This Olympic pool is not only the largest one in NYC, but it was the first constructed during an impressive 1936 campaign by the Works Progress Administration that opened 11 new pools around the city that summer. That makes this watering hole the oldest in the city and when finished, was so grand that it was then used as a model for the other 10. Swimmers enjoy views of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge and the river shore while getting spritzed by fountains that spray water 25 feet in the air. When the kiddos start getting too pruney, take a break at any of the other Astoria Park features: outdoor tennis courts, a track, basketball courts and playgrounds. Open daily 11am–7pm.
Cool off at New York's best swimming pools for kids this summer! Apart from being one of our favorite summer activities for kids, it's also a great way to meet families from all over the city. Choose from our favorite picks around town, including Astoria Park Pool, Manhattan Park Pool Club, John Jay Pool and more.
NYC free outdoor pools reopen on June 27, 2019. Just be sure to read through the NYC pool rules before you head on out there. In case of less-than-desirable weather, explore our favorite indoor swimming pools!