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People Beating The Heat In Center City Fountains

(Kids swimming in fountains at Logan Square. Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

(Kids swimming in fountains at Logan Square. Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

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By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Some people are dealing with the heat wave by taking a dip in the city’s public fountains at Logan Square in Center City.

Maya was there with her dad Chaz.

“We’re going in the water!” she said excitedly.

When asked if she enjoys swimming in the fountain, Maya responded with an enthusiastic “yes!”

Another group of kids was there with their summer camp.

“We’re just going to the fountain and we’re just having fun here, splashing around and doing some other stuff,” one camper said.

They all agree it’s a fun way to cool down.

“It’s hot already,” another camper said. “That’s why we’re in the fountain.”

But the question remains, are people really supposed to be swimming in public fountains?

“Well, it says no swimming,” Maya’s dad Chaz said, “and I’ve read some basic rules that this isn’t a pool this is a fountain, but people are gonna do what they’re gonna do to cool off.”