Philadelphia Department of Recreation
“It’s great — it’s great!” said one girl. “It’s a little bit cold,” admitted a second.
Between this Friday and the end of June, city recreation officials plan to open all of the city’s 70 outdoor and four indoor public pools.
The workers’ attorney says the Recreation Department had hired them with full knowledge of those jobs, and in fact because of their experience — mostly with the school district.
Seven-year-old Jabriel O’Connor died last summer after he was found at the bottom of a city pool in the Cobbs Creek section of the city.
More surveillance cameras may be part of the answer as city officials briefed City Council on what they admit is an ‘uptick’ in violence at recreation centers and in the parks.
The swimming pool at the Mander Recreation Center, at 33rd and Diamond Streets, was the first of the city pools to open this week.