It’s prohibited, so why do people swim in the Logan Square fountain?


When she was a child, Jazmin Delfi and her family visited the Swann Memorial Fountain at Logan Square to swim.

On Tuesday, she watched her son swim in the fountain, reflecting on her own childhood memories as a 6-year-old playing in the water.

“That’s what [the fountain]is just known for,” said Delfi, a 25-year-old South Philadelphia resident.

Despite the small crowd swimming on Tuesday, that activity is banned at the fountain, according to the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. A small sign hung near the fountain lists no swimming, in small letters, among a handful of other prohibited activities.

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