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Beat the San Francisco heat: Rec and Park offers free family swim

Recreational swimmers crowd into the newly-renovated Balboa Park pool in San Francisco, Calif. which reopened to the public on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. The 25-meter pool was upgraded through the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks bond. | Paul Chinn/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

As summer continues to sizzle, San Francisco will offer free afternoon admission at many of its neighborhood pools Tuesday and Wednesday.

Temperatures have continued to soar across the city and Bay Area, with a Flex alert remaining in place to combat power outages.

More than 20,000 Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) customers experienced heat-related outages on Monday, and the state’s power grid operator extended an emergency notification through Tuesday in anticipation of high energy use.

But to help you stay cool, the city’s recreation and park department has released the following free family swim hours and locations:


Balboa 2:30-4 p.m.

Coffman 3-4:30 p.m.

MLK 4-5:30 p.m.

Sava 2:30-5 p.m.

Rossi 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Mission 2:30-3:45 p.m.

North Beach 2:15-3:15 p.m.


Balboa 3:30-5 p.m.

Garfield 2:30-3:30 p.m. and 4-5 p.m.

MLK 4-5:30 p.m.

Rossi-2:3:30 p.m.

Mission 2:30-3:45 p.m.

For pool location and additional information, click here.

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