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Where Are Brooklyn's Free Public Pools?

It's time to beat the heat at the city's free public pools that open today.
McCarren Pool, BK Reader
McCarren Park Pool in Williamsburg. Photo: Supplied/NYC Department of Parks and Recreation

School is out and it's summer, Brooklyn! New York City public pools open for the summer season today, June 27. 

Outdoor pool hours are from 11:00am through 7:00pm daily, with a break for pool cleaning between 3:00pm and 4:00pm.

The city's pools have many rules, including only white shirts allowed on the deck, and no floaties for younger children in the large pools. You can read about the rules here. 

There are also plenty of free programs, which include adaptive swim classes for people with disabilities, adult aquatic classes and youth swim teams, which you can check out here. 

The city recently announced plans to invest $1 billion over the next five years to building, improving and protecting the city's pool system. 

“New York City’s pools and beaches are incredible places for New Yorkers to come together, learn to swim, and beat the heat — and as climate change makes heat waves like this week’s more common and more severe, the need for pools has never been greater,” Mayor Eic Adams said on June 18. 

Here are all of Brooklyn's free public pools:

Betsy Head Pool

Outdoor Olympic pool

Boyland, Livonia and Dumont Avenues

Bushwick Pool

Outdoor wading pool, outdoor intermediate pool

Humboldt Street, Flushing & Bushwick Avenues

Commodore Barry Pool

Outdoor wading pool, Outdoor intermediate pool

Flushing and Park Avenues, Navy and North Elliot Streets

David Fox/PS 251 Pool

Outdoor mini pool

E. 54th Street & Avenue H

Douglass and DeGraw Pool

Outdoor wading pool, Outdoor intermediate pool

Third Avenue and Nevins Street

Glenwood Houses Pool

Outdoor mini pool

Farragut Road & Ralph Avenue

Howard Pool

Outdoor wading pool, Outdoor intermediate pool

Glenmore and Mother Gaston Blvd., East New York Avenue

Jesse Owens Pool

Outdoor mini pool

117 Stuyvesant Avenue

Kosciuszko Pool

Outdoor wading pool, Outdoor Olympic pool

Marcy Avenue between DeKalb Avenue & Kosciuszko Street

Lindower Park Pool

Outdoor mini pool

E. 60th St, Mill Rd. & Strickland Avenue

McCarren Park Pool

Outdoor Olympic pool

McCarren Park

PS 20 Playground Pool

Outdoor mini pool

Between Clermont Ave. & Adelphi St.

Red Hook Pool

Outdoor wading pool, Outdoor Olympic pool

Bay and Henry Streets

Sunset Park Pool

Outdoor Olympic pool

Seventh Avenue between 41st and 44th Streets