80% of Philadelphia public pools will open this summer. This will happen despite a nationwide lifeguard shortage. See the schedule of opening dates below. This information will be updated regularly.
Which pools will open?
The pools that will open were selected based on several factors. These include:
- Past pool usage data.
- Neighborhood need.
Pool schedules will vary based on available staffing. In some areas, pools located close to each other will operate on a split schedule. This will help maximize community access to pools.
For more information
Please check with your neighborhood pool or search our Finder app for:
- Information about free swimming lessons.
- A list of the closest open pool or sprayground near you.
50 of Parks & Rec’s 63 pools will open this summer. Here’s a list of those that will open starting Tuesday, June 21.
- Pool opening dates are subject to change.
- Opening times vary on each opening day.
- Click on the name of the site listed below for address and contact information.
- * indicates a pool with an ADA compliant pool lift.
Please contact a site to confirm if a pool is open and operating. Use the Parks & Rec Finder app, or click on the site names in the list below, to find each site’s phone number.
WEEK OF JULY 18, 2022
Thursday, July 21, 2022
|Francisville Recreation Center|
Saturday, July 23, 2022
|Tustin Recreation Center|
- 9th & Olive Playground
- Hunting Park Recreation Center
- FJ Meyers Recreation Center
- Waterloo Playground
Tuesday, June 21
|*Fishtown Recreation Center – ADA compliant pool lift available, contact staff for assistance.
|Mill Creek Playground|
|Samuel Recreation Center|
Wednesday, June 22
|Lawncrest Recreation Center|
Thursday, June 23
|*Pleasant Playground – ADA compliant pool lift available, contact staff for assistance.|
Friday, June 24
|Murphy Recreation Center|
|Penrose Playground – ADA compliant pool lift available, contact staff for assistance.|
|Simpson Recreation Center|
Monday, June 27
|Bridesburg Recreation Center|
|Athletic Recreation Center|
|Ford Recreation Center|
Tuesday, June 28
Wednesday, June 29
|Jardel Recreation Center|
|Marian Anderson Recreation Center|
|Max Myers Playground|
Thursday, June 30
|Kendrick Recreation Center|
Friday, July 1
|*Fox Chase Recreation Center – ADA compliant pool lift available, contact staff for assistance.|
Saturday, July 2
|American Legion Playground|
|*Mander Playground – ADA compliant pool lift available, contact staff for assistance.|
Monday, July 4
Tuesday, July 5
Wednesday, July 6
|Cobb Creek Park|
Thursday, July 7
|Feltonville Recreation Center|
|J. Finnegan Playground|
|Lonnie Young Recreation Center|
Friday, July 8
|Christy Recreation Center|
|Hillside Recreation Center|
Saturday, July 9
|Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center|
|Northern Liberties Recreation Center|
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
|Shepard Recreation Center|