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Free Outdoor Pools

Swimmers enjoy sunny day in Red Hook Pool

NYC's outdoor pools will be open from June 27 to September 1. Indoor pools are open year-round.

Every day during our summer pool season, thousands of visitors head to our city’s free public outdoor pools. Learn more about our pools, and dive in to find an outdoor pool near you!

Looking for our free Learn to Swim program? Find out more by visiting our Learn to Swim registration page.

Pool Hours

Outdoor pool hours are from 11:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m., with a break for pool cleaning between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Early bird and night owl lap swim hours are also available at select sites.

Know Before You Go

What to Wear

You’ll need to have a swimsuit to enter the pool area. We may choose to check men’s shorts for a lining if we can’t tell if they are wearing a bathing suit. Feel the need to cover up from the sun? Throw on a plain white shirt or white hat and you’re set. We don’t allow shirts with colors on them on the deck.

For the Kids

Thinking of bringing floaties? It’s safer to leave them at home and just stay in the shallow end of the pool until everyone learns to swim. Want to venture deeper? Try some of our free swimming classes.

Babies or toddlers can put on swim diapers before they head into the water. While we may be able to find a place to park your stroller, we can’t keep an eye on it for you, so bring it at your own risk.

What to Bring

Make sure you have a sturdy combination lock when you head out to the pool. It will keep your valuables safe, and let you hit the water feeling more secure about your belongings.

What Not to Bring

You’ll need to leave food, glass bottles, electronic devices, and newspapers at home. Unbound periodicals tend to blow around and create litter, food can be messy to clean up after, and there’s too much water around to make sure your electronics stay safe.  Just to be on the safe side, we also recommend leaving valuables like jewelry and credit cards at home.

Handicap Accessible = Indicates that the pool includes a wheelchair accessible ramp or lift.

Locations

Abe Lincoln Pool

5th Avenue & E. 135th Street
  • Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3'

Abe Lincoln Pool Details

Asser Levy Pool

Asser Levy Place and E. 23rd Street
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Intermediate Pool
    Dimensions: 120' x 45' x 4'
  • Outdoor Wading Pool
    Dimensions: 41.67' x 25' x 1.5'

Asser Levy Pool Details

Dry Dock Pool

E. 10th St. between Aves. C and D
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Intermediate Pool
    Dimensions: 75' x 60' x 3'
  • Outdoor Wading Pool
    Dimensions: 30' x 20' x 1.5'

Dry Dock Pool Details

Frederick Douglass Pool

Amsterdam Ave. between 100th & 102nd Streets
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3'

Frederick Douglass Pool Details

Hamilton Fish Pool

Pitt Street and Houston Street
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Olympic Pool
    Dimensions: 165' x 98' x 3.5'
  • Outdoor Wading Pool
    Dimensions: 67' x 98' x 2.5'

Hamilton Fish Pool Details

Highbridge Pool

Amsterdam Ave. and W. 173rd Street
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Olympic Pool
    Dimensions: 220' x 162' x 10.5'
  • Outdoor Wading Pool
    Dimensions: 220' x 92' x 2'

Highbridge Pool Details

Jackie Robinson Pool

Bradhurst Avenue and W. 146th Street
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Olympic Pool
    Dimensions: 235' x 82' x 3.5'

Jackie Robinson Pool Details

John Jay Pool

East of York Avenue on 77th St.
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Intermediate Pool
    Dimensions: 145' x 49' x 4'
  • Outdoor Diving Pool
    Dimensions: 60' x 40' x 8'

John Jay Pool Details

Lasker Pool

110th Street & Lenox Avenue
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Olympic Pool
    Dimensions: 240 'x 190' x 3.75'
  • Outdoor Wading Pool
    Dimensions: 63.5' x 14.5' x 1.25'

Lasker Pool Details

Marcus Garvey Pool

124th Street and Fifth Avenue
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Intermediate Pool
    Dimensions: 165' x 75' x 4'

Marcus Garvey Pool Details

Sheltering Arms Pool

W. 129th Street and Amsterdam Ave.
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Intermediate Pool
    Dimensions: 75' x 60' x 3.5'
  • Outdoor Wading Pool
    Dimensions: 30' x 20' x 1.5'

