Gov. Charlie Baker says the goal is to offer more recreational opportunities for children to promote a healthy, fun and safe summer.
Only two of the four pools in Manchester have opened due to a lifeguard shortage.
The DCR says with a hotter than average summer and school starting later this year, they hope to help people cool in the final days of summer.
Mayor Tom Menino is announcing that for the first time 10 city pools will remain open seven days a week.
In anticipation of this week’s high temperatures, a number of state-run beaches and wading pools will be opening a few days early.
Massachusetts officials say they will not be opening the slides at state-run pools this summer.
With temperatures in the Boston area set to approach 100 degrees, Mayor Tom Menino’s office released a list of cooling centers and pools available for public use.
WBZ’s Neil Chayet says this case doesn’t hold water.