Welcome Back Food Truck!
Please join us Friday May 26 for a Welcome Back Food Truck! Doug the Food Dude will be on hand to celebrate the pool opening (pool opens at 4pm Friday).
He will also provide a kids Hot Dog meal to the menu for purchase.
The DT Board will provide the dessert (ice cream bars or the like) at 6:30pm!
Please note, if you choose to bring your own food, the kitchen is under renovation. Please see below for more detail.
Pardon Our Dust! Kitchen Renovations
Please bear with us!
Good News: We are in the process of renovating the kitchen.
Bad News: While we expected to have it ready for opening weekend, it is more likely that it will not be fully operational until the June 3rd weekend, but will update once installed.
To that end, please plan on bringing drinks and paper goods until we send the word out about completion! Unfortunately this includes use of the grills, as you will NOT be able to wash any items until the sink/kitchen is operational.
Hours of Operation
Pool Hours: DT Pool will open on Friday, May 26th from 4 PM to 9 PM and will begin normal summer hours starting Saturday, May 27th from 11 AM to 9 PM daily. Starting July 31, 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 4 to Friday, September 8th from 2:30 PM to 7:30 PM daily and open Saturday and Sunday, from 11 AM to 6 PM, on September 9th and 10th.
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.
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.
Grills and Kitchen
YOU WILL NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN COOKING UTENSILS AND TAKE HOME TO CLEAN UNTIL THE KITCHEN IS OPEN!
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.
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 2017 season, visit the DT Dolphins Home Page, or contact Swim Team Representative Erin Conaton (email@example.com) or Katie Madigan (firstname.lastname@example.org).