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Posted at 2:11 PM ET, 07/ 6/2010

D.C. pools, libraries extend hours

By Washington Post editors

The District's Department of Parks and Recreation is opening outdoor pools two hours earlier and closing one hour later as part of D.C.'s effort to "Beat the Heat."

Temperatures had reach 101 degrees by noon Tuesday, and heat and humidity are in the forecast for Wednesday, as well. So D.C. officials are offering extended hours at some facilities and opening cooling centers to provide relief.

The following pools have extended hours:

  • Anacostia, 1800 Anacostia Dr. SE, (202) 724-1441
  • Banneker, 2500 Georgia Ave. 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 St. SE, (202) 645- 5047
  • Harry Thomas Sr., 1743 Lincoln Rd. NE, (202) 541-7499
  • Oxon Run, Fourth Street and Mississippi Avenue SE, (202) 645-5042
  • Theodore R. Hagans Jr., 3201 Fort Lincoln Dr. NE, (202) 576-6389
  • Volta Park (formerly Georgetown), 3400 Volta Pl. NW, (202) 282-0381

Several D.C. public libraries also have extended hours until 9 p.m. They are:


  • Anacostia Library, 1800 Good Hope Road, SE, (202) 715-7707

  • Benning Library, 3935 Benning Road, NE, (202) 281-2583

  • Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Avenue, NW, (202) 282-3080

  • Georgetown Interim Library, 3307 M Street, NW, (202) 724-8783

  • Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Library, 5401 South Dakota Avenue, NE, (202) 541-6255

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, NW, (202) 727-0321

  • Northwest One Neighborhood Library, 155 L Street, NW, (202) 939-5946

  • Palisades Neighborhood Library, 4901 V Street, NW, (202) 282-3139

  • Southeast Neighborhood Library, 403 7th Street, SE, (202) 698-3377

  • Takoma Park Neighborhood Library, 416 Cedar Street, NW, (202) 576-7252

  • Washington Highlands Interim Library, 4037 South Capitol Street, SW, (202) 243-1184


For a full list of cooling centers and other places to stay cool, residents can call 311 or visit www.dc.gov

By Washington Post editors  | July 6, 2010; 2:11 PM ET
Categories:  DC  
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This post is misleading - dc public libraries have not extended their hours due to the heat. The hours posted here are the normal hours for those branches on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Alternate branches are open until 9 on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Posted by: bfd2 | July 6, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

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