Seven City of Pittsburgh Pools Will Remain Open Through Labor Day

The pools will be open for a week longer than expected.


This warm weather may not be going anywhere, and neither are Pittsburgh’s city pools.

Citiparks officials announced this week that seven of the city’s pools will remain open a full week longer than expected, keeping visitors cool through Labor Day.

Starting on Monday, Aug. 29, some pools will see a reduction in operating hours, as many lifeguards are heading back to school. But the seven pools remaining open — Ammon in the Hill District, Jack Stack in Brighton Heights, Bloomfield, Moore in West Liberty, Ormsby on the South Side, Ream in Mount Washington and Schenley in Oakland — will remain open through Sept. 5 with the following operating hours:


  • Lap Swim:  3-4 p.m.
  • Open Swim:  4-7:45 p.m.


  • Lap Swim:  12-1 p.m.
  • Open Swim:  1-5:45 p.m.

The city also noted that Bloomfield will have lap swim from 2-4 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekends and Labor Day.

A statement from Mayor Ed Gainey said the city was able to open 12 pools this summer, compared with eight in 2021.  

The Sue Murray Pool on the North Side had to close prematurely, the city announced Aug. 19, because of a pump in need of repairs. The pump, without which the pool cannot operate, helps to keep the water clean and safe, and repairs are expected to be complete before the 2023 swimming season. The Highland Park pool also had to close early due to storm damage.

Up-to-date information on which pools are open can be found on the CitiParks website.

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