"Serving the neighborhoods of Council District Four means serving our incredible neighborhood parks and the individuals and families who enjoy them,'' Ryu said. "I believe in the power of parks, and by keeping our pools open we are providing more recreation and more low-cost resources to countless kids and families to enjoy.''
The pools, which had been scheduled to close after Labor Day weekend, will remain open on weekends through Sept. 29. The extension was funded with almost $60,000 in Council District Four discretionary funds, according to Ryu's office.
The funding will be transferred to the Department of Recreation and Parks for the extended pool season.
This is the fifth summer the pool season has been extended at the parks, according to Ryu.