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Philly’s public pools open for 2019 season

Here’s what to know about opening dates

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The swimming season is officially here: Philly has started opening up its public pools for the summer.

Mayor Jim Kenney announced the first opening Monday at the newly rebuilt Bridesburg Pool in the Bridesburg Recreation Center on Richmond Street. It’s followed by pool openings at 27 more locations throughout the week. The city owns a total of 70 pools around Philly, and they’ll all be opening over the coming weeks.

The Bridesburg pool was built in 1954 and became a well-used part of the community, although it’s suffered wear and tear over the years. It was finally torn down and replaced with an entirely new pool this spring thanks to the city’s $500 million Rebuild project, according to BillyPenn.

Phillies player Mike Schmidt, a melanoma survivor, is working with the city to donate sunscreen dispensers to the Bridesburg location, as well as 10 other pools around the city, according to a statement from the mayor’s office.

Here’s a list of the other pool openings this week:

Tuesday, June 18

  • Lee Cultural Center (4328 Haverford Avenue)
  • O’Connor Pool (2601 South Street)

Wednesday, June 19

  • Cione Playground (2600 East Aramingo Avenue)
  • Feltonville Recreation Center (4726-4700 Ella Street)
  • Kelly Pool (4231 Landsdowne Drive)
  • Lawncrest Recreation Center (6000 Rising Sun Avenue)
  • Max Myers Playground (1601 Hellerman Street)
  • Sacks Playground (400 Washington Avenue)

Thursday, June 20

  • Christy Recreation Center (728 S. 55th Street)
  • Fox Chase Recreation Center (7901 Ridgeway Street)
  • Francisville Playground (1737 Francis Street)
  • Mander Playground (2140 N. 33rd Street)
  • Northern Liberties Recreation Center (321 Fairmount Avenue)
  • Pleasant Playground (6757 Chew Avenue)
  • Vogt Recreation Center (4131 Unruh Avenue)

Friday, June 21

  • East Poplar Playground (820 North 8th Street)
  • Ridgway Pool (1301 Carpenter Street)
  • Samuel Recreation Center (3539 Gaul Street)
  • Vare Recreation Center (2600 Morris Street, 19145)
  • Ziehler Playground (200 E. Olney Avenue)

Saturday, June 22

  • American Legion Playground (6201 Torresdale Avenue)
  • Cobbs Creek Recreation Center (280 Cobbs Creek Parkway)
  • Cohocksink Recreation Center (2901 Cedar Street)
  • Dendy Playground (1501 N. 10th Street)
  • Lackman Playground (1101 Bartlett Street)
  • Mitchell Playground (3700 Whitehall Lane)
  • Scanlon Playground (1099 East Tioga Street)

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