The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation is planning to give locals some extra time to cool off at public pools in West End and on Georgia Avenue this week.
With a heat emergency in effect, DPR is keeping the Francis Pool (2435 N St. NW) open until 9 p.m. today and tomorrow, an hour later than usual. The Banneker Pool (2500 Georgia Ave. NW), which is closed on Thursdays, also won’t shut down as scheduled at 8 p.m. Friday, staying open until 9 p.m. instead.
The pools are free for D.C. residents.
To help prevent heat-related emergencies, the D.C. government recommends visiting cooling centers and spray parks, in addition to pools.
Photo via Instagram/D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation