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You dont have to have a million bucks to keep cool and have fun this summer. Public pools in D.C., Maryland and Virginia offer several locations and a variety of features (think water slides and splash parks) at affordable price options -- from free to 8 each visit. Here are a few of our best picks. Be sure to check with your local Parks and Recreation Department for details on pool times and admission fees. (Thinkstock)

You don't have to have a million bucks to keep cool and have fun this summer. Public pools in D.C., Maryland and Virginia offer several locations and a variety of features (think water slides and splash parks) at affordable price options -- from free to $8 each visit. Here are a few of our best picks.

Be sure to check with your local Parks and Recreation Department for details on pool times and admission fees. (Thinkstock)
Harry Thomas Sr. Pool Voted the best outdoor pool in D.C. by Washington City Paper, the Harry Thomas Sr. pool offers Ward 5 residents a swimming and wading pool. The pool also offers a water aerobics class three days a week. It is now open on weekends and will open for full operating hours on Monday, June 24. D.C. is home to 19 public outdoor pools. For a full list of public outdoor pools in D.C., visit the Department of Parks and Recreations website.

Harry Thomas Sr. Pool

Voted the best outdoor pool in D.C. by Washington City Paper, the Harry Thomas Sr. pool offers Ward 5 residents a swimming and wading pool. The pool also offers a water aerobics class three days a week. It is now open on weekends and will open for full operating hours on Monday, June 24.

D.C. is home to 19 public outdoor pools. For a full list of public outdoor pools in D.C., visit the Department of Parks and Recreation's website.
Volta Park Pool Volta Park Pool is located on the quiet streets of Georgetown, one block off of Wisconsin Avenue in Northwest D.C. Its a small pool and has one 25-yard lap lane for swimmers. It is now open on weekends and will open for full operating hours on Monday, June 24. D.C. is home to 19 public outdoor pools. For a full list of public outdoor pools in D.C., visit the Department of Parks and Recreations website.

Volta Park Pool

Volta Park Pool is located on the quiet streets of Georgetown, one block off of Wisconsin Avenue in Northwest D.C. It's a small pool and has one 25-yard lap lane for swimmers. It is now open on weekends and will open for full operating hours on Monday, June 24.

D.C. is home to 19 public outdoor pools. For a full list of public outdoor pools in D.C., visit the Department of Parks and Recreation's website.
Francis Pool Francis is the busiest Department of Parks and Recreation pool in the District. Located in the West End neighborhood of Northwest D.C., the pool has two 25-yard lap lanes for swimmers. It is now open on weekends and will open for full operating hours on Monday, June 24. D.C. is home to 19 public outdoor pools. For a full list of public outdoor pools in D.C., visit the Department of Parks and Recreations website.

Francis Pool

Francis is the busiest Department of Parks and Recreation pool in the District. Located in the West End neighborhood of Northwest D.C., the pool has two 25-yard lap lanes for swimmers. It is now open on weekends and will open for full operating hours on Monday, June 24.

D.C. is home to 19 public outdoor pools. For a full list of public outdoor pools in D.C., visit the Department of Parks and Recreation's website.
East Potomac Pool East Potomac Pool is located on Hains Point between the Potomac River and Washington Channel, near the East Potomac Golf Course. This pool is Olympic size and offers a variety of activities, including competitive swim team training for youth. It is now open on weekends and will open for full operating hours on Monday, June 24. D.C. is home to 19 public outdoor pools. For a full list of public outdoor pools in D.C., visit the Department of Parks and Recreations website.

East Potomac Pool

East Potomac Pool is located on Hains Point between the Potomac River and Washington Channel, near the East Potomac Golf Course. This pool is Olympic size and offers a variety of activities, including competitive swim team training for youth. It is now open on weekends and will open for full operating hours on Monday, June 24.

D.C. is home to 19 public outdoor pools. For a full list of public outdoor pools in D.C., visit the Department of Parks and Recreation's website.
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Anacostia Pool Located along the Anacostia River, this pool is the perfect option for a relaxing swim. It is now open on weekends and will open for full operating hours on Monday, June 24. D.C. is home to 19 public outdoor pools. For a full list of public outdoor pools in D.C., visit the Department of Parks and Recreations website.

Anacostia Pool

Located along the Anacostia River, this pool is the perfect option for a relaxing swim. It is now open on weekends and will open for full operating hours on Monday, June 24.

D.C. is home to 19 public outdoor pools. For a full list of public outdoor pools in D.C., visit the Department of Parks and Recreation's website.
Old Town Pool Located near the King Street Metro station in Old Town Alexandria, this public pool has lap lanes for swimmers, a wading pool for little ones and a diving well for the adventurous. It is now open on weekends and will open for full operating hours on Monday, June 24. For a full list of public outdoor pools in Alexandria, visit the Department of Parks and Recreations website.

Old Town Pool

Located near the King Street Metro station in Old Town Alexandria, this public pool has lap lanes for swimmers, a wading pool for little ones and a diving well for the adventurous. It is now open on weekends and will open for full operating hours on Monday, June 24.

For a full list of public outdoor pools in Alexandria, visit the Department of Parks and Recreation's website.
Warwick Pool A perfect place to take the family, the Warwick pool has a wading pool for little ones and is surrounded by picnic tables and a playground. It is now open on weekends and will open for full operating hours on Monday, June 24. For a full list of public outdoor pools in Alexandria, visit the Department of Parks and Recreations website.

