Ellen Linson Swimming Pool
5211 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740
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Open from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day, Ellen Linson Pool includes a 50-meter outdoor Olympic-size pool, a baby pool, a wading area, and locker rooms with coin-operated lockers. Other amenities include outdoor basketball courts and a vending area.
Swimming lessons for people of all ages and abilities, and specialty activities including water aerobics programs and summer day camps are offered. A farmers market, featuring fresh fruits, vegetables, and plants is held on-site Saturday mornings from May through November, and a flea market is open to the public on scheduled Saturdays. Contact the facility for information about hours of operation, fees, classes, programs, day camps, or job opportunities for lifeguards and water safety instructors.
Adapted Aquatics: Social Swim
Ellen Linson is also home of the Social Swim program. The Social Swim program, which used to be offered only during the summertime, has long been a popular program for individuals with developmental disabilities. This aquatic program provides participants ages 13 & up with the opportunity to develop and maintain social skills while having fun playing games such as treasure hunt, water polo and volleyball with their peers. In response to many requests from residents for more Social Swim opportunities, this program is now being offered year-round at Margaret Brent Regional Center in New Carrollton. For more information, please contact the Special Programs Division at 301-446-3400.
Birthday Party - FunbrellasRent Funbrella 1 or Funbrella 2 for your next Birthday Party!!!
• Funbrella 1 or 2 – Rental includes admission for twenty (20) people, four picnic tables.
• $150 Resident; $200 Non-Resident
• $3.50 for additional guests.
• Reservations taken for Saturdays & Sundays: 12:00pm-3:00pm or 3:30pm-6:30pm
• Reservations and payment need to be made in advance; payable by check, cash or Visa/MasterCard.
• You must have a SMARTlink account in order to purchase a rental and to pay by check.
Location/DirectionsThe pool is located in College Park, Maryland, convenient to the University of Maryland, between Route 1 and Kenilworth Avenue. Accessible by Metro on the Green Line, College Park station.
From the Capital Beltway (I-495), take Exit 23 South (College Park). This is Kenilworth Avenue (Route 201). Proceed for 1½ miles, and turn right onto Paint Branch Parkway. Turn left into the parking lot (across from the 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant).
From U.S. Route 1, turn onto Paint Branch Parkway at the intersection in front of the main entrance to the University of Maryland. After the fourth traffic light, turn right and then make an immediate left into the parking lot.
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