Public Pools Where You Can Swim for Free Around Philadelphia, Mapped
We've mapped (and listed!) the city's public pools open this summer.
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This year, Philadelphians have the chance to enjoy some relief from the sweltering summer heat at the city’s many public pools. No need to head to the Shore (not that we don’t love the beach), because there are plenty of pool options for you to dive into across the region — for free!
Before heading out to show off those Olympic swimming skills, be sure to check if your local pool-of-choice is open. Philadelphia’s Parks and Recreation Department recently announced that 13 of the city’s outdoor sites would remain closed this year due to lifeguard shortages. The remaining 50 pools will be opening at various points throughout the season. Operating times also differ for each location, so be sure to search the pool Finder app for updates on swimming hours, free lessons, and swim team activities.
The list below details when each pool will be open and operating, starting June 21st.
Citywide Public Pool Hours
Daily: Noon to 5 p.m.
Refer to your pool of choice for days and times of open swim, family swim, and adult swim.
Public Pools in Philly
Fox Chase Recreation Center (7901 Ridgeway Street, 19111)
Week of July 4th
39th & Olive Playground (700 North 39th Street, 19104)
Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center (2551 North 22nd Street, 19132)
Cherashore Playground (900 West Olney Avenue, 19141)
Christy Recreation Center (728 South 55th Street, 19143)
Cobbs Creek Recreation Center (280 Cobbs Creek Parkway, 19139)
Feltonville Recreation Center (4726 Ella Street, 19120)
Francisville Recreation Center (1737 Francis Street, 19121)
Hillside Pool (201 Fountain Street, 19128)
Houseman Playground (5091 Summerdale Avenue, 19124)
J. Finnegan Playground (6801 Grovers Avenue, 19142)
Lackman Playground (1101 Bartlett Street, 19115)
Lonnie Young Recreation Center (1100 East Chelten Avenue, 19138)
McVeigh Recreation Center (400 East Ontario Street, 19134)
Northern Liberties Recreation Center (321 Fairmount Avenue, 19123)
O’Connor Pool (2601 South Street, 19146)
Piccoli Playground (1501 East Bristol Street, 19124)
Sacks Playground (400 Washington Avenue, 19147)
Scanlon Recreation Center (1099 East Tioga Street, 19134)
Shepard Recreation Center (5700 Haverford Avenue, 19131)
Stinger Square (1400 South 32nd Street, 19146)
Week of July 11th
FJ Myers Recreation Center (5800 Chester Avenue, 19143)
Hunting Park Recreation Center (900 Hunting Park Avenue, 19140)
Tustin Recreation Center (5901 West Columbia Avenue, 19151)
Waterloo Playground (2501 North Howard Street, 19133)
To help you find the pool nearest you, here is a map of all the public pools open in Philly this summer.