Today marks opening day for the city’s 55 outdoor public pools
In addition to the opening of the pools, Parks Department Commissioner Mitchell Silver has announced that eight of the city’s parks in the Parks Without Borders capital program will receive $5 million toward renovations to their entrances, making them more accessible to the public from streets and sidewalks.
Silver also highlighted Mayor de Blasio’s plan to allocate $50 million towards bringing Staten Island its first indoor public pool. "We realized that Staten Island is the only borough the does not have an indoor pool...The mayor thought that was an injustice so he dedicated $50 million to find and build a site for an indoor pool," stated Silver.
Public pools will be open every day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with free activities such as swimming lessons for children, adults, and seniors on offer.