Free Admission for Allentown Pools

Allentown is offering free admission to city pools during days with excessive heat

By Kevin McCarthy
|  Thursday, Jul 21, 2011  |  Updated 1:01 PM EDT
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To combat the most recent heat wave, Allentown is offering free admission to all of its city pools.

Starting Thursday, all fees will be waived for the rest of the season on any day that the National Weather Service says the area is under an "Excessive Heat Warning."

“We are happy to provide this relief for all city residents to ensure their safety and give everyone a chance to escape from the heat,” Mayor Ed Pawlowski said in a press release.

City pools Cedar, Jordan, Mack and Irving will be open from 12 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Pawlowski acknowledging the possibility of overcrowding and reminded residents to follow all the safety guidelines and regulations. A “revolving door” policy may also be put into place to ensure fair time for everyone. Visitors would be rotated in and out of the pool after a specified amount of time.

For the next three days, heat indexes are anticipated to fall between 100-110 degrees in Allentown. 

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