Doris E. Buffett Pool

Gseneral 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.

Rules & Rentals

Buffett Pool is available for private rentals.


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Our department staff hosts a variety of aquatics programs at Buffett Pool. Please visit Aquatics Programs for up to date lesson information.  

  • Swim Lessons Level 1-4, Preschool, Parent/Child and Private
  • Senior Citizen Days
  • Swim Teams
  • Rentals
  • Lap Swim
  • Early Morning Swim


June 21- Father’s Day

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


June 26-27- Great American Backyard Campout at Dixon Park 

Co-Sponsored with Fredericksburg Police Department

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 6:00pm 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.

July 17- H2O Glow Night

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. 

August 7- Back to School 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, foam, music, games, treats, and much more fun!  $3 per person. Open to all ages. 7:00pm-10:00pm

August 21- National Senior Citizen Day

Ages 55 and up enjoy exclusive swim time from 9:00am-11:30am with free admission and treats throughout the day.

August 21- Human Battleship in the Pool

What’s the mission?  To sink the other team’s battleship before they sink yours!  Teams of 3-4 participants, will attempt to sink their opponents’ canoes with buckets of water.  The winner from each qualifying round will advance to the final round.  Each team will be provided a canoe, 3 buckets, and 1 shield.  Teams are eliminated when a canoe capsizes or both sidewalls are underwater.  A list of rules will be provided at the event.  Pre-registration is required at the Dorothy Hart Community Center or online. Fee is $20 per team. 6:00pm-8:00pm.


September 11 - Soggy Doggy Swim

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.  5:30pm – 8:00pm.  $5.00 for up to two dogs.