City Pools to Reopen on July 13th With New Guidelines

| July 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks announcement: 

We are excited to welcome you back to our pools! Due to COVID-19, pool service will look a little different this summer. We’ve made changes including; FREE admission, revised hours, reduced capacity, new health guidelines, code red days and a new registration process. Take a moment to review the 2020 swim season updates:


PARK POOLS: July 13 – September 7 / Monday-Sunday, 11AM-7PM  

50 guests/90-minute session with 30 minutes breaks in between for pool clean up


Cherry Hill Splash101 Reedbird Ave. – 21225443-984-7308
Clifton Park2013 Sinclair Lane – 21213410-396-9330
Patterson Park148 S. Linwood Ave. – 21224443-577-2618
Riverside1800 Covington Ave. – 21230410-396-8059
Roosevelt Park3500 Poole St. – 21211410-396-6487

NEIGHBORHOOD POOLS: July 20 – September 7 / Monday-Sunday, 11AM-7PM

14 guests/90-min session with 30 minutes breaks in between for pool clean up


Ambrose Kennedy1000 Ensor St. – 21202410-752-7566
C.C. Jackson 4910 Park Heights Ave. – 21215443-677-1227
Liberty3901 Maine Ave. –21207443-677-2558
O’Donnell Heights1200 Gusryan St. – 21224410-396-9355
William McAbee1323 N. Gilmore St. – 21217410-396-0255


This summer, all guests MUST register online or by phone to secure a pool reservation. Reservations are required to allow for contact tracing by the Baltimore City Health Department.


Registration opens July 6, 2020 at 10AM

Reservation Tips:

  • Admission is FREE, all fees are waived for this season
  • Spaces are limited, please reserve at least five days in advance
  • Phone Reservations: (410)-396-3841, Monday-Friday 10AM-3PM
  • Each guest can reserve a maximum of 4 spaces
  • Each pool session is 90 minutes with 30 minutes breaks in between for pool clean up


Health Screening:

  • Staff and guests will be subject to routine temperature checks and health questionnaires prior to arrival.
  • Swimmers are asked to review and sign a health waiver at reservation.
  • Anyone with a temperature at or above 100.4 degrees F. will not be permitted to enter the pool area.
  • Those who refuse temperature checks, waiver signatures or completion of the questionnaire will not be permitted to enter the pool area.
  • Residents who have symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19, are strongly advised not to come to the pool.

Pool Rules:

  1. No walkups – everyone MUST pre-register
  2. Proof of registration must be shown upon arrival– print or electronic versions are fine
  3. Everyone MUST have a temperature check and complete health screening. If they do not agree, they will not be admitted
  4. Must sign/initial health waiver
  5. Everyone must wear masks while not in the water
  6. All swimmers must adhere to social distancing signs and markers while waiting in line, sitting outside of the pool and while on the pool deck
  7. Guests must sanitize their hands prior to entering the gates
  8. All standard pool rules and regulations still apply

code red days

BCRP collaborates with and supports the Code Red response overseen by the Baltimore City Health Department. Pools will continue to serve residents on Code Red days but will not provide extended hours.

This summer nine recreation centers will operate as cooling sites:

  • Parkview – 2610 Francis Street 21217
  • Cecil Kirk – 900 E. 22 Street 21218
  • Patapsco – 844 Roundview Street 21225
  • Mary E. Rodman – 3600 W. Mullberry Street 21229
  • Coldstream – 1401 Fillmore Street 21218
  • Chick Webb – 623 Eden Street
  • Carroll Cook – 5061 Eager Street 21205
  • Robert C. Marshall – 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue 21201
  • James D. Gross – 4600 Lanier Avenue 21216

*Sites have limited capacity

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