You are reading

Astoria Park Pool opens Thursday, along with 52 other outdoor NYC pools

Astoria Park Pool–Photo: NYC Parks Dept

June 27, 2017 By Christian Murray

The Astoria Park Pool opens Thursday along with 52 other outdoor New York City pools.

It is parks department tradition to open city pools the day after public schools close.

The Astoria Park Pool, located at 19th Street and 23rd Dr., will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., except for a cleaning break between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., seven days a week.

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver will join Councilman Costa Constantinides and local kids to celebrate its reopening with a traditional first jump in the pool.

Local musicians, senior swimmers and a water ballet team will also be at the Astoria pool to mark the occasion.

New this year, all NYC Parks outdoor pools will feature free sunscreen dispensers through expanded pilot program.

email the author: [email protected]

2 Comments

Click for Comments 
Stay away!

I live in Astoria. Everyone I know won’t go near this pool. I saw someone poop in the pool and it was IN the pool for nearly an hour before someone finally told everyone to get out. They have no way of cleaning this pool so don’t get sick going to it!

Reply
basil

The park is beautiful and overall clean until the pool opens up every summer. Its such a shame that the park/pool goers are not more considerate when it comes to keeping the park clean. They dump their trash everywhere and traffic is chaotic during the summer pool season. I am thankful though that that BQX streetcar system has been put on halt. Can you imagine the people and chaos it would bring since it would run from Brklyn to Astoria Park.

Reply

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Op-Ed: This Year’s State Budget Must Prioritize Climate, Jobs, and Justice for New York

Op-Ed, Jan. 30, By Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas

In a time of rampant economic inequality and environmental injustice, it is easy to feel defeated.  Here in Queens and across New York State, however, communities are organizing for a better future. New Yorkers from different backgrounds and with different lived experiences are proving that we can build community, organize, and create a future that reflects our shared values.