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Astoria Park Pool

Astoria Park (North side), Astoria, NY, United States
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  • Today
    • 6:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 7:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 6:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 1:00 PM–3:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 7:00 AM–1:00 PM
    • 3:00 PM–4:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM

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  • "Astoria Pool is the largest pool in New York City! The..." (4 tips)
  • "... swimming trials (1936 and 1964) and is a New York City Landmark." (4 tips)
  • "... super crowded & the locker room is nasty. Stick to one of the NYC beaches!" (3 tips)
  • Sports Authority

    Don't show up expecting to swim at 3:00pm, as the pool closes between 3:00 and 4:00 for cleaning!

    Sports Authority · November 22, 2010
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  • NYC Parks

    Astoria Pool is the largest pool in New York City! The U.S. Olympic trials were held here in 1936 & 1964. From this pool, you can gaze upon the Manhattan skyline and the Hell Gate and RFK Bridges. Read more

    NYC Parks · July 2, 2012
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  • The Corcoran Group

    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.

    The Corcoran Group · June 20, 2012
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  • Rudy A.

    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

    Rudy Aunk · July 16, 2011
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  • Mike H.

    Don't forget your lock!

    Mike Hayes · July 28, 2009
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  • PreservationNation

    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.

    PreservationNation · April 26, 2012
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  • Richard L.

    Lobby of the Astoria Pool

    Richard Lowry · May 1, 2012
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  • Val P.

    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.

    Val Pankov · July 31, 2011
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  • Natalie

    Completely worth the crap to get in. Bring a lock, don't mind the yelling park employees.

    Natalie · August 8, 2010
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  • Tina L.

    leave ur credit cards at home in case ur bag gets boosted!

    Tina Luzis · August 7, 2009
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  • Runako T.

    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!

    Runako Taylor · August 1, 2013
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  • lauren c.

    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!

    lauren cox · July 16, 2012
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  • Xiao W.

    Biggest pool in Queens!!

    Xiao Wang · July 9, 2010
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  • Sarah T.

    Largest public pool in the 5 boroughs. Don't try to wear any coverup that's not white. They'll make you put it in a locker. Anyone know why this is listed as NY, NY rather than Astoria, Queens? Read more

    Sarah Tarnopolsky · July 4, 2010
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  • Curt H.

    It was built in 1936.

    Curt Haase · May 31, 2010
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  • Gordon M.

    Largest pool I've ever seen in my life. Divided into sections like a Piet Mondrian by lane dividers.

    Gordon Mei · 4 hours ago
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  • Christine M.

    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.

    Christine Mormile · 2 weeks ago
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  • Rachael C.

    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.

    Rachael Cline · September 1, 2013
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  • Landmarks Preservation Commission

    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.

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  • Christina C.

    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.

    Christina C. · August 21, 2013
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  • Eric P.

    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.

    Eric Poets · July 20, 2013
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  • Patricia

    Nice pool. However, nasty, dirty, stinky, disgusting, filthy locker room.

    Patricia · July 18, 2013
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  • Shaelyn A.

    The good sledding is on the hill behind the entrance to the pool. Watch out for trees!

    Shaelyn Amaio · February 9, 2013
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  • Walyce A.

    WNYC Radio would like to hear how your summer experience here has been and your opinion on whether public pools are good for NYC. Reply here: http://bit.ly/nycpools/ Read more

    Walyce Almeida · July 20, 2012
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  • Mikey B.

    Bring a Sufficient Lock for the lockers!

    Mikey Bonifacio · July 17, 2012
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  • Richard L.

    The complex has hosted two US Olympic swimming trials (1936 and 1964) and is a New York City Landmark.

    Richard Lowry · May 1, 2012
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  • Nugent A.

    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.

    Nugent Alexander · July 24, 2011
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  • Steven K.

    Nice pool/setting but super crowded & the locker room is nasty. Stick to one of the NYC beaches!

    Steven Kaplan · July 24, 2011
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  • Shannon L.

    Come with a lock and rubber sole shoes... No jeans allowed!

    Shannon Lehotsky · July 23, 2011
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