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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2014 Archives > July 2014 > Mayor Brown Kicks Off 2014 Summer Pool Season

Mayor Brown Kicks Off 2014 Summer Pool Season

Mayor Byron W. Brown and Deputy Commissioner of Parks and Recreation Andrew Rabb were joined by dozens of city children, who helped them celebrate the official start to the city’s summer pool season with a ceremonial jump into Centennial Pool in Buffalo this morning.

“We’re excited to continue an important summer tradition by opening all of our public pools,” said Mayor Brown.  “We look forward to a fun and safe season and will continue to make our parks and pools something our community can be proud of.”

ALL city pools opened on July First and will remain open from 11am-7pm for the duration of the summer season through Labor Day, weather permitting.  Splash pads are also open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


  • Allison Pool - 50 Reese St. – closed Sunday
  • Centennial Pool – foot of Porter Ave. – closed Saturday
  • Houghton Pool – 36 Spann St. – closed Sunday
  • JFK Pool – 114 Hickory St. – closed Saturday
  • Kensington Pool – corner of Kensington Ave & Grider St. – closed Sunday
  • Masten Pool – Best St & Orange St. – closed Saturday
  • Riverside Pool – 2505 Niagara St. – closed Sunday
  • Shoshone Pool – foot of Beard St. – closed Saturday

Wading Pools (max 2ft deep): 11am – 7pm

  • Crowley St Wading Pool – Crowley & Tonawanda – closed Saturday
  • MLK, Jr. Wading Pool – Humboldt Pkwy & Best St. –closed Sunday

Indoor Pools will follow Summer Schedule: 9am – 8pm weekdays, 11am – 6:30pm weekends

  • Cazenovia Pool – 626 Abbott Rd. – closed Monday
  • Lovejoy Pool – 1171 E. Lovejoy St. – closed Tuesday

Since 2006, Mayor Brown’s administration has invested over $31 million to improve and beautify Buffalo’s parks system, including the $4.5 million MLK, Jr. Basin Project.   The City of Buffalo spent approximately $200,000 last year, through the Department of Public Works, specifically for pool and splash pad maintenance and repairs. $400,000 will be allocated for improvements later in the year to the Cazenovia Pool and Lovejoy Pool.