Residents who make use of public pools at Pan Pacific Park and Griffith Park will get to do so on weekends for another month, after the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to keep them open through Sept. 29.
The pool season was previously scheduled to close after Labor Day weekend.
"Angelenos know that our summer weather does not end on Labor Day. Due to the recent heat wave, my office has partnered with the Department of Recreation and Parks to extend the summer pool season so families throughout Los Angeles can continue to cool down at Pan Pacific Park and Griffith Park," Councilman David Ryu said. "I encourage families to take advantage of these great community pools through Sept. 29."
Other public pools in Hollywood, Sylmar, Tujunga and Pacoima may also receive an extension. The City Council will vote Wednesday to approve them.
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The cost of keeping the Pan Pacific Park and Griffith Park pools open through Sept. 29 is $24,328. Post-Labor Day swimming hours will be from 1 to 5 p.m. on weekends at a cost of $3.50 for adults ages 18-64 and $1 for children under 17 or seniors 65 and older.
"We are excited to provide extended pool hours at Griffith and Pan Pacific parks, with additional recreational activities for youth and families to enjoy through the end of September," said Michael A. Shull, general manager of the Department of Recreation and Parks.