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Top free outdoor Pools in New York

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Summers are often scorching hot in New York so it’s always great to cool off by a pool!

New York is home to a number of great pools located in the 5 boroughs. Here is a non-exhaustive list of public pools that will welcome you for free starting June to September.

These outdoor pools offers services including food vendors, barbecue areas, skate parks and other sports area (baseball, handball, soccer, tennis, football and more).

This is a great option if you’re looking to cool down with the company of friends or family 🙂

Please note:

- In 2018, the 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., and welcomes you from June 27th to September 10th 2018. This is an ideal place for kids since there’s a kiddy pool and a number of children games.
- Make sure you have a sturdy lock when you head out to the pool to keep your valuables safe.
- You’ll need to leave food, glass bottles, electronic devices, and newspapers at home.

Free outdoor Pools in Manhattan

Dry Dock

This pool in East Village is an ideal place for kids since there’s a kiddy pool and a number of children games.
Address: 408 E. 10th St (bet Ave C & D)
Size of the pool: 22m x 18m x 0.91m
The pool includes a wheelchair accessible ramp or lift: yes
Amenities: kiddy pool, showers, free swimming lessons, basketball court, playground.
More information: www.nycgovparks.org/parks/dry-dock

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Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

During summertime, the pool is extremely popular and sometimes it’s often difficult to find enough room to swim since it’s crowded but on the other hand, it’s a great place just to cool off in the water.
Address: 128 Pitt St. between Stanton and Houston
Size of the pool: 50m x 30m x 1.06m
The pool includes a wheelchair accessible ramp or lift: yes
Amenities: Showers, lifeguard on duty, free swimming lessons, kiddy pool, basketball court, and playground.
More information: www.nycgovparks.org/parks/hamilton-fish-park

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Vesuvio Playground Pool

This outdoor pool is rather small and shallow, it’s ideal for kids.
Address: Thompson Street entre Spring y Prince Streets
Size of the pool: 12m x 6m x 0.91m
The pool includes a wheelchair accessible ramp or lift: yes
Amenities: Showers, Lifeguards on duty, basketball court, Ping-Pong tables and playgrounds.
More information: www.nycgovparks.org/parks/vesuvio-playground

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Tompkins Square Mini Pool

Located in East Village, this outdoor pool isn’t deep (1 m) which is perfect for kids.
Address: Ave. A between E. 7th & E. 10th Streets
Size of the pool: 12m x 6m x 0.91m
The pool includes a wheelchair accessible ramp or lift: No
Amenities: howers, Lifeguards on duty, basketball courts, Ping-Pong tables, playgrounds and Wi-Fi.
More information: www.nycgovparks.org/parks/tompkins-square-park

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Tony Dapolito Recreation Center - Carmine Street Pool

It’s a decent size pool. In 1987, Keith Haring created a mural art piece inside the facilities.
Address: Clarkson St. and Seventh Ave. South
Prix: Gratuito
Size of the pool: 30m x 15m x 2.74m
The pool includes a wheelchair accessible ramp or lift : yes
Amenities: Showers, running tracks and volley ball court.
More information: www.nycgovparks.org/parks/tony-dapolito

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  All the outdoor pools in Manhattan

- Abe Lincoln Pool - 5th Avenue & E. 135th Street
- Asser Levy Pool - Asser Levy Place and E. 23rd Street
- Frederick Douglass Pool - Amsterdam Ave. between 100th & 102nd Streets
- Highbridge Pool - Amsterdam Ave. and W. 173rd Street
- Jackie Robinson Pool - Bradhurst Avenue and W. 146th Street
- John Jay Pool - East of York Avenue on 77th St.
- Lasker Pool - 110th Street & Lenox Avenue
- Marcus Garvey Pool - 124th Street and Fifth Avenue
- Sheltering Arms Pool - W. 129th Street and Amsterdam Ave.
- Thomas Jefferson Pool - E. 112th Street and First Avenue
- Wagner Pool - E. 124th Street between First and Second

Free outdoor Pools in Queens

Astoria Park Pool

This outdoor public pool located in Queens is the largest in NYC measuring 100m in length and 50m in width. You’ll enjoy amazing views on the Upper East Side in Manhattan.

