Beat the Heat: City pools open today


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Photo courtesy of .nycgovparks.org
Photo courtesy of .nycgovparks.org

If the heat wave that started off the 2012 summer season is any indication, then we might be in for a hot summer. Instead of sitting in air conditioning, try cooling off in one of the city’s free outdoor pools, starting June 28. Opened from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (with a break for cleaning between 3 and 4 p.m), there are eight different locations in Queens to swim, including an Olympic-sized pool in Astoria Park. Don’t know how to swim? No problem. The outdoor pools also have free swimming lessons for 1 and half year olds to adults of all ages.

 

Astoria Park

19th St. and 23rd Drive

Olympic-sized pool

 

Fisher Pool

99th St. and 32nd Ave.

Outdoor Wading pool

 

Fort Totten

Story Road. and Pratt Ave.

Outdoor Intermediate Pool, Outdoor Wading Pool, Outdoor Diving Pool

 

Liberty Park Pool

173rd St. and 106th Ave.

Outdoor Intermediate Pool, Outdoor Wading Pool

 

Marie Curie Park

211th St. and 46th Ave.

Outdoor Mini Pool

 

P.S. 10

45th St. and 30th Road

Outdoor Mini Pool

 

P.S. 186 Playground

Little Neck Parkway & 72nd Ave.

Outdoor Mini Pool

 

Windmuller Park

54th St. and 39th Road

Outdoor Mini Pool

 

For more information, visit the NYC Park’s website