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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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 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

June 14th

Fletcher (Mill Creek) Playground  (743 North 48th Street, 19139)
Hunting Park Recreation Center (900 Hunting Park Avenue, 19140)
Samuel Recreation Center (3539 Gaul Street, 19134)

June 15th

Marian Anderson Recreation Center (740 South 17th Street, 19146)

June 16th

Jacobs Playground (4500 Linden Avenue, 19114)
Kelly Pool (4231 Lansdowne Drive, 19131)

June 17th

Feltonville Recreation Center (4726 Ella Street, 19120)
Ford Recreation Center (609-33 Snyder Avenue, 19148)
Morris Estate Cultural Center (1610 West Chelten Avenue, 19126)

June 18th

Houseman Playground (5091 Summerdale Avenue, 19124)
Lackman Memorial Playground (1101 Bartlett Street, 19115)

June 19th

Cione Playground (2600 East Aramingo Avenue, 19125)
Lawncrest Recreation Center (6000 Rising Sun Avenue, 19111)
Pleasant Playground (6757 Chew Avenue, 19119)

June 20th

Bridesburg Recreation Center (4625 Richmond Street, 19137)
Mander Playground (2140 North 33rd Street, 19121)

June 21st

Cobbs Creek Recreation Center (280 Cobbs Creek Parkway, 19139)
Northern Liberties Recreation Center (321 Fairmount Avenue, 19123)
Scanlon Recreation Center (1099 East Tioga Street, 19134)

June 22nd

American Legion Playground (6201 Torresdale Avenue, 19135)

June 23rd

Jardel Recreation Center (1400 Cottman Avenue, 19111)
Kendrick Recreation Center (5822-24 Ridge Avenue, 19128)
Mitchell Playground (3700 Whitehall Lane, 19114)

June 24th

Christy Recreation Center (728 South 55th Street, 19143)
Francisville Recreation Center (1737-39 Francis Street, 19121)

June 25th

O’Connor Pool (2601-13 South Street, 19146)
Piccoli Playground (1501 East Bristol Street, 19124)
Sacks Playground (400 Washington Avenue, 19147)

June 26th

Athletic Recreation Center (1400 North 26th Street, 19121)
Fishtown Recreation Center (1219-25 East Montgomery Avenue, 19125)
Waterloo Playground (2501 North Howard Street, 19133)

June 27th

Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center (2551 North 22nd Street, 19132)
Ridgway Park Pool (1301 Carpenter Street, 19147)
Vogt Recreation Center (4131 Unruh Avenue, 19135)

June 28th

Chew Playground (1800 Washington Avenue, 19146)
East Poplar Playground (820 North 8th Street, 19123)
Shepard Recreation Center (5700 Haverford Avenue, 19131)

June 29th

J. Finnegan Playground (6801 Grovers Avenue, 19142)
Lonnie Young Recreation Center (1100 East Chelten Avenue, 19138)

June 30th

Simpson Recreation Center (1010 Arrott Street, 19124)

July 1st

Awbury Park & Recreation Center (6101 Ardleigh Street, 19138)
F.J. Myers Recreation Center (5800 Chester Avenue, 19143)
Hancock Playground (147 Master Street, 19122)

July 2nd

Barry Playground (1800 Johnston Street, 19145)
Cherashore Playground (851-951 West Olney Avenue, 19141)

July 3rd

Fox Chase Recreation Center (7901 Ridgeway Street, 19111)
Lee Cultural Center (4328 Haverford Avenue, 19104)
Lincoln (3201 Ryan Avenue, 19136)

July 4th

39th & Olive Playground (700-14 North 39th Street, 19104)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center (2101-35 Cecil B. Moore Avenue, 19121)
Murphy Recreation Center (300 West Shunk Street, 19148)

July 5th

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.