City pools open today except Battery Park

Get the swim trucks out of the closet and find the sunscreen, it’s pool time.

Pools--2015.05.28

Today, June 20th, the City of Richmond’s public pools1 will open for business–the business of free swimming, that is! Weekday hours are 1:00 to 8:00 PM. Free swim is from 1:00 to 4:30 PM; family swim[^1] will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM; and adult swim is from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Weekend hours are 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Saturdays and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sundays. As I mentioned, admission is $0.

The pools will stay open throughout the summer before closing up on Labor Day, September 7th.

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Indoor Pools

  • Bellmeade Pool (1800 Lynhaven Avenue)
  • Swansboro Pool (3160 Midlothian Turnpike)

Outdoor Pools

  • Fairmount Pool (2000 U Street)
  • Powhatan Pool (5051 Northhampton Street)
  • Woodville Pool (2305 Fairfield Avenue)
  • Battery Park Pool (2917 Dupont Circle) CLOSED FOR NOW DUE TO POWER OUTAGE
  • Hotchkiss Pool (701 E. Brookland Park Boulevard)
  • Blackwell Pool (238 E. 14th Street)
  • Randolph Pool (1401 Grayland Avenue)

For more information on City of Richmond pools (including details on water safety instruction and swim teams), visit the Richmond Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities website.


  1. Parents/guardians must accompany their children during these hours. 

Photo by: EvelynGiggles

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Valerie Catrow

Valerie Catrow is editor of RVAFamily, mother to a mop-topped first grader, and always really excited to go to bed.

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