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When do Philadelphia pools open? City releases list of pool openings to kick off summer

Philadelphia public pools begin opening Monday
Philadelphia public pools begin opening Monday 02:13

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Nothing says summer quite like hitting the community pool to beat the heat. To prepare for a major heat wave coming to our region, Philadelphia is releasing a list of pools officially opening for the summer.

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It's time to jump in! Here's a list of city pools and the dates they're scheduled to open this summer.

Philadelphia pools opened for the summer

Monday, June 17

Tuesday, June 18

Wednesday, June 19

Thursday, June 20

Friday, June 21

Saturday, June 22

Sunday, June 23

Monday, June 24

Tuesday, June 25

Wednesday, June 26

Thursday, June 27

Friday, June 28

Saturday, June 29

Monday, July 1

Tuesday, July 2

Wednesday, July 3

Thursday, July 4

Friday, July 5

Sunday, July 7

  • Cruz – 1431 N. 6th St., 19122
  • Dendy – 1501-39 N. 10th St., 19122
  • Kelly Pool – 4231 Lansdowne Dr., 19131

Several pools will not reopen for the 2024 summer season including:

  • Amos Pool
  • Baker Pool
  • CB Moore Pool
  • Cohen (Hillside) Pool
  • Cohox Pool
  • F.J. Myers Pool
  • Kingsessing Pool
  • McVeigh Pool
  • Sample Pool
  • Ziehler Pool

Check out Philadelphia's Parks and Recreation citywide interactive map to find a pool in your neighborhood.

City of Philadelphia to open some of its pools this week 02:01

"What are we going to do with our kids?"  

With some pools not opening this summer, Tyti Norris said it will make it hard on families in the city. 

"If we are in a neighborhood and we don't have a car and our pool is closed and it's 100-degree weather, what are we going to do with our kids?" Tyti Norris said.  

But others like Phyeim Fleming are looking forward to the pools that are opening in Philly this summer. 

Fleming spent part of his Father's Day pushing his 4-year-old daughter, Kay Lani, on the swings at Shepard Rec Center on Haverford Avenue but said she's eager to get into the pool just across the way, which is scheduled to open Friday. 

"I'm waiting for this pool to open up so we can go swimming. She's already been asking for it," Fleming said. 

Shawn Brown, who was at Shepard Rec Center, was there with his kids and said he's lucky they have this resource near his home. 

"They enjoy themselves, everyone out to play, everyone looking out for each other," Brown said.  

The city also operates more than 90 splash pads and spray grounds. 

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