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Asser Levy Playground

Free Outdoor Pools

Asser Levy Pool

Location: Asser Levy Place and E. 23rd Street
Directions via Google Maps
Phone: (212) 447-2020

Dates: June 26 – September 1, 2014
Times: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

In addition to an outdoor intermediate pool and an outdoor wading pool, Asser Levy Recreation Center also houses an indoor intermediate pool.

Pool Details

Intermediate Pool

This is an Accessible PoolDimensions: 120' x 45' x 4'

Wading Pool

Dimensions: 41.67' x 25' x 1.5'

Know Before You Go

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.

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.

Swimming Programs

Find out more about free aquatics programs in Parks.

Take free swimming classes at Parks.

Want to swim in a pool all year long? Find a recreation center with an indoor pool, and become a member today.

Directions to Asser Levy Playground

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Recreation CentersAsser Levy Recreation Center

Due to construction, the accessible entrance to Asser Levy Recreation Center is at the pool deck entrance along 23rd Street. Members should ring the bell for service.

PlaygroundsAsser Levy Playground

This playground is closed so it can be expanded by creating a new active recreation area on the former Asser Levy Place. This new park space will contain a diverse mix of outdoor recreational opportunities. Neighborhood residents of all ages and abilities will soon be able to play ping pong, badminton, volleyball, chess, soccer, football, t-ball, exercise, jog, practice yoga or enjoy some shaded seating in what previously was an underutilized, two-block-long street. New park features will include an artificial turf field, exercise track, adult fitness equipment, benches, tables, drinking fountains, park lighting and trees. The Asser Levy Recreation Center’s close proximity to the new park space will provide opportunities for outdoor programming, and views of the striking architecture of this landmark building will be enhanced.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2014

  • Asser Levy Park & Aquarium
  • Asser Levy Recreation Center pool
  • Asser Levy Playground
  • Asser Levy Playground Basketball Courts

Asser Levy Playground Weather

  • Thu
    Windy
    64°F
  • Fri
    Partly Sunny
    62°F
  • Sat
    Chance Showers
    67°F
  • Sun
    Mostly Sunny
    62°F

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