12 New Orleans public pools open today for summer swim season

With temperatures expected to reach triple digits today, a dozen New Orleans public pools threw open their doors this morning to help residents beat the heat — and to provide recreational and work opportunities for children across the city.

The facilities, many of which were damaged in Hurricane Katrina, are staffed by Red Cross-trained lifeguards, and most will be open seven days a week, officials said.

In addition to the eight pools that were open last summer, residents can cool off at the following newly rehabbed sites: A.L. Davis Pool in Central City, Sam Bonart Pool in the…

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