Friday, June 27, 2008

Sunset Park Pool Opens Today!

It's the first day of summer (if you're school-age), and the Sunset Park Pool is ready to go. Yesterday life guards were checking out the pool with long-handled tools and sharp eyes. The barriers have been set-up. The new blue signs have been posted. The staff is bracing for an onslaught of eager children and adults. And today is the day.

The regular pool hours are from 11 AM -3 PM and 4 PM - 7 PM. I suggest the early session if you plan on bringing a baby or toddler. The later afternoon session can get a little wild.

Adult lap swim beings July 7th; the hours are 7 AM - 8:30 AM and 7 PM - 8:30 PM, Mondays through Fridays.

Here are the rules for using the City's Pools. Make sure you're not turned away!

For everybody’s health, safety, and protection, we ask our guests to observe the following rules:

  • Bathing suits must be worn on the deck and in the water. Men’s bathing suits must have mesh linings. Hats may be worn on the deck for sun protection but are not allowed in the water. Plain white T-shirts may be worn over bathing suits if desired. Sneakers are not permitted. Rubber flip flops or water shoes are permitted.
  • No urinating or defecating in the pools.
  • Children under 16 must be at least eight inches taller than the maximum water depth to enter the pool without adult supervision. Specific height requirements are posted at every pool.
  • No person will be permitted in the pool having: skin lesions, sores, or inflamed eyes, mouth, nose, or ear discharge, carrying communicable disease or having any type of bandage, adhesive tape, etc., on their body.
  • All bathers must take a shower in the locker room before entering the pool.
  • Patrons must provide their own padlock. No responsibility is assumed for lost articles. A standard master or combination lock is recommended. Small luggage locks are not permitted.
  • The use of swimming aids, water toys, and flotation devices is prohibited.
  • Electronic equipment, including radios, cameras, and cellular phones, is not allowed on pool deck.
  • Eating or drinking is permitted only in designated areas. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Beach chairs, baby strollers, bags, blankets, or beach balls are not permitted on the pool deck. We will make our best effort to secure strollers.
  • Follow the directives of lifeguards, Parks staff, and the police.
  • Ball playing, running, jumping, using profane language or other forms of disruptive and disorderly behavior are prohibited.
  • No diving, except in designated areas.
  • No smoking, pets, or glass bottles permitted.
  • Books and bound periodicals are permitted on the pool deck. Newspapers are not.


Lindsay said...

Hooray for summer and open swimming pools! Do you happen to know how much it costs to swim at the Sunset Park pool? Is a membership required? If so, is an additional fee required to get in the door? And do you know if there are lockers or if I need to bring my own lock? I've never gone swimming in a NYC pool before, but I'd like to take my little boy sometime this summer.

BestViewInBrooklyn said...

It's free. In the "olden times," the pool time cost money, but now it's open to everyone free of charge!

There are lockers, and you DO need to bring your own lock. A combination/Master lock is suggested. Don't bring any valuables; lockers are vulnerable to break-ins. Make sure to read through the rules carefully. They are very strict!

Scazza said...

So then is it open now, in 2009?

BestViewInBrooklyn said...

It sure is. It opened on Saturday. You can read about it here:

Anonymous said...

i am a female but i have no bathing suit..can i bring swimming trunks and well i only hjave the top of a bathing suit so can i bring that with the trunks and a white tshirt over it?

BestViewInBrooklyn said...

You can always try; the worst that could happen is you're turned away. Then you can cool off in the sprinklers.

Anonymous said...

im 24 years old and i want to learn to swim. Do they have swimming lessons for adults? Thanks.

BestViewInBrooklyn said...

I don't think so, but try calling 311 to see if the indoor pools have them.

Anonymous said...

For swimming lessons for adults (in addition to children and toddlers), you can try Brooklyn Swim Center. 646-705-3106

Xiao Dan said...

Is it opened now? 5/30/2010

Anonymous said...

Its summer 2010, its still opened with the same hours opened, right? thanks in advance.