Baltimore (May 26, 2016)— Today, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks (BCRP) announced the Baltimore City summer swim season will officially begin on Saturday, May 28. Pools will open weekends only from Saturday, May 28 through June 24. Full-time operations will begin on Saturday, June 25. Admission to park pools is $2 per two-hour session, neighborhood pools are $1.
“The tradition to kick-off the swim season during the Memorial Day Holiday weekend is something I look forward to every year,” said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “Offering swimming and activities through the summer months is a tremendous asset to our community. I am proud that through Baltimore City Recreation and Parks, the City is able to offer this activity to our citizens for leisure and sport.”
In 2015 more than 200,000 people visited Baltimore City pools enjoying not only swimming, but various aquatic programs. Returning this year are Dive In Movies, Friends and Family Days, water aerobics and the highly successful Teen Nights. Also returning is Camp W.A.T.E.R.S. (water, adventure, training, enrichment, rowing and swimming). The camp provides youth ages 11-17 exposure to nature in an urban setting. Activities offered include swimming, rowing, canoeing, kayaking and environmental projects.
“Opening all pools Memorial Day weekend and strengthening programming has provided more swim opportunities for the city,” said Bill Vondrasek, Acting Director for Recreation and Parks. “We look forward to a great summer swim season.”
Roosevelt and Clifton Park pools and City Springs and Coldstream neighborhood pools will not open this weekend. Due to the extended rainy period necessary repair work was delayed. These locations are scheduled to open Saturday, June 4.
Baltimore City Recreation and Parks operates indoor and outdoor swimming facilities and splash pads throughout the city. For more information on Recreation and Parks’ Aquatics Division or the full swim schedule, please call (410) 396-3838 or visit https://bcrp.baltimorecity.gov.