Keepin’ Cool by the Pool…

…when you don’t have one. Although, in my last building I had one, and the resident perv made it impossible to swim. If you belong to the YMCA (which I highly recommend), you can swim at any of their well-kept pools.

Today I was at Pan Pacific Park and the library. The library lot can get full with pool parkers but I found a meter-free spot on the street, hit the library for a noon book sale, then strolled through Pan Pacific over to the Farmer’s Market. The Pan Pacific Park pool was not as crowded as I thought – hey, I’ve spent many a New York summer on the Carmine Street Pool’s concrete – and the park makes a nice, shady respite. Why not? It’s free.

Pan Pacific Park 7600 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Phone: (323) 939-8874
Fax: (323) 939-0594

Facility Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Facility Features: Auditorium, children’s play area, picnic tables, barbecue pits, baseball diamond (lighted), basketball courts (lighted/indoor/outdoor), indoor gym (without weights).

POOL NOTES: Forty-eight summer (seasonal) pools, are open June 25th through August 28th. These outdoor facilities offer morning and afternoon public swim sessions. Sixteen pools, operate year round and offer afternoon and evening swim sessions to the general public. Some pools offer morning and noon lap swim sessions. The seasonal pools are generally open from 11:00 – 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. on weekends. The year-round facilities’ hours of operation vary per facility. View facility listings for more information. Currently, the City’s pools offer free swimming for youth 17 and under, Seniors and disabled. Special passes are available for various programs. Adults showing an LA City library card get a reduced admission price of $2.00 rather than the regular admission of $2.50

Click here for the aquatics division page. Photo by Melrose Chris via Flickr.

Donna Lethal

About Donna Lethal

Donna Lethal is the author of "Milk of Amnesia" and writes for her own blog (Lethal Dose), Hair Hall of Fame, Dowager Quarterly, Find A Death, & the Valhalla Cemetery chapter in "Weird Hollywood." A native of Lowell, Mass., she's lived in Boston, NY and London before settling here. When not writing, she's hiking, soaking in a Korean salt room or in the high desert with her pit bull.
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2 Responses to Keepin’ Cool by the Pool…

  1. I found a really nice natural pond on Wilshire, you just have to hop the fence. It even has statues of wooly mammoths …hey, I can’t move my feet…what the?

  2. Donna Lethal Donna Lethal says:

    I like that pool but people watch me swim and it smells.

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