City pools open Saturday

Joey Matthews | 6/12/2015, 12:42 a.m.
It’s time to splash, make waves and have fun in the sun.
Blackwell Pool Photo by James Haskins

It’s time to splash, make waves and have fun in the sun.

Richmond’s seven outdoor swimming pools run by the city’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities are scheduled to open noon Saturday, June 13. That’s the day after classes end for Richmond Public Schools.

The outdoor pools:

North Side: Battery Park Pool, 2917 Dupont Circle, and Hotchkiss Pool, 701 E. Brookland Park Blvd.

East End: Fairmount Pool, 2000 U St., Powhatan Pool, 5051 Northampton St. in Fulton, and Woodville Pool, 2305 Fairfield Ave.

South Side: Blackwell Pool, 238 E. 14th St.

West End: Randolph Pool, 1401 Grayland Ave.

These pools will be open seven days a week through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7, the day before the new school year begins.

Hours of operation for the outdoor pools: Saturday, noon to 5 p.m., open swim; Sunday and holidays, 1 to 5 p.m., open swim; Monday through Friday, 1 to 4:30 p.m., open swim; 5 to 7 p.m., family swim; and 7 to 8 p.m., adult swim.

The city’s indoor swimming pools at Swansboro, 3160 Midlothian Turnpike, and Bellemeade Community Center, 1800 Lynhaven Ave., also are available for open swim from 1 to 4:30 p.m. weekdays beginning Monday, June 15, and for family swim from 5 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Both indoor pools are closed on weekends.

The indoor pool at the Calhoun Center in Gilpin Court is closed for renovations.

For more information: (804) 646-5733.