Stay Cool This Summer–Philly Pools to Open

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.

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

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