Dowden Terrace is a member run pool -- and the Board is looking for members to volunteer for a variety of tasks to keep the pool running smoothly. Please see the attached link Board Members for more detail.
Labor Day and Extended Hours
Labor Day Food Truck: 12-4pm. Come celebrate Labor Day at the pool with the Doug The Food Dude -- food truck! Menu is below. He will also do a hotdog kids meal.
Extended Season (weather permitting): Sept 6 to Sept 11, 2 PM to 7 PM on Tuesday thru Friday and 11 AM to 7 PM on Saturday and Sunday.
Membership Survey: We are interested in your feedback. Please take the online survey. DT Pool Survey
Pool Hours: DT Pool will open on Friday, May 27th from 4 PM to 9 PM and will begin normal summer hours starting Saturday, May 28th from 11 AM to 9 PM daily. DT Pool will be open daily from 11 AM to 9 PM through July 31th. Starting August 1, DT Pool will open 1 hour early at 10 AM and will close at 8:30 PM daily. Weather permitting, DT Pool will have an extended swim season from Tuesday, September 6 to Friday, September 9th from 2:30 PM to 7:30 PM daily.
Bad Weather - Call Ahead
Heavy rain and thunderstorms may require us to temporarily close DT Pool for safety. Our policy is to wait 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder or lightening before re-opening the pool. Call ahead to DT Pool at (703) 998-9761 to determine the operating status.
Grills and Kitchen
Please remember that the kitchen and grills are there for everyone's use and clean up after each use.
Please wipe up any greasy messes around the grills and remember to check the grease catches below the grills BEFORE you start cooking.
Extra propane tanks are in the white steel cage near the ping pong table. Set used tanks outside the cage.
TGIF every Friday 6pm
A great way to start the weekend. This is for all of our DT members. Visit with old friends, meet new people and enjoy some laughs. Please bring an appetizer, side or dessert to share at the happy hour table, personal beverages of your choice or a donation for provided beverages. If your child would like to sample something we ask that the parent make the plate for them. For planning purposes, the food table is more for socializing than a true meal so pack your dinner need be.
Reminders: No glass or ceramic containers of any kind are permitted on pool grounds.
The Board wanted to share some water safety articles for basic safety tips. These were certainly eye opening for me as contrary to the Hollywood portrayal of a drowning, it is often silent and very little splashing.
DT Dolphin Swim Team
Our Dowden Terrace Dolphins Swim Team has a long and proud involvement with the Northern Virginia Swim League (NVSL), joining the league in 1958 in the "South" division. The swim team has always been a strong competitor as well as a neighborhood focal point.
The DT Swim Team is open to Dowden Terrace members only. For more information about the upcoming 2016 season, visit the DT Dolphins Home Page, or contact Swim Team Representative April Toman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Katie Madigan email@example.com.