County Recreation’s outdoor pool summer season begins Saturday, June 17. The summer season will have the seven County-operated pools open seven days a week.

During the summer season, June 17-Aug. 13, outdoor pool hours will be 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.  

The seven outdoor pools include: 

  • 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 

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 now through Sept. 4. 

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, but must follow pool rules and regulations. Those include no glass, no barbeques, no alcohol and that all coolers will be inspected. 

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