Stay Cool This Summer--Philly Pools to Open

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    Philadelphia will begin opening 46 pools on June 23.

    Splash into summer Philadelphians! Today, Tuesday June 23 is the beginning of pool opening season in Philadelphia.

    When Mayor Nutter announced his budget cuts the city was outraged. The cuts called for 68 city pools to remain closed this summer.

    But thanks to the approved budget along with nearly $430,000 raised by the “Splash into Summer Fund,” Mayor Nutter and Commissioner Slawson were able to announce the opening of 46 outdoor pools.

    Make a Splash! Philly Pools Open

    [PHI] Make a Splash! Philly Pools Open
    Jump in because the Philly pools are open for business.

    Philadelphia citizens supported the cause by contributing almost $24,000 to keep the pools open.

    “The ongoing success of this campaign exemplifies what can happen when the citizens of Philadelphia, the business community and government work together toward a common goal," Nutter said. "In this case it's keeping our children safe and cool for the summer."

    Escape that hot sun and dive into one of the local pools this summer.

    The following is the pool-opening schedule for 2009:

    Tuesday, June 23
    Fox Chase, 7901 Ridgeway Street
    Feltonville, Ella & Wyoming
    Awbury, Ardleigh & Haines
    Athletic, 26th & Master
    Cohocksink, Cedar & Cambria
    Lee, 4400 Haverford Ave
    Vare, 26th & Morris
    Kelly, 4231 N. Concourse
    Wednesday, June 24th
    Jardel, Cottman & Pennway,
    Hunting Park, 1101 West Hunting Park Avenue
    Francisville, Francis & Shirley
    James Finnegan, 69th & Grovers 
     

    Thursday, June 25th
    Max Myers, 1601 Hellerman Street
    Vogt, Cottage & Unruh
    Ziehler, B & Olney
    Hillside, Fountain & Fowler
    Cruz, 6th & Master
    Christy, 56th & Christian
     

    Friday, June 26th
    Mitchell, Morell & Crown
    Bridesburg, Richmond & Ash
    Cherashore, 10th & Chew
    Mander, 33rd & Diamond
    Marian Anderson, 17th & Fitzwater
    Cobbs Creek, Spruce & Cobbs Creek Parkway
    Murphy, 4th & Shunk
    Houseman, Summerdale & Godfrey
     

    Tuesday, June 30th
    Belfield, 21st & Chew
    Kendrick, Ridge & Pensdale
    Gathers, 25th & Diamond
    McVeigh, D & Ontario
    Ford, 609 Snyder Ave
    Shepard, 5700 Haverford Ave
    Wednesday, July 1st
    Samuel, Gaul & Tioga
    Morris Estate, 16th & Chelten,
    Cecil B. Moore, 2020-50 W. Lehigh Ave
    Waterloo, Waterloo & Cumberland,
    Ridgeway, 12th and Carpenter
     

    Thursday, July 2nd
    Lackman, Chesworth & Bartlett
    American Legion, Torresdale & Devereaux,
    Penrose, 12th & Susquehanna
    Tustin, 60th & Columbia
    Francis J. Myers, 58th & Kingsessing
     

    Friday, July 3rd
    Piccoli, Castor & Cayuga.
    Pleasant, 6750 Boyer Street
    East Poplar, 800-842 N. 8th Street
    Kingsessing, 50th & Chester