A blog for the Bloomingdale neighborhood in Washington, DC.
I'm looking for some reviews or feedback on the Banneker Pool.
What do you think?
Pros: Big enough to accommodate a lot of people, walking distance, nice new lounge chairsCons: the life guards block 1/3 of the pool for use (lack of guards?), lazy guards or underpaid (I was unknowingly swimming in the section for 15 minutes where I was not allowed to swim. The guards finally noticed my infraction and informed to get out.)
How about the Harry Thomas rec center pool?
I am also curious about the Banneker Pool. I moved to bloomingdale a couple weeks ago and happened to notice the pool while biking. It seems to be well maintained based on a brief glimpse.FYI, pool schedules: http://dpr.dc.gov/dpr/cwp/view,a,1239,q,639572.asp
I'm with JohnDC - check out Harry Thomas Rec Center. For most, it will be closer than Banneker (it is on Lincoln Rd at S St NE - just on the other side of North Cap. Great pool. Generally MUCH less crowded than Banneker. They also did a spruce up of the building over the winter, so the locker rooms etc are looking really great!