80% of Philadelphia public pools will open this summer. This will happen despite a nationwide lifeguard shortage. Philadelphia Parks and Recreation announced 50 of the city’s 63 pools will be available by the week of July 11. Pools will begin to open starting June 21.
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.
Please check with your neighborhood pool or search the Finder app for:
- Information about free swimming lessons.
- A list of the closest open pool or sprayground near you.
See the schedule of opening dates below: