Labor Day signals summers’ end in many ways, including the end of operations of the District’s outdoor swimming pools. But high summer temps will be here for a while yet.
So, with forecast highs reaching the high 90s this week, the Department of Parks and Rec announced last Sunday that Hearst and Oxon Run pools would remain open through September 21st.
While outdoor pools are open today and Labor Day, we are proud to share that thanks to @MayorBowser – hours will be extend hours until the end of the summer at HEARST and OXON RUN Pools! More cool news to come! https://t.co/a7Cm7wyxZw https://t.co/qoTXyLsQzT pic.twitter.com/YbzQ5EyS1b
— DC Parks &Rec #WhereFunHappens Safely (@DCDPR) September 3, 2023
Hearst Pool’s hours were previously extended due to the Wilson pool’s on- and off-again reopening. And its hours of operation will continue to be 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The pool is closed Thursdays, but DPR says it will be open on the final day of the extension: Thursday, September 21st.