FYI: SF’s Neighborhood Pools Are Free and Open Today and Tomorrow

We love to see it.

San Francisco’s article-worthy tepid summer temperatures have gone out the window. The past few days have seen the City by The Bay — a metropolis usually graced with cool weather, courtesy of Karl The Fog and its coastal microclimates — stricken with 90-degree plus temperatures. In an effort to help locals cool down, the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department announced on social media today that the neighborhood pools it manages will be open and free to the public today and tomorrow.

“Our neighborhood pools will be free and open for families to cool off in the afternoons today, September 6, and tomorrow, September 7,” the City department tweeted Tuesday, September 6th.

Of the nine neighborhood pools in San Francisco, eight of them will be open at some point this afternoon and tomorrow. The one pool that will remain closed is the Hamilton Pool — locally beloved by small humans for its two waterslides.

Most pools will open from 2:30 p.m. today and tomorrow and will close before 5 p.m. each day, so the window to enjoy them is disappointingly narrow. Nonetheless… we’ll take any respite from this heat wave we can take.

For more details on the impromptu announcement, as well as information about each pool open today and tomorrow, visit

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