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.