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Fort Totten Park

Free Outdoor Pools

Fort Totten Pool

Location: 338 Story Avenue
Directions via Google Maps
Phone: (718) 224-4031

Dates: June 27 – September 1, 2014
Times: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Pool Details

Intermediate Pool

This is an Accessible PoolDimensions: 75' x 40' x 4'
This pool is closed each Wednesday.

Diving Pool

Dimensions: 35' x 35' x 10.5'
This pool is closed each Wednesday.

Wading Pool

Dimensions: 20' (round) x 1.5'
This pool is closed each Wednesday.

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.

Swim Programs

Learn to Swim

NYC Parks offers free swimming lessons for people of all ages throughout the summer.

Lap Swimming

At some pools, fitness-minded adults can swim laps without interruption from other swimmers during morning or evening hours.

More Programs

Our outdoor pools feature more special programs for teens, seniors, and people with disabilities.

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

Directions to Fort Totten Park

Know Before You Go

ParkFort Totten Park

The parking lot at Little Bay Park - in front of the Fort Totten entrance is under construction. The project will include the construction of a new comfort station and expansion of the parking lot at Little Bay Park to serve users of both Little Bay Park and Fort Totten Park. The existing parking lot will be reconstructed and new planted islands (swales) will be added to improve air quality and reduce storm water run-off. The Brooklyn-Queens Greenway, which currently runs along the southern end of the park, will be relocated along the waterfront and extended into Fort Totten Park. New landscaped meadows and tree plantings will be added between the parking lot and the Cross Island service road, and a new comfort station will be added to Little Bay Park. This project will improve public access to Little Bay and Fort Totten Parks and will improve the utility and public enjoyment of the Greenway.


Anticipated Completion: Fall 2014

Fort Totten Park Weather

  • Tue
    Mostly Sunny
    82°F
  • Wed
    Sunny
    82°F
  • Thu
    Sunny
    81°F
  • Fri
    Mostly Sunny
    80°F

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