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All the free outdoor public swimming pools in NYC are opening today

Rebecca Fontana

It’s officially summer in the city now that all the outdoor public swimming pools have opened! Starting today, the city’s free public swimming pools will be open from 11am to 7pm (with a cleaning break between 3 and 4pm). You can forget trekking to New York beaches—there are a total of 56 pools across all five boroughs, and they’ll stay open until Labor Day.

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Grab your suit and a padlock to secure your stuff, see our map of the best pools to find the one closest to you, then start working on that tan.

Oh, and if you want to drown yourself in pool knowledge, you can also check out the city’s rainbow pool, pop-up pool, sideways pool and rooftop pools. (Yeah, we’re a little obsessed.)


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