Warwick Pool

A perfect place to take the family, the Warwick pool has a wading pool for little ones and is surrounded by picnic tables and a playground. It is now open on weekends and will open for full operating hours on Monday, June 24.
For a full list of public outdoor pools in Alexandria, visit the Department of Parks and Recreation's website.
Upton Hill Pool The only outdoor pool thats part of Arlingtons Department of Parks and Recreation is an impressive aquatic center. Upton Hill Pool (or Ocean Dunes Waterpark) is decked-out in a beach theme, complete with dune grasses, water slides, waterfalls, squirters and a 500-gallon dumping bucket. The admission fee to this pool is a bit higher than other public pools -- 8 per day. It is now open on weekends and will open for full operating hours on Monday, June 20. For a full list of Arlingtons indoor pools, visit the Department of Parks and Recreations website.

Upton Hill Pool

The only outdoor pool that's part of Arlington's Department of Parks and Recreation is an impressive aquatic center. Upton Hill Pool (or Ocean Dunes Waterpark) is decked-out in a beach theme, complete with dune grasses, water slides, waterfalls, squirters and a 500-gallon dumping bucket. The admission fee to this pool is a bit higher than other public pools -- $8 per day.

It is now open on weekends and will open for full operating hours on Monday, June 20.

For a full list of Arlington's indoor pools, visit the Department of Parks and Recreation's website.
Bethesda Outdoor Pool This Z-shaped pool includes plenty of lanes for lap swimmers, a diving well with two diving boards, a slide and a separate tot pool. It is now open on weekends and will open for full operating hours on June 10. For a full list of Montgomery Countys outdoor pools, visit the Department of Parks and Recreations website.

Bethesda Outdoor Pool

This Z-shaped pool includes plenty of lanes for lap swimmers, a diving well with two diving boards, a slide and a separate tot pool. It is now open on weekends and will open for full operating hours on June 10.

For a full list of Montgomery County's outdoor pools, visit the Department of Parks and Recreation's website.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Outdoor Pool The Martin Luther King, Jr. pool is fully equipped with lap lanes for swimmers, a diving well and a leisure pool with a water lagoon, water slides, water features and a lazy river. The pool is now open on weekends and will open for full operating hours on June 10. For a full list of Montgomery Countys outdoor pools, visit the Department of Parks and Recreations website.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Outdoor Pool

The Martin Luther King, Jr. pool is fully equipped with lap lanes for swimmers, a diving well and a leisure pool with a water lagoon, water slides, water features and a "lazy river." The pool is now open on weekends and will open for full operating hours on June 10.

For a full list of Montgomery County's outdoor pools, visit the Department of Parks and Recreation's website.
WheatonGlenmont Outdoor Pool Lap lanes, diving boards, water features and kiddie slides are all things you will find at the WheatonGlenmont Outdoor Pool. The Montgomery County location also has an activity pool with two flume slides and crosswalks. It is now open on weekends and will open for full operating hours on June 10. For a full list of Montgomery Countys outdoor pools, visit the Department of Parks and Recreations website.

Wheaton/Glenmont Outdoor Pool

Lap lanes, diving boards, water features and kiddie slides are all things you will find at the Wheaton/Glenmont Outdoor Pool. The Montgomery County location also has an activity pool with two flume slides and crosswalks. It is now open on weekends and will open for full operating hours on June 10.

For a full list of Montgomery County's outdoor pools, visit the Department of Parks and Recreation's website.
Glenn Dale Splash Park This community splash pool offers a few lap lanes for serious swimmers and plenty of room -- and a water slide -- for those looking to have fun. It is now open on weekends and will open for full operating hours on June 8. For a full list of Prince Georges County outdoor pools, visit the Department of Parks and Recreations website.

Glenn Dale Splash Park

This community splash pool offers a few lap lanes for serious swimmers and plenty of room -- and a water slide -- for those looking to have fun. It is now open on weekends and will open for full operating hours on June 8.

For a full list of Prince George's County outdoor pools, visit the Department of Parks and Recreation's website.
Ellen Linson Swimming Pool This College Park pool includes a 50-meter outdoor Olympic-size pool, a baby pool, a wading area and basketball courts. It is now open on weekends and will open for full operating hours on June 8. For a full list of Prince Georges County outdoor pools, visit the Department of Parks and Recreations website.

Ellen Linson Swimming Pool

This College Park pool includes a 50-meter outdoor Olympic-size pool, a baby pool, a wading area and basketball courts. It is now open on weekends and will open for full operating hours on June 8.

For a full list of Prince George's County outdoor pools, visit the Department of Parks and Recreation's website.
J. Franklyn Bourne Memorial Pool Located in Seat Pleasant, this 50-meter, outdoor swimming pool also has a wading pool for the little ones. It is now open on weekends and will open for full operating hours on June 8. For a full list of Prince Georges County outdoor pools, visit the Department of Parks and Recreations website.

J. Franklyn Bourne Memorial Pool

Located in Seat Pleasant, this 50-meter, outdoor swimming pool also has a wading pool for the little ones. It is now open on weekends and will open for full operating hours on June 8.

For a full list of Prince George's County outdoor pools, visit the Department of Parks and Recreation's website.
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