Weekend Kids’ Pick
This will be another hot and steamy July weekend. Pack up the kids and head to the pool at the Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (127 Pitt St., East Houston & Stanton). Built in 1936 and renovated in 1992, the Olympic team practiced in the pool for the 1952 games in Helsinki, Finland. There are two outdoor pools: an Olympic sized pool and a large wading pool for the kids. Pool hours are from 11:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m., with a break for pool cleaning between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Bathers are subject to the usual restrictions (no urinating in the pool, no glass bottles) as well as a few peculiar ones (plain white t-shirts only, books are allowed but newspapers are not). There are lockers to store your personal items, but be sure to bring your own lock.