Here’s a Map of All 71 Philly Public Pools Open This Summer

The public pool in Francisville. | Photo Credit: Group Melvin Design and Sikora Wells Appel

We are starting to feel the real heat of summer this week — and Philadelphia’s public pools are opening just in time. Whether you’re a lap-swimmer, a sit-on-the-edge sunbather, or a diving board show-off, there’s a pool in Philly where you can splash around to your heart’s content. The best part? They’re all totally free.

Related: The Guide to Attending a Philly Public Pool: Just Show Up

Because there are many pools around the city, we’ve created a handy map so you can find the pool nearest to your neighborhood. On the map, you’ll find a few indoor pools (marked in orange), along with close to 70 outdoor pools.

Ready to swim? First, you’ll need to check the opening dates of each pool, which the City of Philadelphia has just released. For 2018, the first pool is slated to open on Tuesday, June 19, with the rest of the pools opening over the next week and a half. Find the pool summer hours and opening dates below.

Citywide Pool Hours

Monday to Friday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Refer to your pool of choice for days and times of open swim, family swim, and adult swim.

Pool Opening Dates

Tuesday, June 19

Lawncrest Recreation Center (6000 Rising Sun Ave., 19111)

Wednesday, June 20

Awbury Playground (6101 Ardleigh St., 19138)
Cione Playground (2600 E. Aramingo Ave., 19125)
Feltonville Recreation Center (231 E. Wyoming Ave., 19120)
Kelly Pool (4231 Landsdowne Dr., 19131)
Lee Cultural Center (4328 Haverford Ave., 19104)
Mander Playground (2140 N. 33rd St., 19121)
Max Myers Playground (1601 Hellerman St., 19149)
Murphy Recreation Center (300 W. Shunk St., 19148)
Vare Recreation Center (2600 Morris St., 19145)

Thursday, June 21

Christy Recreation Center (728 S. 55th St., 19143)
Fox Chase Recreation Center (7901 Ridgeway St., 19111)
Francisville Playground (1737 Francis St., 19130)
Hillside Recreation Center (201 Fountain St., 19127)
Jardel Recreation Center (1400 Cottman Ave., 19111)
Northern Liberties Recreation Center (321 Fairmount Ave., 19123)
Pleasant Playground (6720 Boyer St., 19119)
Vogt Recreation Center (4131 Unruh Ave., 19135)

Friday, June 22

East Poplar Playground (820 N. 8th St., 19123)
Morris Estate Cultural Center (1610 W. Chelten Ave., 19126)
Ridgway Pool (901 S. Broad St., 19147)
Samuel Recreation Center (3539 Gaul St., 19134)

Saturday, June 23

Marian Anderson Recreation Center (740 S. 17th St., 19146)
Baker Playground (5433 Landsdowne Ave., 19131)
Cobbs Creek Recreation Center (280 Cobbs Creek Pkwy., 19139)
Kendrick Recreation Center (5822 Ridge Ave., 19128)
Lackman Playground (1101 Bartlett St., 19115)

Monday, June 25

Carousel House Recreation Center (4300 Avenue of the Republic, 19131)
Gathers Recreation Center (2501 Diamond St., 19121)
Lincoln Pool (3201 Ryan Ave., 19136)
Lonnie Young Recreation Center (1100 E. Chelten Ave., 19138)
Mitchell Playground (3700 Whitehall Ln., 19114)
Pickett Pool (5700 Wayne Ave., 19144)
Scanlon Playground (1099 E. Tioga St., 19134)
Schmidt Playground (113 W. Ontario St., 19140)

Tuesday, June 26

Barry Playground (1800 Johnston St., 19145)
Dendy Playground (1501 N. 10th St., 19122)
Heitzman Recreation Center (2136 Castor Ave., 19134)
Hunting Park Recreation Center (900 Hunting Park Ave., 19140)
Jacobs Playground (4500 Linden Ave., 19114)
James Finnegan Playground (6900 Grovers Ave., 19142)
Kingsessing Recreation Center (4901 Kingsessing Ave., 19143)
Penrose Playground (1101 W. Susquehanna Rd., 19122)
Ziehler Playground (200 E. Olney Ave., 19120)

Wednesday, June 27

39th & Olive Playground (700 N. 39th St., 19104)
Athletic Recreation Center (1400 N. 26th St., 19121)
Amos Playground (1817 N. 16th St., 19121)
Chew Playground (1800 Washington Ave., 19146)
Cruz Playground (1431 6th St., 19122)
Hancock Playground (1401 N. Hancock St., 19122)
Houseman Recreation Center (5091 Summerdale Ave., 19124)
Sacks Playground (400 Washington Ave., 19147)
Simpson Recreation Center (1010 Arrott St., 19124)
Tustin Playground (5901 W. Columbia Ave., 19151)

Thursday, June 28

12th & Cambria Playground (2901 N. 12th St., 19133)
American Legion Playground (6201 Torresdale Ave., 19135)
Cohocksink Recreation Center (2901 Cedar St., 19134)
Ford Recreation Center (609 Snyder Ave., 19148)
M.L. King Recreation Center (2101 Cecil B. Moore Ave., 19121)
Mill Creek Playground (743 N. 48th St., 19139)
Piccoli Playground (1501 E. Bristol Ave., 19124)
Shepard Recreation Center (5700 Haverford Ave., 19131)

Friday, June 29

Belfield Recreation Center (2100 W. Chew Ave., 19138)
C.B. Moore Recreation Center (2551 N. 22nd St., 19132)
Cherashore Playground (851 W. Olney Ave., 19120)
F.J. Myers Recreation Center (5800 Chester Ave., 19143)
McVeigh Recreation Center* (400 E. Ontario St., 19134)
O’Connor Pool (2601 South St., 19146)
Shuler Playground (3000 N. 27th St., 19132)
Stinger Square (1400 S. 32nd St., 19146)
Waterloo Playground* (2502 N. Howard St., 19133)

* Denotes that the pool opening may be delayed due to damages.

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