Beat the heat and humidity and keep fit by taking a dip in one of Richmond’s FREE or cheap pools. Below, is a list of the places you can get your feet wet, exercise, cool off and have fun. This weekend mark your calendar for Henrico YMCA Aquatic Center Grand Opening Parties, at the YMCA Aquatic Center, 3201 Watts Lane, Richmond, VA 23223, Sat. Sept. 12 & Sun. Sept. 13, 2020. Call and check websites to verify hours and openings due to current health concerns.
Henrico YMCA Aquatic Center Grand Opening Parties are FREE and open to the community with games, giveaways and family fun. Anyone who registers and attends is entered to win a “Grand Prize”of one of the following—a FREE three-month membership, a FREE group swim lesson package or a FREE private swim lesson package. Registration is required ahead of time; no walk-ups allowed. Space is limited to 11 families (5 people per family). Only reservation block per family. Must follow all pool rules and guidelines.
Saturday, September 12 “Family Fun Swim” Grand Opening Party
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 12:30 – 1:45 p.m., 2 – 3:15 p.m., 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. & 5 – 6:15 p.m.
Sunday, September 13 “Family Fun Swim” Grand Opening Party
12 – 1:15 p.m., 1:30 – 2:45 p.m., 3 – 4:15 p.m. & 4:30 –5:45 p.m.
For Phase 3 reopening (which starts July 1, 2020) splash pads, spray pools, and interactive play features must be CLOSED. Swimming pools may operate in accordance with the Governor of Virginia’s Guidelines for Swimming Pools.
Visit websites or call to confirm dates and times as they may change after posting here.
Last Updated: JUNE 2020
Richmond Parks and Recreation Indoor Pools:
- Bellemeade Pool (Southside)
- Bellemeade Indoor Pool (1800 Lynhaven Avenue) will begin their Learn to Swim classes on Monday, July 6 at 9 a.m., with classes running each hour until 7 p.m. These classes will be free for the months of July and August only.
- Calhoun Pool (Northside) CLOSED
- 436 Calhoun St. Richmond, VA 23221 – Phone: (804)646-4751
- Swansboro Pool
- Swansboro Indoor Pool (3160 Midlothian Turnpike) will open for lap swim beginning on Monday, July 6. Operating hours will be from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
All Richmond public outdoor pools are closed for summer 2020
- 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
For Phase 3 reopening (which starts July 1, 2020) splash pads, spray pools, and interactive play features must be CLOSED.
•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
- Half an hour from Richmond, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832-6355
- Open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Memorial Day to Labor Day
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