Summer at the Outdoor Pool is going to be a blast!
Splash, swim, and play your way to a fun and safe summer at the Y. The outdoor pool will be open this summer from May 27, 2023 - September 4, 2023. The schedule for summer pool hours is available now!
Members who wish to use the Outdoor Pool must purchase a pool pass.
Our world-class Outdoor Pool Center includes a family fun pool, splash pad, water slides, designated lounge spaces for pool members, and convenient locker rooms. There are a limited amount of tables, chairs, and shade umbrellas available, but members are permitted to bring their own.
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Hours of Operation
On Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day the pool will be open from 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM.
May 27 - June 9
Saturday - Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
June 10 - September 4
Monday - Friday
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Outdoor Pool Passes
The Y offers a limited number of pool passes available for purchase exclusively by Greater Philadelphia YMCA members. Membership must remain active at time of purchase through the end of the Outdoor pool season.
Passes are available starting March 1, 2023!
Individual Pool Pass
Available for purchase by any active Y member ages 12 years and up. This pass grants a single individual access to the outdoor pool for summer 2023.
Senior Pool Pass
Available for purchase by members who have an active Senior Y Membership only. This pass grants a single individual access to the outdoor pool for summer 2023.
Family Pool Pass
This pass grants all members on the Family, Single Parent Family, Two Adult, or Family +1 Membership access to the outdoor pool for summer 2023.
Family Upgrade Pool Pass
Available for purchase by members who currently hold an active Adult Y Membership. This pass allows individuals with an Adult Membership the ability to upgrade to a family pool pass at an additional cost, granting all adults and children within their household access to the outdoor pool for summer 2023.
Outdoor Pool Rules
Outdoor Pool Pass holders may bring 5 guests per purchased pool pass, not 5 guests per member. Only members 18+ who are pool pass holders can bring guests to the pool. No day passes are available unless you are a paid guest of an Outdoor Pool Pass holder.
Guests ages 2 and up are charged a $12 fee per visit and must present valid ID. Outdoor Pool Members must purchase the guest passes, and no cash will be accepted. Guest passes are only sold at the Membership Desk, and not available online or at the outdoor check-in station.
Waivers must be signed by guests at the time of registration for the passes. Guests must present the receipt given at the time of purchase to enter the pool.
Guest passes are available throughout pool operating hours Monday-Friday. On weekends, guest passes are only sold prior to 5:00 PM. No guest passes will be sold on holidays including: Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day.
Due to capacity restrictions, guest pass policy subject to change
Refunds will not be provided for any Outdoor Pool Pass purchases.
There will be no proration for pricing of Outdoor Pool Passes. Pricing will be the same regardless of when the pass is purchased.
Outdoor Pool Pass holders must have active membership at one of the Greater Philadelphia Y branches (PhilaYatHome Virtual Members are excluded). There is no option to purchase a pool pass without a membership.
If there is thunder or lightning, all pools and decks will be cleared immediately. We will reopen pools 30 minutes after the last sight of lightning or sound of thunder.
Please enter and exit through the pool gates. Bathrooms and showers are open. Only swim diapers are permitted in the pool.
Coolers and outside food are allowed. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Smoking, vaping, and glass containers are not permitted.
All swimmers 16 and under must be swim tested and banded. Two tests are available – a shallow water test and a deep water test. Please see an off-duty lifeguard if your child wants to take the swim test.
Children 12 and under who cannot pass either swim test will be required to wear a flotation device. Members 13-16 years old who cannot pass either swim test can get a red band, but do not need a life jacket.
Children 6 and under must be accompanied in the water by an adult even after successful completion of the shallow or deep water test. Those who do not wish to take the swim test can enter the pool with a floatation device.
Please bring Coast Guard-approved flotation for all non-swimmers or those whose do not wish to take the swim test. These can include lifejackets and puddle jumpers. Nothing inflatable will be permitted for use as a flotation device.
A very limited number of flotation devices will be available. Flotation devices are not a substitute for adequate supervision.
We will have two slides available this summer for pool pass holders. Children who wish to ride the slides must have a green swim band and be at least 44 inches tall to ride the blue slide, and 51 inches tall to ride the red slide.
There will be no mermaid tails, water guns, or blow up toys permitted at the Outdoor Pool.
As an Outdoor Pool Pass holder, you have access to four outdoor pool locations.
*Pass holders must maintain an active YMCA membership to use the outdoor pools. If you cancel or suspend your membership at any time, your pool pass will be canceled.