Hamilton Fish Pool Opens Wednesday

Photo courtesy: NYC Parks Dept.

Photo courtesy: NYC Parks Dept.

You won’t have to wait much longer to go swimming at the Hamilton Fish Rec Center pool. All of the city’s outdoor pools open for the season on Wednesday, June 27.

Ham Fish’s Olympic-size pool and wading pool are open from 11 a.m. 7 p.m. daily, with a break for pool cleaning between 3-4 p.m. You can sign up for early bird and night owl lap swim sessions here.

Check out the Parks Department’s website for more details.

Hamilton Fish Pool Opens For the Season Tomorrow!

Take the kids to the Hamilton Fish pool this weekend.

Image via NYC Parks

New York City’s outdoor pools re-open tomorrow, including Hamilton Fish Pool on Pitt St. and Houston St. The Olympic-sized, local favorite is open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a break for pool cleaning between 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Lap swims are from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. for early birds and 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for night owls in July and at dusk from August through Labor Day. A free t-shirt is up for grabs for participants who swim 25 miles or more over the summer and prizes are awarded to the top three male and female distance swimmers from each pool program.

Registrations for lap swims are available online through September 2. If you do not have access to a computer or have trouble finding the application online, forms are available at the lap swim pool site during lap swim program hours. Free swimming lessons are also available throughout the summer and numerous special programs which can be found here.

For more information on Hamilton Fish Pool, visit the website.


Hamilton Fish Pool Opens on Friday!

Swimmers in Hamilton Fish Pool, Photo by Malcolm Pinckney 8/21/03

Swimmers in Hamilton Fish Pool, Photo by Malcolm Pinckney.

If you’re looking for a place to keep cool while enjoying some sunny summer weather, look no further than Hamilton Fish Pool, located on the corner of Pitt and Houston streets.  

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An undisclosed incident drew police officers to Hamilton Fish Pool on Pitt Street this afternoon, closing the pool.

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Just last week Hamilton Fish Park’s outdoor pool opened its summer season, but when September rolls around and the pools close, there could be something new taking flight at Ham Fish.

Hamilton Fish Swimming Pool Opens Today!

Hamilton Fish Pool

One day before the summer season begins at Hamilton Fish Pool.

Summer is now in full-swing.  Today the city opens its outdoor pools, including the Olympic sized Hamilton Fish pool on Pitt Street.  Yesterday, we stopped by the recreation center to have an early look.

Recreation Director Carmen Torres, who has been with the center for about thirteen years, told us he fully expects huge crowds every day during the summer season, even on cloudy, rainy days like this one. “Everybody’s just waiting to jump into the pool,” he said.

Built in 1936 by Robert Moses, the city’s first parks commissioner, the pool was highly regarded for its design and technology. It had such a good reputation that even the Olympic swim team used it for practice sessions on their way to the 1952 games in Helsinki, Finland. 

Hamilton Fish Entrance

Entrance to the pool at park on Houston and Pitt Streets

For safety precautions, extra staff, as well as police and paek security officers will be situated at the pool’s entrance to check  bags. Visitors are required to bring their own locks and flip-flops. For other pool rules, visit the NYC parks website. Membership is not required to  use the pool.

The outdoor pool season begins on June 27th and ends Labor Day, September 3rd Pool hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with cleaning hours from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Adult lap swim hours at 7-8:30 a.m. Monday-Friday.


Weekend Kids’ Pick

Take the kids to the Hamilton Fish pool this weekend.

This will be another hot and steamy July weekend. Pack up the kids and head to the pool at the Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (127 Pitt St., East Houston & Stanton). Built in 1936 and renovated in 1992, the Olympic team practiced in the pool for the 1952 games in Helsinki, Finland. There are two outdoor pools: an Olympic sized pool and a large wading pool for the kids. Pool hours are from 11:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m., with a break for pool cleaning between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.