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Theresa Banks Memorial Aquatics Center/Glenarden Complex

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8615 McLain Avenue
Glenarden, MD 20706
301-772-5515; 301-772-5516; TTY 301-218-6768

Maintenance and Closures

Pool closed: Sun., November 23-Sun., December 7 
Re-opens: Mon., December 8 

During this period, the facility will remain open Monday-Friday,  from 9 am-5 pm for customer inquiries and course registration.

A year-round indoor pool, Theresa Banks Memorial Aquatics Center is located adjacent to the Glenarden Community Center.

Most recently, it was renovated in 2012. This facility's amenities include 20-yard lap lanes, a spa/hot tub, an outdoor patio area with Funbrellas and shower/changing facilities with lockers.

It also offers swimming lessons, water aerobics, certification courses and birthday parties (indoor and outdoor) are available by reservation. This facility also offers  the very popular “Hydro Spin” water cycling fitness class. 

Courses & Programs

Click on the links to the right to view and register for courses and programs. 

Summer Schedule (June - September 1, 2014)

Operating Hours
(The hours the facility is open
for structured programs,
patron inquires, registrations, etc.)
General Swim*
(The hours the facility
is open for public swimming)
Lap Swim*
(20-yard lanes)
Mondays 6 am-9 pm 12-5 pm* 6 am-5 pm*
Tuesdays 6 am-9 pm 12-5 pm* 6 am-5 pm*
Wednesdays 6 am-9 pm* 12-5 pm* 6 am-5 pm*
Thursdays 6 am-9 pm 12-5 pm* 6 am-5 pm*
Fridays 6 am-9 pm 12-7 pm* 6 am-7 pm*
Saturdays 6 am-6 pm 12-6 pm* 8 am-12 noon*
Sundays 6 am-6 pm 12-6 pm* 9 am-12 noon*

*Pools are cleared 15 minutes PRIOR to all closing times.

Fall/Winter/Spring Schedule (Beginning September 2, 2014)

NOTE: Pool will be closed Sunday, November 23-Sunday, December 7 for its indoor pool maintenance. The pool will re-open on Monday, December 8. During this period, the facility will remain open from 9 am-5 pm on Monday-Friday for customer questions, phone calls, and course registrations.

Operating Hours
(The hours the facility is open
for structured programs,
patron inquires, registrations, etc.)  

General/Public Swim*
(The hours the facility
is open for public swimming)        
Lap Swim*
(20-yard lanes)    
Mondays 6 am-9 pm 6 am-12 noon* & 3-9 pm* 7 am-12 noon* & 3-6 pm*
Tuesdays 6 am-9 pm 6 am-9 pm* 7 am-12 noon* & 3-9 pm*
Wednesdays 6 am-9 pm 6 am-12 noon* & 3-9 pm 7 am-12 noon* & 3-6 pm*
Thursdays 6 am-9 pm 6 am-9 pm* 7 am-12 noon* & 3-9 pm*
Fridays 6 am-9 pm 6 am-12 noon* & 3-9 pm* 7 am-12 noon* & 3-6 pm*
Saturdays 7 am-4 pm 7 am-4 pm* 12 noon-4 pm*
Sundays 7 am-4 pm 7 am-4 pm* 12 noon-4 pm*

 *Pools are cleared 15 minutes PRIOR to all closing times. 

Admission Fees & Passes

Additional passes are available for 3 months, 6 months and 1 year, please contact this facility for offerings and prices.  

Facility General Admission Fees Resident Non-Resident
Children (2 & under) FREE FREE
Children (3-17) $4 $5
Adults (18-59) $5 $6
Seniors (60 & better) $4 $5
  • Proof of residency and identification are required.
  • Everyone entering the facility must pay admission fees.
  • Children, 11 years old and under, must be accompanied by a paying adult who is responsible for their supervision at poolside.
  • 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.
  • Children 12-17 must have a SMARTlink ID and parental consent to be at the facility unattended.
  • If you leave the facility you must pay to re-enter.
  • Following unscheduled pool closures (i.e. fecal contamination, inclement weather, mechanical problems), re-entry passes will be issues to patrons providing receipts of entry to the pool within the last hour.  
Aquatics 1 Month Pass Resident Non-Resident
Children (3-17) $14 $18
Adults (18-59) $25 $33
Family (2 adults & unlimited children) $37 $48
Seniors (60 & better) $17 $22
Senior Couple (2 Seniors living in the
same household)
$25 $33


Aquatics & Fitness 1 year Combo Pass Resident Non-Resident
Adults (18-59) $315 $380
Family (2 adults & unlimited children***) $510 $615
Seniors (60 & better) $195 $235
***Fitness Room is for patrons 16 and older. Youth 16-17 must be accompanied by an Adult in the Fitness Room. Children under 16 will not be admitted in the Fitness Room).

***Adults and children must be on the same SMARTlink account.

Birthday Party Packages

This facility offers an indoor party room (Fall, Winter, & Spring) and 2 outdoor Funbrella shade structures (Summer only) for birthday party rentals for children ages 1-13 years old. Pool birthday parties consist of 2 hours in the rental area for 20 people maximum capacity and unlimited swimming in the pool. Parties are offered only on Saturdays and Sundays. Food and non-alcoholic beverages in plastic containers may be brought in. (Refrigerator, freezer, storage and/or ice is not available.)

You must have a SMARTlink account in order to reserve a birthday party with the child’s name added on the account that the birthday party is being held for. (Please click here to see acceptable proof of residency and identity.) All reservations must be made and paid in full in person; please call the facility. To reserve a birthday party the child's Birth Certificate information MUST be in SMARTlink. 

Location Included Guests Resident Non-Resident
Party Room




Outdoor Funbrella





*Pictures are restricted to your party area and can only be taken of individuals in attendance of your party. Video is strictly prohibited.

*Grills, BBQs and other cooking devices are prohibited.

*Costume characters, clowns, performers, DJs, etc are prohibited.

*Balloons are only permitted in reserved area.

*Failure to leave your location free of debris, food, decorations and trash will be charged an additional cleaning fee of $50.

*Your birthday party list is due to the facility 48 hours in advance of your party rental date. If additional guest are listed then you must come in person to secure the rental.

*All reservations are subject to the Inclement Weather Policy.

*Upon completion of the reservation, a list of party rules and regulations will be issued (i.e. no lighted candles, balloons, glass containers, and cameras on pool deck during Splash Park parties).

*Facility Management reserves the right to revise and/or establish additional rules and regulations at anytime in the interest of the health and safety of our patrons & staff. All facility rules & regulations will be enforced.

*Refer to your contract for cancellation details.


This complex is located in Glenarden, Maryland, near the Glenarden Municipal Center off of Martin Luther King, Jr. Highway and McLain Avenue. It is accessible by Metro on the Orange Line/New Carrollton station. From the Capital Beltway (I-495), take Exit 17B (Landover Road, Route 202) toward Washington, D.C. Make a right at the first light onto Brightseat Road. Make a left at the second traffic light onto Glenarden Parkway (Library at corner). Continue on Glenarden Parkway and make a left onto McLain Avenue. Complex is on the right.

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