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Public Pools At Pan Pacific And Griffith Park To Stay Open Through End Of September [Updated]

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Griffith Park Pool (Photo via the The City Project on Flickr)
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[Update: 9/6/17]

The public pools at Sylmar (Sylmar Pool), Tujunga (Verdugo Hills Pool) , and Pacoima (Ritchie Valens Poo) have gotten schedule extensions on Wednesday. They'll be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1p.m. to 5 p.m. through September 29.

We may have beaten one of the worst heat waves in recent memory, but that doesn't mean another one won't be in store for the future. As such, L.A. City Council voted on Tuesday to extend the schedules of the public pools at Pan Pacific Park and Griffith Park. While the pools were slated to close after the Labor Day weekend, they will now remain open on weekends through September 29, reports City News Service.

The pools at Pan Pacific Park and Griffith Park will be accessible from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. As noted at CNS, the cost is $3.50 for adults ages 18-64 and $1 for children under 17 or seniors 65 and older.

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Was the recent high heat a main motivator in the council's Tuesday decision? "Most definitely," Estevan Montemayor, Councilman David Ryu's communications director, told LAist. An even more abbreviated answer: duh.

The council will also vote on Wednesday to extend the schedules of public pools in Hollywood, Sylmar, Tujunga and Pacoima.