What To Expect for Memorial Day Weekend on Capitol Hill

by Andrew Ramonas May 22, 2015 at 5:10 pm 0

Young American (Photo via Wikimedia/U.S. Army)Outdoor swimming at city pools, Nationals baseball and a free concert in front of the U.S. Capitol are coming to the Capitol Hill area this weekend.

On Saturday, the Randall Pool at 25 I St. SW and the Rosedale Pool at 1701 Gales St. NE will open, along with the children’s pools at 500 L St. SE (Lincoln Capper) and 420 12th St. SE (Watkins Elementary School).

Locals can swim in the pools from 12 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Admission is free for D.C. residents.

The spray park at the King Greenleaf Recreation Center at 201 N St. SW will open Saturday, too. The park’s hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the holiday weekend.

On Sunday at 8 p.m., singer Gloria Estefan, the National Symphony Orchestra and others will perform on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol as part of the annual National Memorial Day Concert, which is free.

With the concert, Metro repairs and this weekend’s Nationals home stand on Saturday and Sunday, moving around the Capitol Hill area could be challenging. The Orange, Silver, Blue and Red lines all will experience delays due to repairs through at least some of the weekend.

But parking meters and most parking restrictions also will not be enforced Monday, except along the H Street NE streetcar line.

And trash and recycling collection that would normally happen Monday will be pushed to Tuesday.

Photo via Wikimedia/U.S. Army


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