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Keepin’ Cool in the Pool

A quick recap of all the City Public Pools to get Back in the Swim of Things

Just finished watching the first episode of season 3 of Stranger Things (no spoilers!) and then we were reminded of how awesome it’d be to soak in a pool right this summer. Bring the kids, get some sun and meet some people!

The city operates seven outdoor pools and two indoor pools. The indoor pools at Swansboro and Bellemeade are open all year, while the outdoor pools will be open this year through Labor Day.

The city pools are open 7 days a week. However, there are some things you need to be aware of regarding scheduling. Since they can get crowded during the summer months (200-250 people per day), the pools have an Open Swim/Lap Swimming schedule (think General Hours) and Group Swim (think Paid Reservations).

Indoor Pools

Bellemeade Pool (Southside/Indoor Pool) 1800 Lynhaven Avenue (804)646-8849 

Swansboro Indoor Pool (Southside/Indoor Pool) 3160 Midlothian Tpke. (804)646-8088 

Outdoor Pools

Fairmount Pool (East End) 2000 U Street (804)646-3831 

Powhatan Pool (East End) 5051 Northhampton Street (804)646-3595 

Woodville Pool (East End)2305 Fairfield Avenue (804)646-3834 

Battery Park Pool (Northside) 2917 Dupont Circle (804)646-0127 

Hotchkiss Pool (Northside) 701 East Brookland Park Blvd. (804)646-3762 

Randolph Pool (Westend) 1401 Grayland Avenue (804)646-1329

Blackwell Pool (Southside) 238 East 14th Street (804)646-8718 

For Group Swim prior paid reservations are required. Contact e-mail:

The East End pools are well reviewed on Google with special mention to cleanliness, safety and friendly life guards.

Want more options? Check out the Guide to Richmond Pools from the Richmond Mom blog here.

PHOTO via Richmond City Parks and Recreation [1]

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