Beat the heat
City pools set to open
6/16/2017, 12:32 p.m.
Get ready to splash.
Richmond is about to open its outdoor swimming pools for the summer.
The seven pools are scheduled to open at noon Saturday, June 17, the day after classes end for Richmond Public Schools.
In addition, indoor pools on South Side that are open all year at the Bellemeade Community Center and Swansboro, will offer aquatic exercise and fun this summer.
Here are the pools that will open Saturday:
North Side — Battery Park, 2719 Dupont Circle, and Hotchkiss, 701 E. Brookland Park Blvd.
East End — Fairmount, 2000 U St.; Powhatan, 1000 Apperson St. in Fulton; and Woodville, 2305 Fairfield Ave.
South Side — Blackwell, 238 E. 14th St.
West End: Randolph, 1507 Grayland Ave.
The outdoor pools will be open seven days a week through Labor Day, Monday Sept. 4, the day before the new school year opens.
They will be open Monday through Friday, 1 to 4:30 p.m. for open swim; 5 to 7 p.m., family swim; 7 to 8 p.m., adult swim; Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m., open swim; and Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m., open swim.
Indoor pools at Bellemeade, 1800 Lynhaven Ave., and Swansboro, 3160 Midlothian Turnpike, are open Monday through Friday, but closed on weekends. Group swimming is held 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Open swimming is 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.
All of the pools offer swim lessons.
Details: www.richmondgov.com (go to Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities page) or (804) 646-5733.