Councilmember Cheh to kick-off the 2016 Pool Readiness Tour

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, May 12th, Councilmember Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3) will begin a series of readiness tours of outdoor public pools and aquatic facilities throughout the District. The tours will be conducted with officials from the Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) and the Department of General Services (DGS). Councilmember Cheh will be conducting these tours in an effort to ensure that outdoor pools and aquatic facilities are ready by the start of the pool season which begins Memorial Day Weekend. This year, outdoor pools will open two hours earlier.


“These tours are aimed at providing residents some assurance that their neighborhood pools and aquatic facility will be in good working order for the summer months,” said Cheh. “It is my hope that with these tours we can prevent any unnecessary closures or delayed openings due to broken equipment or lack of proper maintenance.”


WHO:   Councilmember Mary M. Cheh joined by officials from DGS and DPR


WHAT:  An examination of District outdoor public pools and aquatic facilities to determine their readiness for the upcoming pool season



Friday, May 13th

(Tours will begin at 11:00 a.m.)

  1. Chevy Chase Recreation Center-Spray Park (Ward 3) — 5500 41st Street, NW
  2. Macomb Rec Center Spray Park (Ward 3) — 3409 Macomb Street, NW
  3. Guy Mason Rec Center Spray Park (Ward 3) — 3600 Calvert Street, NW
  4. Palisades Rec Center Spray Park (Ward 3) — 5200 Sherier Place, NW
  5. Stead Recreation Center Spray Park (Ward 2) — 1625 P Street, NW
  6. Francis Pool (Ward 2) — 2435 N Street, NW


Monday, May 16th

(Tours will begin at 10:00 a.m.)

  1. Kennedy Rec Center Spray Park (Ward 6) — 1401 7th Street, NW
  2. Westminster Spray Park (Ward 1) — 911 Westminster Street, NW
  3. Harrison Recreation Center Spray Park (Ward 1) — 1330 V Street, NW
  4. 14th and Girard Street NW Spray Park (Ward 1)
  5. Columbia Heights Community Center Spray Park (Ward 1) — 1480 Girard Street, NW
  6. 14th and Park Road NW Spray Park (Ward 1)
  7. Upshur Pool (Ward 4) — 4300 Arkansas Avenue, NW


Friday, May 20th

(Tours will begin at 11:00 a.m.)

  1. Petworth Recreation Center Spray Park (Ward 4) —801 Taylor Street, NW
  2. Fort Stevens Recreation Center Spray Park (Ward 4) — 1327 Van Buren Street, NW
  3. Takoma Community Center Spray Park (Ward 4) — 300 Van Buren Street, NW
  4. Riggs-LaSalle Recreation Center Spray Park(Ward 4) — 501 Riggs Road, NE
  5. Joe Cole Recreation Center Spray Park (Ward 5) — 1299 Neal Street, NE


Tuesday, May 24th

(Tours will begin at 11:00 a.m.)

  1. Fort Greble Spray Park (Ward 8) — MLK, Jr. and Elmira Streets, SW
  2. Oxon Run Pool (Ward 8) — 501 Mississippi Avenue, SE
  3. Fort Stanton Pool (Ward 8) — 1800 Erie Street, SE
  4. Ridge Road Pool (Ward 7) — 830 Ridge Road, SE
  5. Rosedale Pool (Ward 6) — 1701 Gales Street, NE


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