WASHINGTON — Public pools and beaches throughout the Baltimore and D.C. areas are now open for the summer so locals can attempt to beat the heat without a private membership.

In D.C., outdoor pools opened for the Memorial Day holiday and will be open only on weekends until June 20, when they will begin their regular summer schedule.

In Baltimore, pools are now open only on weekends until June 22, when the full summer schedule will start.

D.C. has 18 outdoor pools, 11 indoor pools, 24 spray parks and 4 children’s pools.

Admission to the pools is free to D.C. residents and students who go to school in the city.

Baltimore has six large park pools ($2 per two-hour swim session), 12 neighborhood pools ($1 per two-hour swim session), three indoor pools and two splash pads (free).

The city also offers summer season passes, $30 for park pools and $15 for neighborhood pools.

To see a full list of Baltimore’s pools and pads, visit the city’s website.

Maryland also has many state parks where visitors can swim in the Chesapeake Bay or in lakes and rivers, including the popular Rocky Point Beach and Park in Essex and Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis. To find a park with a beach near you, see the full list on Maryland.gov.

More pools in the DMV:

Prince George’s County pools will be open on weekends only until June 23. They will be open normal hours starting June 24. There are several pools and splash parks located throughout Prince George’s County.

Montgomery County has 7 outdoor pools.

The Ocean Dunes Waterpark in Arlington is managed by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority. It’s open on Fridays and weekends through June 16, and then daily through September 7. Visit the pool’s website for pricing and hours. In Alexandria, the Memorial Pool and Old Town Pool are the outdoor options. Both are open daily through September 7 (Labor Day).

The City of Frederick has two outdoor swimming pools that are open daily through September 7.

Charles County operates three outdoor pools at high schools in the community. Adult admission is just $5 per day.

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