DRRA opened on August 3, 1958, and has grown to a 650 family non-profit membership association.

The main pool and baby pool were refurbished in 2014. The main pool is 600,000 square feet in an “L” shape configuration with three diving boards. There is also a baby pool for children 5 and under, a bathhouse, and a snack bar. Donaldson Run is located in the Donaldson Run watershed adjacent to Marcey Park and Potomac Overlook Regional Park. The pool is open from Mid May to late September.

Donaldson Run offers many instructional and exercise programs for the benefit of its members throughout the summer:

  • Swimming lessons
  • Early-bird and evening lap swimming
  • Water aerobics and amphibious Bootcamp
  • Competitive swimming and diving in the Northern Virginia Swimming League (NVSL)