The Anacostia River Pool project is an initiative to explore the possibility of creating a permanent facility for swimming in the Anacostia River in the District of Columbia.

As the river is restored, we hope to create one or more spaces with safe opportunities to touch, wade in, swim in and enjoy the clean water. Currently, we are investigating the physical and technical feasibility of creating such a facility. At the same time, we are talking to people like you about how this dream might become a reality.

The Anacostia River Pool project is a collaboration between partners under the Anacostia Watershed Urban Waters Partnership, with guidance from the Department of Energy and Environment.

Please contact Erin Garnaas-Holmes if you have questions at