City pools, spray parks now open


Last updated 6/19/2017 at 6pm

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation (Citiparks) has opened 18 outdoor swimming pools and six spray parks for the summer season.

The Citiparks pools are located in Highland Park, Riverview Park, Schenley Park, Banksville, Bloomfield, Brighton Heights, Carrick, Greenfield, Hill District, Homewood, Lincoln Place, Mt. Washington, North Side, Polish Hill, Brookline, Westwood, Sheraden and South Side.

This week also marked the end of the Pittsburgh Public Schools’ academic year where Citiparks’ Second Grade Swim program -- an instructional program to teach all PPS second grade students how to swim -- completed its second successful year by teaching approximately 1,000 second graders from 16 schools across the city and provided 500 other students with free certificates for learn to swim training at any Citiparks pool this summer.

By the end of the Summer 2017, Citiparks will have reached every PPS second grader in the city with the opportunity to obtain a valuable, life-lasting and live-saving skill.

Hours of operation for operating outdoor pools are weekdays 1:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday and holiday hours are from 1:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. City residents can purchase pool tags for year-round admission to Citiparks outdoor pools or pay a daily admission.

Again this summer, any city resident 15 years or younger who is a member of a Citiparks Recreation Center will be able to use that pass at a pool for free admission. To receive free admission, a parent must register each child -- who must be 15 years or younger and a resident of the City of Pittsburgh -- at any of Citiparks’ 10 Recreation Centers and then bring the membership card to the pool each day for entry.

Six Citiparks spray parks will operate from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily (weather permitting). Spray parks -- located in Beechview, Beltzhoover, East Hills, Hazelwood, Shadyside and Troy Hill -- are free and will remain open through early fall.

For information about all Citiparks programs and events, visit


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