CitiParks Sue Murray Pool to Close One Week Prematurely

CitiParks Sue Murray Pool to Close One Week Prematurely
City announces closure due to repairs to the pool pump, thanks community for a safe summer

PITTSBURGH – The City of Pittsburgh and CitiParks announced the closing of Sue Murray Pool one week prematurely to the 2022 season due to repairs needed to the pump to keep the pool clean and safe for everyone to use.

“I want to thank the community for working with the City to get Sue Murray Pool open for the summer season,” said Mayor Ed Gainey. “Thanks to the partnership between the City, CitiParks, our public safety officials, Councilman Bobby Wilson, the Buhl Foundation, community groups, and local neighbors we were able to enjoy a safe summer at Sue Murray. Special thanks to CitiParks and local community members for hosting an incredible back-to-school event and book bag giveaway just yesterday. Events like these, at public places like our pools, are key to creating a safe, welcome, and thriving city for all who live here.”

The City’s maintenance team today discovered that the pump at Sue Murray pool is down. The pump is under warranty and as such the company will come out to do a damage assessment before placing the order for parts and completing the repair.

The pool cannot operate without the pump which means CitiParks will be closing Sue Murray one week prematurely. Repairs will be completed before the 2023 pool season.

Residents are reminded that they can find the most up-to-date information on CitiParks’ pools at

On Thursday, August 18, 2022, CitiParks hosted a Back to School event complete with a foam party, face painting, and backpack and book giveaways. Photos from the event including Mayor Ed Gainey, CitiParks staff, Councilman Bobby Wilson, and Officers from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police are attached.

Mayor Ed Gainey and a Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Officer in foam bubbles at the Sue Murray Pool Back-to-school event  Mayor Gainey with a family at Sue Murray Pool   Mayor Gainey, CitiParks Director Kathryn Vargas, Councilman Bobby Wilson, and local community members at Sue Murray Pool   Chrisarah Johnson, Community Liaison in the Office of Mayor Ed Gainey, hands a child a book at the Sue Murray Back to School Event   Mayor Gainey greets a community member that was just hired to the City at Sue Murray Pool  Mayor Gainey and a family pose at Sue Murray Pool     


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Maria Montano
Communications Director
Mayor's Office