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:

  • Geography.
  • Past pool usage data.
  • Neighborhood need.

Pool schedules

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.
Our spraygrounds are another fun way to beat the heat.

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.


WEEK OF JULY 4, 2022

Monday, July 4 

Lackman Playground
Sacks Playground

Tuesday, July 5

McVeigh Recreation Center
Piccoli Playground

Wednesday, July 6

Cherashore Playground
Cobb Creek Park
O’Connor Playground

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
Scanlon Playground


Stinger Square 
39th & Olive Playground
Houseman Playground
Shepard Recreation Center
Francisville Recreation Center 


Hunting Park Recreation Center
Waterloo Playground
Tustin Recreation Center 
FJ Meyers Recreation Center 


Tuesday, June 21  

Fishtown Recreation Center 
Mill Creek Playground
Samuel Recreation Center  


Wednesday, June 22  

Barry Playground  
Lawncrest Recreation Center 


Thursday, June 23 

Kelly Pool  
Vogt Playground
Pleasant Playground  


Friday, June 24 

Murphy Recreation Center  
Mitchell Playground  
Penrose Playground
Simpson Recreation Center  


Monday, June 27

Bridesburg Recreation Center  
Athletic Recreation Center  
Ford Recreation Center  


Tuesday, June 28 

Awbury Playground  
Jacobs Playground  


Wednesday, June 29 

Jardel Recreation Center  
Marian Anderson Recreation Center  
Max Myers Playground  


Thursday, June 30

Hancock Playground  
Kendrick Recreation Center  


Friday, July 1 

Fox Chase Recreation Center


Saturday, July 2 

American Legion Playground
Cione Playground  
Mander Playground


View the full list of our pools, spraygrounds, splash pads, and sprinklers that will be open this season.