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Posted at 6:35 PM ET, 08/10/2010

D.C. extends pool hours to combat heat

By Washington Post editors

The D.C. Department of Recreation has extended hours at many of the District's pools because of the record heat in the region. National Airport hit 98 degrees Tuesday, tying the previous record high for the date. Temperatures are expected to reach the 90s again on Wednesday.

Pools opened 11 a.m. Tuesday, two hours early, and will also open early on Wednesday. Some pools will also close later, depending on the availability of lighting.

The pools with extended hours include:
Anacostia, 1800 Anacostia Drive, SE, (202) 724-1441
Banneker, 2500 Georgia Avenue, NW, (202) 673-2121
Benning Park, Southern Avenue and Fable Street, SE, (202) 645- 5044
Douglass, Frederick Douglass Court and Stanton Terrace, SE, (202) 645- 5045
Fort Dupont, Ridge Road and Burns Street, SE, (202) 645-5046
Fort Stanton, 1800 Erie Street, SE, (202) 645- 5047
Harry Thomas Sr., 1743 Lincoln Road, NE, (202) 541-7499
Oxon Run, 4th Street and Mississippi Avenue, SE, (202) 645-5042
Theodore R. Hagans Jr., 3201 Fort Lincoln Drive, NE, (202) 576-6389
Volta Park (formerly Georgetown), 3400 Volta Place, NW, (202) 282-0381

Additional information can be found at

-- Hamil R. Harris

By Washington Post editors  | August 10, 2010; 6:35 PM ET
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