NYC Pools Open Wednesday with New ‘Cool Pools’ in Each Borough


All NYC public pools are officially open beginning on Wednesday, June 27th. The hours will be from 11am to 7pm with an hour pool cleaning between 3 and 4pm. This year, NYC Parks will also be debuting their new Cool Pools pilot program at a pool in each borough. For the Bronx, that pool is Mapes Pool in East Tremont.

Prior to Cool Pools NYC, none of the pilot sites had a major renovation since they were built in the 1970s.

New amenities coming to the Cool Pools include:

  • fun summer-themed wall art,
  • lounge chairs for sunbathing and relaxing poolside,
  • cabana-style shade structures to help keep you cool, and
  • plantings to make our pools greener

Mapes Pool is located at E. 180th Street between Mapes & Prospect Avenues. For all Bronx public pool locations, visit

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