NYC public pools, beaches open for summer: Staten Island locations, hours and more

NYC public pools, beaches open for summer: Staten Island locations, hours and more

Staten Island, NY-New York City expects above average temperatures this hot summer. The open pools and beaches allow the people of Staten Island to cool off in many places.

Here’s what you need to know before you go swimming.


All outdoor pools in the city are open to the public during the summer.

The outdoor pool is normally open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and the pool is cleaned from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

The public pools on Staten Island are: Favor pool in Port Richmond. Lions pool in Tompkinsville. A typical Douglas pool in Donggang Hills. Stapleton’s PS14 playground pool. Grasmere’s PS46 playground pool. Tottenville Pool, West Brighton Pool.

As part of the Cool Pools NYC initiative, Tottenville Pool has been upgraded to a resort-style pool with summer-themed wall art, deck lounge chairs and umbrellas, and poolside palm trees.

Due to the current national shortage of lifeguards, the city had to cancel free swimming lessons in public pools this season, including lap swims, senior swims and the Learn to Swim program. Private swimming lessons are currently full of long waiting lists.

In this 2020 file photo, swimmers are enjoying the Tottenville pool. (Staten Island Advance)


City Beach will be officially open to swimmers on Memorial Day and will remain open until September 11.

During the beach season, lifeguards work daily from 10 am to 6 pm. Swimming is not permitted when lifeguards are not working or in closed areas on the beach.

Staten Island’s swimming beaches operated by the City Parks and Recreation Department include:

  • Cedar Grove Beach on Ebits Street and Cedar Grove Avenue in New Dorp Beach.
  • Franklin D. Loose Beltboard Walk and Beach. It extends from Fort Wadsworth to Mirrorfield. The promenade and beach area include South Beach and Midland Beach.
  • Wolfe’s Pond Beach on Raritan Bay and Princes Bay between Holten Avenue and Cornelia Avenue.

Before heading to the beach, visit the City’s Department of Health and Mental Health’s New York City Area Beach page to check for water quality recommendations or closures, or send BEACH 877-877 and text to open and close and water quality in real time. Get the information.

Spray shower

The city has more than 25 on Staten Island and operates spray showers at the city’s playgrounds and parks. In general, spray showers work on days when the temperature rises above 80 degrees Celsius.

Some parks on Staten Island with spray showers include Clove Lakes Park, Wolfe’s Pond Park, Midland Playground, and Markham Playground.

For a complete list of spray showers in Staten Island parks, visit the City Department of Parks website,


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