All 60 of Parks & Rec’s available outdoor public pools are expected to open this summer, despite a nationwide lifeguard shortage. All pools will offer free swim lessons for children. They’ll also host mandatory swim lessons for more than 6,000 summer campers. See the schedule of opening dates below. This information will be updated regularly.

Pool details

Hours and availability

  • Pool schedules and hours vary based on available staffing.
  • All open pools offer public swim from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Additional public swim hours vary by site.

For more information, please check with your neighborhood pool or search our Finder app for:

  • Information about free swim lessons.
  • A list of the closest open pools or spraygrounds near you.

2024 Pool opening schedule


  • 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.
Please contact a site to confirm if a pool is open and operating. The following pools will not open for 2024 pool season:  Amos Pool, Baker Pool, CB Moore Pool, Cohen (Hillside) Pool, Cohox Pool, F.J. Myers Pool, Kingsessing Pool, McVeigh Pool, Sample Pool, and Ziehler Pool. Use the Parks & Rec Finder app, or click on the site names in the list below, to find each site’s contact information.


The schedule below will be updated each week with more pool opening dates.

Week of July 1, 2024

Monday, July 1

Tuesday, July 2

Wednesday, July 3

Thursday, July 4

Friday, July 5

Sunday, July 7

  • Cruz – 1431 N. 6th St., 19122. 
  • Dendy – 1501-39 N. 10th St., 19122.
  • Kelly Pool – 4231 Lansdowne Dr., 19131. 

Week of June 24, 2024

Monday, June 24

Tuesday, June 25

Wednesday, June 26

Thursday, June 27

Friday, June 28

Saturday, June 29

Week of June 17, 2024

Monday, June 17

Tuesday, June 18

Wednesday, June 19

Thursday, June 20

Friday, June 21

Saturday, June 22

Sunday, June 23