by Courtney Brown July 14, 2016 at 4:30 pm 0

Banneker Pool (Photo via Instagram/D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation)

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

by Tim Regan September 1, 2015 at 10:35 am 0

Banneker Pool, photo via flickr/awisemanHere’s your last chance to cannonball into a local pool at night before next summer.

Banneker Pool (2500 Georgia Ave. NW) will host its last late-night pool party of the season this Saturday from 7-11:30 p.m. The pool previously hosted a late night pool party in July.

Like last time, attendees of all ages are free to splash around in the pool while bobbing their heads to music from a live DJ.

A photo ID is required to attend, and D.C. Parks and Recreation has requested that guests RSVP online beforehand.

Photo via Flickr/awiseman

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

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