The weather is already warming up out there and summer is mere weeks away, so for families considering joining a private pool, now is the time.
There’s a large variety of pools and splash parks, both public and private, in Prince George’s County.
Here are the ones closest to home in Bowie.
The Whitehall Pool and Tennis Club, located at 12424 Whitehall Road in Bowie, is set to open on May 19, which will also serve as an open house for prospective members. There is a swim team and swim lessons are free for the first week and $20 per week thereafter. Membership fees range from $495 - $595. The pool is open until Labor Day and is only open to members and their guests.
Belair Bath and Tennis, located at the intersection of Tulip Drive and Belair Road in Bowie, will be opening on Saturday, May 26, with an open house occurring on May 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It features a six-lane, 25-meter pool with a 3-4 foot area, a diving board and superslide. The membership fee is $515. There is a swim team and free swim and tennis lessons for members. The pool is open until Labor Day and only available to members and their guests.
Belair Swim and Racquet Club, located at 12728 Midwood Lane in Bowie, is also opening Memorial Day weekend and has a large pool and a smaller pool for children that includes a water slide. They also have a swim team and offer up to two weeks of swim lessons free of charge. The membership fee is $600, and annual dues are an additional $475. The pool is only open to members and their guests.
Pointer Ridge Swim and Racquet Club at 16505 Poole Lane, in Bowie is open Memorial Day through Labor Day and features a large pool, a family pool, and a baby pool. They have a swim team and swim lessons available for a fee. Memberships can be part of full season and range from $124 to $500 in price. The pool is only open to members and their guests.
Glenn Dale Splash Park
This splash park is owned and operated by the county, and is adjacent to the Glenn Dale Community Center at 1109 Glenn Dale Blvd. in Glenn Dale. The park is open seasonally from late may to Labor Day. The following fee schedule applies to all county-operated pools and splash parks.
Children under the age of two are admitted free.
Here are some other area pool options:
The Ellen Linson Pool in College Park is a county operated pool and open to the public from Memorial Day to Labor Day. In addition to the daily per person fee schedule, there is also the option of purchasing a monthly swim pass that ranges in price from $14 to $48 depending on the age of the pass holder. Swim hours are from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the week, and 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the weekends.
The Hamilton Splash Park at 3901 Hamilton Street in Hyattsville is also operated by the county and open from late May until Labor Day. Daily and monthly passes are available. Birthday parties are available by reservation.
in Greenbelt offers both an indoor and outdoor pool to residents and nonresidents of the city. Memberships can be purchased for just the summer, for half of the summer, or for a full 12 months. Prices range from $57 to $484 for Greenbelt residents, and $132 to $632 for nonresidents. Day passes can also be purchased for between $2.50 and $4.50 for residents and $3:30 to $5.50 for nonresidents. The indoor pool is open year-round, and the outdoor pool is open seasonally.
The Adelphi Pool at 9442 Riggs Road in Hyattsville is a privately run facility open to members only and their guests. The pool has a swim team, a slide, a snack bar, and a toddler pool. Fee range from $375 to $550, with an additional $85 maintenance fee. The pool is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
The Marlton Swim and Recreation Club is a private facility located at 8410 Wexford Road in Upper Marlboro. The pool is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day and offers swimming lessons and a swim team for members. Membership fees range from $242 to $590.