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Montgomery County Recreation Extends Summer Outdoor Pool Season through Sunday, Oct. 4

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 16, 2020

In an effort to continue providing Montgomery County residents with as many fitness and recreation opportunities as possible, Montgomery County Recreation has extended its summer outdoor pool season. Weather permitting, certain outdoor pools will remain open on modified schedules through Sunday, Oct. 4.

The Bethesda, Germantown and Martin Luther King, Jr. outdoor pools will remain open through Oct. 4. The Glenmont Wheaton Outdoor Pool will remain open on a modified schedule beginning Sept. 21. The Long Branch, Upper County and Western outdoor pools will close for the season on Sunday, Sept. 20.

“We understand that the pandemic cut summer short for many of us,” said Montgomery County Recreation Director Robin Riley. “Our staff continues to look for out of the box solutions—such as keeping pools open beyond the typical end of the summer season—in order to allow residents extended opportunities to focus on their physical and mental wellbeing.”

In addition to two-hour recreational swim sessions, 45-minute early morning lap swimming sessions also are available at the Bethesda, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Wheaton Glenmont outdoor pools. Reservations may be made online up to seven days in advance. While reservations are not required, they are highly encouraged.

Outdoor pools are open to current pool pass holders. Daily admission also is available for Montgomery County residents only. Residents should be prepared to show proof of residency prior to entry into any pool.

Outdoor Summer Pool Passes, originally scheduled to expire on Sept. 7, have been extended through Oct. 4 at no cost and will continue to be accepted for admission to any outdoor pool.

For more information on reservations and schedules for each outdoor pool, visit the Montgomery County Recreation pool information page. Questions can be emailed to Residents also can call 240-777-6860. 

For the most up-to-date information on Montgomery County Recreation, follow it on Twitter @MoCoRec or Facebook at @montgomerycountyrecreation.

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Release ID: 20-505
Media Contact: Carmen Berrios Martinez 240-328-4049

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Carmen Berrios Martinez
Communications & Public Outreach

Montgomery County Recreation
4010 Randolph Road
Silver Spring, MD 20902
(240) 777-6875