Beat the Heat: City pools open today

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Astoria Park’s Olympic-sized pool.

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