Everett A. Gillison, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Chief of Staff to Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Michael DiBerardinis, Deputy Mayor for Environmental and Community Resources, and District Attorney Seth Williams kicked off the 2015 pool season at Mander Recreation Center (2140 North 3rd Street) in the Strawberry Mansion 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 opportunities for exercise and relaxation in a healthy and safe environment. Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the City agency that operates and staffs the pools, hires approximately 800 pool staffers each summer as lifeguards or pool maintenance aids 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 2015 is as follows:


Friday, June 19th


Mander- 33rd and Diamond

Max Myers- 1601 Hellerman Street

Vare- 2600 Morris Street

Kelly- 4231 N. Concourse


Monday, June 22nd 

Fox Chase-7901 Ridgeway Street

Vogt-4131 Unruh Ave

Bridesburg-4625 Richmond Street

Feltonville-Ella and Wyoming

Awbury- Ardleigh and Haines

Francisville- 1750 Wiley Street

Lee- 4400 Haverford Ave


Carousel- Belmont and North Concourse

Lincoln- 3201 Ryan Ave

Pickett- Wayne and Chelten

Hartranft- 8th and Cumberland

Sayre- 59th and Spruce


Tuesday, June 23


Samuel- 2501 E. Tioga

Northern Liberties- 321 Fairmount Ave

Simpson- 1010 Arrott Street


Hillside- Fountain and Fowler



Waterloo- Waterloo  and Cumberland


Christy-56th and Christian

J. Finnegan- 69th and Grovers




Wednesday, June 24


Jardel-Cottman and Pennway

Cohox- Cedar and Cambria

Cione- 2600 Aramingo (at Lehigh)



Lederer- E. Montgomery & Girard Ave

Lonnie Young- Chelten and Ardleigh

E. Poplar-800-842 N. 8th Street

Ridgway- 1200 Carpenter Street


Thursday, June 25


Lackman- Chesworth and Bartlett


Legion- 6201 Torresdale Ave



Ziehler- 200-64 E. Olney Ave.

Lawncrest- 6000 Rising Sun

Gathers- 25th and Diamond

Barry- 18th and Bigler

Cobbs Creek- Cobbs Creek and Walnut


Friday, June 26


Mitchell- 3700 Whitehall Lane

Heitzman- 2136 Castor Ave

Hancock- Hancock and Master


Morris Estate-1610 East Chelten


Penrose-12th and Susquehanna

Anderson-17th and Fitzwater

Myers-58th and Kingsessing


Saturday, June 27


Jacobs- Linden and Jackson

McVeigh- D and Ontario

Piccoli-4300 Castor Ave

Pleasant- 6750 Boyer Street

Dendy- 10th and Oxford

Murphy- 4th and Shunk

Kingsessing-50th and Chester


Monday, June 29


Hunting Park- 1101 W Hunting Park Ave

Houseman- 5091 Summerdale Avenue

Amos- 16th and Berks

Athletic- 26th and Master

Chew- 19th and Washington

Sacks- 4th and Washington

Mill Creek- 4700 Brown Street

Shepard-5700 Haverford Ave

Tuesday, June 30


Scanlon- J and Tioga

Schmidt- Howard and Ontario

Shuler- 27th and Clearfield

ML King-22nd and Cecil B Moore

Ford- 609 Snyder Ave

O’Connor- 26th and South

39th and Olive- 39th and Olive

Tustin-5901 W. Columbia Ave

Wednesday, July 1


Cruz-6th and Master

Cambria & 12th12th and Cambria

Cherashore- 10th and Chew

Belfield- 21st and Chew

Kendrick- Ridge and Pensdale

CB Moore– 2551 N 22nd Street

Stinger Square-32nd and Dickinson

Baker- Conestoga and Lansdowne






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