Official Start to 2014 Pool Season - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Official Start to 2014 Pool Season



    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. (Published Friday, June 20, 2014)

    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 andArdleigh

    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


    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