Philadelphia Parks & Recreation’s outdoor pools are back! Most pools are opening for the 2021 summer season. The dates of each pool opening are listed below.

Please check with your neighborhood pool or search our Finder app for:

  • Open swim, family swim, and adult swim times.
  • Information about swim lessons and swim team activities.
  • A list of the closest open pool or sprayground near you.
Our spraygrounds are another fun way to beat the heat.

Some pools will not open this year due to a nationwide shortage of lifeguards. Here’s a list of those that will open starting June 30.

NOTE: Pool opening dates are subject to change, and opening times vary on each opening day.

Wednesday, June 30

J. Finnegan Playground 6801 Grovers Ave., 19142
Mander Playground 2140 N. 33rd St., 19121
Samuel Recreation Center 3539 Gaul St., 19134
Vogt Recreation Center 4131 Unruh Ave., 19135

Thursday, July 1

Bridesburg Recreation Center 4625 Richmond St., 19137
Francisville Playground 1737 Francis St., 19130
Lackman Playground 1101 Bartlett St., 19115
Simpson Recreation Center 1010 Arrott St., 19124

Friday, July 2

Barry Playground 1800 Johnston St., 19145
Cobbs Creek Recreation Center 280 Cobbs Creek Pkwy., 19139
Kendrick Recreation Center 5822 Ridge Ave., 19128
Northern Liberties Recreation Center 321 Fairmount Ave., 19123

Saturday, July 3

American Legion Playground 6201 Torresdale Ave., 19135
Cherashore Playground 851 W. Olney Ave., 19120
Fox Chase Recreation Center 7901 Ridgeway St., 19111
Murphy Recreation Center 300 W. Shunk St., 19148

Tuesday, July 6

Anderson Recreation Center 740 S. 17th St., 19146
Hancock Playground 1401 N. Hancock St., 19122
Max Myers Playground 1601 Hellerman St., 19149

Wednesday, July 7

Cione Playground 2600 E. Aramingo Ave., 19125
Heitzman Recreation Center 2136 Castor Ave., 19134
Mitchell Playground 3700 Whitehall Ln., 19114
Penrose Playground 1101 W. Susquehanna Rd., 19122
Pleasant Playground 6757 Chew Ave., 19119

Thursday, July 8

Houseman Recreation Center 5091 Summerdale Ave., 19124
Jacobs Playground 4500 Linden Ave., 19114
Kingsessing Recreation Center 4901 Kingsessing Ave., 19143
Sacks Playground 400 Washington Ave., 19147
Schmidt Playground 113 W. Ontario St., 19140
Vare Recreation Center 2600 Morris St., 19145

Friday, July 9

Awbury Playground 6101 Ardleigh St., 19138
Christy Recreation Center 728 S. 55th St., 19143
Jardel Recreation Center 1400 Cottman Ave., 19111
M.L. King Recreation Center 2101 Cecil B. Moore Ave., 19121
Stinger Square 1400 S. 32nd St., 19146

Saturday, July 10

Athletic Recreation Center 1400 N. 26th St., 19121
C.B. Moore Recreation Center 2551 N. 22nd St., 19132
Feltonville Recreation Center 4726-4700 Ella St, 19120
Shepard Recreation Center 5700 Haverford Ave., 19131

Monday, July 12

Ford Recreation Center 609 Snyder Ave., 19148

Friday, July 16

Tustin Playground 5901 W. Columbia Ave., 19151

Monday, July 20

Kelly Pool 4231 Landsdowne Dr., 19131

Additional information

Unfortunately, staffing requirements were not reached for the following pools. These pools cannot open this summer:

39th & Olive Playground 700 N. 39th St., 19104
Lee Cultural Center 4328 Haverford Ave., 19104
Lonnie Young Recreation Center 1100 E. Chelten Ave., 19138
McVeigh Recreation Center 400-64 E. Ontario St., 19134
O’Connor Pool 2601 South St., 19146

 

Our handy map-based Finder app will help you locate an open pool or sprayground near you. Just enter your address or zip code in the search bar at the top right and explore!