School's Out for Summer! Keep Cool at a City Pool, Sprayground, and Your Neighborhood Library!

By Peter SM Tue, June 4, 2019

Today marks the last day of classes for School District of Philadelphia teachers and students and the beginning of summer break!

Most thoughts and activities will turn to the outdoors, and when it's time to keep cool from that sweltering sun, you'll want to know where your nearest neighborhood pools and spraygrounds are located. This year, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation’s 74 outdoor pools will open on a rolling basis beginning June 17 through June 28. Don't know how to swim? There will be free swim lessons available this year as well! Click on the map image below to find your neighborhood pool!


Or if a sprayground is more your speed, there are a number of them around the city, most around or in neighborhood playgrounds, suitable for all ages. Click on the map image below to find your spraygrounds!


Don't have a swimsuit? Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is leading a citywide campaign to collect and distribute new swimwear and swim accessories for Philly’s youth! Swimwear items being asked for and collected include:

  • Youth and adult bathing suits (all sizes)
  • Swim diapers (all sizes)
  • Flip flops (all sizes)
  • Beach towels
  • Goggles

Note: only new items with tags will be accepted. Used items will not be accepted.

Donations can be dropped off at one of these six locations:

Drop-off times are 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

And when you want to take a break from the pool or sprayground, remember you can also keep cool at your neighborhood Free Library location, where there will be fun and free events taking place all summer long—from Summer Reading and movie screenings to storytimes and summer camps, cooking classes and crafts to gaming and interactive exhibitions—and so much more!

Jump into Summer and stay cool!
Jump into Summer and stay cool!
Visit one of Philly's many spraygrounds this summer!
Visit one of Philly's many spraygrounds this summer!
Keep cool at your neighborhood Free Library location, where there will be fun and free events taking place all summer long!
Keep cool at your neighborhood Free Library location, where there will be fun and free events taking place all summer long!

Comments

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ivelisse - philadelphia Thu, June 20, 2019
Could you please sent me the list of swimming pool?
Thuy phan - Philadelphia Sat, June 22, 2019
Hi Thuy, City Swimming Pool openings can be found at the following link: https://www.phila.gov/2019-06-14-2019-pool-opening-dates
Peter S.M. - Philadelphia Mon, June 24, 2019

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