Mayor Vincent Gray opened the District's public pools May 28, but he left the ceremonial cannonball to a staff member.
He didn't follow in the footsteps of former Mayor Anthony Williams by doing a cannonball dive to mark the occasion, but he did have a stand-in: D.C. Recreation Director Jesus Aguirre.
There are 17 pools, five children's pools and nine spray parks opened Saturday. The facilities will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (and this weekend, on Memorial Day) until school is out for the summer. After that, the pools will be open six days a week.
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