Take a Splash with DASH!: Dash Gets Kids to the Pool Free | News Release | City of Alexandria


Splash with DASH! Partnership Gets Kids to the Pool This Summer As

DASH Operates Free Service on the Pool Bus Route!

The Alexandria Transit Company (DASH), in partnership with the Advocates for Alexandria Aquatics (AAA), and the City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities (RPCA), created a new initiative to get families and children to the Old Town Pool this summer. Over twenty local businesses, along with the support of the USA Swimming Foundation – Make a Splash, are sponsoring free rides now through Labor Day on DASH’s AT10 route. This route provides service between Potomac Yard and the King Street Metro, via the neighborhoods of Arlandria, Warwick Village, Del Ray, and Rosemont. This initiative addresses the concern by the City and residents in those neighborhoods, that with the temporary closing of the Warwick Pool this summer, children and their families may have a difficult time getting to the Old Town Pool on Cameron Street.

Since providing any type of shuttle service would have been cost prohibitive, DASH offered a creative and cost effective solution to get residents of the affected areas to the Old Town Pool. Starting July 1 through September 7, Labor Day, the AT10 route, which serves all those neighborhoods, will become the free Pool Bus on weekdays between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and on weekends between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

DASH, RPCA, and AAA reached out to the Alexandria business community for their help and asked them to sponsor the free rides. “The participating business sponsors signed up almost as soon as they were informed about this effort,” stated DASH CEO Sandy Modell. “Alexandria’s business community is very generous. They wanted to help and thought this was a great idea!”

Splash with DASH! to the Old Town Pool on Saturday, August 29th and enjoy FREE admission all day! 

A BIG thank you to our business sponsors: 

High Dive Sponsor ($5,000 +)

Kiddie Pool Sponsor ($1,000 – $2,500)

Wading Pool Sponsor ($500 – $975)

Other in-kind and business contributions – Alexandria HyundaiThe Zebra PressThe Alexandria TimesHooray for BooksAffordable Signs and Banners, and Giant.

For more information, visit www.dashbus.com.


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