Written by Claire Leaden and Bianca Bahamondes
With the summer heat finally beginning to settle in it’s time to seek out where you’ll be taking a dip this summer when you’re in need of a break from the sweltering sun. Lucky for us there are plenty of free, public outdoor pools that just opened for the season!
As of today, June 28, all of NYC’s public outdoor pools are once again open to the public for the summer season. 48 pools (as some are closed for construction) across the city are open to swimmers starting at 11 a.m. They’ll be open daily until 7p.m. through Labor Day weekend. The pools will however close briefly each day from 3 – 4 p.m. for cleaning.
Find the full list of NYC pools in each borough here, including nine in The Bronx, thirteen in Brooklyn, thirteen in Manhattan, six in Queens and seven in Staten Island.
Some of our favorites include the Floating Pool Lady in The Bronx, Astoria Park Pool in Queens, and McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn.
Some rules you should know about before taking a dip?
- You must have a swimsuit to enter the pool area
- Shirts with colors on them are not allowed on the deck
- Bring a sturdy lock to store any items you are bringing
- Leave food, glass bottles, electronic devices, and newspapers at home
Please note: Due to the current national lifeguard shortage, all swim programs, including adult lap swim, have been cancelled for summer 2022.
Also published on Medium.