LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Trying to beat the heat? Why not take a dip?

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation announced Wednesday that three of the 44 city pools will remain open through Sept. 5.

“Our proposed budget had our pools closing with the new start of the school year, which is this Monday,” General Manager Jon Mukri told CBS2’s Kristine Lazar.

The $200,000 to $300,000 to keep these pools open will come from reserve funds.

“I can make a commitment to the citizens that we will stay open through Labor Day,” Mukri said.

Cindi Rueda, mother of two, uses a city pool at least twice a week.

“It’s so extremely hot that you can’t be in your house,” Rueda said.

For a full list of LA County public pools, click here.

For a list of public pools run by the City of Los Angeles, click here.

Pasadena residents call also enjoy swimming in public city pools at the following locations:

Bowl Aquatics Center, 360 N. Arroyo Blvd., (626) 564-0330, www.rosebowlaquatics.com
Pasadena High School, 2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., (626) 585-2024
Robinson Park Pool, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., (626) 585-2025
Villa-Parke Pool, 363 E. Villa St., (626) 585-2026
Coral Center Pool, 2750 New York Drive, (626) 797-7181

Hours and costs vary.

The seasonal water park facility at La Pintoresca Park, 45 E. Washington Blvd., is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

A trip to the Pasadena Ice Skating Center, 300 E. Green St., is also a good way to beat the heat. Call (626) 578-0800 or visit www.skatepasadena.com for more info.


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