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Sue Mellon Costello
· September 6, 2017
My Daughter takes my Grandson Zachary to the rec. He loves the new playground and all the activities you offer.. He especially loves the Santa in Dec.. He's going to be 3 soon and will be spending ev...en more time there as he gets older.. Thanks for having such a great place for our boy!!! PS.. I've done Zumba classes there too and had a ball with my Daughter..I need to get back soon to keep in shape.. See More
Cheri Roberts
· July 27, 2017
I gave 3 stars mainly for accessibility. I came yesterday to see my nephew swim for his swim team. I have 2 little ones so I had them in a double stroller. I went up the ramp in the front to be told I... couldn't go through the building I had to go up the side steps. Well I can't lift a double stroller with 2 little ones in it.... luckily my nephew came out to help me. Need to be able to access things with stroller and wheel chairs...I saw someone have to carry a child that was wheel bound and then carry his chair up... See More
Lori Otto
· December 11, 2017
I sold at a craft fair there. The rec center was large and the grounds were nice.
Stan Chrupcala
· February 2, 2017
The bridesburg rec center is a staple to our great neighborhood.the staff and volunteers are very compassionate. they really do a great job! When i walk in the bridesburg rec it fells like home to me.... Thank you all for always making the Chrupcala family feel welcome when we come there. See More
Victoria Haney
· November 9, 2016
Love the rec and the staff. My daughter goes to their pre k program and loves it. My son went there as well and loves. Perfect place for our youth to go to even just to play some ball. Their holiday s...pecials are always fun and very family friendly. Thank you ms Jackie and staff for being there and doing all that you do for everyone. See More
Marie Siegle Hengstler
· December 20, 2015
I want to thank all those who helped put together the children's Christmas show yesterday. Two of my great granddaughters were in the toddler group. You all do such a wonderful job. We have had fou...r generations starting with my husband and myself who all have memories of great times at the Rec. Again thank you to all the staff and volunteers who make this place a safe and fun place for the children of Bridesburg. See More
Kacey Slack
· October 3, 2016
In May, I spoke with Ms Laura regarding my son's peanut allergy. I was told they could accommodate him in the Tot Program so I registered him. I was sure to write ALL OVER his paperwork that he had a ...peanut allergy. At the meet and greet 3 weeks ago I spoke with Ms. Tina, Ms. Viola and Ms. Karen. We went over things he could and couldn't have and I even offered to supply replacement snacks. All I asked was to ask parents not to send items with peanuts or peanut butter. I even offered to generate the letter myself. All seemed great. My son attended the first 2 weeks of school. Today, I was stopped (at drop off, not really sure why I wasn't called or stopped prior) and told my son could not be kept safe there. I'm not really sure of anywhere that guarantees 100% safety for any child. I am also not sure what changed since Thursday but I am appalled! To deny a child attendance to a public program due to a medical condition is a disgrace. I'm more annoyed that they waited until OCTOBER to address this after he was registered in May and I have had several conversations with staff regarding this issue. My daughter attended the program for 3 years, as well as numerous family members and friends and I'm saddened to end our relationship on this note. I think it's time to educate your staff on allergies and take the necessary steps to make the environment as safe as possible for ALL children not just for the children that it's convenient to do so. Part of educating children is to make accommodations. Imagine the teaching opportunities that have now been missed: allergy awareness, differences, compassion, etc. Thanks to your lack of knowledge regarding allergies, I am having a difficult time finding another place my for my son since you waited so long to decide he couldn't be kept safe there. Please direct me to someone I can speak to regarding this. See More
Kathy Dupon-Haas
· November 26, 2017
John McBride and team did a wonderful job. Thanks again
Leah Law
· January 2, 2015
I 100%love Bridesburg Recreation Center! I think every rec center should try to be like bridesburg rec. My daughter attended there preschool program as well as their dance programs. My daughter wasn't... the only one to dance on there stage from our family. My cousins did, and happy to say so have I. (Years ago!) I thought it was wonderful seeing my daughter dance across the same stage as I danced acrossed years before she was born. And it was nice being able to show my daughter some of the same staff members from when I was on Bridesburg's stage. My uncle knew many of the staff members (Miss. Jackie) as well. So being able to share that moment through generations, was a priceless moment that I'm happy to be a part of! Not to mention how many times I ran across there field playing sports, or swimming in the pool. (That I'm thankful that I was able to show to my children. Even after officials had to choose what philadelphia rec centers would NOT have there pools filled due to funding cutts. Some philadelphia recreation centers where even closed down because of funding issues! Due to Bridesburg being a tight nit community they are still going strong year after year! And hopefully many more years to come! See More
Connie Sheeran Griffin
· May 27, 2014
My children are grown now, but when they were young they attended pre-school and dance class and soccer. I think we tend to take a great Recreation Center in our neighborhood for granted. Many neighbo...rhoods in Philadelphia have nothing like this. Luckily for our kids Miss Jackie and all the teachers & coaches are very caring and dedicated to the neighborhood's children. Keep up the great work!! See More
Regina Gesior
· December 29, 2015
I love bridesburg.. I love miss Jackie .. And I love everything they do for the kids and the people of bbg ... Bbg is # 1 in Phila by far the best and safest place to let your kids go ..
Danny Kay
· December 31, 2015
Best neighborhood, in the best city in America. Tight community, I've been here my whole life and wouldn't change growing up in Bridesburg for anything.
Kelly McDade
· October 4, 2015
I love bridesburg rec center. So many activities for the kids and the teachers/adults who run the programs are all so caring and loving towards the children.
Nan Marie
· August 17, 2017
No other programs in the city like Bridesburg swim . This was my daughter's 1st year and she loved it!
AL P Waskiewicz Jr.
· January 2, 2016
Great staff always there for the kids great center for the people of Bridesburg
Michael Romano
· December 12, 2016
Best preschool ever. Mrs.Jackie is awesome as well as Mrs Goodwin.
Tricia Schmid Milligan
· February 4, 2017
I love it there. Wonderful staff, safe environment for the kids.
Christine Hamilton
· September 27, 2015
Great rec center for kids of all ages. Lots of programs and events.
Sharon Flynn
· November 10, 2015
Wonderful programs for the kids and Ms. Jackie is amazing!
Cracker WB Cartel
· September 29, 2015
Bridesburg Recreation Center Is and Has always been a Great place to enjoy a Beautiful Weekend.
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It is with great pride, and a bit of a pleasant surprise, that the Bridesburg Pool is given the green light to open one day early! We will be open for free swim at 1pm today (Friday, June 30th). We really have to thank the concrete workers, painters, and plumbers from Parks and Recreation who did tremendous work this work to make this possible. Also, a great job by our in house pool Maintenance staff as well. Thank you for your patience, and we are glad to open one day earlier then anticipated.

While our pool will be out of commission this summer, there are still opportunities city wide for anyone who aspires to be a lifeguard. In this recruitment video, lifeguard Sean Devlin, who worked the last four summers at Bridesburg, explains why he wanted to be a lifeguard. If you are interested in being a lifeguard, contact the Aquatics office at 215-683-3663.

This is an idea and short video series created by Back2Ninety9 Productions for Parks and Recreation. The series is about interviewing Philadelphia lifeguards...

The demolition of the pool has commenced, a necessary step before the construction of the new pool. Here is up to the hour footage from today.

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