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Stop by Queens for a lazy summer day at the city’s largest and oldest pool (dating back to 1936). Once you’re done swimming, you can stroll around Astoria Park along the East River.
Bring your own lock for the cubby lockers. Wear a bathing suit, they will check. Closed 3-4pm. Packed with young kids. Lap lanes are ok unless they put a senior restriction, not sure at what time.
Constructed between 1934-36 the Astoria Park Pool was designated in 2007. Its large size and waterfront location offers swimmers dramatic views of the Hell Gate and Triborough Bridges.
The real swimming starts at 7pm with adult laps in 8 lanes. The lanes are split 16 tracts stay to left of line. Stay off the X so serious swimmers can flip turn. Fast lanes 3 on right
This pool is great. It's going on 100 years old so for those that have disparaging remarks they need a reality check & to come to terms w/city living. Or go back to your hotels. Best pool ever!
They now require that you bring a Masterlock brand lock if you have a bag. I have a lock that is not that brand and they would not let me in because people are breaking locks to steal cellphones.
If you want to keep your dignity, avoid this pool. Harassed by employees constantly. No phones permitted. Kept from using the bathroom in locker room until I was wearing only a bathing suit.
The streamlined and simple decorative forms, a 32-foot diving platform, and deco-style pool illustrate the Astoria Pool’s 1936 Works Progress Administration beginnings.
You can’t fathom how large this pool is until you experience it. As with any public pool, make sure you bring a lock, wear appropriate suits and follow all the rules.
It's okay because all thing you can enjoy in the pool and then police sheriff and astoria park security try to create any minor stupid problems. You are going to jail.
Staff here is absolutely RIDICULOUS. Did not even make it to the pool before deciding to leave after getting screamed at like a child. No common courtesy and certainly no respect for others. No thx!
To save myself some time instead of going to this 2 ft deep 2000+ kids hole, I fill my bathtub at home, ask all my neigbors to piss in it and have my private Astoria pool session.
Free! But you need a combo lock to enter. Perfect for a summer morning.
Largest pool I've ever seen in my life. Divided into sections like a Piet Mondrian by lane dividers.
The complex has hosted two US Olympic swimming trials (1936 and 1964) and is a New York City Landmark.
Completely worth the crap to get in. Bring a lock, don't mind the yelling park employees.
Gorgeous views, clean water, friendly neighbors. The perfect summer afternoon activity!
Make sure to bring a lock and trunks or bathing suit EVEN if you are not going to swim. They will NOT allow to enter.
Nice pool/setting but super crowded & the locker room is nasty. Stick to one of the NYC beaches!
Nice pool. However, nasty, dirty, stinky, disgusting, filthy locker room.
The good sledding is on the hill behind the entrance to the pool. Watch out for trees!
Come with a lock and rubber sole shoes... No jeans allowed!
Bring a Sufficient Lock for the lockers!
A foul beast rests beneath the murky waters of the old diving pool.
Huuuuuge pool! They offer a lot of classes!
leave ur credit cards at home in case ur bag gets boosted!
:-) nice pool
Lobby of the Astoria Pool
Don't forget your lock!
It was built in 1936.