Need to Cool Off? See Which Pools are About to Open in Pittsburgh
The City of Pittsburgh is poised to open 15 of its 18 pools on Saturday. Three remain closed due to needed major renovations.
The sweltering days of summer are (or should be) just around the corner and the City of Pittsburgh has announced it is poised to open 15 of its 18 pools on Saturday, June 17.
Despite facing a lifeguard shortage, the city announced June 9 it has hired 145 lifeguards to staff the following cool spots this season:
- Ammon Pool, 2217 Bedford Ave., Hill District
- Banksville Pool, 1461 Crane Ave.
- Highland Park Pool, 151 Lake Ave.
- Jack Stack, 600 Brighton Woods Road, Brighton Heights
- Magee Pool, 745 Greenfield Ave., Greenfield
- McBride Pool, 1785 McBride Ave., Lincoln Place
- Moore Pool, 1801 Pioneer Ave., West Liberty
- Ormsby Pool, 79 S. 22nd St., South Side
- Phillips Pool, 201 Parkfield St., Carrick
- Ream Pool, 321 Merrimac St., Mount Washington
- Riverview Pool, 400 Riverview Ave., Perry North
- Schenley Pool, Overlook Drive, Schenley Park, Oakland
- Sue Murray Pool, 301 Cedar Ave., North Side
- Westwood Pool, 100 Guyland St.
- West Penn Pool, 450 30th St., Polish Hill
Three of the city’s pools — Bloomfield, Homewood and Sheraden — will remain closed this season due to needed major repairs, according to Mayor Ed Gainey’s Twitter feed.
Hours of operation vary based on location. Most pools will be open seven days a week, with amended hours on holidays (June 19 for Juneteenth, July 4 for Independence Day and Sept. 4 for Labor Day).
Four city pools will operate on a five-day schedule. The Banksville and Riverview pools will have open swims from noon to 4:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 1 to 5:45 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The McBride and Sue Murray pools will hold open swims Monday through Friday from noon to 4:45 p.m.
For more hours and admission rates, visit the CitiParks website.
“We appreciate the community’s support in this year’s lifeguard recruitment efforts. We are encouraged with the growth of our team and being able to open 15 pools,” said Kathryn Vargas, CitiParks director, in a city press release.