Cool off, man! Potterfield Pool in Hagerstown opens THIS WEEKEND!

22 May 2024- When it comes to cool, no place checks off more boxes than the Claude M. Potterfield Pool!  And it all starts when the pool opens to the public for the 2024 season this Saturday & Sunday from 11:30am–5pm, and Memorial Day Monday from 12:30-6pm.  The pool will then be open again the following Saturday & Sunday, June 1 and 2 from 11:30am–5pm, before going to its 7-day-a-week schedule June 7 through Labor Day with newly extended hours on Wednesday evenings until 8pm, beginning June 12.

The Potterfield Pool features a children’s Splash Pad, Double Tube Slides, and the large Slidewinder water slide! 

The Potterfield Pool is managed by our community partner, the Hagerstown YMCA.  Season Passes are available at affordable rates for city residents and non-residents. 

2024 rates are as follows:

Public Admission Daily Swim Rates (Children under age 15 must be accompanied by a guardian aged 18+ while at the pool):

Kids (2 & Under)                   Free

Pre-school (3-4)                     $3.00

Student (5-14)                        $4.00

Youth/Adult (15-61)              $5.00

Senior (62+)                           $4.00

Season Pass Rates           City Resident           Non-City Resident

Individual                               $85                              $110

Family                                    $160                            $210

Enjoy pool fitness programs this summer, including Aqua Yoga and Aqua Zumba!  Aqua Zumba classes will be held on Mondays from 6:30-7:30pm and Saturdays from 10-11am.  Aqua Yoga will take place Tuesdays from 6:15-7:15pm.  Participants are welcome to register for a fitness series or just drop in. 

The Potterfield Pool is available for two or three-hour private party rentals on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. To make a reservation for a Private Pool Party, call the Hagerstown YMCA at 301-739-3990,  ext. 4221.

New this year:

  • Patrons can bring personal coolers with food, snacks and refreshments as the regular concession stand will not be open this season. No glass allowed in the facility.
  • A food vendor is scheduled to be on site on Saturdays and Sundays during normal hours, and on Wednesdays from 3-8pm for our new evening swim hours. 
  • The pool now offers two vending machines with drinks and snacks. 
  • On Friday, June 28, enjoy an evening swim and a Dive-In Movie featuring “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutant Mayhem” (rated PG) at dusk.  Regular admission rates apply. 

Check off all the boxes concerning the “coolest place in town”—including the latest pool happenings—by following us on Facebook at ‘Potterfield Pool – City of Hagerstown’, visiting our website at, or by calling the City’s Parks & Recreation Division offices at 301-739-8577, ext. 169.