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Swimming in NYC


The next time you wake up to an irresistable day, convince your boss that you are under the weather and head out to the beach. If you have a conscience, try cooling off with a quick dip at an indoor or outdoor pool instead. To find the pool nearest you, view our listings or call 1-800-201-PARK. Pools are FREE.


For information on pools in the outer boroughs, click here.


OUTDOOR POOLS

Outdoor Pools are open to the public from Thursday, July 2nd to Labor Day. General hours of operation are 11AM-7PM.


    Olympic:
    • Hamilton Fish: Pitt St. and Houston St. (387-7687)
    • Highbridge: Amsterdam Avenue and West 173rd Street (927-2400)
    • Jackie Robinson: Bradburst Avenue and West 146th Street (234-9606)
    • Lasker: W. 110th St. and Lenox Ave. (534-7639)
    • Thomas Jefferson: E. 112th St. and First Ave. (860-1372)

    Non-olympic:
    • Asser Levy: Asser Levy Pl. and E. 23rd St. (447-2020)
    • Carmine Street: Clarkson Street and 7th Avenue South (242-5228)
    • Dry Dock: East 10th Street between Avenue C and D (677-4481)
    • John Jay: East of York Ave. on 77th St. (794-6566)
    • Marcus Garvey: 124th St. and Fifth Ave. (410-2818)
    • Sheltering Arms: Amsterdam Avenue and West 129th Street (662-6191)
    • Wagner: E. 124th St. bet. First and Second Aves. (534-4238)

INDOOR POOLS

Indoor Pools are open to the public year round. General hours of operation are 11AM-7PM.


  • Asser Levy: East 23rd Street and Avenue A (447-2020)
    NOTE: The Asser Levy indoor pool is not open during July and August when the outdoor pool is open.
  • Carmine Street: Clarkson Street and 7th Avenue South (242-5228)
  • East 54th Street: East 54th Street bet. First and Second Aves (397-3154)
  • John Rozier Hansborough Jr.: 134th Street bet. Fifth and Lenox Aves. (234-9603)
  • West 59th Street: West 59th Street bet 10th and 11th Ave (397-3159)

BEACHES

Most of these beaches are open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day with lifeguards on duty from 10am to 6pm.


    Long Island:

    Take the LIRR (718-217-5477) from Penn Station, Flatbush Avenue (Brooklyn), Woodside, Jamaica, or Mineola station to the following locations:

    Robert Moses State Park 875 acres - approximately 5 miles of ocean beach. Babylon Station. (516-669-0449)

    Jones Beach Not only a beach, but also a theater! 2,400 acre park with a six mile stretch of ocean beach. Freeport Station. (516-785-1600)


    Queens:

    Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk Seven and a half miles on the Atlantic Ocean from Beach 1st Street, Far Rockaway to Beach 149th Street, Neponsit, Queens. The easiest way to get there is to take the A Subway to Rockaway Park. (718-318-4000)


    Staten Island:

    South Beach, Midland Beach, Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk Two and a half miles on Lower New York Bay from Fort Wadsworth to Miller Field, Nwew Dorp. The easiest way to get there is to take the #51 Bus from the ferry terminal. (South Beach: 718-816-6804, Midland Beach:718-987-0709)

    Wolfe's Pond Beach On Raritan Bay and Prince's Bay, Holton to Cornelia Aves. (718-984-8266)


    Brooklyn:

    Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk Two and a half miles on the Atlantic Ocean, from West 37th Street to Corbin Place in Brooklyn. The easiest way to get there is to take the B, D, F or N Subway to Coney Island. (718-946-1350) There tends to be lots of litter on this beach.

    Manhattan Beach Park A quarter of a mile on the Atlantic Ocean, from Ocean Avenue to Mackenzie Street in Brooklyn. (718-946-1373)


    Bronx:

    Orchard Beach and Promenade One and a quarter miles on Long Island Sound in Pelham Bay Park, Bronx. The easiest way to get there is to take the #6 Subway to Pelham Bay Park. (718-885-2275)


    Long Beach One mile on Peconic Bay. Admission fee of $5 from 9am to 4pm; kids 13 and under get in for free. (516-431-1021)


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