Public Pools Where You Can Swim for Free in Philadelphia, Mapped
Your guide to the city's public pools that are 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 free public pools. Even though there is a nationwide lifeguard shortage, all 61 sites are opening at various points throughout the season. Operating times 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 for the 2023 summer season.
Public Pools in Philly
Marian Anderson Recreation Center (740 South 17th Street, 19146)
American Legion Playground (6201 Torresdale Avenue, 19135)
Simpson Recreation Center (1010 Arrott Street, 19124)
Heitzman Recreation Center (2136 Castor Avenue, 19134)
Expected to open after July 5th
Amos Playground (1817-59 North 16th Street, 19121)
Baker Playground (5431-43 Lansdowne Avenue, 19131)
Belfield Recreation Center (2109 West Chew Avenue, 19138)
Cruz Recreation Center (1431 North 6th Street, 19122)
Dendy Recreation Center (1501-39 North 10th Street, 19122)
Gathers Recreation Center (2501-19 West Diamond Street, 19121)
Shuler Playground (3000 North 27th Street, 19132)
Stinger Square (1400 South 32nd Street, 19146)
Tustin Recreation Center (5901-29 West Columbia Avenue, 19151)
To help you find the pool nearest you, here is a map of all the public pools open in Philly this summer.