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Home > Leadership > Mayor > News Room > Mayor Brown Kicks Off Outdoor Pool Season

Mayor Brown Kicks Off Outdoor Pool Season

July 3 – Mayor Byron W. Brown and Niagara District Council Member David Rivera joined city families at Centennial Pool in LaSalle Park today to launch the 2017 City of Buffalo summer pool season.  To kick off the celebration, Mayor Brown invited children to take part in the ceremonial “First Jump”.

 “My administration is constantly working to make this city an even greater place to live, work and play,” said Mayor Brown.  “With 8 outdoor pools, 11 splash pads and 2 wading pools, our facilities provide a great respite for those who love the water.”

All city pools, except Shoshone Pool, opened on July First and will remain open through Labor Day.  Pool hours are: 11am – 7pm, 6 days a weeks, closed one day weekly as posted at each pool.   City splash pads are now open, too.  Shoshone Pool is currently undergoing $1.2 million in renovations and will be closed for the season.

Buffalo city swimming pools continue to draw impressive crowds each year.  Last year, they attracted over 90,000 visitors.   Mayor Brown attributes the strong pool attendance to a number of factors, including regular maintenance and continued pool improvements as part of an over $52 million investment in city parks since 2006, as well as limited repairs and good weather.  Since 2006, he’s allocated $7,226,000 in pool improvements and $ 5,360,000 on city Splash Pads, for a total investment of $12,586,000.

Mayor Brown’s outdoor pools and accompanying programs are an important part of his continued commitment to raising awareness of the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices in Buffalo.  For more information: