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7 Outdoor Public Pools to Visit

There are seven outdoor public pools conveniently located throughout Montgomery County, Maryland. Each pool features an array of amenities that are sure to keep your family cool and happy all-day long. Make sure to visit the Montgomery County Recreation site for admission fees and pool hours.

Bethesda Outdoor Pool

The facilities at the Bethesda Outdoor Pool includes a six-lane wide 50-meter long Z-shaped main pool with a six lane 25-meter course into the diving well, which features one half-meter and one-meter boards, and a “drop” slide; a separate tot pool for young children; a shallow water teaching pool, and a six-lane lap pool. Additional amenities include a snack bar, bathhouse and lawn areas with shade structures. Location: Little Falls Parkway and Hillandale Road, Bethesda, MD

Germantown Outdoor Pool

Facilities at the Germantown Outdoor Pool include an eight lane, 25-meter main pool with one-meter and half-meter diving boards, a separate leisure pool featuring two water slides and two cross walk features, tot pool for kids, snack bar, bathhouse, and lawn area. Location: 18905 Kingsview Drive, Germantown, MD

Long Branch Outdoor Pool

The Long Branch Outdoor Pool features a six lane, L-shaped 25-meter main pool, a teaching pool, a tot pool for kids, and a snack bar, bathhouse and lawn areas. Location: 8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD

Martin Luther King, Jr. Outdoor Pool

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Outdoor Pool features a six lane, 50-meter L-shaped main pool, with an eight lane, 25-meter course into the diving area, which offers one half-meter and one-meter boards. The separate leisure pool consists of a shallow water lagoon with slides and water play features, surrounded by a circular “lazy river” for riding inner tubes with the current. Additional amenities include a bathhouse with showers and First Aid areas; a separate tot pool for kids and lawn areas with shade structures. Location: 1201 Jackson Road, Silver Spring, MD

Upper County Outdoor Pool

The Upper County Outdoor Pool includes an eight lane, 25-meter main pool with two one-meter diving boards; a separate shallow water leisure pool with a water slide, tot pool for kids, snack bar, bathhouse and lawn areas. Location: 8211 Emory Grove Road, Gaithersburg, MD

Sarah E. Auer Western County Outdoor Pool

Facilities at the Sarah E. Auer Western County Outdoor Pool include a six lane, 25-meter main pool and an eight lane, 25-meter swim course, with one-meter and half-meter diving boards. A separate shallow water leisure pool has fountains, sprays and kiddie slides. An activity pool has two flume slides and crosswalks. A tot pool for kids, snack bar, bathhouse, and lawn areas are also provided. Location: 20151 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville, MD

Sgt. Hector I. Ayala Wheaton/Glenmont Outdoor Pool

The Sgt. Hector I. Ayala Wheaton/Glenmont Outdoor Pool features a six lane, 50-meter main pool and an eight lane, 25-meter swim course, with one-meter and half-meter diving boards. A separate shallow water leisure pool has fountains, sprays and kiddie slides. An activity pool has two flume slides and crosswalks. Additional amenities include a tot pool for kids, snack bar, bathhouse, and lawn areas. Location: 12621 Dalewood Drive, Wheaton, MD

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