Free Outdoor Pools

Swimmers enjoy sunny day in Red Hook Pool

Due to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, only 15 pools will re-open for the summer 2020 season with reduced capacity. City pools will re-open in two phases on July 24 and on August 1, and will operate through September 7. 

Here’s what you need to know to prepare:

  • 15 of New York City's public pools will re-open for swimming on July 24 and August 1, as follows:
    • Open July 24: Bronx: Mullaly Pool; Brooklyn: Kosciuszko Pool, Sunset Pool; Manhattan: Wagner Pool; Queens: Liberty Pool, Fisher Pool; Staten Island: Lyons Pool, Tottenville Pool
    • Open August 1: Bronx: Crotona Pool, Haffen Pool; Brooklyn: Betsy Head Pool; Manhattan: Jackie Robinson Pool, Marcus Garvey Pool; Queens: Astoria Pool
    • Open August 5: Manhattan: Hamilton Fish Pool
  • Pool hours will remain the same: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sessions may be split further at the discretion of the pool managers to accommodate more patrons.
  • All pool patrons will be required to wear a face covering to enter the pool facility. Face coverings must be worn in locker rooms, bathrooms, and on the pool deck. They are not to be worn in the water.
  • Please maintain at least six feet of social distance, except between members of the same household. If a pool reaches capacity, we may provide patrons with a time of day to return to the line.
  • During general swim hours, aquatic programs including Lap Swim, Learn to Swim, Senior Splash & Swim, and Water Exercise classes have been cancelled for the summer.
  • If you are sick, stay home. While outside, please wash your hands frequently, cover your coughs and sneezes, and avoid touching your face.

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!

Pool Hours

Outdoor pool hours are from 11:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. daily, with a break for pool cleaning between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Outdoor pools are open through September 7, 2020.

person swimming laps

Free Swim Programs

Find out more about our learn to swim program, lap swim hours, our youth swim team, and programs for seniors and people with disabilities.

Learn more about free swim programs

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

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.

Information for Parents

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 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. Locks are required to enter, and we will not accept luggage locks.

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
  • This pool is currently closed. Details

    Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3'

Abe Lincoln Pool Details

Asser Levy Pool

Asser Levy Place and E. 23rd Street
  • This pool is currently closed. Details

    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 pool is currently closed. Details

    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 pool is currently closed. Details

    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 pool is currently closed. Details

    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 pool is currently closed. Details

    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 pool is currently closed. Details

    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 pool is currently closed. Details

    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 pool is currently closed. Details

    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
  • This pool is currently closed. Details

    Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3'

Tompkins Square Pool Details

Tony Dapolito Pool

Clarkson St. and Seventh Ave. South
  • This pool is currently closed. Details

    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
  • This pool is currently closed. Details

    This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor 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 pool is currently closed. Details

    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
  • This pool is currently closed. Details

    Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3'

Marie Curie Park Pool Details

PS 186 Playground Pool

Little Neck Parkway & 72nd Avenue
  • This pool is currently closed. Details

    Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3'

PS 186 Playground Pool Details

Windmuller Pool

54th Street & 39th Road
  • This pool is currently closed. Details

    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

Bushwick Pool

Humboldt Street, Flushing & Bushwick Avenues
  • This pool is currently closed. Details

    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 pool is currently closed. Details

    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
  • This pool is currently closed. Details

    Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3'

David Fox/PS 251 Pool Details

Douglass and DeGraw Pool

Third Avenue and Nevins Street
  • This pool is currently closed. Details

    This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Intermediate Pool
    Dimensions: 75' x 60' x 3'
  • Outdoor Wading Pool
    Dimensions: 24' x 24' x 1'

Douglass and DeGraw Pool Details

Glenwood Houses Pool

Farragut Road & Ralph Avenue
  • This pool is currently closed. Details

    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 pool is currently closed. Details

    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
  • This pool is currently closed. Details

    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
  • This pool is currently closed. Details

    Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3'

Lindower Park Pool Details

McCarren Park Pool

McCarren Park
  • This pool is currently closed. Details

    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.
  • This pool is currently closed. Details

    Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3'

PS 20 Playground Pool Details

Red Hook Pool

Bay and Henry Streets
  • This pool is currently closed. Details

    This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Olympic Pool
    Dimensions: 330' x 130' x 4'
  • This pool is currently closed. Details

    This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Wading Pool
    Dimensions: 50' x 25' x 1'

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
  • This pool is currently closed. Details

    Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3'

Bronx River Playground Pool Details

Claremont Pool

170th Street and Clay Avenue
  • This pool is currently closed. Details

    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
  • This pool is currently closed. Details

    Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3'

Edenwald Houses Pool Details

Floating Pool

Tiffany Street & Viele Avenue
  • This pool is currently closed. Details

    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 pool is currently closed. Details

    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 pool is currently closed. Details

    This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Olympic 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 pool is currently closed. Details

    This is an Accessible PoolOutdoor Intermediate Pool
    Dimensions: 140' x 76' x 5'

Faber Pool Details

General Douglas Pool

Jefferson Street & Seaver Avenue
  • This pool is currently closed. Details

    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

PS 14 Playground Pool

Tompkins Ave. btwn Hill & Broad Sts.
  • This pool is currently closed. Details

    Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 3'

PS 14 Playground Pool Details

PS 46 Playground Pool

Parkinson Avenue & Kramer Street
  • This pool is currently closed. Details

    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 pool is currently closed. Details

    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

 

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Free Sunscreen

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