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 www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/outdoor-pools.