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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Mayor Brown Announces City of Buffalo Outdoor Swimming and Wading Pools are Now Open

Pool opening 2019

Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced the City of Buffalo’s outdoor public swimming and wading pools are open for the summer season. Six swimming pools and two wading pools made their 2019 debut at 11 a.m.

“Just in time for the arrival of true summer weather, our City of Buffalo swimming and wading pools are open for business. With the 11 splash pads open since May 24th, our families can now enjoy our swimming and wading pools through Labor Day,” Mayor Brown said.

The Allison outdoor pool, located at 50 Rees St., will be undergoing work to repair a water loss issue. Department of Public Works, Parks & Streets crews need to remove sections of the pool’s bottom to fix the leakage problems. Allison Pool will reopen next summer.

The Allison Splash Pad is not affected by the work and is open for the season.

Mayor Brown also announced the Lovejoy indoor pool was closed as of June 28 for the third phase of physical improvements. The pool will remain closed through the summer as upgrades are made to the facility’s pool surface, hot water heater and lighting.

This phase of work will cost $500,000. $800,000 was spent on the first two phases of the project which focused on building outer shell and internal mechanical functions.

Since 2006, the City has invested over $12 million to upgrade and maintain its pools and splashpads.

The swimming and wading pools are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and weekends, with each outdoor pool closed one day per week for routine maintenance. Detailed schedules are posted at the individual pools.

The Cazenovia indoor pool, which operates year round, is open Tuesday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and weekends, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. It is closed on Mondays.

A complete list of Buffalo’s public swimming and wading pools, and splash pads can be found on the City’s website:

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