Outdoor Swimming Pools and Beach Clubs Offering Day Passes in NYC
Sometimes all you want to do during New York's hot and humid summer is lounge around a pool all day. While New York has plenty of FREE public swimming pools, the rules can be overbearing, and it's nice to have some options that offer more amenities. At these beach clubs and private pools, you'll find extras like food, lounge chairs, cabanas, beach access, and amazing views. We've rounded up seven outdoor, family-friendly swimming pools offering day passes, and we even include a trio of state park pools to deliver big fun without breaking the bank. Find more cool options for the season in our Summer Fun Guide.
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Beach Clubs and Private Swimming Pools Offering Day Passes in NYC
Breezy Point Surf Club – Breezy Point, Queens
1 Beach 227th Street near Breezy Point Boulevard
Families will have no trouble keeping everyone busy and entertained at this Queen's beach club. There's an Olympic-size swimming pool with water slides and a kiddie pool complete with a pirate ship. This club offers many other family activities, a free kids' day camp, access to tennis courts, a gym with exercise classes, a cafeteria, lounge, and bar. While season memberships are available, Breezy Point has a very reasonable day rate: $45 per adult and $35 per child; daily accommodations are also required and tack on an additional $45-95. Take note: If you plan to visit for more than three days, a membership is required.
Manhattan Park Pool Club – Roosevelt Island
36 River Road
The outdoor pool at the Manhattan Park, a waterfront rental community on Roosevelt Island, is one of the most colorful and splashiest pools around. Every year since 2015, the development chooses a local artist to adorn the 8,000-square-foot pool with bright murals, colorful shapes, and forms. Enjoy spectacular city views while lounging on the sun deck. The pool is open daily, and residents of Roosevelt Island pay $30 for daily time slots; nonresidents pay $50. Seasonal memberships are available to both residents and nonresidents. Call or email for reservations: 212-308-6472 or Services@BluecrestAM.com.
Park City Swim Club – Rego Park, Queens
98-00 62nd Drive
This "urban oasis" has heated Olympic-size pools for adults and kids. You can also enjoy food at its concession stands, play games, rent cabanas, and enjoy the sun under the umbrellas or lounge chairs. The pool is open 12-7pm during the week, and 10am-6pm on the weekends and holidays. Day passes cost $14 during the week and $17 on weekends. Season passes are available, and there are discounts for Park City residents. Its Park City Academy offers swim lessons for kids up to age 15, junior lifeguard lessons, and certification courses.
Silver Gull Beach Club – Breezy Point, Queens
1 Beach 193rd Street near Range Road
Operated by the same company as nearby Breezy Point Surf Club, you'll feel you're vacationing at a resort with its cabanas, beach access, and a multitude of water activities. If you're a fan of '80s movies, this club is where some scenes from the movie "Flamingo Kid," starring Matt Dillon, were filmed. Attractions include nine acres of oceanfront, swimming pools with water slides, FREE parking, and a day camp. Seasonal memberships are available, and day passes are $45 for adults and $35 for kids. Daily accommodations are also required and tack on an additional $45-$100.
A recent overhaul added plenty of kid-friendly features to the Roberto Clemente State Park Pool complex. Photo courtesy of New York State Parks
State Park Pools For a Low-Cost Day of Swimming
Roberto Clemente State Park Pool – The Bronx
301 West Tremont Ave
Located along the Harlem River in the Bronx, Roberto Clemente is home to an Olympic-size swimming pool and a giant, kid-pleasing spray park. Amenities include a snack bar and bleachers. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for kids over 4. The park also offers a variety of recreational and athletic activities, including ball fields, basketball courts, picnic areas, playgrounds, and a waterfront promenade. The pool is open daily, 10am-6pm, with an hour break at 1:30 for cleaning.
Riverbank State Park Pool – West Harlem
679 Riverside Drive
Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park spans nearly 28 acres and rises 69 feet above the Hudson River, offering spectacular views. This site has both an indoor and outdoor pool, plus an outdoor wading pool for toddlers. The entrance fee is minimal: $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 5-15, and FREE for ages 4 and younger. In addition to the pool, there is a seasonal roller and ice skating rink, tennis courts, a running track, softball field, basketball courts, a theater, an athletic complex with a fitness room, and a restaurant. Keep your suits on when you exit the pool if you want to visit the spectacular sprinklers located just south of the pool complex. The pool is open daily, but hours vary. Bookmark its website to confirm hours before visiting.
Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park Pool covers a full acre of land with wet-and-wild fun. Photo courtesy of New York State Parks
Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park Pool – Yorktown Heights
2957 Crompond Road
If you're willing to drive a little, the pool at the FDR State Park is a must-visit. Covering nearly 1-acre of land, it recently reopened following a complete overhaul. Rebuilt within the footprint of the old pool—the largest in the state park system—improvements include the addition of a zero-depth entry section for toddlers and 26 kid-friendly spray features placed at various depths in the wading pool. The concession building has also been renovated, a new poolside restroom has been constructed, and the landscape has been refreshed. The pool is open on weekends and holidays from 11am-6:30pm; weekdays from 11am-5:30pm. Entry fees are $3 per person, and there is a $10 fee for parking.
Places featured in this article:
Manhattan Park Pool
Park City Swim Club
Breezy Point Surf Club
Silver Gull Beach Club
Riverbank State Park Pool
Roberto Clemente State Park
FRD State Park Pool