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Betsy Head Park

Free Outdoor Pools

Betsy Head Pool

Location: Boyland, Livonia and Dumont Avenues
Directions via Google Maps
Phone: (718) 257-1635/6

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

Pool Details

Olympic Pool

This is an Accessible PoolDimensions: 330' x 165' x 4.25

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 Betsy Head Park

  • Betsy Head Playground Children's Garden
  • Betsy Head Pool, August 1937
  • Betsy Head Pool, circa 1940
  • Betsy Head Memorial Playground

Betsy Head Park Weather

  • Thu
    Windy
    64°F
  • Fri
    Partly Sunny
    59°F
  • Sat
    Chance Showers
    68°F
  • Sun
    Mostly Sunny
    61°F

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