CHECK OUT THE 2011 POST FOR THE MOST RECENT INFO.  http://arlingtonmama.com/2011/05/27/arlington-pools/
The weather is getting HOT out there, and just in time the area public pools and spraygrounds are opening this weekend.  Many are free or have low admission costs.  Here are some Arlington & Alexandria options.  Please leave me a comment if I missed any, or if you have any favorites!

Arlington Spraygrounds

Drew Park Sprayground– 3514 22nd St. S, Arlington, VA

There is an area for ages 2 – 5 and one for ages 5 – 12.  There are slides, ropes, crawling structures, swings, and climbing rocks.  Some of the water sprays up from the floor, a flower and hooped circles spray from above.  This park is not shaded.  Open daily, Memorial Day to Labor Day; 10am to 8pm  FREE  http://www.arlingtonva.us/departments/parksrecreation/scripts/parks/Drew.aspx

Hayes Park Sprayground– 1516 N. Lincoln St, Arlington, VA

This sprayground is shaded, has a fountain, a sun & the earth that spray, as well as planets to climb on.  Open daily, Memorial Day to Labor Day; 10am to 8pm  FREE  http://www.arlingtonva.us/departments/parksrecreation/scripts/parks/HayesPark.aspx

Lyon Village Park Sprayground– 1800 N. Highland St, Arlington, VA

Water shoots from several sprinklers in the ground, water drops from a bucket above, as well as a spraying water wheel. Open daily, Memorial Day to Labor Day; 10am to 8pm FREE  http://www.arlingtonva.us/departments/parksrecreation/scripts/parks/LyonVillagePark.aspx

Arlington Public Pools

Wakefield Pool- 4901 S. Chesterfield Rd, Arlington, VA

Six 25 yard lanes, diving board, and a separate instructional tank.  703-578-3063  http://www.apsva.us/Domain/98#wk

Washington-Lee Pool– 1301 N. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA

25 meter x 25 yard competition pool equipped with diving area.

http://www.apsva.us/Domain/98#wl

Yorktown Pool– 5201 North 28th Street, Arlington, VA. 22207

Six 25 yard lanes, diving board, and a separate instructional tank. 703-536-9739.  http://www.apsva.us/Domain/98#wk

Upton Hill Water Park– 6060 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA

There is a lap pool, a large pool for play, a beach entry baby pool with water features, a splash pad with fountains, water cannons and hoses, and a 2-story tower with slides and a huge bucket that fills and splashes everyone in the vicinity.  There are several shady areas, and a concession stand.  Open Memorial to Labor Day.  Under 2 Free, 48″ or More in Height $8.00, Less Than 48″ in Height $6.75

http://www.nvrpa.org/park/upton_hill/content/pool

Alexandria Public Pools

The Memorial Pool- Charles Houston Rec Center, 901 Wythe St, Alexandria, VA

Monday – Friday –  12-6 pm:  6/28 through 9/20

Neighborhood Pools are for Alexandria residents 13 and under with parents. Admission is free.  703.838.4259  http://alexandriava.gov/Pools#outdoor_mini_pools

John Ewald Pool– 4500 Duke St, Alexandria, VA

Monday – Friday – 12-6 pm:  6/28 – 9/20

Neighborhood Pools are for Alexandria residents 13 years and under with parents. Admission is free. 703.838.4677   http://alexandriava.gov/Pools#outdoor_mini_pools

Old Town Pool- 1609 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA

Open weekends only May 29 – 6/27, Open daily 6/28 – 9/6, 12pm – 7 p.m.

25-yard pool with a diving well, children’s pool with a depth of 1-3 feet, a parking lot, picnic area and a tot playground adjacent to the pool.

Children 4 and under are free, children 5-7 $1, adults, $1. 703.838.4671   http://alexandriava.gov/Pools#outdoor_large_pools

Warwick Pool- 3301 Landover St. Alexandria, VA – 703.519.3410

Weekends only 5/29 – 6/27, open daily 6/28 – 9/6

25-yard pool with diving well, separate wading pool for children, bathhouse, picnic areas, modern playground w/ tot playground.

Children 4 and under are free, children 5-7 $1, adults, $1. http://alexandriava.gov/Pools#outdoor_large_pools

Chinquapin Park Recreation Center- Rixse Pool– 3210 King Street, Alexandria, VA 703-519-2160

Monday – Thursday: 6am – 8:45pm, Friday 6am – 5:45pm, Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 5:45pm  http://alexandriava.gov/recreation/info/default.aspx?id=12352

George Washington RECenter 8426 Old Mt. Vernon Rd, Alexandria, VA

Heated indoor 25 meter pool with a poolside spa, beach and wading area, saunas, showers and fully equipped locker rooms.  703-780-8894 http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec/gwrec.htm


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