Official Start to 2014 Pool Season

By Maggie Bowers
|  Saturday, Jun 21, 2014  |  Updated 1:32 AM EDT
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The first of Philadelphia's 70 public swimming pools opened Friday. The pools, which will all be open by July 1, offer programs and activities for kids and adults.

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The first of Philadelphia's 70 public swimming pools opened Friday. The pools, which will all be open by July 1, offer programs and activities for kids and adults.

Summer is here and so is the sun. Fortunately Philadelphia residents have a way to beat the heat.

The 2014 pool season officially began Friday, with the opening of the Cruz Recreation Center. The Kensington area community pool is the first to open for the summer.

“City pools provide citizens with a safe, fun, free way to cool off in the summer right in their own neighborhoods,” said Michael DiBerardinis, deputy mayor for Environmental and Community Resources. “In addition, our aquatics program provides summer jobs for youth; we employ more than 800 people every summer as lifeguards and pool maintenance aids.”

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation operates and staffs the pools. The city office also provides free swim lessons to children. Parents or guardians can visit or call their neighborhood recreation center to find out how to apply.

Pools will be open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Friday and 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm on the weekends.

Visit the City of Philadelphia’s Youth Programs web page for more free summer fun opportunities.

Check below to find out when your local pool opens. 
Saturday, June 21

Vogt-4131 Unruh Ave

Feltonville-Ella and Wyoming

Awbury- Ardleigh and Haines

Penrose-12th and Susquenna

Vare- 2600 Morris Street

Myers-58th and Kingsessing

Christy-56th and Christian

Monday, June 23

Fox Chase-7901 Ridgeway Street

Samuel- 2501 E. Tioga

Northern Liberties- 321 Fairmount Ave

Heitzman- 2136 Castor Ave

Lawncrest- 6000 Rising Sun

Hillside- Fountain and Fowler

Mander- 33rd and Diamond

Lee- 4400 Haverford Ave

Kelly- 4231 N. Concourse

Carousel- Belmont and North Concourse

Lincoln- 3201 Ryan Ave

Pickett- Wayne and Chelten

Hartranft- 8th and Cumberland

Sayre- 59th and Spruce

Tuesday, June 24

Jardel-Cottman and Pennway

Lackman- Chesworth and Bartlett

Ziehler- 200-64 E. Olney Ave.

Morris Estate-1610 East Chelten

E. Poplar-800-842 N. 8th Street

Anderson-17th and Fitzwater

O’Connor- 26th and South

J. Finnegan- 69th and Grovers

Wednesday, June 25

Cohox- Cedar and Cambria

Cione- 2600 Aramingo (at Lehigh)

Lederer- E. Montgomery & Girard Ave

Simpson- 1010 Arrott Street

Lonnie Young- Chelten and Ardleigh

Gathers- 25th and Diamond

Ridgway- 1200 Carpenter Street

Cobbs Creek- Cobbs Creek and Walnut

Thursday, June 26

Mitchell- 3700 Whitehall Lane

Hancock- Hancock and Master

McVeigh- D and Ontario

Kendrick- Ridge and Pensdale

Francisville- 1750 Wiley Street

Sacks- 4th and Washington

Barry- 18th and Bigler

Friday, June 27

Jacobs- Linden and Jackson

American

Legion- 6201 Torresdale Ave

Piccoli-4300 Castor Ave

Belfield- 21st and Chew

Amos- 16th and Berks

Athletic- 26th and Master

Murphy- 4th and Shunk

Mill Creek- 4700 Brown Street

Kingsessing-50th and Chester

Monday June 30

Max Myers- 1601 Hellerman Street

Scanlon- J and Tioga

Schmidt- Howard and Ontario

Houseman- 5091 Summerdale Avenue

Dendy- 10th and Oxford

Waterloo- Waterloo  and Cumberland

Chew- 19th and Washington

Baker- Conestoga and Lansdowne

Shepard-5700 Haverford Ave

Tuesday, July 1

Bridesburg-4625 Richmond Street

Cherashore- 10th and Chew

12th and Cambria- 12th and Cambria

Hunting Park- 1101 W Hunting Park Ave

Pleasant- 6750 Boyer Street

Shuler- 27th and Clearfield

ML King-22nd and Cecil B Moore

Ford- 609 Snyder Ave

Stinger Square-32nd and Dickinson

Tustin-5901 W. Columbia Ave

39th and Olive- 39th and Olive

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