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Francis Outdoor Pool

Francis Outdoor Pool, N Street Northwest, Washington, DC, USA

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm-6pm.



If you're looking to cool off in the summer, the Francis Outdoor Pool in Georgetown is a great spot! Plus, it's free! 

Anyone living in DC who's never been to one of the city's public pools is seriously missing out on free fun! Like most of Washington's pools, Francis isn't fancy, but it's a great place to spend a summer afternoon with yourself, kids, friends or family outdoors.

The large pool deck has numerous lounge chairs, but on a busy day, they are often occupied. There are a few umbrellas for shade, but the pool and deck are mostly in full sun.

Adults with young children will enjoy the separate kiddie pool with a maximum depth of three feet, while the adult pool has two 25 yard lap lanes and a chair lift for those who need assistance accessing the pool.

Lap Swim is Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8am to 10am, and is closed on Tuesdays. 

Note: Each of DC's public pools closes one day during the week for cleaning purposes; Francis is closed on Tuesdays.

If your tribe gets hungry, Francis Pool is within walking distance to restaurants in both Dupont Circle and Georgetown. Baked & Wired is just over a ten-minute walk if you're craving a sweet treat. Sweetgreen on M Street is just a seven-minute walk in the other direction, or grab tacos at Surfside near Dupont Circle.

Additionally, for some playtime before or after Rose Park Recreation Center Playground is just ten minutes on foot.

The nearest metro is Foggy Bottom-GWU (Blue/Orange) or Dupont Circle (Red). There is also street parking available. 

You must have a valid, government issued ID that proves you are a DC Resident to enter the facility. 


Restrooms Good for All Ages Admission Free Seasonal
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Caitlin Iseler
Caitlin Iseler, happyly founder and CEO, was born in New York and is one of eight children. Her favorite holiday is Thanksgiving and the chance to sit at one table with her favorite 40 people. Caitlin, her outdoor loving husband, Thomas, and daughter, Hanah, live in Virginia Beach. She is also blessed to be a bonus mom to 2 incredible humans, Max & Elizabeth. Being a mom has always been something she dreamt of and it brings her joy beyond measure. Before starting happyly, Caitlin spent 15 years working in executive search with technology companies, most recently with Korn Ferry. In what seems like a lifetime ago, she attended the University of Virginia and was a member of the National & ACC Championship Teams, a gift that keeps giving.
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