Outdoor Pools

Summertime is all about making memories at the outdoor pool. Seven outdoor swimming pools are conveniently located in communities around Montgomery County for easy access to summer fun and fitness. The outdoor pools are kid-friendly, and they also offer adults the opportunity to swim laps. Choose an outdoor pool that suits your needs.

Outdoor Pool Schedules

Outdoor pools have closed for the 2020 season. Pool hours and schedules for 2021 Season will be available on Saturday, May 29, 2021.

children at the swimming pool

Safety Tips

Pool Passes & Daily Admission

Pool Passes

A variety of passes are available including our Punch 12 Pass that is good for 12 daily admissions for the price of 10.


Online pool pass sales will be suspended indefinitely beginning Monday, August 24. Pool passes will be available for in-person purchase by Montgomery County residents only.
Residents must provide proof of County residency at the time of purchase. 

Walkup Daily Admissions

Reservations are encouraged, but not required.  

  • Walkup daily admission is for Montgomery County residents only.
  • All adults 18 and over must provide proof of County residency at the time of entry.
  • Only household groups will be admitted together.
  • At the time of entry, patrons must complete a contact form including the names of all household members, phone number and address. This information will only be used by county health officials should it be necessary.
  • The number of walkup daily admission slots available will depend on the number of reservations and pool capacity. 

Walkup daily admission rates for county residents are:

  • $7 for adults
  • $6 for Seniors 55 and over
  • $5 for children 17 and under

COVID-19 Phase 2 Safety Procedures

  • All patrons two years old and over must use a face covering while on the pool deck, in common areas, and when social distancing is not possible. Face coverings are not required when in the water.
  • Individuals and family groups are asked to stay together and maintain six feet of social distancing from other groups at all times.
  • Pool features including crossing features and the lazy river will remain closed.
  • All wading pools—also known as baby pools or tot pools—will remain closed.
  • Slides and diving boards will be available for use.
  • Patrons are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets.
  • Shared equipment such as kickboards will not be available.
  • Restrooms in bath houses will be available. We ask patrons to minimize their time in those areas by coming to the pool in their swim attire and showering at home. Marked alternate exits will be available for those who wish to avoid exiting through the bath house. 
Bethesda Outdoor Pool

Bethesda Outdoor Pool

6300 Hillandale Rd, Bethesda, MD 20815
301-652-1598

Little Falls Parkway is closed Fridays at 9 a.m. until Sundays at 6 p.m. Patrons can still enter your parking lot from Hillandale Rd only during those times.

Amenities

  • six-lane wide 50-meter long Z-shaped Main Pool
  • six lane 25-meter Lap Pool into the diving well
  • one half-meter and one-meter boards
  • "drop" slide
  • separate Tot Pool
  • shallow-water Teach Pool
  • six-lane Lap Pool
  • snack bar and lawn areas with shade structures
  • bathhouse

Activities Include

Germantown Outdoor Pool

Germantown Outdoor Pool

18905 Kingsview Drive, Germantown
240-777-8067

Amenities

  • eight-lane, 25-meter main pool
  • one-meter and half-meter diving boards
  • leisure pool with two water slides & two cross walk features
  • tot pool
  • snack bar and lawn areas
  • bathhouse

Activities Include

Long Branch Outdoor Pool

Long Branch Outdoor Pool

8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring
301-431-5700

Amenities

  • six lane, L-shaped 25-meter Main Pool
  • one-meter and half-meter diving boards
  • teach pool
  • tot pool
  • bathhouse
  • lawn areas

Activities Include

Martin Luther King Outdoor Pool

Martin Luther King, Jr.  Outdoor Pool

1201 Jackson Road, Silver Spring
240-777-8066

Amenities

  • six lane, 50-meter L-shaped Main Pool
  • eight lane, 25-meter course into the diving area
  • a one-meter diving board
  • leisure pool featuring a shallow water lagoon with slides, water play features and "Lazy River"
  • lawn areas with shade structures
  • bathhouse with showers and First Aid areas
  • tot pool

Activities Include

Upper County Outdoor Pool

Upper County Outdoor Pool

8211 Emory Grove Road, Gaithersburg
301-840-2446

Amenities

  • eight lane, 25-meter main pool
  • a one-meter diving board
  • separate shallow water leisure pool with a water slide
  • tot pool
  • bathhouse
  • lawn areas

Activities Include

Western County Outdoor Pool

Sarah E. Auer Western County Outdoor Pool

20151 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville
301-349-2217

Amenities

  • six lane, 25-meter main pool
  • eight lane, 25-meter swim course
  • a one-meter and half-meter diving boards
  • separate shallow water leisure pool with fountains, sprays and kiddie slides
  • activity pool with two flume slides and crosswalks
  • splash pad
  • snack bar and lawn areas
  • bathhouse

Activities Include

Wheaton/Glenmont Outdoor Pool

Sergeant Hector I. Ayala Wheaton/Glenmont Outdoor Pool

12621 Dalewood Drive, Wheaton
301-929-5460

Amenities

  • six lane, 50-meter main pool
  • eight lane, 25-meter swim course
  • one-meter and half-meter diving boards
  • shallow water leisure pool with fountains, sprays and kiddie slides
  • activity pool with two flume slides and crosswalks
  • tot pool
  • snack bar and lawn areas
  • bathhouse 

Activities Include