- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation has postponed the closing date of some of the city’s spray parks and pools as the region wilts under a heat wave this week.

While the majority of the District’s 19 pools are closed for the summer season, the city announced that three pools will remain open through the end of the week due to the hot weather.

Spray parks will stay open through Sunday, operating from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

The Oxon Run pool in Southeast will close for the season on Sunday evening but will stay open from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The Upshur and Francis pools in Northwest will be open from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. through Friday. The two pools will be open again from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday for the annual closing festivity, the Doggie Day Swim, that welcomes residents to bring their dogs to take a dip.

Temperatures are expected to reach the 90s this week in the District.

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