Beat the heat and humidity and keep fit by taking a dip in one of Richmond’s FREE or cheap pools.
The City of Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities will open four pools Memorial Day weekend 2021 for the public’s enjoyment.
Hours: 12 to 5 p.m. on Sat., May 29, Sun., May 30 and Mon., May 31.
•Fairmount Pool – 2000 U St.
•Randolph Pool – 1507 Grayland Ave.
•Blackwell Pool – 300 East 15th St.
Hotchkiss Pool – 701 East Brookland Park Blvd.
The four pools will be open exclusively on the weekends until June 13, 2021.
June 19, 2021 is the opening of all pools for normal summer hours.
Richmond Parks and Recreation public outdoor pools
- Battery Park Pool (Northside)–Pool and Splash Pad
- 2917 Dupont Cir., Richmond, VA 23221 – (804)646-012 – (804)646-8849
- Blackwell Pool (Southside)
- 238 East 14th St. Richmond, VA 23221 – (804)646-8718
- Fairmount Pool (Eastend)–Pool and Splash Pad
- 2000 U St.,, Richmond, VA 23221 – (804)646-3831
- Hotchkiss Pool (Northside)
- 701 East Brookland Park Blvd.,, Richmond, VA 23221 – (804)646-3762
- Powhatan Pool (Eastend)
- 5051 Northhampton St., Richmond, VA 23221 – (804)646-3595
- Randolph Pool (Westend)
- 1401 Grayland Ave., Richmond, VA 23221 – (804)646-1329
- Woodville Pool (Eastend)
- 2305 Fairfield Ave., Richmond, VA 23221 – (804)646-3834
⭐️ Henrico Residents swim for FREE! at the Frank J. Thornton YMCA Aquatic Center (closed for maintenance between May 30 and June 4.) https://www.ymcarichmond.org/locations/thornton-ymca-aquatic-center/
• Aquatic Recreation Center at Pocahontas State Park CLOSED for 2021 but kayaking will open the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, located a half an hour from Richmond, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832-6355
Visit websites or call to confirm dates and times as they may change after posting here.
Richmond Parks and Recreation Indoor Pools: Last Updated: JUNE 2020
- Bellemeade Pool (Southside)
- Bellemeade Indoor Pool (1800 Lynhaven Avenue)
- Calhoun Pool (Northside) CLOSED
- 436 Calhoun St. Richmond, VA 23221 – Phone: (804)646-4751
- Swansboro Pool
- Swansboro Indoor Pool (3160 Midlothian Turnpike)
⭐️ Looking for more low cost swimming options? Check out the YMCA of Richmond locations with indoor and outdoor pools
Keep your little ones cool this summer: Creek Splashing Fun Around Richmond
Keep checking back for updates on splash pads status:
•Short Pump Park – 3329 Pump Road | Henrico, VA 23233
•Stoney Point Fashion Park – 9200 Stony Point Parkway Richmond, VA 23235
•Twin Hickory Park and Recreation Center – 5011 Twin Hickory Road | Glen Allen, VA 23059 | (804) 652-1430 | TwinHickory@henrico.us
•WaterPlay at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden: 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23228 Price: regular garden admission(free for members)
More things to do in and around Richmond:
- Outdoor Labyrinth Walks in the Richmond area offer contemplation, movement
- The Ultimate List of RVA Parks and Playgrounds
- Things for Kids to do in Richmond
- Celebrating Indigenous Culture in the Richmond area
- Free and Cheap Date Ideas in Richmond, Virginia
- Richmond Historic Cemeteries offer quiet solace of nature, window to the past and notable art