Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced the City of Buffalo will open its outdoor swimming and wading pools a day early to provide residents relief from this weekend’s predicted heat and humidity.
Traditionally, the City’s Department of Public Works, Parks & Streets opens Buffalo public pools on July 1st, and operates them through Labor Day.
“With the weekend’s weather forecast predicting highs at or above 90 degrees, accompanied by high humidity this weekend, we decided to get the pools open on Saturday, instead of Sunday, so our residents can enjoy these great recreational assets. We expect a lot of families to take advantage of the early start to the swimming season,” Mayor Brown said.
Seven City swimming pools and two wading pools (2ft deep max) will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., starting this Saturday and running through Labor Day. Pools will be open both Saturday and Sunday, with regular summer schedule starting Monday.Each outdoor pool is closed one day per week for routine maintenance. Detailed schedules are posted at the individual pools.
The swimming pool at Shoshone Park is undergoing a major reconstruction and will remain closed this summer.
Cazenovia Indoor pool will also be open this weekend. Lovejoy Indoor pool is under construction and expected to open later in July.
Mayor Brown previously announced that the City’s splash pads were opened on June 22, corresponding with the last day of classes at Buffalo Public Schools.
A complete list of Buffalo’s public swimming and wading pools, and splash pads can be found on the City’s website: http://www.buffalony.gov/369/Public-Pool-Ice-Skating-Rink-Information