Take refuge from
the summer heat on Brooklyn’s beaches and in the borough’s public
pools. The beaches at Coney Island (pictured), Brighton Beach
and Manhattan Beach are open and free to the public from 10 am
to 6 pm, through Labor Day, Sept. 1.
There are also eight Olympic- and intermediate-size outdoor pools
in Brooklyn and seven outdoor, mini pools. Bring your bathing
suit, towel and a padlock to secure your belongings.
Outdoor pools are open seven days a week, 11 am to 7 pm. Mini
pools are open seven days a week, 11:30 am to 6:30 pm, through
There are also three indoor pools in Brooklyn recreation centers,
but you must join the center to use the pool. For a complete
list of Brooklyn pools, go to www.nyc.gov
and search for "swimming pools" or call the Brooklyn
recreation office at (718) 408-0243.
Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010