Another Heat Wave? No Sweat! A free way to stay cool in Parkside.

by Manuel McDonnell Smith

It’s getting hot out there. As we sweat through our second heat wave of the summer, an opportunity to cool off is just around the corner!

616768_371817916222513_1853951373_oJohn B. Kelly Pool is now open for the summer and is a relaxing and free opportunity to stay cool in the summer heat. According to Philadelphia Department of Recreation spokesperson Alain Joinville, Kelly Pool is open from 11 a.m – 7 p.m., Monday-Friday and from Noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The pool, which also recieved a fresh coat of paint before opening on June 23 has special activity hours posted on it’s Facebook page. They include:

  • Adult Swim: Mon/Wed/Fri from 5:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
  • Community Swim: Mon-Fri from 1:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. & Saturday from Noon to 4:45 p.m.
  • Family Swim: Tues & Thurs from 5:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 4:45 p.m.
  • Lap Swim: Mon-Fri from 11:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday from Noon to 4:45 p.m.

In addition to beating the heat, using the public pool is a “Community-Building, Life-Saving Beauty,” plus never mind those rumors of the pools being dirty and unsafe. Studies have shown that there is only an .0004% chance of getting sick in a public pool. So, now there’s no excuse to check out one of the best amenities that the neighborhood has to offer during the summer!

Enjoy, and stay cool!


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