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 2021

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 2021. Don't forget to bookmark our Guide to Summer Fun, which is packed with the best things to do on Long Island this season.

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Best Swimming Pools in Nassau

1. Christopher Morley Park – Roslyn

Saturday, June 26 through Labor Day; 10am-6pm
Pool entrance fees for Nassau County residents with a Leisure Pass are $8 for adults, $6 for children ages 4-17; fee for nonresident adults is $16; $11 for children.
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.

2. Long Beach Recreation Center – Long Beach

Open Monday-Saturday year-round
The pool is open seven days a week; the entrance fee is $8 for resident adults, $12 for nonresidents; $4 for resident children 16 and under, $6 nonresident.
This recreation center's indoor facility is an affordable way to try out a new place. Open daily, there is an Olympic-sized pool, a dive pool, a steam room, and a weight room.

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

3. Cantiague Park – Hicksville

Saturday, June 26 through Labor Day; 10am-6pm
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.
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 separate pools is helpful to keep little ones safe while allowing older kids to have fun in the larger pools.

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

4. Jones Beach State Park – Wantagh

Saturday, June 19 through Labor Day; weekdays, 10am-6pm; weekends and holidays, 9am-8pm
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.
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.

5. Manorhaven Beach Park – Manorhaven

Saturday, June 19 through Labor Day
Admission fees for Town of North Hempstead residents are $11 for adults; $8 for teens; $7 for children; guest fee for nonresidents is $14, all guests must be accompanied by a member (three guests allowed per household).
This 25,000 square-foot pool boasts two water slides, a state-of-the-art play area, and a separate kiddie pool. There’s also a concession stand. The park also offers plenty of other aquatic and non-aquatic activities for the whole family.

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

6. Wantagh Park – Wantagh

Saturday, June 26 through Labor Day
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. 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.

7. North Woodmere Park – Valley Stream

Saturday, June 26 through Labor Day
The pool entrance fee for Nassau County residents with a Leisure Pass is $10 for adults; $6 for children ages 4-17; fee for nonresident adults is $25; $20 for nonresident children.
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.

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

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8. Centereach Pool – Centereach

Saturday, June 26 through Labor Day; closed Wednesdays; weekdays, noon-6pm; weekends, 11am-6pm
Pool entrance fees for Town of Brookhaven residents are $6 for adults and $4 for children. Nonresidents pay $12 per person no matter their age.
The Centereach Pool welcomes Town of Brookhaven residents and nonresidents alike, though you must make reservations to visit. 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.

9. Dix Hills Pool – Dix Hills

Saturday, June 26-Sunday, 27 and then daily from Saturday, July 3 through Labor Day; weekdays, 4pm-8pm; weekends and holidays, 11am-8pm
Open to Town of Huntington residents only. Admission fees with a town recreation ID card are $7 for adults; $6 for teens ages 13-17; $5.50 for children under 13. Without a recreation ID card, admission is $15. With three diving boards, a kiddie pool, playground area, and food concession, this outdoor pool facility is great for the whole family.

10. Hidden Pond Park Pool – Hauppauge​

Saturday, June 26-Sunday, September 5; see the website for hours
The pool entrance fee for Town of Islip residents with a recreation card regardless of age is $8; $12 without a recreation card; children 3 and under are FREE. Nonresidents pay $20.
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.

11. Holtsville Pool – Holtsville​

Saturday, June 26 through Labor Day; closed Wednesdays; weekdays, noon-6pm; weekends, 11am-6pm
Pool entrance fees for Town of Brookhaven residents are $6 for adults and $4 for children. Nonresident adults pay $12; $12 for children.
The second outdoor facility in the Town of Brookhaven has a kiddie pool and 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. Parking is FREE with a Town of Brookhaven resident sticker or $5 per day.

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12. Montauk Downs State Park – Montauk

Saturday, June 26 through Labor Day; 10am-5:30pm
Adults pay $7 to use the pool; children 6-11 pay $5.
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. Parking is FREE.

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

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