Gov. Hochul: Entry fees waived at 2 New York City state park swimming pools this summer

The move is part of the state’s “New York Swims” initiative making pools more accessible in communities.

News 12 Staff

Jul 2, 2024, 3:55 PM

Updated 19 days ago

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Cooling off this summer in New York is about to cost less.
Gov. Kathy Hochul says entry fees at all state parks swimming pools will be waived for the summer.
The move is part of the state’s “New York Swims” initiative making pools more accessible in communities.
Part of the $150 million investment also includes expanding swimming lessons in state parks.
Free sunscreen will also be made available at state parks all summer long. However, fees still apply at locations that charge for on-site parking.
The move affects two locations in New York City: Roberto Clemente State Park Pool in the Bronx and Riverbank State Park Pools (Indoor and Outdoor) in Manhattan.
More information about the initiative and full list of locations that the move affects can be found on the NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation website.


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