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Old 11-22-2009, 08:52 PM
 
Location: W Hartford, CT
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I was wondering, does NYC have any outdoor public pools other than the one in Astoria? I know it's now fall and they obviously wouldn't be open, but I was wondering. A few weeks ago I was using the pool at my gym, and afterwards when I sat in the whirlpool I started talking to the guy who was visiting from the city. He said he was a firefighter in Brooklyn and in CT since his girlfriend's family lives up here. He was saying that most gyms in the city don't have pools because of real estate costs - which I thought was kind of surprising since I'd figure they'd be common in gyms. Is this really the case? I know that if you live inthe city you have Rockaway Beach and Jones Beach (just to name a few) but as far as pools, where would people go? Are there any in the city parks (like Central Park,for instance?)
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Some parks have pools, and Central Park is one of them. Some health clubs also have pools, such as NYAC, Chelsea Piers, Equinox, NYSC, etc. Some pools are also found in hotels, such as the Mandarin Oriental or The Peninsula. And, some residential buildings have their own pools.
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:07 PM
 
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:18 PM
 
Location: W Hartford, CT
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Some parks have pools, and Central Park is one of them. Some health clubs also have pools, such as NYAC, Chelsea Piers, Equinox, NYSC, etc.
And I would've thought that gyms would have them as well. I (and this person I was talking to) are both members of the NYSC - mine has a pool and his doesn't, which I thought was suprising, you know?
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:35 PM
 
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there's a public pool in John Jay Park, on East 78th Street by FDR. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day.
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Some NYSC have pools, but I think it's a matter of location in the city. It's the same in DC with their WSC branches, not all have pools, but there are some in the region.
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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According to the NYC Dept of Parks & Recreation there are 54 outdoor seasonal pools and 15 indoor year round pools scattered across the city that are operated by the city.
In my experience living in various areas of the city there has always been a pool very nearby.When I lived in Williamsburg there was a city run pool( year round) almost across the street on Bedford Avenue.Now I am in The Bronx and there is one a few blocks away at The Bronx House Jewish Community Center( pool and health club open to all) on Pelham Parkway.
There always seems to be some kind of pool if you look around a bit.There is even one on a barge under The Brooklyn Bridge. Cute video of people swimming in the pool with lower Manhattan as a backdrop. http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_newsr...page=1&key=131

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Old 11-23-2009, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Queens THE REAL international city
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Yeah, like Turtle Creek said, John Jay Park is one of the better public pools in all of the city and one of the very few that have a diving area. Its a small but great pool.
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