Free Outdoor Pools

Swimmers enjoy sunny day in Red Hook Pool

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!

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Pool Season Extended to September 10

Pool season has been extended an additional week! All intermediate- and Olympic-sized pools will remain open through Sunday, September 10, 2017. Mini pools will close on Labor Day.

New York City’s free outdoor pools have closed for the season, and will re-open on June 29, 2017.

Pool Hours

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

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.

 = Indicates that the pool includes a wheelchair accessible ramp or lift.



Faber Pool

Faber Street and Richmond Terrace

  • Outdoor Intermediate Pool
    Dimensions: 140′ x 76′ x 5′

Faber Pool Details

General Douglas Pool

Jefferson Street & Seaver Avenue

  • Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40′ x 20′ x 3′

General Douglas Pool Details

Lyons Pool

Pier 6 and Victory Boulevard

  • Outdoor Olympic Pool
    Dimensions: 165′ x 100′ x 3.5′
  • Outdoor Wading Pool
  • Outdoor Diving Pool

Lyons Pool Details

Mariner’s Harbor Playground Pool

Grandview Ave. & Continental Place

  • Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40′ x 20′ x 3′

Mariner’s Harbor Playground Pool Details

PS 14 Playground Pool

Tompkins Ave. btwn Hill & Broad Sts.

  • Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40′ x 20′ x 3′

PS 14 Playground Pool Details

PS 46 Playground Pool

Parkinson Avenue & Kramer Street

  • Outdoor Mini Pool
    Dimensions: 40′ x 20′ x 3′

PS 46 Playground Pool Details

Tottenville Pool

Hylan Boulevard and Joline Avenue

  • Outdoor 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

  • Outdoor Intermediate Pool
    Dimensions: 75′ x 60′ x 3.5′
  • Outdoor Wading Pool
    Dimensions: 24′ x 24′ x 1.5′

West Brighton Pool Details

Learn More

Find out more about free aquatics programs in Parks.

Take free swimming classes at Parks.

Want to swim in a pool all year long? Browse our list of recreation centers with pools, and become a member today.

Be WaterSafe

Stay safe near and in the water. Here are 10 Tips to Stay Water Safe in New York City.

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