Christopher Morley Park boasts an Olympic-sized pool and a kiddie pool. Photo courtesy of  the pool
Christopher Morley Park boasts an Olympic-sized pool and a kiddie pool. Photo courtesy of the pool

Best Long Island Swimming Pools Open for Summer 2020

Long Island families often look to public swimming pools to cool off in the summertime. Still, when the kids are bored with the municipal pool down the street, it's time to check out a family-friendly pool or water park in another community.

We've rounded up this list of swimming pools open across Long Island ready to welcome swimmers in summer 2020. One significant change, except for the state park pools on our list, most are limiting attendance to county residents only. So, while it's still possible to take a dip, the options are more limited than years past.

For more fun ways to keep cool and make the most of your summer, see our Ultimate Summer Staycation Planner for Long Island Kids, and explore our local guides to Nassau, Suffolk, and the East End for more fun things to do. And don't forget our guide to summer fun, which is packed with the best things to do on Long Island this season.

For more aquatic fun, check out our list of Long Island's best water parks and water slides. Remember, Long Island spraygrounds are another great way to cool off.

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Best Swimming Pools on Long Island Open for 2020 Swimming


Swim some laps or enjoy the water slide at Cantiague Park's swimming complex. Photo courtesy of Nassau County Parks and Recreation

1. Cantiague Park – Hicksville

2020 update: In 2020, Cantiague Park's pool is open to county residents only.
July 3 through Labor Day
This is one of Nassau County's favorite outdoor pools, and with two water slides, an Olympic-sized pool, dive pool, kiddie pool, training pool, and sprinkler pool, it is easy to see why. While it fills up quickly on a scorching summer day, having the separate pools is helpful to keep little ones safe while allowing older kids to have fun in the larger pools. The pool entrance fee for Nassau County residents with a Leisure Pass is $10 for adults and $6 for children; fee for nonresident adults is $25; $20 for nonresident children.

2. Christopher Morley Park – Roslyn

2020 update: In 2020, Christopher Morley Park's pool is open to county residents only.
July 3 through Labor Day
This swimming complex has an impressive diving pool with springboards and platform boards two levels high. If diving from two stories up isn't your thing, there's also an Olympic-sized pool and a kiddie pool. Concession-stand offerings are limited, but outside food is allowed in the picnic area. Pool entrance fees for Nassau County residents with a Leisure Pass are $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-17; fee for nonresident adults is $16; $11 for children.

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With its outdoor swimming pool and world-class beaches, Jones Beach State Park has the feel of a resort. Photo courtesy of the park

3. Jones Beach State Park – Wantagh

2020 update: Capacity at Jones Beach's parking lots is being limited to 50 percent to reduce capacity throughout the park.
July 3 through August 2
Jones Beach is not only one of Long Island's premier beaches, it offers a nature center, basketball courts, miniature golf, concerts, and a swimming pool. Known as the West Bathhouse pool, this Olympic-sized pool is large, but can fill up quickly on a hot day, or on a day when the beach is closed. Arrive early to get your spot. Parking is $10 per car, and the pool entrance fee is $5 for adults and $3 for children age 5 and older. Children younger than 5 are FREE.

4. North Woodmere Park – Valley Stream

2020 update: North Woodmere Park's pool is open to Nassau County residents only.
July 3 through Labor Day
With six different pools, this swimming complex has something for everyone. Young kids enjoy the kiddie pool, training pool, and interactive sprinkler pool, while older kids, teens, and adults can cool off in the Olympic-sized pool and dive pool. The pool entrance fee for Nassau County residents with a Leisure Pass is $9 for adults; $6 for children ages 4-17; fee for nonresident adults is $25; $20 for nonresident children.

