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:

  • Tuesday, June 21

    Fishtown Recreation Center
    Mill Creek Playground
    Samuel Recreation Center

  • Wednesday, June 22

    Barry Playground
    Lawncrest Recreation Center
    Penrose Playground

  • Thursday, June 23

    Kelly Pool
    Vogt Playground
    Pleasant Playground

  • Friday, June 24

    Murphy Recreation Center
    Mitchell 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

  • Week of July 4

    Hillside Recreation Center
    Christy Recreation Center
    J Finnegan Playground
    Northern Liberties Recreation Center
    Cherashore Playground
    CB Moore Recreation Center
    McVeigh Recreation Center
    Cobbs Creek Recreation Center
    Lackman Playground
    Stinger Square
    O’Connor Pool
    Sacks Playground
    39th & Olive Playground
    Lonnie Young Recreation Center
    Houseman Playground
    Feltonville Recreation Center
    Shepard Recreation Center
    Piccoli Playground
    Francisville Recreation Center
    Scanlon Recreation Center

  • Week of July 11

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