Last Monday I had the opportunity to spend some time with my 2 beautiful daughters. There was no school, and we were determined spend some time with each other. We had to watch the schedule – because Julia (my older one) had some arrangements with her friend related to her school, so … we looked at things to do and decided to visit Germantown Aquatic Center (which is actually in Boyds). I/we like this place a lot – not only the aquatic part – but there is a lot to do there. If you have never been there here is what the complex offer
Indoor swim center with small water park, slides, fountains for kids, big pool, huge diving platform, 2 huge slides (they are not always open – so check for the schedule before if you are planning on using them), and 2 hydrotherapy pools.
You may use the gym located in the center. Nice and clean space – so if you go with a group of people and not everyone wants to swim – there is an alternative
During summer time – they have a wonderful splash park – great for smaller kids
There is a adventure playground in the same park. This is a spectacular playground with funky swings, big castles, stone animals and lots of other attractions. This is free – outside – so you can’t go wrong with using this park.
Tennis courts – which are open year-round. During winter they have the inflatable bubble roof.
Few things you need to know before you go:
The adventure park is free, however you need to pay for the pool. If you are a resident of Montgomery County, you pay a discounted fee. If you come from e.g. Frederick County you need to pay full price. The schedule is somewhat limited to when you can use the pool. The Center hosts a lot of events like swim classes and swim team meets, therefore you need to make sure you go when public is allowed to use the pool. The leisure pool is wonderful for kids of all ages, and I promise you won’t be disappointed with the variety of slides, fountains and other “wet” attractions, but if you want to use the big slides (which I know I probably would), it is somewhat limited.
If you have never been there – please google the adventure playground to see how great it is. You can take your child there for many hours without them being bored. The best part is – you will stay outside and it is FREE.
Please take a look at some links below
General pool information
Pool Schedule (as of January 2018)
Splash Park and Mini Golf