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Summer-themed graphics in yellow, reddish-orange, and blue of the sun, a juice cup with a straw, popsicle, the NYC Parks leaf logo, an ice cream cone, and a beach ball.

Cool Pools

This summer, five pools in NYC are cooler than ever 

Five outdoor pools in under-served neighborhoods debuted a new look and feel, thanks to makeovers through our Cool Pools NYC pilot program! Prior to Cool Pools NYC, none of these sites had a major renovation since they were built in the 1970s. 

New amenities

Our Cool Pools are now more fun, relaxing, and welcoming with new:

  • fun summer-themed wall art,
  • lounge chairs for sunbathing and relaxing poolside,
  • cabana-style shade structures to help keep you cool, 
  • plantings to make our pools greener, and
  • fun and free poolside activities, including games, sports, arts and crafts, and fitness classes

Here's a sneak peek

The locker rooms and first aid areas at Douglas and DeGraw Pool feature penguin decals, vibrantly-colored blue, orange, and yellow paint on the walls, and signs that read first aid and stay cool.
The locker rooms and first aid areas at Douglas and DeGraw Pool feature penguin decals, vibrantly-colored blue, orange, and yellow paint on the walls, and signs that read first aid and stay cool.
At Douglas and DeGraw pool there are lounge chairs with umbrellas placed along the pool side.
On Douglas and DeGraw’s pool wall is a banner decorated with summer-themed art: a sun, water bottle, ice cream cone, park leaf, popsicle, and beach ball.
Kids and their families walk by a wall decal of an igloo and penguins at Fisher Pool.
New tree plantings at Fisher Pool.
Fisher pool’s picnic area is enhanced by blue umbrellas and vibrant decals and paint on the walls.
Fisher Pool’s back wall reads “cool off” with arrows leading to the other wall decals. Around the pool are brightly-colored lounge chairs.
Across Fisher Pool is a yellow and blue wall with “stay cool” decals, and chairs and umbrellas at the pool side.

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Cool Pools NYC will help improve the quality of life for people in the communities where these pools are located, and bring people together to interact with their pools – and each other – in a cool new way!

Come chill at a Cool Pool

These five pools are now cool pools:

Summer Fun Events at Cool Pools NYC

This summer, join us poolside for fun staff-led games, sports, arts and crafts activities, and fitness classes. Find a Cool Pools event near you

Visit our Outdoor Pools

Our cool pools and all other NYC Parks outdoor pools are open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from Wednesday, June 27 through Sunday, September 9. Admission is free. Visit our Outdoor Pools

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