As of June 29, all of NYC’s public outdoor pools will open to the public for the summer season. 50+ pools (as some are closed for construction) across the city will be open to swimmers starting at 11 a.m. They’ll be open daily until 7 p.m. through Sunday, September 10. 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, fourteen in Brooklyn, sixteen in Manhattan, seven 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
NYC’s public pools also offer free swim programs such as swim lessons and water exercises. You can learn more about the variety of programs here.
Find out even more on NYCGovParks.org here.
Written by Claire Leaden and Bianca Bahamondes
Also published on Medium.