Sheltering Arms Pool Details

Thomas Jefferson Pool

E. 112th Street and First Avenue
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Olympic Pool
    Dimensions: 239' x 97' x 4'
  • Outdoor Wading Pool
    Dimensions: 48' x 97' x 1.5'

Thomas Jefferson Pool Details

Tompkins Square Pool

Ave. A between E. 7th & E. 10th Streets
  • Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3'

Tompkins Square Pool Details

Tony Dapolito Pool

Clarkson St. and Seventh Ave. South
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Intermediate Pool
    Dimensions: 100' x 50' x 9'
  • Outdoor Diving Pool
    Dimensions: 35' x 47' x 9'

Tony Dapolito Pool Details

Vesuvio Pool

Thompson St. between Spring & Prince Streets
  • Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3'

Vesuvio Pool Details

Wagner Pool

E. 124th Street between First and Second Avenues
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Intermediate Pool
    Dimensions: 75' x 60' x 3.5'
  • Outdoor Wading Pool
    Dimensions: 24' x 24' x 9

Wagner Pool Details

Astoria Pool

19th Street and 23rd Drive
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Olympic Pool
    Dimensions: 330' x 165' x 4'

Astoria Pool Details

Fisher Pool

99th Street and 32nd Avenue
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Intermediate Pool
    Dimensions: 75' x 60' x 3.5'
  • Outdoor Wading Pool
    Dimensions: 20' x 20' x 1'

Fisher Pool Details

Fort Totten Pool

338 Story Avenue
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Intermediate Pool
    Dimensions: 75' x 40' x 4'
  • Outdoor Diving Pool
    Dimensions: 35' x 35' x 10.5'
  • Outdoor Wading Pool
    Dimensions: 20' (round) x 1.5'

Fort Totten Pool Details

Liberty Pool

173rd Street and 106th Avenue
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Intermediate Pool
    Dimensions: 75' x 60' x 3'
  • Outdoor Wading Pool
    Dimensions: 20' x 20' x 1'

Liberty Pool Details

Marie Curie Park Pool

211th Street & 46th Avenue
  • Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3'

Marie Curie Park Pool Details

PS 10 Pool

45th Street & 30th Road
  • Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3'

PS 10 Pool Details

PS 186 Playground Pool

Little Neck Parkway & 72nd Avenue
  • Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3'

PS 186 Playground Pool Details

Windmuller Pool

54th Street & 39th Road
  • Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3'

Windmuller Pool Details

Betsy Head Pool

Boyland, Livonia and Dumont Avenues
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Olympic Pool
    Dimensions: 330' x 165' x 4.25

Betsy Head Pool Details

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pop-Up Pool

Pier 2
  • Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 50' x 30' x 3.5'

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pop-Up Pool Details

Bushwick Pool

Humboldt Street, Flushing & Bushwick Avenues
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Intermediate Pool
    Dimensions: 75' x 60' x 3'
  • Outdoor Wading Pool
    Dimensions: 30' x 20' x 1'

Bushwick Pool Details

Commodore Barry Pool

Flushing and Park Avenues, Navy and North Elliot Streets
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Intermediate Pool
    Dimensions: 75' x 60' x 3'
  • Outdoor Wading Pool
    Dimensions: 24' x 24' x 1'

Commodore Barry Pool Details

David Fox/PS 251 Pool

E. 54th Street & Avenue H
  • Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3'

David Fox/PS 251 Pool Details

Douglas and DeGraw Pool

Third Avenue and Nevins Street
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Intermediate Pool
    Dimensions: 75' x 60' x 3'
  • Outdoor Wading Pool
    Dimensions: 24' x 24' x 1'

Douglas and DeGraw Pool Details

Glenwood Houses Pool

Farragut Road & Ralph Avenue
  • Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3'

Glenwood Houses Pool Details

Howard Pool

Glenmore and Mother Gaston Blvd., East New York Avenue
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Intermediate Pool
    Dimensions: 75' x 60' x 3'
  • Outdoor Wading Pool
    Dimensions: 30' x 20' x 1'

Howard Pool Details

JHS 57/HS 26 Pool

117 Stuyvesant Avenue
  • Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3' 

JHS 57/HS 26 Pool Details

Kosciuszko Pool

Marcy Avenue between DeKalb Avenue & Kosciuszko Street
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Olympic Pool
    Dimensions: 230' x 100' x 4'
  • Outdoor Wading Pool
    Dimensions: 42' x 52' x 1.5'

