Philadelphia Reopens City Pools Through Labor Day | Philadelphia Caller

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell announced the City’s outdoor pools will begin to open Wednesday, June 30. With sixteen public pools opening by the weekend.


Philadelphia to Open 47 City Pools

31 pools after that are scheduled to open during the following weeks for a total of 47 outdoor pools, as well as daily open swim and free swim lessons.

All this while dealing with a lifeguard shortage and local hiring challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, residents can also stay cool a visiting any of our 90+ playgrounds, open seven days a week through Labor Day. Residents can search for all open pools and playgrounds near them using the Parks & Rec Finder App.

The pool opening schedule is subject to change and available here.

Wednesday, June 30 

J. Finnegan Playground  

6801 Grovers Ave., 19142  

Mander Playground  

2140 N. 33rd St., 19121  

Samuel Recreation Center  

3539 Gaul St., 19134  

Vogt Recreation Center  

4131 Unruh Ave., 19135  

Thursday, July 1 

Bridesburg Recreation Center  

4625 Richmond St., 19137  

Francisville Playground  

1737 Francis St., 19130  

Lackman Playground  

1101 Bartlett St., 19115  

Simpson Recreation Center  

1010 Arrott St., 19124

Friday, July 2 

Barry Playground  

1800 Johnston St., 19145  

Cobbs Creek Recreation Center  

280 Cobbs Creek Pkwy., 19139  

Kendrick Recreation Center  

5822 Ridge Ave., 19128  

Northern Liberties Recreation Center  

321 Fairmount Ave., 19123  

Saturday, July 3 

American Legion Playground  

6201 Torresdale Ave., 19135  

Cherashore Playground  

851 W. Olney Ave., 19120  

Fox Chase Recreation Center  

7901 Ridgeway St., 19111  

Murphy Recreation Center  

300 W. Shunk St., 19148  

Tuesday, July 6 

Anderson Recreation Center  

740 S. 17th St., 19146  

Hancock Playground  

1401 N. Hancock St., 19122  

Heitzman Recreation Center  

2136 Castor Ave., 19134  

Kelly Pool  

4231 Landsdowne Dr., 19131  

Max Myers Playground  

1601 Hellerman St., 19149  

Wednesday, July 7 

Cione Playground  

2600 E. Aramingo Ave., 19125  

Mitchell Playground  

3700 Whitehall Ln., 19114  

Penrose Playground  

1101 W. Susquehanna Rd., 19122  

Vare Recreation Center  

2600 Morris St., 19145  

Pleasant Playground  

6757 Chew Ave., 19119  

Thursday, July 8 

Houseman Recreation Center  

5091 Summerdale Ave., 19124  

Jacobs Playground  

4500 Linden Ave., 19114  

Kingsessing Recreation Center  

4901 Kingsessing Ave., 19143  

Sacks Playground  

400 Washington Ave., 19147  

Schmidt Playground  

113 W. Ontario St., 19140  

Friday, July 9 

Awbury Playground  

6101 Ardleigh St., 19138  

Christy Recreation Center  

728 S. 55th St., 19143  

Jardel Recreation Center  

1400 Cottman Ave., 19111  

M.L. King Recreation Center  

2101 Cecil B. Moore Ave., 19121  

Stinger Square  

1400 S. 32nd St., 19146  

 Saturday, July 10 

Athletic Recreation Center  

1400 N. 26th St., 19121  

C.B. Moore Recreation Center  

2551 N. 22nd St., 19132  

Feltonville Recreation Center  

4726-4700 Ella St, 19120  

Shepard Recreation Center  

5700 Haverford Ave., 19131  

Tustin Playground  

5901 W. Columbia Ave., 19151  

Opening soon 

The following pools are scheduled to open soon. Please check back for exact opening dates: 

39th & Olive Playground  

700 N. 39th St., 19104  

Ford Recreation Center  

609 Snyder Ave., 19148  

Lee Cultural Center  

4328 Haverford Ave., 19104  

Lonnie Young Recreation Center  

1100 E. Chelten Ave., 19138  

O’Connor Pool  

2601 South St., 19146  

Scanlon Playground  

1099 E. Tioga St., 19134  

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