The City also announced that the staggered closure of City pools which was scheduled to begin this weekend will be delayed. The Department of Parks and Recreation originally planned to close 21 pools to end the summer swim season, but now will be closing only eight this weekend due to the extreme weather status.
The pools that will close are due to lack of lifeguard staffing. All city pools will remain open with the exception of the following:
Northern Liberties – 321 Fairmount Avenue, 19123
Lederer – 1202 E Montgomery Avenue, 19125
Cruz – 1400 N 5th Street, 19122
Penrose – 1101 W Susquehanna Ave, 19122 (*This location currently has mechanical issues and will close on 8/12.)
Schmidt – 113 W Ontario Street, 19140
Scanlon – 1099 E Tioga Street, 19134
Morris Estate – 1610 E Chelten Avenue, 19126
39th and Olive – 39th and Olive Streets, 19104
For the weekend and heat emergency, all pools are opened today from 11am – 7pm today and on Saturday and Sunday from 12pm – 5pm. The Mayor encourages all residents and visitors to find cooling centers and spay ground locations HERE.
If you see people who are homeless and suffering from the heat, call our outreach team at (215) 232-1984. Seniors in distress or residents concerned about a senior, should call the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA)’s HeatLine (215) 765-9040. Additional information and tips for staying cool are available HERE.