YMCA Hanby Outdoor Center

35 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, DE 19810

Do you want to spend some time in the great outdoors? Come join us at our Hanby Outdoor Center and Pool. Situated on 88 acres of land, this venue is located in North Wilmington approximately 10 minutes away from our Brandywine YMCA. At Hanby you can enjoy many outdoor activities including: swimming, walking goats, hiking and nature explorations, flying kites, drawing, painting, making crafts, playing games, fitness bootcamps, and watching movies under the stars.


Hanby Outdoor Pool 2019 

The Hanby Outdoor Pool is currently closed. We are excited to open Memorial Day Weekend 2019.

Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday & Sunday 11am-6:30pm

May 28 to June 14
Monday & Tuesday  Closed
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 4-6:30pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am-6:30pm

June 15 to August 11
Monday to Friday 1:15 – 8pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am-8pm

August 12 to August 18
Monday to Friday 1:15 – 7:30pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am-7:30pm

August 19 to August 25
Monday to Friday 1:15 – 7pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am-7pm

August 26th & 27th
Monday & Tuesday 4-6:30pm

August 28th & 29th
Wednesday & Thursday  Closed

Labor Day Weekend
Friday, Saturday & Sunday  10am-6:30pm


Summer Holidays (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day)
7-9:30am, Lap Swim Only
10am-6:30pm, Family Swim + 1 Lap Lane

Healthy Kids Day

April 27
12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.




  • Turn left onto Rt. 202 North.
  • Turn right onto Silverside RD.
  • Turn left onto Marsh Rd.
  • Turn right onto Chestnut St.
  • The Hanby Outdoor Center is a half mile on the left

  • Large fields and grass areas on 88 acres of land
  • Picnic Tables
  • Outdoor Pools
  • Outdoor Stage and Pavilion
  • Basketball Courts
  • Gaga Pitts
  • Archery Range
  • Tether Balls and Bathrooms

Passes for Family Swim or Lap Swim may be purchased at the Brandywine YMCA, and also used at the Hanby Outdoor Center. Guest members must present a photo ID when entering the facility, complete the guest participant forms and have a photo taken.

Guest Fees:
Adult (Age 18 & over): $15 per day
Child (Age 17 & under): $7 per day

PLEASE NOTE: Guests 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or an adult member 18 years or over to sign the guest participant form at the initial visit.

Our Mission

The YMCA is an association of people of all ages, ethnic groups and religious affiliations that strives to cultivate the human potential, self-esteem, and dignity of all people. Our organization exists to develop and practice the Christian principles of love, caring, inclusiveness, justice and peace…and to enrich the emotional, physical and social life of all individuals, families and our community.


Program registration is now OPEN. Classes start April 30! CLICK HERE to register and search offerings by location.