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Cool Pools

This summer, six more outdoor pools in NYC will be cooler than ever 

Last year, five outdoor pools debuted a new look and feel, thanks to makeovers through our Cool Pools NYC initiative! Prior to Cool Pools NYC, none of these sites had a major renovation since they were built in the 1970s. 

This year, we're bringing the Cool Pools NYC look to six more intermediate-sized outdoor pools.

New Cool Pools

Visit our six new Cool Pools when outdoor pools re-open for the summer from June 27 to September 8, 2019:

Cool Pool Amenities

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

  • 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 look at last year's Cool Pools debut

NYC's first-ever Cool Pools debuted a new look and feel in summer 2018:

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!

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