12 Best Outdoor Pools Open on Long Island for Summer 2022

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

The best Long Island swimming pools include spots in Nassau, Suffolk, and East End where everyone in the family can cool off and splash around.

We've rounded up this list of swimming pools across Long Island that are ready to welcome swimmers this summer. Don't forget to bookmark our Guide to Summer Fun, which is packed with the best things to do on Long Island this season, including our top picks for splash pads, water parks, and more fun sure to keep you cool all summer long.

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

Best Swimming Pools in Nassau County

1. Christopher Morley Park – Roslyn

Open: June 27 through Labor Day; 10am-6pm
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 $10 for adults, $6 for children ages 4-17; fee for nonresident adults is $25; $20 for children.

2. Long Beach Recreation Center – Long Beach

Open Monday-Saturday 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, a dive pool, a steam room, and a weight room. The pool is open seven days a week; the entrance fee is $8 for Long Beach resident adults, $12 for nonresidents; $4 for Long Beach resident children 16 and under; $6 for nonresidents.

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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

June 27 through Labor Day; 10am-6pm
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. Pool entrance fees for Nassau County residents with a Leisure Pass are $10 for adults, $6 for children ages 4-17; fee for nonresident adults is $25; $20 for children.

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

5. Manorhaven Beach Park – Manorhaven

Saturday, June 18 through September 5
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. Admission fees for Town of North Hempstead residents are $11 for adults; $8 for teen ages 13-17; $7 for children ages 3-12; guest fee for nonresidents is $14, all guests must be accompanied by a member (three guests allowed per household).

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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

Monday, June 27 through Labor Day
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 price of admission. Plan to spend the day and leave time to walk along the waterfront, play on the playground, and fish on the pier. Pool entrance fee for Nassau County residents with a Leisure Pass is $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 4-17; fee for resident adults without a Leisure Pass is $25 per adult. The pool is open to Nassau residents only. 

7. North Woodmere Park – Valley Stream

Monday, June 27 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. Pool entrance fee for Nassau County residents with a Leisure Pass is $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 4-17; fee for resident adults without a Leisure Pass is $25 per adult. The pool is open to Nassau residents only.

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a toddler in a kiddie pool
A kiddie pool is perfect for babies and toddlers to keep cool in the hot summer. Photo by the author

Best Swimming Pools in Suffolk County

8. Centereach Pool – Centereach

Late June through Labor Day; closed Wednesdays; 11am - 6pm all other days
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. Pool entrance fees for Town of Brookhaven residents are $7 for adults and $5 for children. Nonresidents pay $20 per adult, $12 per child.

9. Dix Hills Pool – Dix Hills

Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19, then daily from Saturday, June 25 through Labor Day. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 3pm-8pm (July 6th- August 19th, other dates pool opens at 12:30pm). Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30pm-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-8pm
With three diving boards, a kiddie pool, a playground area, and food concessions, this outdoor pool facility is great for the whole family. 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.

10. Hidden Pond Park Pool – Hauppauge​

Late June - Sunday, September 4; see the website for hours
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; children 3 and under are FREE. Nonresidents pay $20.

11. Holtsville Pool – Holtsville​

Late June through Labor Day; 11am - 6pm daily
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. Pool entrance fees for Town of Brookhaven residents are $7 for adults and $5 for children. Nonresidents pay $20 per adult, $12 per child.

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12. Montauk Downs State Park – Montauk

Saturday, June 25 through Labor Day; 10am-5:30pm
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. Adults pay $7 to use the pool; children 6-11 pay $5.

This article is updated annually.

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