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For Immediate Release: Monday, May 20, 2024

Looking for a way to stay cool in the summer heat? Montgomery County Recreation’s outdoor pool pre-season begins at noon on Saturday, May 25.

“The County’s seven outdoor pools not only provide residents relief from the heat, but are also community gathering areas to meet neighbors, learn how to swim, and most importantly, have fun and exercise,” said Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich. “I encourage all residents to take advantage of our aquatic offerings and visit the outdoor pools during the next few months.”

Recreation’s 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 Ave., 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 

The pre-season will run from May 25 – June 14 and the outdoor pools will operate from noon – 6 p.m. only on weekends. Outdoor pools will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 3 - 6 p.m. Memorial Day pool tickets can be purchased per session in advance through ActiveMONTGOMERY.

During the summer season, June 15 – Aug. 11, the outdoors pools will operate from 1 – 8 p.m. on weekdays and noon – 8 p.m. on weekends. The Upper County Outdoor Pool will be closed on Fridays. For more information regarding holiday hours, post-season hours and operational hours visit our website.

Summer swim passes are now available for purchase. General admission for non-residents will increase to $20 beginning May 25. County residents will receive a discount with proof of residency. Daily admission is $5 for County residents under the age of 18, $7 for adults and $6 for seniors (ages 55 and older).

Updated swimming pool rules and regulations will go into effect on May 25. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied and cared for by a person 16 years old or older.  

To ensure safety around water, Montgomery County Recreation urges all residents to follow these important tips.

For more information about pool passes, amenities and hours of operation at all swimming pools, visit the website or call the customer service team at 240-777-6840.

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Release ID: 24-238
Media Contact: Monika Hammer 240-463-2442
Categories: Recreation