Join us TODAY for Irving Pool Grand Opening

We hope you can join us today for the grand opening celebration of Irving Pool TODAY Friday May 24, 2024!  Mayor Matt Tuerk and Parks & Rec Director Mandy Tolino will host a community block party with free entry for all from 3:30-7pm at the Irving Pool site at 731 N Irving St Allentown PA 18109. A brief ribbon cutting ceremony will begin promptly at 4pm. There is free face painting and sports activities like pickleball, softball, soccer, and baseball. The first 250 guests will receive a complimentary Kona ice cup.


Pool season pass holders will be able to join a private sneak peek of the facility starting at noon. Passes are available at


Please note: E Tilghman St will be closed starting at noon.


Irving Pool is a Class D activity pool with a beach front entrance, three-foot deep wading area, water features, amenities, whirlpool-type feature, swim lap lanes and a bath house – open only to residents for the 2024 Allentown pool season.


The design is based on input derived from public meetings, with the addition of swim lap lanes. Construction for the pool begin in June 2023.

The new pool complex features two buildings – one for bather check-in and one to house public restrooms, a lifeguard room, and the pool equipment. There are three restrooms on the pool deck and three restrooms facing the park for general public use at all times during the year.


All features of the complex are 100% accessible for all bathers regardless of ability and/or physical limitations.


There are four tall water spray features within the beach entry area for younger bathers to enjoy. A large circular vortex whirlpool is located at the center of the pool to provide swirling water for recreation. A long underwater bench, with seating cove encircling a gentle fountain feature, provides a quiet area for gathering away from the spray and vortex recreation features. A two-lane twenty-five-yard lap area completes the assembly. The lap area can be used for recreation, wellness, or training.


The design concept was created by BKP Architects, and the work is being done by Mohawk Contracting & Development. 


The pool will operate on a schedule as follows: weekends only through June 7 from 12-7pm, daily admission from June through August 11 from 12-7pm, and returning to a weekend-only schedule from August 12 to September 2. Daily admission is $2, and children ages 4 and under enter for free.

Information provided to TVL by:

Genesis Ortega