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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2016 Archives > Rich Products Supports The Opportunity Pledge > Mayor Brown Kicks Off 2016 Summer Pool Season

Mayor Brown Kicks Off 2016 Summer Pool Season

July 1, 2016 – 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 the Kensington Pool in Buffalo this morning.

“We are constantly working to make our city an even greater place to live, work and play,” said Mayor Brown. “With 8 outdoor pools, 2 wading pools and 11 splash pads, Buffalo’s facilities provide a great respite for those who love the water and continue my administration’s focus on the health and wellness of our citizens by keeping them physically active during the hot summer months.”

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.  All city 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 $52 million to improve and beautify Buffalo’s park system, including the $4.5 million MLK, Jr. Basin Project.   The City of Buffalo, through the Department of Public Works, spent nearly $450,000 at the Cazenovia Indoor Pool last year and is now preparing for nearly $500,000 worth of improvements to the Lovejoy Indoor Pool, planned for later this year.  All the pools & splashpad rules, hours, map of locations, etc. can be found on city’s website: