School is out and New York City’s public pools are open for business, returning with extended hours and a longer season.
New Yorkers can head to one of the city’s 55 free public pools scattered throughout the five boroughs any day during the summer between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (the pools close from 3 to 4 p.m. for cleaning). Additionally, the city’s Department of Parks has already announced that pools will remain open until Sunday, September 10, a week beyond its usual Labor Day closing date.
On Friday, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s popular pop-up pool at Pier 2 will reopen for the summer after successfully securing a one-year extension for the pool to stay in place.
As part of a new pilot program, all public beaches and outdoor pools will offer free SPF 50 sunscreen through new dispensers stationed throughout the areas, reports DNAinfo.
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