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Today I am thrilled to introduce a longtime friend of mine and new contributor to this blog. She will be posting from time to time on all things fun & different to do with your family in the CLE. Welcome “iheartcleveland families!”

“Hello CLE! I am super excited to be the new iheartcleveland “families” contributor; I’ve been friends with “iheart” for over ten years and am thrilled to be part of this community. When she asked me if I might be interested in rounding out the CLE blog by adding my own family activity and experiences to the mix (I have a 6, 7 and 9 yr. old) I couldn’t resist…



With the passing of Memorial Day weekend, your local neighborhood city pool SHOULD now be open!

I LOVE a public pool on a weekend afternoon. Nothing is better than a stack of junk mail, a large soda fountain diet coke, a layer of SPF 15 and the concrete around the sparkly blue pool water of your neighborhoods swimming hole. Why not check yours out this weekend…looks to be a great weekend weather wise!

Most outdoor pools are open from mid-May through Labor Day and many offer free swimming lessons. For more information, see the Cleveland Parks and Recreation Department Web site.

Some of the neighborhood OUTDOOR Pools are listed in alphabetical order below…wouldn’t it sorta be fun to visit each of these pools this summer? One a weekend?

Camp Forbes, 25440 Harvard Rd.
Duggan Park, Catalpa Rd., north of Euclid Ave.
Forest Hills Park, Thornhill Rd., south of Arlington
Glendale Park, E. 149th St., north of Harvard
Glenview Park, Dupont Ave. and E. 109th St.
Greenwood Park, W. 38th St., south of Lorain
Grovewood Pool, E. 164th St. and Grovewood Ave.
Halloran Park, 3550 W. 117th St. — Outdoor pool
Impett Park, W. 155th St. and Montrose Ave.
James Bell Pool, E. 71st St. and Central
Kovacic Recreation Center, 6250 St. Clair Ave.
Lake Park, W. 85th St., North of Detroit Ave.
League Park, E. 66th St. and Lexington
Lincoln Park, W. 14th St. and Starkweather Ave.
Loew Park, W. 29th St. and Oakpark
Luke Easter Park, MLK Jr. Blvd. and Ramona Ave. (bonus waterslide!!)
Mark Tromba Park, Mandalay and Rudyard Aves
Meyer Pool, W. 30th and Meyer Ave.
Neff Park, E. 193rd St. and Bella
Sunrise Pool, 3521 W. 95th St.
Warsaw Park, E. 64th St., North of Harvard
Zelma Watson George Recreation Center, 3155 MLK Jr. Blvd