NEW YORK — All eight New York City public beaches and 48 outdoor public pools will be open this summer, Mayor de Blasio announced on Wednesday.
Beaches will open on Memorial Day weekend starting on Saturday, May 29 and public pools will be open on Saturday, June 26.
“We’re going back to the schedule we had for years and years and that is a very good sign,” de Blasio said at his daily press briefing.
He said there will still be health and safety restrictions in place, such as mask mandates when people are not in the water and social distancing.
In 2020, the opening of public beaches was delayed and the number of public pools was limited.
“This year we get to do what is great for the families of this city, the kids of this city,” he said. “It’s a great way for families of New York City to spend their summer.”
City beaches include Orchard Beach in the Bronx, Coney Island and Manhattan Beach in Brooklyn, Rockaway Beach in Queens and Midland Beach, South Beach, Cedar Grove Beach, and Wolfe’s Pond Park Beach on Staten Island.
Lifeguards will be on duty daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Swim hours at public pools are 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Five of the city’s 53 outdoor pools will be closed due to active reconstruction projects.