Best of the Best: NYC Outdoor Pools

Summer is officially here! That means: sweat, sweat, children…and more sweat. New York City Public Pools opened officially  last weekend, and we’ve scoured our credible sources for the highest rated public pools. We’re here to set the record straight on the Best (of the Best) NYC Outdoor Pools.

(Logo indicates a vote from the publication) 

1. Astoria Park Pool  astoria park


Location: 19th Street, Astoria, Queens
Hours: 11AM-3PM and 4PM-7PM
Pro Tip: Looking for a workout and don’t want to dodge kids? This pool has dedicated lap lanes at all times.

2. McCarren Park Pool mccarren


Location: 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY
Hours: 9AM-7PM
Pro Tip: Reviewers rave this is the best pool in NYC. Adult swimming lessons, exercise classes, and clean locker rooms to boot!

3. Red Hook Pool


Red hook

Location: 155 Bay Street, Brooklyn, NY
Hours: 11AM-3PM and 4PM-7PM
Pro Tip: Make sure you have your swimsuit as they’ll check before you enter the locking room. (Men: They’ll check the lining on your trunks, too.)

4. The Floating Pool 



Location: Tiffany Street, Bronx, NY
Hours: 11AM-3PM and 4PM-7PM
Pro Tip: Make sure to bring a lock to store your valuables. (No luggage locks allowed)

5. Tony Dapolito Recreation Centerredhook


Location: 1 Clarkson Street, New York, NY
Hours:  7AM-9:30PM
Pro Tip: No food, glass bottles, newspapers or electronic devices allowed on the deck. If you don’t need your phone to contact someone, leave it at home.