Cool Pools

Visit some of our coolest pools around New York City! Since 2018, our Cool Pools NYC initiative has upgraded 16 outdoor pools that had no major renovation since they were built in the 1970s, giving New Yorkers the chance to experience an old neighborhood amenity in a new way!

Cool Pool Design and Amenities

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

  • fun summer-themed wall art and
  • 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

Cool Pool Locations

This year, we're bringing the Cool Pools NYC look to three more outdoor pools. Visit our Cool Pools during our 2021 outdoor pool season from Saturday, June 26 to Sunday, September 12: 

Take a look at some of our Cool Pools

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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