The extended summer pool schedule ends this Wednesday, and kids 17 and under still can swim free at 17 of the 18 pools until then. A $1 youth fee remains in effect at the Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center pool. Admission is $2 for adults at all pools.
You also can cool off at the Catalina Park splash pad at 900 N. Fourth Ave. or the Marty Birdman Center/Balboa Heights Park splash pad, 2536 N. Castro Ave. Both splash pads have manual activation systems that allow residents to turn on the water features as desired, and they also have playgrounds. The splash pads are operational through the end of October, 8 a.m. until dusk.