Beat the Heat in 2023

Things are heating up in Wilmington…and what better way to beat the heat than with a quick dip or splash? Check out this guide to public pools and spray parks in the city for easy ways to cool off!

City Pools

Open from June 26th to August 17th, Wilmington pools have Red-Cross certified lifeguards, changing rooms, and showers. The pools are free to all during public hours! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. There are 5 public pools operated by the Parks and Rec Department:

Eden Park Pool 

Recently renovated and featuring 3 separate pools: 5-ft, 3-ft, and a baby pool. Open Sat-Sun & Tues-Thurs at 901 New Castle Ave, Wilmington, DE 19801

Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Aquatic Center (formerly Prices Pool) 

Fun fact: President Biden lifeguarded here in 1962! Open Fri-Sun & Tues-Wed at the corner of 26th St. & Speakman, Wilmington, DE 19802

Dr. Foster M. Brown Community Pool

Open Thurs-Sun & Tues at 401 E. 7th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center Pool

A great place to take swimming lessons or even water aerobics! This indoor pool is open Mon-Fri at 501 N Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801

P.S. DuPont Middle School Pool

A great place to get in some laps, this indoor pool is free to the public only during the summer. Open Mon-Fri at 701 W 34th St, Wilmington, DE 19802

Find more information about pool hours here

Kids playing at Father Tucker Memorial Park’s spray park
Spray Parks

Wilmington also operates many spray parks! They’re perfect if you don’t feel like committing to a pool day or the pools are too crowded and also for young kids. Open every day from 9am-6pm!

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