Friday, May 28, 2010

Banneker Pool opens tomorrow!!!

I'm there.



And get some wings at J Bell's afterwards. Good stuff.

UPDATE: The pool will be opening on May 29, 2010 for weekend operation only (12pm – 6pm, Sat & Sun). It will switch to a daily schedule on June 21, 2010 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, 1pm -8pm; Sat & Sun, 12pm – 6pm; Closed on Thursday).

9 comments:

  1. I'm new to the area, so tell me is it safe, clean, respectable for a single white lady? I'm OK with a few kids and rowdiness, but would s it cool for me to be there on a say hot tuesday afternoon?

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  2. yes, yes and yes, but it's only open on the weekends until June 21. I added that to the post.

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  3. Thanks! I love to swim and I love Columbia Heights more and more every day!

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  4. Is there anywhere to swim laps, or is it too crowded?

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  5. There should be room, it's a really big pool.

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  6. Anonymous - what do you mean is it safe? it's a swimming pool.

    Do we as black people want you there? Of course not.

    But by your statement, you're racist.

    So no, it's not safe for single white lady racists.

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  7. Yeah, there's really no way to interpret "is it safe, clean, respectable for a single white lady" other than racism.

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  8. The diving board at Banneker is not working. If you also want this fixed, please vote for it here ... http://seeclickfix.com/issues/39704

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  9. OMG -- 'single white lady' safety!?! Where to begin?

    Well, ignoring that weird comment, I'd say Banneker is a great pool, especially for laps, but has always been too sunny -- no shady spot to sit and cool off.

    I wish the kids and grownup pools were closer together, but oh well.

    One other issue I have with all city pools is that they open at noon on Sunday. That seems a bit late for summer in DC. I'd love to have a place to dunk at 10 or 11 AM on a hot Sunday morning.

    Oh, well, can't complain about free pools.

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