Address: 19th Street and 23rd Drive
Size of the pool: 100m x 50m x 1,21m
The pool includes a wheelchair accessible ramp or lift: yes
Amenities: Showers, food vendors, Skate Park, tennis court, running tracks, Wi-Fi and dogs allowed.
More information: www.nycgovparks.org/parks/astoria-park

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  All the outdoor pools in Queens

- Fisher Pool - 99th Street and 32nd Avenue
- Fort Totten Pool - 338 Story Avenue
- Liberty Pool - 173rd Street and 106th Avenue
- Marie Curie Park Pool - 211th Street & 46th Avenue
- PS 186 Playground Pool - Little Neck Parkway & 72nd Avenue
- Windmuller Pool - 54th Street & 39th Road

Free outdoor Pools in Brooklyn

Red Hook Pool

Es una de las más grandes porque mide 100 metros de largo por 40 metros de ancho.
Horarios:  abierta de las 11h00 a las 15h00 y de las 16h00 a las 19h00.
Address: Bay and Henry Streets
Size of the pool: 100m x 40m x 1,21m
The pool includes a wheelchair accessible ramp or lift: yes
Amenities: Showers, food vendors, tennis court, running tracks, Wi-Fi, barbecue, Basketball court, handball and playgrounds...
More information: www.nycgovparks.org/parks/red-hook-park

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McCarren Park Pool

The pool has a capacity of up to 1500 people.
Address: Lorimer Street between Bayard Street and Driggs Avenue
Size of the pool: 100 m x 46 m x 1.40m
The pool includes a wheelchair accessible ramp or lift: yes
Amenities: Showers, food vendors, Skate Park, tennis court, soccer, handball, football, running tracks, Wi-Fi and dogs are allowed.
More information: www.nycgovparks.org/parks/mccarren-park

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  All the outdoor pools in Brooklyn

- Betsy Head Pool - Boyland, Livonia and Dumont Avenues
- Brooklyn Bridge Park Pop-Up Pool - Pier 2
- Bushwick Pool - Humboldt Street, Flushing & Bushwick Avenues
- Commodore Barry Pool - Flushing and Park Avenues, Navy and North Elliot Streets
- David Fox/PS 251 Pool - E. 54th Street & Avenue H
- Douglas and DeGraw Pool - Third Avenue and Nevins Street
- Glenwood Houses Pool - Farragut Road & Ralph Avenue
- Howard Pool - Glenmore and Mother Gaston Blvd., East New York Avenue
- JHS 57/HS 26 Pool - 729 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn
- Kosciuszko Pool - Marcy Avenue between DeKalb Avenue & Kosciuszko Street
- Lindower Park Pool - E. 60th St, Mill Rd. & Strickland Avenue
- PS 20 Playground Pool - Between Clermont Ave. & Adelphi St.
- Sunset Park Pool - Seventh Avenue between 41st and 44th Streets

Free outdoor Pools in Bronx

Crotona Pool

This public outdoor pool located in the Bronx close to the Indian Lake
Address: 173rd Street and Fulton Avenue
Size of the pool: 100 m x 36 m x 1.21 m
The pool includes a wheelchair accessible ramp or lift: yes
Amenities: Showers, food vendors, barbecue, tennis court, baseball, handball, playgrounds, Wi-Fi...
More information: www.nycgovparks.org/parks/crotona-park

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  All the outdoor pools in Bronx

- Bronx River Playground Pool - E. 174th Street & Bronx River Avenue
- Claremont Pool - 170th Street and Clay Avenue
- Edenwald Houses Pool - Schieffelin Avenue & E. 229th Street
- Floating Pool - Tiffany Street & Viele Avenue
- Haffen Pool - Ely and Burke Avenues
- Mapes Pool - E. 180th Street between Mapes & Prospect Avenues
- Mullaly Pool - E. 164th St. bet. Jerome & River Aves.
- Van Cortlandt Pool - W. 242nd St. and Broadway

Map with all the pools



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