Philly public pools start opening today for summer 2017

The latest heat wave may be over, but with summer now officially underway, it is time to consider taking a dip in one of Philadelphia’s public pools.

Starting Thursday, pools across the city will begin opening. Swimmers can enjoy the facilities Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on weekends from noon to 5p.m., according to the Parks and Recreation Department.

Spraygrounds — the park water features similar to running through sprinklers — will open on July 1.

Out in the Pennsylvania suburbs and New Jersey, private clubs rule the summer swim season. There are a few public pools outside the city limits that are open during the summer but most charge a fee.

Below is a list of when each Philadelphia pool will open.

Thursday, June 22
Please note: The pools opening on June 22 will open at 4pm.

  • Awbury (6101 Ardleigh St., 19138)
  • Cione (2600 E. Aramingo Ave., 19125)
  • Feltonville (231 E. Wyoming Ave., 19120)
  • Kelly (4231 Landsdowne Drive, 19131)
  • Lee (4328 Haverford Ave., 19104)
  • Mander (2140 N. 33rd St., 19121)
  • Max Myers (1601 Hellerman St., 19149)
  • Vare (2600 Morris St., 19145)

Friday, June 23

  • Christy (728 S 55th St., 19143)
  • Fox Chase (7901 Ridgeway St., 19111)
  • Francisville (1737 Francis St., 19130)
  • Hillside (201 Fountain St., 19127)
  • Lawncrest (6000 Rising Sun Ave., 19111)
  • O’Connor (2601 South St., 19146)
  • Pleasant (6720 Boyer St., 19119)
  • Vogt (4131 Unruh Ave., 19135)

Saturday, June 24

  • East Poplar (820 N Eighth St., 19123)
  • Jardel (1400 Cottman Ave., 19111)
  • Lonnie Young (1100 E. Chelten Ave., 19138)
  • McVeigh (400 E. Ontario St., 19134)
  • Northern Liberties (321 Fairmount Ave., 19123)
  • Ridgway (1301 Carpenter St., 19147)
  • In a 2016 file photo, Devin Sagan, of the Kensington neighborhood, appears to have the Cione Pool to himself.

Monday, June 26
* Indoor pools are indicated with an asterisk.

  • Anderson (740 S. 17th St., 19146)
  • * Carousel (4300 Avenue of the Republic, 19131)
  • Cobbs Creek (280 Cobbs Creek Pkwy, 19139)
  • Kendrick (5822 Ridge Ave., 19128)
  • Lackman (1101 Bartlett St., 19115)
  • * Lincoln (3201 Rowland Ave., 19136)
  • Penrose (1101 W Susquehanna Rd., 19122)
  • * Pickett (5700 Wayne Ave., 19144)
  • * Sayre (5835 Spruce St., 19139)
  • Shepard (5700 Haverford Ave., 19131)
  • Waterloo (2501 Waterloo St., 19133)

Tuesday, June 27

  • Gathers (2501 Diamond St., 19121)
  • Mitchell (3700 Whitehall Lane, 19114)
  • Morris Estate (1610 W. Chelten Ave., 19126)
  • Myers (5803 Kingsessing Ave., 19143)
  • Samuel (2501 E. Tioga St., 19134)
  • Schmidt (113 W. Ontario St., 19140)
  • Scanlon (1099 E Tioga St., 19134)

Wednesday, June 28

  • Barry (1800 Johnston St., 19145)
  • Dendy (1501 N. 10th St., 19122)
  • Heitzman (2136 Castor Ave., 19134)
  • Hunting Park (900 W. Hunting Park Ave., 19140)
  • Jacobs (4500 Linden Ave., 19114)
  • James Finnegan (6900 Grovers Ave., 19142)
  • Kingsessing (4901 Kingsessing Ave., 19143)
  • Murphy (300 W. Shunk St., 19148)
  • Ziehler (200 E. Olney Ave., 19120)

Thursday, June 29

  • 39th and Olive (700 N. 39th St., 19104)
  • Amos (1817 N. 16th St., 19121)
  • Athletic (1400 N. 26th St., 19121)
  • Chew (1800 Washington Ave., 19146)
  • Cruz (1431 Sixth St., 19122)
  • Hancock (1401 N. Hancock St., 19122)
  • Houseman (5091 Summerdale Ave., 19124)
  • Sacks (400 Washington Ave., 19147)
  • Simpson (1010 Arrott St., 19124)
  • Tustin (5901 W Columbia Ave., 19151)

Friday, June 30

  • 12th and Cambria (2901 N 12th St., 19133)
  • American Legion (6201 Torresdale Ave., 19135)
  • Baker (5433 Landsdowne Ave., 19131)
  • Bridesburg (4601 Richmond St., 19137)
  • Cohox (2901 Cedar St., 19134)
  • Ford (609 Snyder Ave., 19148)
  • Mill Creek (5100 Parrish St., 19139)
  • ML King (2101 Cecil B. Moore Ave., 19121)
  • Piccoli (1501 E Bristol Ave., 19124)

Saturday, July 1

  • Belfield (2100 W. Chew Ave., 19138)
  • CB Moore (2551 N. 22nd St., 19132)
  • Cherashore (851 W Olney Ave., 19120)
  • Shuler (3000 N 27th St., 19132)
  • Stinger Square (3200 Dickinson St., 19146)