From shallow water pools built during the
Great Depression to modern water parks, the Cincinnati Recreation
Commission offers up convenient swimming locations in almost every
neighborhood for the public to cool down, relax and dive in.
For at least the fourth year in a row, the possibility of closing many of the city-owned swimming pools for all or part of the summer has been averted. To help avoid a deficit, City Council approved a budget in January that would’ve left 19 pools closed this summer. In April, a jump in tax collections prompted council to allocate $600,000 to open the pools if matching private funds could be raised.