YMCA Hanby Outdoor Center

Do you want to spend some time in the great outdoors? Come join us at the YMCA 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,  hiking and nature explorations, flying kites, drawing, painting, making crafts, playing games, fitness boot camps, and watching movies under the stars.

35 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, DE 19810


  • Memorial Day Weekend (May 25 – 27): All Outdoor Pools Open 11 am – 6 pm
  • 4th of July: All outdoor pools open 11 am – 6 pm (Western 10-lane pool closed)
  • Labor Day Weekend (August 31 – September 2): All outdoor pools open 11 am – 6 pm (Western 10-lane pool to follow main building operating hours)

May 25 – June 9 (Weekends Only)

  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm

June 10 – August 25

  • Monday – Friday: 3 pm – 8 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 am – 8 pm


  • 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

Hanby Outdoor Pool Guest Pass Guidelines

  • Guest passes should be purchased at the Brandywine YMCA Member Service Desk during normal operating hours.
  • Guest passes must be purchased by the member. Passes will not be sold directly to a guest without a member present.
  • Guest passes purchased at the Brandywine YMCA are only valid for the Hanby Outdoor Center.
  • Member(s) must accompany the guest when entering the Hanby Outdoor Center Pool.
  • Guests 18 years or older must present a photo ID.
  • All guest fees and pre-paid guest passes are non-refundable.
  • Discounted temporary memberships and free guest passes will not have access to the outdoor pool.

Outdoor Pool Guest passes – Save 20% when you purchase a 5-pack in the branch!*

Want to bring a friend to the outdoor pool? No problem! Outdoor pool guest passes are available for purchase in the branch. Please purchase in advance of your pool visit. Pool guest passes can only be purchased by YMCA of Delaware members. Guests must be accompanied by a YMCA of Delaware member. Maximum 5 guests per visit, per household membership.

Outdoor Pool Daily Guest Fees: 

  • $25 Adult (ages 18+)
  • $15 Youth (17 & Under)
  • Ages 2 and under are free.

5 pack – Outdoor Pool Guest passes:

  • Adult –$125  $100
  • Youth$75  $60

* Offer not available at the outdoor pool. 5 packs must be purchased at the membership desk of any YMCA of Delaware location during normal operating hours.

Our Mission

To empower youth, foster healthy living, and promote strong communities.