Doris E. Buffett Pool

General Pool Information

Located at 1300 Dixon Street (near Route 2 & 17 across from Mayfield subdivision). The Outdoor Swimming Pool has a great slide, fun water features for the little ones and a zero-depth entry area for easy access. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day. 

2023 Buffett Pool Information (PDF) - click here to download

Admission Fees

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Facility Rules

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Swim Attire Requirements

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Pool Rentals

For pool rental information, please click here and then select "Facility Rentals tab" and then choose "Dixon Park."

2023 SWIM LESSONS Little Fish Swimming Logo

Ages 6 months and up 

Little Fish Swimming will be providing swim lessons at the Doris E. Buffett Pool for the 2023 pool season. Little Fish Swimming has a progressive curriculum and is designed to teach students at any age or swim level to become confident in the water and swim with proper technique. Swimmers benefit from our small class sizes and opportunity to make progress each time you are at the pool.

Check out their website at for more information and to register starting April 3rd. Scholarships will be available through Little Fish Swimming for City residents only. Free Learn to Swim Days will be announced closer to season. Check our website ( and Facebook (@FredParksRec) page for details in April!

2023 Events at the Pool

Pool Season Opening – May 26, 6 – 8pm

Join the Doris E. Buffett Pool staff and lifeguards for the Pool Season Opening! Sample the camps and fun offered this summer and enjoy a relaxing end to the school year.

Father’s Day at the Pool – June 18

Fathers swim for free all day with special treats and activities throughout the day.

Great American Backyard Campout at Dixon Park – June 23 – 24

Enjoy an evening of games, campfire, s’mores and activities at the pool. Patrons will have the opportunity to camp at Doris E. Buffett Pool and enjoy dinner and breakfast poolside. Set up your tent outside the pool area and enjoy swimming and games into the night and early morning! Check in at 6:30pm on Friday and check out by 10:00am on Saturday. $10 per person, children 3 and under free. Children (17yrs and younger) must be accompanied by adult. Pre-registration is required. Visit our website or the Dorothy Hart Community Center for more information and to register.

H20 Glow Night – July 22

We are turning down the lights and turning up the fun! This epic pool party will feature music by a DJ, tons of glow sticks, glow jewelry, glowing beach balls, and neon activities for all ages. This is a pool party you don’t want to miss! Adults strongly encouraged to remain in pool area with their kids because lighting is darker. Lifejackets do not take the place of adult supervision. $5 per person. Open to all ages. 8:00pm-10:00pm. Admission includes glow jewelry.

Back to School Pool Party & Movie – August 4 FOAM AND POOL BASH

Summer’s coming to an end which means it’s time for the kids to go back to school! Celebrate the end of summer, grab the kiddos, and make a splash into the new school year at our Back to School Bash. Enjoy swimming, music, games, treats, and much more fun! $3 per person. Open to all ages. 8:00pm-10:00pm 

Soggy Doggy Swim – September 8

When dogs rule the Doris E. Buffett Pool! Open to dogs 12 weeks and older. All dogs must have current vaccinations. Half of all proceeds will be donated to the Fredericksburg SPCA. Registration available at Dorothy Hart Community Center. 12:00pm-8:00pm. $8.00 for up to two dogs.