Labor Day weekend: Where to find a public pool that's still open in Los Angeles

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Sometimes, hiding away in an air-conditioned room or jumping in the shower real quick just isn't enough to combat the heat. And although the idea of a public pool might be off-putting to some, this weekend might get too hot for anybody to care.

Every Angeleno knows September can be one of the most scorching times of the year. Normally, all public pools in Los Angeles County are closed by then. Thankfully, the public pool gods have spoken, making it possible to get a couple more swims in.  The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to keep some pools, including ones at Pan Pacific Park and Griffith Park, open on weekends through Oct. 1. 

If you don't live in those areas, don't break out that water hose just yet — the city Department of Parks and Recreation is keeping some other pools open until Sept. 5, just in time for Labor Day weekend, while others are open year-round.

And even if you don't know how to swim, you still have a chance to cool down at splash pads throughout the Southland.

Which ones are open until Labor Day

Make sure to call for public swimming hours before you lather on that SPF:

  • Atlantic Avenue Park – Los Angeles, (323) 260-2341 
  • Loma Alta Park –Altadena, (626) 797-8903
  • Eugene A. Obregon Park – East Los Angeles, (323) 260-2377
  • Ruben F. Salazar Park – East Los Angeles, (323) 260-2378
  • City Terrace Park – East Los Angeles, (323) 260-2376 
  • Val Verde Pool – Val Verde, (661) 257-7639 
  • Everett Martin Pool- Littlerock, (661) 944-1449 
  • Knollwood Pool- Granada Hills, (818) 368-4758 
  • George Lane Pool- Quartz Hill, (661) 722-4301 

More pools throughout the city of L.A. will also be open for the holiday. 

Pools open on weekends through Oct. 1

Hours for these pools will be Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m., and they charge the following fees: 

Adults (18-64) — $3.50
Children (0-17) — $1.00
Seniors (65 & up) — $1.00
Persons with Disabilities (All ages) — $1.00

  • Griffith Park Pool    
  • Hollywood Pool           
  • Sylmar Pool            
  • North Hollywood Pool 
  • Valley Plaza Pool        
  • Reseda Park Pool             
  • Lanark Pool              
  • Pan Pacific Park Pool (This location will also be open Fridays, 2-6 p.m.)

Pools open year-round

In order to keep these running past pool season, free recreational swimming won't be available, but you can pay for lap swimming. It's $10 for 5 days and $25 for 15. 

  • Norman S. Johnson Aquatic Center – Arcadia, (626) 821-5894 
  • Belvedere Aquatic Center – East Los Angeles, (323) 260-2375
  • Roosevelt Park – Los Angeles, (323) 586-7203 
  • Jesse Owens Park – South Los Angeles, (323) 241-6708
  • Castaic Regional Sports Complex- Castaic, (661) 294-6467 
  • El Cariso Pool-  Sylmar, (818) 362-4686 
  • San Fernando Pool-  San Fernando, (818) 256-2033 

These pools are in the city of Los Angeles and charge the same amount as the ones open until Oct. 1:

  • Eleanor Green Robert Aquatic Center, Mid City, (323) 936-8483
  • Echo Deep Pool, Echo Park, (213) 481-2640
  • Banning Pool, Wilmington, (310) 548-7420
  • Celes King III Pool, Baldwin Hills, (213) 847-3406
  • Cleveland High School Pool, Reseda, (818) 756-9798
  • John C. Argue Swim Stadium, Exposition Park, (213) 763-0129
  • Freemont Pool, South Los Angeles, (213) 847-3401
  • Glassel Pool, Los Angeles, (323) 226-1670
  • Hansen Dam Aquatic Center, Lake View Terrace, (818) 899-3779
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Pool, Pacoima, (818) 896-0067
  • Laces Aquatic Center, Central Los Angeles, (323) 933-8345
  • Peck Park Pool, San Pedro, (310) 548-2434
  • Richard Alatorre Pool, El Sereno, (323) 276-3042
  • Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Pool, Van Nuys, (818) 783-6721
  • Venice High School Indoor Pool, Venice, (310) 575-8260
  • Westwood Pool, Westwood, (310) 478-7019
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