It's summertime, and the livin' is easy—beaches, spraygrounds, and awesome days at the playground await. If you want to go all-in on the wet-and-wild fun, take note: NYC's FREE outdoor public pools open citywide on Saturday, June 26, the day after public schools let out.
Even better news: All of the city's pools are primed to reopen, and with more than 50 outdoor pools to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming. We've done the legwork, though, rounding up our picks for the most family-friendly free swimming pools. These are all places we've visited personally or have come highly recommended by families we know. Read on; it's time to dive in!