Monday, August 3, 2020

Make a splash: Hamilton Fish Pool reopens Wednesday

[EVG photo at Hamilton Fish Pool]

This summer, the city is only reopening 15 public pools via a phased-in schedule. On Wednesday, Hamilton Fish Pool — the only one servicing this area — will open for a limited month-long run over on Pitt and East Houston.

Here are details via the Parks Department website:

• Pool hours will remain the same: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Sessions may be split further at the discretion of the pool managers to accommodate more patrons.

• All pool patrons will be required to wear a face covering to enter the pool facility. Face coverings must be worn in locker rooms, bathrooms, and on the pool deck. They are not to be worn in the water.

• Please maintain at least six feet of social distance, except between members of the same household. If a pool reaches capacity, we may provide patrons with a time of day to return to the line.

• During general swim hours, aquatic programs including Lap Swim, Learn to Swim, Senior Splash & Swim, and Water Exercise classes have been cancelled for the summer.

The pool closes for the season on Sept. 7.

The Dry Dock Pool on 10th Street and Avenue D and the Tompkins Square Park mini pool will not open this summer.


Ronnie said...


sophocles said...

Strange concept. Masks everywhere except the water where contact and distance not to mention droplets will be difficult to control? Maybe the chlorine will take care of corona.

Anonymous said...

I love Hamilton Fish Pool!!!


What's their policy on latex gloves?

Anonymous said...

Public pool during a pandemic? NO PROBLEM!!

..but all Bars must now magically have a functional kitchen! and no drinks may be ordered without accompanying "substantial food"! oh yeah, and also NO MUSIC!

@Cuomo: Good job destroying the livelihoods of thousands of longtime NYers with your draconian prohibition era laws. Apparently we now have a Rudolph Giuliani II as Governor.