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Photo by Angélica Acevedo/QNS
City will open these outdoor public
pools in Queens by Aug. 1
BY ANGÉLICA ACEVEDO
The city announced some of its outdoor public pools
will return this summer after all.
At the end of June, the city revealed 15 of its
53 public pools are scheduled to open beginning
July 24. The re-openings will be phased,
with three pools opening for the first round on
July 24, including Liberty Pools located at 105-31
172nd St. in Jamaica. The Mullaly Park Pool in the Bronx
and Wagner Houses Pool in Manhattan will also open on
the first round.
The remaining 12 pools will open by Aug. 1, including Astoria
Pool located at 19th Street and 23rd Drive in Astoria
Park, as well as Fisher Pool at 99th Street and 32nd Avenue
in East Elmhurst.
The rest of the pools set to open in the second phase are
Crotona Park Pool and Haffen Park Pool in the Bronx; Sunset
Pool, Betsy Head Pool, and Kosciuszko Pool in Brooklyn;
Hamilton Fish Pool, Jackie Robinson Pool, and Marcus Garvey
Pool in Manhattan; and Lyons Pool and Tottenville Pool
in Staten Island.
The pools will be open seven days a week. Daily hours of
operation are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The announcement comes two months after Mayor Bill de
Blasio said pools would remain closed for summer 2020 to
stop the spread of COVID-19. While the mayor’s previous
budget draft would have cut $12 million from pools, the recent
budget allocated $5.3 million for the service and to hire
716 pool staff.
An empty Astoria Pool on Sunday, June 28.