This seems to be the first year when New Yorkers aren’t waiting for or anticipating rules and regulations around NYC public beaches and pools opening (remember back in 2020 when we thought they might actually…never open for the season?).
Last year, there were still masks and social distancing guidelines in place as vaccines were first being rolled out to the public. But this year, things appear to be mostly back to normal. Find out all the latest info on the Parks Department’s pages for beaches & pools before you go for a splash!
NYC Parks has been posting countdowns to Twitter until beaches open, and we couldn’t be more excited. Just 1 day left!
3 more days until beaches open for swimming! pic.twitter.com/JyMLaxex5V
— NYC Parks (@NYCParks) May 25, 2022
What we know:
All NYC beaches (Orchard Beach in the Bronx; Coney Island and Manhattan Beach in Brooklyn; Rockaway Beach in Queens; and Midland Beach, South Beach, Cedar Grove Beach, and Wolfe’s Pond Park Beach on Staten Island, etc.) will open Memorial Day Weekend, on Saturday, May 28 with lifeguards on duty daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Outdoor pools across the boroughs will open for the season on June 28, right after school gets out. Hours for those are from 11 a.m. through 7 p.m. daily.