Here are this summer’s opening dates for Philly public pools

Of the city’s six dozen swim spots, three will be missing this year.

West Philly's Kelly Pool will open on June 20.

West Philly's Kelly Pool will open on June 20.

Sydney Schaefer / Billy Penn

Happy summer, Philadelphia! The season officially begins next week, and with it, the opening of nearly six dozen city pools.

Run by the Dept. of Parks and Recreation, the pools will open to the public at staggered dates. Things kick off on June 19 with the opening of Northeast Philly’s Lawncrest pool, and continue with rolling launches for the following 10 days. Each pool has its own schedule, with different days and times for open swim, lessons and team activities.

For some, this post will be the bearer of bad news: three of the rec center pools won’t open this year.

We already told you that the Bridesburg pool wouldn’t see the light of day this year. Same goes for the Lederer pool (a.k.a. Fishtown’s Swimmo — which was also closed last summer) and the Sayre Morris pool in Cobbs Creek.

The rest will be welcoming swimmers soon. Check the map to find pools near you, and see the list below for its opening date.

Aside from those three closures, Philadelphians across the city can expect their neighborhood pool to open back up in the coming weeks. Here’s the full list of this summer’s opening dates:

Tuesday, June 19

Wednesday, June 20

  • Awbury (6101 Ardleigh St., 19138)
  • Cione (2600 E. Aramingo Ave., 19125)
  • Feltonville (231 E. Wyoming Ave., 19120)
  • Kelly (4231 Landsdowne Dr., 19131)
  • Lee (4328 Haverford Ave., 19104)
  • Mander (2140 N. 33rd St., 19121)
  • Max Myers (1601 Hellerman St., 19149)
  • Murphy (300 W. Shunk St., 19148)
  • Vare (2600 Morris St., 19145)

Thursday, June 21

The pool at Samuel Recreation Center is set to open on Friday, June 21.

The pool at Samuel Recreation Center will open for the season on June 22.

Sydney Schaefer / Billy Penn

Friday, June 22

Saturday, June 23

Monday, June 25

A swimmer pushes off the pool wall to swim a lap the length of Kelly Pool.

A swimmer pushes off the pool wall to swim a lap the length of Kelly Pool

Sydney Schaefer / Billy Penn

Tuesday, June 26

Wednesday, June 27

  • 39th and Olive (700 N. 39th St., 19104)
  • Athletic (1400 N. 26th St., 19121)
  • Amos (1817 N. 16th St., 19121)
  • Chew (1800 Washington Ave., 19146)
  • Cruz (1431 6th 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)
Marian Anderson pool will open on June 23.

Marian Anderson pool will open on June 23.

Sydney Schaefer / Billy Penn

Thursday, June 28

Friday, June 29

* = Pool opening may be delayed due to damages.

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