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    Red Hook Pool
    Red Hook Pool
    Street:
    155 Bay Street
    Phone:
    (718) 722-3211
    Neighborhood:
    Red Hook
    Description:

     

    Pools

    All 54 Parks outdoor pools have closed for the season and will reopen on June 27, 2009. Indoor pools remain open year-round. General hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Call individual pools for more specific information.

    Please note that recreation center membership ($75 per year for adults; $10 per year for seniors; free for children and teens under the age of 18) is required for the use of our indoor pools.

    Safety & Pool Rules

    Water & Sun Safety- Tips for staying safe when having fun in the water and sun.
    Pool Rules - Rules to know before using Parks swimming pools

    Swim Programs

    Learn about adult lap swimming and Parks' other free swimming programs for tots, children, teens, and adults. Call Parks' Citywide Aquatics at (718) 760-6969 for more information.

     

    By Bus:
    Take the B77 bus to Lorraine and Clinton. From there, walk down Clinton to Bay Street, and make a right.

    By Subway:
    Take either the F or G trains to Smith/9th Street. When you leave the station, you will be on 9th Street. Walk to your right to Smith. Cross Smith, and walk one block to Court Street. Make a left on Court, and proceed until you reach Bay Street. Make a right on Bay until you reach the center.

     

    Driving Directions:Take the Brooklyn Bridge to the BQE WEST to the Hamilton Ave. exit towards Battery Tunnel/Manhattan (exit #26) Bear Left on Hamilton Ave. Bear Right on Clinton St. Take a Left on Bay Street and arrive at the Recreation Center.

    The pool is  330' x 130' x 4' (Olympic)

    Pool Rules

     

    New York’s 51 outdoor pools are great places for summer

    fun and active recreation. Each summer over 1 million visitors learn to swim, keep fit, make friends, and beat the summer heat.

    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 8 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.



    Plus there is a large wading pool for toddlers
    Only white shirts
    No snacks allowed inside
    lock required
    towel, waterbottle & books allowed poolside only
    no floats, toys or food

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by
    On 19-Jul-2015
    Subject:  Re: Best outdoor public pool?
    Comment:  Red Hook pool is the best by far. Plenty of street parking. Clean and safe.
    Reviewed by
    On 26-Jun-2014
    Subject:  open swimming
    Comment:  The Red Hook pool is huge, easy to get to by bus if you don’t drive.
    Reviewed by
    On 24-Jun-2014
    Subject:  Re: open swimming
    Comment:  I also love the public pools. the locker rooms are…eh. But the pools themselves are clean and Red Hook is sooooo huge, even on the hottest day it’s not too crowded.
    Reviewed by Rachel Maurer
    On 29-May-2013
    Subject:  April 2013
    Comment:  There is also a wading pool for the little ones that is only about 1 ft deep and it has some prinkler elements too.
    Reviewed by Rachel Maurer
    On 29-May-2013
    Subject:  April 2013
    Comment:  We go to the Red Hook pool all the time in the summer. The line looks long but moves very quickly. I think the longes we waited was 20 minutes. Couple things to keep in mind, you have to bring your own locks and swim diapers for the babies (they do not let you in without them). The pool closes from 3 to 4 for cleaning. We love to go for a little of the morning session and stay through the cleaning when there are soccer games. There are a ton of spanish/mexican food trucks by the soccer fields that are amazing so we get a little snack and head back to the pool.
    Reviewed by Rachel Maurer
    On 29-May-2013
    Subject:  April 2013
    Comment:  We LOVE the Red Hook Pool---Yes they are a bit snarky as you are going thru the line..but be sure your kids have swim diapers/lining in swimsuits...bring a lock and towels and you are good to go. I'm a single mom of twins and we always try to get there when they first open (line wait is 10-15 minutes)---or we come towards the end of the am session and just stay 45min to an hour (NO line). The HUGE kid area is awesome---just buy some $6 water shoes from DII and you are set for the summer. YES the food trucks are great on the weekends but weekdays are way more 'chill...you can do lunch under a tree and then take your kid(s) for an HOUR of childcare in the ball room while you walk around (or grab a coffee and look out the window to zone out)--- :) at Ikea (free) family members get an hour instead of the normal 45 min. I CAN'T WAIT for summer!!!
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 08-May-2013
    Subject:  Red Hook Pool
    Comment:  We LOVE the Red Hook Pool---Yes they are a bit snarky as you are going thru the line..but be sure your kids have swim diapers/lining in swimsuits...bring a lock and towels and you are good to go. I'm a single mom of twins and we always try to get there when they first open (line wait is 10-15 minutes)---or we come towards the end of the am session and just stay 45min to an hour (NO line). The HUGE kid area is awesome---just buy some $6 water shoes from DII and you are set for the summer. YES the food trucks are great on the weekends but weekdays are way more 'chill...you can do lunch under a tree and then take your kid(s) for an HOUR of childcare in the ball room while you walk around (or grab a coffee and look out the window to zone out)--- :) at Ikea (free) family members get an hour instead of the normal 45 min. I CAN'T WAIT for summer!!!
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 08-May-2013
    Subject:  Red Hook Pool
    Comment:  There is also a wading pool for the little ones that is only about 1 ft deep and it has some prinkler elements too.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 08-May-2013
    Subject:  Red Hook Pool
    Comment:  We go to the Red Hook pool all the time in the summer. The line looks long but moves very quickly. I think the longes we waited was 20 minutes. Couple things to keep in mind, you have to bring your own locks and swim diapers for the babies (they do not let you in without them). The pool closes from 3 to 4 for cleaning. We love to go for a little of the morning session and stay through the cleaning when there are soccer games. There are a ton of spanish/mexican food trucks by the soccer fields that are amazing so we get a little snack and head back to the pool.