Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Life aquatic: City Pools open today for the summer

[Photo at Hamilton Fish Pool from Sunday]

The Parks Department opens the city's 50-plus outdoor public pools for the summer today.

Nearby choices include Hamilton Fish Pool on Pitt and East Houston ... the Dry Dock Pool on Avenue D and East 10th Street ... and the Tompkins Square Pool (mini pool for kids!) ...

Outdoor pools are open daily from 11 a.m. through 7 p.m., with a break for pool cleaning between 3-4 p.m. The pools close for the season on Sunday, Sept. 9. The Tompkins Square Park mini pool closes on Labor Day.

[Photo at Dry Dock from Sunday]

The Hamilton Fish Pool has a Lap Swim program, which takes place July 5 through Sept. 7. This link has more details.

And a quick reminder about the RULES for the POOLS. Namely, per the Parks Department website:

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.


MrNiceGuy said...

thanks for posting this, I wasn't aware of the lap swim program! I've signed up now, good looking out evg!

Anonymous said...

what is the white shirt and white hat only deal?