Philadelphia Parks And Recreation Kicks Off 2014 Pool Season

Philadelphia, June 20, 2014 – Michael DiBerardinisDeputy Mayor for Environmental and Community Resources, kicked off the 2014 pool season at Cruz Recreation Center (6th & Master Streets) in the Kensington neighborhood. During the next two weeks, pools will open every day until all 70 are open; and all pools will open by July 1.  Pools will operate from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday – Friday, and 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm on weekends.

“City pools provide citizens with a safe, fun, free way to cool off in the summer right in their own neighborhoods,” said DiBerardinis.  “In addition, our aquatics program provides summer jobs for youth; we employ more than 800 people every summer as lifeguards and pool maintenance aids.”

City pools provide opportunities for exercise and relaxation in a healthy and safe environment. Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the City agency that operates and staffs the pools, also provides free swim lessons to children.  Parents or guardians can visit or call their neighborhood recreation center to find out how to apply.

To find a pool in your neighborhood visit:

For more free summer fun opportunities visit:
The City pool opening schedule for 2014 is as follows:

Friday, June 20thCruz-6th and Master 

Saturday, June 21st

Vogt-4131 Unruh Ave

Feltonville-Ella and Wyoming

Awbury- Ardleigh and Haines

Penrose-12th and Susquenna

Vare- 2600 Morris Street

Myers-58th and Kingsessing

Christy-56th and Christian



Monday, June 23rd

Fox Chase-7901 Ridgeway Street

Samuel- 2501 E. Tioga

Northern Liberties-321 Fairmount Ave

Heitzman- 2136 Castor Ave

Lawncrest- 6000 Rising Sun

Hillside- Fountain and Fowler

Mander- 33rd and Diamond

Lee- 4400 Haverford Ave

Kelly- 4231 N. Concourse

Carousel- Belmont and North Concourse

Lincoln- 3201 Ryan Ave

Pickett- Wayne and Chelten

Hartranft- 8th and Cumberland

Sayre- 59th and Spruce

Tuesday, June 24Jardel-Cottman and PennwayLackman-Chesworth and Bartlett

Ziehler- 200-64 E. Olney Ave.

Morris Estate-1610 East Chelten

E. Poplar-800-842 N. 8th Street

Anderson-17th and Fitzwater

O’Connor- 26thand South

J. Finnegan- 69thand Grovers



Wednesday, June 25Cohox- Cedar and CambriaCione- 2600 Aramingo (at Lehigh)

Lederer- E. Montgomery & Girard Ave

Simpson- 1010 Arrott Street

Lonnie Young-Chelten andArdleigh

Gathers- 25th and Diamond

Ridgway- 1200 Carpenter Street

Cobbs Creek-Cobbs Creek and Walnut


Thursday, June 26Mitchell- 3700 Whitehall LaneHancock-Hancock and Master

McVeigh- D and Ontario

Kendrick- Ridge and Pensdale

Francisville-1750 Wiley Street

Sacks- 4th and Washington

Barry- 18th and Bigler



Friday, June 27Jacobs- Linden and JacksonAmerican

Legion- 6201 Torresdale Ave

Piccoli-4300 Castor Ave

Belfield- 21st and Chew

Amos- 16th and Berks

Athletic- 26th and Master

Murphy- 4th and Shunk

Mill Creek- 4700 Brown Street

Kingsessing-50thand Chester





Monday, June 30 Max Myers- 1601 Hellerman Street

Scanlon- J and Tioga

Schmidt- Howard and Ontario

Houseman- 5091 Summerdale Avenue

Dendy- 10th and Oxford

Waterloo- Waterloo  and Cumberland

Chew- 19th and Washington

Baker- Conestoga and Lansdowne

Shepard-5700 Haverford Ave




Tuesday, July 1 Bridesburg-4625 Richmond Street

Cherashore- 10thand Chew

12th and Cambria-12th and Cambria

Hunting Park-1101 W Hunting Park Ave

Pleasant- 6750 Boyer Street

Shuler- 27th and Clearfield

ML King-22nd and Cecil B Moore

Ford- 609 Snyder Ave

Stinger Square-32nd and Dickinson

Tustin-5901 W. Columbia Ave

39th and Olive-39th and Olive





About Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation advances the prosperity of the city and the progress of her people through intentional and sustained stewardship of public land and waterways as well as through safe, stimulating recreation, environmental and cultural centers. PPR helps Philadelphia’s children and other residents grow by connecting them to the natural world, to each other, and to fun, physical and social opportunities. For more information, find Philadelphia Parks & Recreation online at and follow @philaparkandrec on social media:


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