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Area pools opening for season still not back to prepandemic rules


Photo by Lynne Deliman; A picture of the 2022 end-of-season dog swim event at the Wave Pool in Settler's Cabin Park.

Staff Reports


While municipalities are opening swimming pools on or around Memorial Day weekend, the City of Pittsburgh pools are still closed. Citparks Pools are not set to open until June 17, and even then, they are still having problems staffing them.


Whether the West End’s Sheradan Park Pool, which has been closed since 2020 will remain so is still unknown as of Gazette 2.0’s publication date.

Crafton Swimming Pool

The Crafton pool opened Memorial Day weekend, with regular hours beginning June 3. They are scheduled to close on Labor Day weekend, Monday, Sept. 4.


The pool is open Monday through Saturday, from noon to 7 p.m. and Sundays, 1 to 6 p.m.


The pool is open to non-residents with a day rate of $15. Residents pay $10. Season-long pool passes are limited to residents of Crafton and residents of Carnegie, Ingram, Rosslyn Farms and Thornburg boroughs.


Children under two swim for free. Information about season passes is available on the borough website


Location: Crafton Park, 115 W. Steuben St, Crafton


Clever Park Pool

This sentence should read: This year managers of the Clever Park Pool backed away slightly from last year's unpopular decision to restrict all non-Robinson residents from the pool. This year, they widened the opportunity to allow people who live in the Montour School District to also have a dip. However, the pool is still closed to anyone outside the school district. District communities include Ingram, Kennedy Township, Pennsbury Village, Robinson and Thornburg. However, residents can purchase pool passes for any guest, regardless of address.

Other changes include a new concessions stand with access to people who are using the park but not inside the pool area, updated lifeguard stands and for the first time residents have the option to purchase a pool membership online.


The pool is now open with regular hours beginning Thursday, June 8. The season is scheduled to last until Labor Day, Sept. 4.


Regular hours are as follows: Monday through Saturday: noon to 7 p.m. and Sunday: noon to 6 p.m. The pool will close at 4 p.m. on the Fourth of July and Labor Day. Residents can purchase passes online or in person. The price to swim for a day is $8.


Location: Clever Park, 115 Robinson Pool Drive, Robinson


Settler’s Cabin Park

The Allegheny County Parks Department recently announced the Settlers Cabin Park Wave Pool in Collier, along with other Allegheny County pools and spray parks, opened June 3.


The Settlers Cabin Park Wave Pool in Collier is scheduled to open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. if weather permits. No outside food or drink will be permitted in the pool area but concessions will be open.


Daily admission rates for residents are $3 for senior citizens (60 and older), $6 for adults (18 to 59), $5 for youth (6 to 17) and $1 for children (5 and under). For non-residents, it is $4 for senior citizens, $8 for adults, $6 for youth and $1 for children.


Discounts will be offered to groups of 20 or more with 24-hour notice by calling (412) 787-2668.


Pool passes can be used at all four of the county pools: North Park Swimming Pool, Settlers Cabin Wave Pool, Boyce Park Wave Pool and the South Park Wave Pool.


Location: Settler’s Cabin Park, 635 Ridge Road, Collier

Avonworth Pool

The Avonworth Pool opened Memorial Day and regular summer hours resumed on June 3. The season ends Labor Day weekend. Residents and non-residents can buy season passes, but non-residents pay more. Resident rates are offered for people who reside in Kilbuck, Emsworth, Ben Avon, Ben Avon Heights and Ohio Township.


Closed Mondays for private parties, the pool is open every other day from noon to 6 p.m.


The pool closes one hour later at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The pool opens at 11 a.m. for season pass holders.


Fees have increased over last year. The daily price is $10 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for kids. After 4 p.m. the price drops to $6.


Location: Avonworth Community Park, Camp Horne Road, Avonworth


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