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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The Northern Liberties Recreation Center has one of the many public pools in Philly. / Photograph by Margo Reed

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

June 21st

Fishtown Recreation Center (1219 East Montgomery Avenue, 19125)
Mill Creek Playground  (743 North 48th Street, 19139)
Samuel Recreation Center (3539 Gaul Street, 19134)

June 22nd

Barry Playground (1800 Johnston Street, 19145)
Lawncrest Recreation Center (6000 Rising Sun Avenue, 19111)
Penrose Playground (1101 West Susquehanna Avenue, 19122)

June 23rd

Kelly Pool (4231 Landsdowne Drive, 19131)
Pleasant Playground (6757 Chew Avenue, 19119)
Vogt Recreation Center (4131 Unruh Avenue, 19135)

June 24th

Mitchell Playground (3700 Whitehall Lane, 19114)
Murphy Recreation Center (300 West Shunk Street, 19148)
Simpson Recreation Center (1010 Arrott Street, 19124)

June 27th

Athletic Recreation Center (1400 North 26th Street, 19121)
Bridesburg Recreation Center (4625 Richmond Street, 19137)
Otis T. Ford Recreation Center (609 Snyder Avenue, 19148)

June 28th

Awbury Recreation Center (6101 Ardleigh Street, 19138)
Jacobs Playground (4500 Linden Avenue, 19114)

June 29th

Jardel Recreation Center (1400 Cottman Avenue 19111)
Marian Anderson Recreation Center (740 South 17th Street, 19146)
Max Myers Playground (1601 Hellerman Street, 19149)

June 30th

Hancock Playground (147 Master Street, 19122)
Kendrick Recreation Center (5822 Ridge Avenue, 19128)

July 1st

Fox Chase Recreation Center (7901 Ridgeway Street, 19111)

July 2nd

American Legion Playground (6201 Torresdale Avenue, 19135)
Cione Playground (2600 East Aramingo Avenue, 19125)
Mander Playground (2140 North 33rd Street, 19121)

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.