The city of Saskatoon is making it easier to stay cool this coming long weekend.

It's extending the season at George Ward and Riversdale pools until September 2. The outdoor pools were scheduled to close on Friday.

Instead, the city is making admission free on Friday.

The city made the decision after the weather forecast called for temperatures in the mid-to-high 20s.

Riversdale, at 822 Ave. H S., will be open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. CST on Friday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

George Ward, at 1915 5th St. E., will be open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. CST on Friday and then 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.