Pools Reopening Plan

Outdoor pools will be open to the public on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. With the ability to open our outdoor pools, comes the responsibility to open safely and under strict guidelines. The health and safety of our staff and guests visiting our pools and facilities remains our highest priority. M-NCPPC is taking the following precautions as directed by our state and local government and health officials for the safety of our staff and patrons. 

Please keep in mind that all indoor facilities remain closed. This includes Allentown Splash, Tennis & Fitness Park (Indoor), Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex, Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Pool, Theresa Banks Memorial Aquatics Center, and the Southern Area Aquatic Recreation Complex. Additionally, our Splash Pads, Wading Pools, Slides, and other features remain closed during this initial opening period.

Please sign up for our Nixle notification service to stay informed of all updates on the Department’s Aquatics operations and services. Please contact any of our pools or our Help Desk directly with questions or needs for clarification on any of our new procedures.

Allentown Splash, Tennis & Fitness Park: 301-449-5566
Ellen E. Linson Splash Park: 301-277-3717
Glenn Dale Splash Park: 301-352-8980
Hamilton Splash Park: 301-779-8224
J. Frankly Bourne Memorial Pool: 301-350-4422
Lane Manor Splash Park: 301-442-7284
North Barnaby Splash Park: 301-894-1150

Pre-Reservation will be Required for Entrance


  • All patrons must have a Parks Direct account
    • Pool sessions can be booked in advance only for those individuals living within your Parks Direct Household
  • All pool sessions must be pre-booked and pre-paid in advance using Parks Direct
    • Pool sessions will close 24 hours in advance and no further reservations will be available for the next day.
  • No drop-in admissions will be sold, you must book all admission in advance. 
  • Cash transactions will be accepted onsite to pre-book and pay for future pool sessions at the following locations:
    • Hamilton Splash Park 
    • Glenn Dale Splash Park
    • Allentown Splash, Tennis, and Fitness Park
  • All pools will offer multiple two (2) hour swim sessions throughout the day.  
  • Hours of Operation for all outdoor pools:
    • Tuesday thru Sunday: 10:00am-12:00 pm; 1:00-3:00 pm; and 4:00-6:00 pm
    • Pools will be closed on Mondays
    • Saturday, July 4th - There will be reduced hours. The 10am-12pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm sessions will be available. There will be no 4:00-6:00pm session available.
    • Maximum of one (1) session can be booked per household per day, not more than three (3) days a week, across all aquatics sites
    • There will be one 15-minute break enforced for each 2-hour swim session where the pool must be cleared of all patrons.
    • During the 15-minute break, social distancing must still be adhered to
  • Pool sessions always require social distancing, by those not living in the same Parks Direct Household, and will be monitored and addressed
  • No minors allowed in the facility unless directly supervised by a parent or guardian
    • This is for the safety of our youth as we start to open in our first phase, as we move through our phases we assess the ability to have those under 18 without supervision 

How to Prepare Before You Come to Swim


  • Please arrive to the pool on time for your swim session.  
    • Patrons should arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to their pre-booked swim session
    • At that time, patrons may line up at the entrance of the facility at identified social distancing intervals
    • Swim sessions will start and end promptly and we don’t want you to miss out on any of your reserved time in the pools.
  • Patrons are encouraged to take a cleansing shower prior to arriving to the facility. This will assist with maintaining a clean environment as patrons arrive to the facilities and utilize the pools.
  • Please minimize items that you bring to the pools
    • Patrons may not bring in their own chairs.
    • Patrons should arrive prepared to swim (I.e. swimwear already on)
    • Patrons are permitted to bring a change of clothes, towels, water, individual exercise equipment (at staff discretion), and sunscreen
  • Please come prepared with a face covering for each person in your party two (2) years or older that you will wear at all times while not in the water
  • Prepare for limited access to locker rooms and restrooms
    • The number of people permitted to use restrooms at the same time will be limited to promote social distancing
    • Lockers will not be available for use
    • Please be prepared to leave the facility after your swim session without a shower
    • Please be prepared to dry off on the pool deck and to exit the facility
    • Social distancing, by those not in the same Parks Direct Household, is always required and will be monitored and addressed
  • Customers are encouraged to bring their own gloves and hand sanitizer with them to the pools 

What to Expect While at the Pools and Facility


  • Chemically treated, well balanced pools ready for your use (based on local/state health department guidelines)
  • Our facilities will be regularly cleaned and disinfected per the local/state health department and CDC guidelines
  • Non-pool users and non-participants are discouraged from entry or remaining in the facility
  • We ask that you wait outside of the facility
  • Please do not touch other patrons’ belongings or equipment
  • Patrons are encouraged to bring their own water and to limit shared used of the facility’s water fountains.
  • Pool furniture will be placed on the deck and grassy areas to promote social distancing and with no more than two chairs placed together
  • Please do not move pool furniture and request assistance from facility staff, if needed
  • Temporary restriction of access to vending machines
  • Temporary closure of wading pools, slides, climbing walls, floating features, etc.
  • Temporary closure of certain high-risk areas/high traffic areas of the facility
  • Lobby chairs, tables, or other items in common areas will be removed
  • Doors within the facility, including locker room doors, will be propped open as possible and appropriate to minimize patrons having to touch/open them manually
  • Please have FUN while enjoying the pools!

What to Expect After You Swim


  • Please look for and adhere to temporary exit procedures we have put in place for social distancing
    • Patrons will likely not enter and exit through the same areas
  • Please clear the facility of all personal items brought with you to the facility
  • Social distancing is required outside of the facility as well
  • We look forward to your return visit to our pools! Please remember to book your next visit via Parks Direct.