Kosciuszko Pool Details

Lindower Park Pool

E. 60th St, Mill Rd. & Strickland Avenue
  • Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3'

Lindower Park Pool Details

McCarren Park Pool

McCarren Park
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Olympic Pool
    Dimensions: 329' x 151' x 4.6'

McCarren Park Pool Details

PS 20 Playground Pool

Between Clermont Ave. & Adelphi St.
  • Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3'

PS 20 Playground Pool Details

Red Hook Pool

Bay and Henry Streets
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Olympic Pool
    Dimensions: 330' x 130' x 4'

Red Hook Pool Details

Sunset Park Pool

Seventh Avenue between 41st and 44th Streets
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Olympic Pool
    Dimensions: 259' x 162' x 3.5'

Sunset Park Pool Details

Bronx River Playground Pool

E. 174th Street & Bronx River Avenue
  • Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3'

Bronx River Playground Pool Details

Claremont Pool

170th Street and Clay Avenue
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Intermediate Pool
    Dimensions: 75' x 60' x 3.5'
  • Outdoor Wading Pool
    Dimensions: 24' x 24' x 1'

Claremont Pool Details

Crotona Pool

173rd Street and Fulton Avenue
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Olympic Pool
    Dimensions: 330' x 120' x 4'

Crotona Pool Details

Edenwald Houses Pool

Schieffelin Avenue & E. 229th Street
  • Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3'

Edenwald Houses Pool Details

Floating Pool

Tiffany Street & Viele Avenue
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Intermediate Pool
    Dimensions: 82' x 52' x 4'

Floating Pool Details

Haffen Pool

Ely and Burke Avenues
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Intermediate Pool
    Dimensions: 75' x 60' x 3.5'
  • Outdoor Wading Pool
    Dimensions: 24' x 24 x 1'

Haffen Pool Details

Mapes Pool

E. 180th Street between Mapes & Prospect Avenues
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Intermediate Pool
    Dimensions: 75' x 60' x 3.5'
  • Outdoor Wading Pool
    Dimensions: 27' x 27' x 1'

Mapes Pool Details

Mullaly Pool

E. 164th St. bet. Jerome & River Aves.
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Intermediate Pool
    Dimensions: 75' x 60' x 3.5'
  • Outdoor Wading Pool
    Dimensions: 24' x 24' x 1'

Mullaly Pool Details

Van Cortlandt Pool

W. 242nd St. and Broadway
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Intermediate Pool
    Dimensions: 164' x 104' x 3.6'
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Wading Pool
    Dimensions: 48' x 48' x 1'

Van Cortlandt Pool Details

Faber Pool

Faber Street and Richmond Terrace
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Intermediate Pool
    Dimensions: 140' x 76' x 5'

Faber Pool Details

General Douglas Pool

Jefferson Street & Seaver Avenue
  • Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3'

General Douglas Pool Details

Lyons Pool

Pier 6 and Victory Boulevard
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Olympic Pool
    Dimensions: 165' x 100' x 3.5'
  • Outdoor Wading Pool
  • Outdoor Diving Pool

Lyons Pool Details

Mariner's Harbor Playground Pool

Grandview Ave. & Continental Place
  • Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3'

Mariner's Harbor Playground Pool Details

PS 14 Playground Pool

Tompkins Ave. btwn Hill & Broad Sts.
  • Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3'

PS 14 Playground Pool Details

PS 46 Playground Pool

Parkinson Avenue & Kramer Street
  • Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3'

PS 46 Playground Pool Details

Tottenville Pool

Hylan Boulevard and Joline Avenue
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Intermediate Pool
    Dimensions: 75' x 60' x 3.5'
  • Outdoor Wading Pool
    Dimensions: 24' X24' X 1.5'

Tottenville Pool Details

West Brighton Pool

Henderson Avenue between Broadway and Chappel Streets
  • This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Intermediate Pool
    Dimensions: 75' x 60' x 3.5'
  • Outdoor Wading Pool
    Dimensions: 24' x 24' x 1.5'

West Brighton Pool Details

 

Learn More

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