Where You Can Dive In and Cool Off in Allegheny County This Summer
County pools and spray parks to open for the season on Saturday, June 3. The City of Pittsburgh has not released pool season details yet.
As the temperature starts to rise, Allegheny County residents eager to beat the heat can start diving into four county-run pools or enjoy a refreshing visit to its two spray parks.
The Allegheny County Parks Department is set to open county pools for the season on Saturday, June 3.
Boyce Park Wave Pool in Monroeville and Plum, North Park Swimming Pool in Hampton, McCandless and Pine townships, Settlers Cabin Wave Pool in Collier, North Fayette and Robinson townships, and South Park Wave Pool in Bethel Park and South Park Township will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. through Labor Day, weather and conditions permitting.
The county’s Deer Lakes Spray Park in Frazer and West Deer townships and Round Hill Spray Park in Elizabeth Township will also open for the season on Saturday. Spray parks are free and open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, weather and conditions permitting.
While the county has met its goal for hiring for the 2023 pool season, the parks department is still hiring lifeguards. There are two classes remaining for any lifeguards still looking to be certified – one this weekend at North Park and one at Settlers Cabin in late June. To apply or for more information, visit the lifeguard positions page on the county website, call: 412-350-2468, or email.
Daily Admission Rates
Daily admission rates for residents and non-residents are as follows:
- Senior citizen (ages 60+) — $3/$4
- Adult (ages 18-59) — $6/$8
- Junior or Youth (ages 6-17) — $5/$6
- Children (ages 0-5) — $1
The City of Pittsburgh has not released information regarding the opening of its pools for this season. A spokesman for the Parks and Recreation Department told Pittsburgh Magazine Tuesday the announcement will be made in the next week or two, with opening likely occurring in mid-June.
The city runs 18 pools and has only been able to open a dozen of them since 2019 due to the pandemic and a lifeguard shortage. The spokesman declined to comment on the lifeguard situation.