June 1, 2016 By Michael Florio
Despite the scorching temperatures, residents have to wait until the end of the month to use the Astoria Park pool, per the Parks Department’s schedule.
The pool is set to open on June 29, as are all New York City outdoor pools, according to the Parks Department.
It is Parks policy for pools to open the day after public schools close, a spokeswoman said. Last year public pools opened on June 27. Beaches, however, opened recently on Memorial Day weekend.
The pool 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.
Between July 6 and August 28, there are adult lap swim early bird hours from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and night owl hours from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (July) and 8:15 p.m. (August) at night. Registration for the lap swim program will start on June 15; more information is available online here.
The pool will stay open until Labor Day.
At 330 feet in length, Astoria Park’s pool is the biggest outdoor public pool in New York City, according to the Parks Department.