Ellen E. Linson Splash Park
5211 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740
This large seasonal, outdoor facility is attached to the Herbert seasonal Well Ice Rink and it's amenities include a large family pool, water slide, a wading pool for small children, outdoor basketball courts, shower/changing facilities with coin-operated lockers and a vending area. This facility offers American Red Cross swimming lessons, certification courses, summer day camps for youth and teens and birthday parties packages are available by reservation. Ellen Linson is also home to the Prince George's Parks and Recreation Swim Team which competes in the Prince-Mont Summer Swim League.
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.
A major, multi-year renovation of the Herbert Wells Ice Rink and Ellen E. Linson Outdoor Pool has begun. The work will be done in several phases over a two year period in order to eliminate the need to close either the pool or ice rink and lose a swim or skate season. Click here for more information.
NOTE: Impact to 2014 Summer Day Camps
A farmers market, featuring fresh fruits, vegetables, and plants is held on-site Saturday mornings from May through November.
General Facility Hours of Operation
The Outdoor Pools are closed until Memorial Day weekend, May 24, 2014.
Aquatics Admission Fees and Passes
Children, 5 years old and under, in the water must be within arm’s reach and directly supervised by a responsible adult in appropriate swim attire. Poolside supervision is acceptable at wading/baby pools ONLY.
Birthday Party Packages
This facility offers 2 Funbrella shade structures for birthday party rentals for children ages 1-13 years old. Pool birthday parties rentals consist of 3 hours in the rental area, 4 picnic tables and unlimited swimming in the pool. Parties are offered only on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 PM-3:00 PM or 3:30 PM-6:30 PM, Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend. Food and non-alcoholic beverages in plastic containers may be brought in. (Refrigerator, freezer and/or ice is not available.)
GENERAL PARTY RULES AND INFORMATION
Adapted Aquatics: Social Swim
Ellen Linson is also home of the Social Swim program. The Social Swim program which began here at Ellen Linson Swimming Pool has long been a popular program for individuals with developmental disabilities. This adaptive 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 various Prince George's Parks and Recreations aquatic facilities. For more information, please contact the Special Programs Division at 301-446-3400 or visit the Therapeutic Recreation website by clicking here.
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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