Department Of Recreation Looking To Hire Hundreds Of LifeguardsThe City of Philadelphia has put out the "Help Wanted" sign. One requirement: you have to like the water.
First Philadelphia Public Pools Open for the 2014 Summer Season"It's great -- it's great!" said one girl. "It's a little bit cold," admitted a second.
As Temperatures Soar, First Philadelphia City Pools to Open FridayBetween 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.
Arbitrator Reinstates Workers Who Took 2nd Job With Phila. Rec DepartmentThe 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.
Family Sues Over Drowning Death of Son at West Phila. Rec CenterSeven-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.
Council Addresses Recreation Center Violence At Only Hearing Of SummerMore 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.
Mayor Nutter Helps Inaugurate New Season For Philadelphia's Public PoolsThe swimming pool at the Mander Recreation Center, at 33rd and Diamond Streets, was the first of the city pools to open this week.