Friday, May 23, 2014

Outdoor city pools open this weekend!

It's finally here -- the city's free, outdoor pools are opening this weekend! In our area, there's one at the Banneker Rec Center at Georgia and Euclid, plus one farther afield at the Upshur Pool, 4300 Arkansas Avenue. Here's the whole list.

If you haven't been, the pools are big and a lot of fun. They don't sell snacks or drinks, but you can bring in water.

Banneker is open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from noon to 6 pm, then open weekends only starting May 31 to June 22. On June 23rd, it's open every day but Thursday.

They're free for city residents if you have a DC drivers license or voter ID or other mail with a valid government ID:
Admission to DPR pools is free to DC Residents.  Residents must provide a valid proof of current District of Columbia residency and a photo ID in order to be admitted to any public pool within the District. Valid documents, as stated by the DC Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), is limited to the following:
  • DC Driver's License or DC Non-Driver Identification Card
  • DC One Card registered with DPR (indoor pools only)
  • University IDs from American, Catholic, Gallaudet, Georgetown, George Washington, Howard, or Trinity Universities
  • US Department of State Driver's License or Diplomatic ID Card
  • Valid Uniformed Services Military ID Card
  • Veteran's Home ID Card
  • Letter or Card from Court Services, DC Department of Corrections, US Government Probation Office, DC Social Services Agency
Residents without a DC Driver's License may also provide a valid government photo ID and one of the following:
  • Utility bill (water, gas, electric, oil, or cable) with name and address, issued within the last sixty (60) days
  • Telephone bill (no cell phone, wireless or pager bills acceptable) reflecting applicant's name and current address, issued within the last sixty (60) days
  • Deed or settlement agreement
  • Unexpired lease or rental agreement with the name of the applicant listed as the lessee, permitted resident or renter
  • DC Property Tax bill
  • Unexpired homeowner's insurance policy reflecting name and address

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