City Pools to Open on May 28th with Expanded Capacity

| May 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

Baltimore City Recreation & Parks has announced its pool schedule for this summer. Unlike the past two years with limited capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the pools will have expanded capacity and accommodate more walk-up participants.

Baltimore City Recreation & Parks press release: 

Baltimore City Recreation & Parks (BCRP) is excited to announce the schedule for the summer 2022 pool season. Beginning Saturday, May 28, four park pool locations reopen including the Patterson, Roosevelt, Clifton and Riverside Park Pools. The remaining public neighborhood pools will open for full service on Thursday, June 16. The agency is also happy to celebrate the annual pool opening event, Big Splash, which will also mark the return of the newly renovated Druid Hill Park Pool on Saturday, June 11 at 11AM.

“I am more than excited to be one of the first to jump into the newly improved Druid Hill Park Pool as part of our Big Splash celebration,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “The Druid Hill Park Pool is the most utilized park pool in the city, so seeing it fully renovated and accessible for swimmers of all levels is truly rewarding. I am proud of the BCRP team for the work they did to update and revitalize one of our city landmarks. See you there!

Pool Schedule and Information

Park Pools:

Patterson, Roosevelt, Clifton and Riverside Park Pools will open on weekends only at the start of the season from May 28 through June 15. These pools will also open for Memorial Day on Monday, May 30. Starting June 16, Park Pools will open seven days a week through September 5.

Monday – Friday, 1PM – 6:30PM

Saturday and Sunday, 11AM – 6:30PM

Note: Druid Hill Park Pool and Cherry Hill Splash Park remain under construction. The Druid Hill Park pool reopens to the public Saturday, June 11. The Cherry Hill Splash Park will reopen alongside the opening of the Middle Branch Fitness and Wellness Center (mid-Summer 2022).

Neighborhood Walk-to Pools and Splash Pads:

City neighborhood pools and splash pads will operate six days a week from June 16 through August 21.

Monday – Friday, 1PM – 6:30PM

Saturday, 11AM – 6:30PM

Sunday/Holiday, closed

Indoor Pools:

City-operated indoor pools will open for aquatic programming only for the 2022 summer swim season.

Big Splash

Saturday, June 11, 11AM

Druid Hill Park Pool, 800 Wyman Park Dr., 21217

Mayor Brandon M. Scott and BCRP are excited to kick off the summer swim season at the newly renovated Druid Hill Park Pool. This is a great family-fun event that features free entertainment, treats, music and fun.

“The school days are dwindling and the weather is getting warmer which means BCRP’s summer season is gearing up,” said Executive Director Reginald Moore, BCRP. “We’re excited to welcome back swimmers of all ages and abilities to our pools and swim programs.”

Pool admission is free for guests, reservations are strongly encouraged.

BCRP’s summer season also ramps up the agency’s seasonal hiring efforts. Those interested in lifeguard positions can apply online. Swim and safety training is provided. For more information, updates or changes visit and follow @RecNParks on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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