Office of Mayor William Peduto
City, Community Partners Provide Transportation, Swimming Hours at YMCA for Hill District Youth

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 25, 2015) - The Office of Mayor William Peduto announced today that the City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation (Citiparks), in partnership with McCauley Ministries, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and the Thelma Lovette YMCA, is providing Hill District youth transportation to operating city pools and open swimming hours at the Thelma Lovette YMCA pool.

Bus transportation to and from Ammon Recreation Center

Weekly (M-F) bus transportation services are available for children attending a Summer Camp at Ammon Recreation Center and youth registered at the Recreation Center with a Citiparks Transportation Waiver. Citiparks will operate two busses, Blue Bus and Red Bus, for service from Ammon Recreation Center to nearby Citiparks pools through August 14, 2015.

The Red Bus will operate Monday through Friday and is for Ammon Recreation Center Summer Camp participants only. The Red Bus will depart from Ammon Recreation Center at 12:30 p.m. for the daily designated pool each day and will depart the daily designated pool and return to Ammon Recreation Center at 3:00 p.m. each day.

The Blue Bus will operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday – departing from Ammon Recreation  Center at 1:30 p.m. for West Penn Pool. The Blue Bus is for waivered individuals, as well as  children participating in Ammon Recreation Center Summer Camps.  Blue Bus will depart West Penn Pool for Ammon Recreation Center at 3:50 p.m. and arrive at  Ammon Recreation Center at approximately 4:00 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. All individuals looking to utilize the Blue Bus must submit a signed waiver – one per season, per child – at the Ammon Recreation Center.  Registration forms and waivers are available at Ammon Recreation Center. A bus monitor will be available during bus transportation.

The transportation service is underwritten by McCauley Ministries in partnership with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.

Thelma Lovette YMCA Swimming Hours

In partnership with the Thelma Lovette YMCA, youth registered with a Citiparks swim pass will have access to the Thelma Lovette YMCA indoor pool during the following designated hours:

Starting Thursday, June 25: Tuesday’s & Thursday’s from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Starting Saturday, July 11: Saturday’s from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Sunday’s from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Citiparks Aquatics Division - (412) 323-7928

Ammon Recreation Center - 2217 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15219, (412) 255-2501

Thelma Lovette YMCA - 2114 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219,  (412) 315-0990



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