Get ready to cool off in Village pools

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The temperatures have been all over the place lately—some hot 90 degree days and some cool weeks in the 60s. Even with the fluctuation, it’s that time of year again—pool season is upon us! And what better way to beat cooler air temperatures than getting a swim in a heated pool? Stedwick Pool, 10401 Stedwick Road, will open on Saturday, May 19, before the other Village pools open. Stedwick will be open weekdays from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. (closed Thursday) and on the weekend from 2 to 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, May 26 at noon, one of the most anticipated events in Montgomery Village all year takes place—the opening of MVF-owned pools and what many see as the beginning of summer in the Village.

Lake Marion, North Creek, Peggy Mark, Stedwick and Whetstone pools will be open Memorial Day weekend. Peggy Mark Pool will be open only on weekends until Saturday, June 16. Watkins Mill and Hurley Park pools will also open for the season on Saturday, June 16. Beginning on Saturday, June 16, each of the seven Montgomery Village Foundation pools will be open six days a week and closed one day, on a rotating basis, for maintenance. Each has weekend and weekday hours; the 2018 Pool Schedule is available online at, and is posted at each of the pools.

Lake Marion, Stedwick and Peggy Mark pools will remain open through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3; the other four pools will close earlier in August—check your pool schedule for details. Stedwick Pool will remain open through Sunday, Sept. 30—the advantage of the heated pool is opening earlier and staying open later each season. 

Residents are reminded to get their activity cards early in order to enjoy the pools. The MVF Office, 10120 Apple Ridge Road, is open until 7 p.m. on Thursday evenings and from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays through July 7. Get your cards or updated stickers and enjoy the pools this season!