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Today: Mayor Bowser to Kick-Off Outdoor Pool Season, Announce Free Wi-Fi at all DC Recreation Centers

Friday, May 22, 2015

(Washington, DC) – This afternoon, Mayor Muriel Bowser will kick-off this summer’s outdoor pool season for the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) at Banneker Pool. DPR has 18 outdoor pools, 24 spray parks and four children's pools, as well as 11 indoor pools. All outdoor aquatic facilities will open officially on Saturday, May 23.

Mayor Bowser will announce that the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) is connecting all DPR Parks and Recreations Centers with free broadband and Wi-Fi. The new Wi-Fi service, which will be completed this summer, will add to the 600 plus free public indoor and outdoor public wifi spots across the District.

DPR’s outdoor pools and accompanying programs are an important part of Mayor Bowser’s FitDC initiative. FitDC is a project of the DC Department of Health and DC Department of Parks and Recreation to educate the public and increase awareness of the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices.

For complete information on DPR’s facilities, operating times and other details, visit

Mayor Muriel Bowser
DPR Acting Director Keith A. Anderson
DOH Director Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt
DC-Net Director of Operations Anil Sharma

Today, May 22 at 4 pm

Banneker Pool, 2500 Georgia Ave, NW
*Closest Metro: Shaw-Howard University Metro Station*
*Bus Lines: 70 and 79*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]

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