The District’s outdoor swimming pools and splash parks are scheduled to reopen to the public with COVID-19 safety measures on May 29.
Pools in the nation’s capital have been closed since 2019, when the coronavirus pandemic hit the region.
“We’re not just the agency where fun happens, but where fun happens safely,” Delano Hunter, director of the DC Department of Parks and Recreation, said about the decision. “And I don’t know about you, but I am really excited to open pools this summer.”
The pools will have to operate with a capacity limit of 50 percent and everyone must observe proper social distancing. Deck chairs are required to be placed six feet apart.
At outdoor pools, people will be allowed in on a first-come, first-served basis. And for indoor pools, reservations are needed to enter.
Additionally, those in the pool area are required to wear face coverings when they are not in the pool, according to Hunter.
More than 700 seasonal employees will be hired, including lifeguards and camp counselors, for the reopening of pools and splash parks.
If you are interested in the Department’s 2021 summer hiring, click here to apply for various positions.