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Astoria Park Pool

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  • NYC Parks
    "Astoria Pool is the largest pool in New York City!"(4 Tips)
    Christina C.
    "Wear a bathing suit, they will check."(3 Tips)
    Gordon M.
    "Largest pool I've ever seen in my life."(2 Tips)
    "Don't forget to bring your own lock for locker."(2 Tips)
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  • NYC Parks
    NYC ParksJuly 2, 2012
    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
  • Runako T.
    Runako TaylorAugust 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    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!
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelAugust 21, 2015
    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.
  • Rudy A.
    Rudy AunkJuly 16, 2011
    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
  • 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.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJune 20, 2012
    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.
  • funky f.
    funky flavorOctober 8, 2016
    It's is super worth the trip to the pool. Very clean and surprising enough it is not very crowded. Don't forget to bring a lock!
  • Saving Places
    Saving PlacesApril 26, 2012
    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.
  • Kolin
    Kolin3 weeks ago
    Biggest free public pool in NYC. Don't forget to bring your own lock for locker. Phones and bags are not allowed in pool area.
  • Val P.
    Val PankovJuly 31, 2011
    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.
    Upvoted Jul 21
  • Christina C.
    Christina C.August 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Janine V.
    Janine VeazueAugust 25, 2014
    Gorgeous views, clean water, friendly neighbors. The perfect summer afternoon activity!
  • Gordon M.
    Gordon MeiJuly 14, 2014
    Largest pool I've ever seen in my life. Divided into sections like a Piet Mondrian by lane dividers.
  • Richard L.
    Richard LowryMay 1, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The complex has hosted two US Olympic swimming trials (1936 and 1964) and is a New York City Landmark.
  • Vicki R.
    Vicki RainesAugust 14, 2015
    Free! But you need a combo lock to enter. Perfect for a summer morning.
  • Walyce A.
    Walyce AlmeidaJuly 20, 2012
    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: Read more
  • Shaelyn A.
    Shaelyn AmaioFebruary 9, 2013
    The good sledding is on the hill behind the entrance to the pool. Watch out for trees!
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah TarnopolskyJuly 4, 2010
    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
  • Eric P.
    Eric PoetsJuly 20, 2013
    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.
  • Ross V.
    Ross VelazquezNovember 16, 2015
    A foul beast rests beneath the murky waters of the old diving pool.
  • Steven K.
    Steven KaplanJuly 24, 2011
    Nice pool/setting but super crowded & the locker room is nasty. Stick to one of the NYC beaches!
  • Mikey B.
    Mikey BonifacioJuly 17, 2012
    Bring a Sufficient Lock for the lockers!
  • Mariam M.
    Mariam MahmoodAugust 26, 2014
    Huuuuuge pool! They offer a lot of classes!
  • Shannon L.
    Shannon LehotskyJuly 23, 2011
    Come with a lock and rubber sole shoes... No jeans allowed!
  • Nugent A.
    Nugent AlexanderJuly 24, 2011
    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.
  • Monica E.
    Monica EvtimovaJuly 26, 2015
    :-) nice pool
  • Rachael Q.
    Rachael QuiselSeptember 1, 2013
    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.
  • Natalie
    NatalieAugust 8, 2010
    Completely worth the crap to get in. Bring a lock, don't mind the yelling park employees.
  • lauren c.
    lauren coxJuly 16, 2012
    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!
  • Richard L.
    Richard LowryMay 1, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Lobby of the Astoria Pool
  • Patricia
    PatriciaJuly 18, 2013
    Nice pool. However, nasty, dirty, stinky, disgusting, filthy locker room.
  • Curt H.
    Curt HaaseMay 31, 2010
    It was built in 1936.
  • Tina L.
    Tina LuzisAugust 7, 2009
    leave ur credit cards at home in case ur bag gets boosted!
  • Mike H.
    Mike HayesJuly 28, 2009
    Don't forget your lock!
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