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Kids enjoy the thrill of Wantagh Park's pair of water slides. Photo courtesy of Nassau County Parks and Recreation

5. Wantagh Park – Wantagh

2020 update: Wantagh Park's pool is open to Nassau County residents only.
July 3 through Labor Day
This swimming complex has it all. With an Olympic-sized pool, a diving pool, a kiddie pool, an interactive sprinkler pool, and two 30-foot water slides, this park is worth the admission. Plan to spend the day and leave time to walk along the waterfront, play on the playground, and fish on the pier. The pool entrance fee for Nassau County residents with a Leisure Pass is $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 4-17; fee for nonresidents is $25 per adult, $20 per child.

6. Montauk Downs State Park – Montauk

2020 update: Montauk Down State Park is open and welcoming visitors.
July 3 through Labor Day
This state park isn't just for golfing. The pool at Montauk Downs State Park is the only public pool in the Hamptons. There is a large Olympic-sized pool as well as a kiddie pool, and showers are available. The park also offers championship tennis courts and a grill room that serves breakfast and lunch. Adults pay $7 to use the pool; children 6-11 pay $5. Parking is FREE.

Long Island Swimming Pools Not Reopening for Summer 2020


The complex at Centereach Pool offers lane swimming and a splash pad area for younger kids. Photo courtesy of Centereach Pool

7. Centereach Pool – Centereach

2020 update: The Centereach Pool will remain closed throughout 2020.
From July until early September, the Centereach Pool welcomes Town of Brookhaven residents and nonresidents alike. With a twisting water slide and a sprinkler area for younger kids, this pool seemingly has something for all ages and abilities. Parking is FREE, and the attached playground is large and worth a visit. Pool entrance fees for Town of Brookhaven residents are $6 for adults and $4 for children. Nonresident adults pay $10; $8 for children.

8. Hidden Pond Park Pool – Hauppauge​

2020 update: Hidden Pond Park Pool will remain closed throughout 2020.
This Town of Islip pool is open daily from late June until early September. All guests can enjoy swimming in the full-sized pool, dive pool, and kiddie pool. There is a concession stand for food and drinks; coolers and outside food are not permitted. The pool entrance fee for Town of Islip residents with a recreation card regardless of age is $8; $12 without a recreation card. Nonresidents pay $15.

9. Holtsville Pool – Holtsville​

2020 update: Holtsville Pool will remain closed throughout 2020.
The second outdoor facility in the Town of Brookhaven has a kiddie pool in addition to a large, eight-lane pool. Make a day of it and enjoy FREE admission to the town's ecology center and animal preserve. There is also a large playground and a picnic area available. Pool entrance fees for Town of Brookhaven residents are $6 for adults and $4 for children. Nonresident adults pay $10; $8 for children. Parking is FREE with a Town of Brookhaven resident sticker or $5 per day.

10. Long Beach Recreation Center – Long Beach

2020 update: The Long Beach Recreation Center Pool is currently closed with no reopening date set. Open year-round
This recreation center's indoor facility is an affordable way to try out a new place. Open daily, there is an Olympic-sized pool and a dive pool as well as a steam room and weight room. The pool is open seven days a week; entrance fee is $8 for resident adults, $12 for nonresidents; $4 for resident children, $6 nonresident.

This article is updated annually. Writer Lisa Mancuso contributed additional reporting.


Christoper Morley Park
500 Searingtown Rd. North
Roslyn, NY 11576

Long Beach Recreation Center
700 Magnolia Blvd.
Long Beach, NY 11561

Jones Beach State Park
1 Ocean Pkwy.
Wantagh, NY 11793

Wantagh Park
1 King Rd.
Wantagh, NY 11793

North Woodmere Park
750 Hungry Harbor Rd.
Valley Stream, NY 11581

Cantiague Park
480 W. John St.
Hicksville, NY 11801

Hidden Pond Park
660 Terry Rd.
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Centereach Park
286 Hawkins Rd.
Centereach, NY 11720

Holtsville Pool
2 Buckley Rd.
Holtsville, NY 11742

Montauk Downs State Park
50 S. Fairview Ave.
Montauk, NY 11954
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