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.

Rules & Rentals

Buffett Pool is available for private rentals.


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


June 16 - Father’s Day - Fathers swim for free all day with special treats and activities throughout the day.

June 21-22- Great American Backyard Campout at Dixon Park Co-hosted 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 Dixon Park 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 19- Float In Movie Night Bring the family to the pool and enjoy a movie while swimming or bring a blanket and sit in the lawn. $5 per person. Open to all ages. 8:00pm-10:00pm (time may vary based on sunset and movie length). Admission includes free popcorn. The movie will be voted on prior to the event.

July 26- Adaptive Family Luau Join us for a family fun luau! We will have music, games and activities throughout the evening. Open to all ages and abilities but caters to the special needs community. $5 per person. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Admission includes snacks and drinks.

August 2- National Watermelon Day Join us for free watermelon! We will have watermelon activities and games throughout the day, including a watermelon eating contest.

August 9- Superhero’s Night Calling all superheroes! Dress up as your favorite superhero and join us at the pool for some fun games, music and activities. $2 per person. Open to all ages. 8:00pm-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.

September 6 - 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.