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Borderstan-Area Pool Closures Begin Aug. 23

by Tim Regan August 6, 2015 at 9:30 am 2 Comments

Banneker Pool, photo via flickr/awisemanThe end of summer is almost here.

Borderstan residents only have a few weeks left to cannonball into their local public pools before the District closes them for the season.

The closures in the Borderstan area will begin on Aug. 23 with the Happy Hollow Children’s Pool at 2200 Champlain Street NW and the Park View Children’s Pool at 693 Otis Place NW, the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation announced yesterday.

On Sept. 7, the area will lose Banneker Pool (2500 Georgia Avenue NW) and Francis Pool (2435 N Street NW).

The pools will be open until 6 p.m. on their final days.

Additionally, all of the District’s spray parks will stop spraying for the season on Sept. 7 at 7 p.m.

Photo via flickr/awiseman

Comments (2)

  1. I don’t understand why Banneker closes so early on weekends, whereas it stays open late on weeknights. The pool is very popular on weekends, and many patrons are forced to prematurely leave every Saturday and Sunday. I also don’t understand why Banneker has such limited hours for lap-swimming, particularly on weekdays. The pool is huge – why not use half of it for lapswimming during post-work hours?

  2. Fantastic points! Pools should stay open through Labor Day Weekend or at least mid-Sept. And stay open till 8pm weekends!

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