Capital Region swimming pools 2012

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The Victoria Pool at Spa State Park.

Summer officially starts this week -- the summer solstice is Wednesday -- and it's also going to be 90something degrees. That's pool weather.

After the jump, a list of swimming pools around the Capital Region with info about when they open, hours, and cost. Many of them open this coming weekend.

Stay cool!

ALBANY COUNTY

Albany

Lincoln Park Pool
Eagle Street and Morton Avenue
Open: Starting June 22 Due to the heat wave Lincoln Park Pool will open June 21st at 3PM.
Hours: Noon - 7 pm
Cost: Free

Mater Christi Pool
New Scotland Avenue, across from Holy Names Campus, next to the NYS Department of Corrections training facility
Open: Starting June 22
Hours: Noon - 7 pm
Cost: Free

Krank Park Spray Pool
65 First Avenue
Open: June 22 June 20 opening early due to heat wave
Hours: Noon - 7 pm
Cost: Free

North Albany Spray Pool
North First Street
Open June 22 June 20opening early due to heat wave
Hours: Noon - 7 pm
Cost: Free

Sheridan and Dove Spray Pool
Sheridan Avenue and Dove Street
Opens June 22 June 20 opening early due to heat wave
Hours: Noon - 7 pm
Cost: Free

Swinburne Spray Pool
Clinton Avenue and Manning Boulevard
Opens June 22 June 20 opening early due to heat wave
Hours: Noon - 7 pm
Cost: Free

Upper Lincoln Spray Pool
Morton and Delaware Avenue
Opens June 22 June 20 opening early due to heat wave
Hours: Noon - 7 pm
Cost: Free

Altamont

Bozenkill Park Pool
Gun Club Road
Open: no firm date yet
Hours: Noon - 7 pm
Membership/Cost: $2 per person (5 and under free) Free parking for Altamont residents, $10 parking for non-residents.

Cohoes

Lansing Park Pool
Bevan Rd.
Open: June 23
Hours: Noon - 7 pm
Membership/Cost: Free for Cohoes residents (must show proof of residency), $5 for non-residents.

Colonie

Mohawk River Park Pool
71 Schermerhorn Rd.
Open: Saturday, June 23
Hours: Noon - 7 pm
Membership/Cost: Residents $3 adult, $2.50 for kids 5-12yrs, free 4yrs and younger, 62 yrs and older $1; Non-Residents $7 adult, $5 5-12 yrs
*There is also a parking fee of $2 for residents, $6 for guests, $1 for seniors

Watervliet

Veterans Memorial Swimming Pool
Second Ave. and Thirteenth St.
Open: June 25
Hours: Noon to 5 pm
Membership/Cost: must obtain pool pass at Watervliet Dome on 13th Street June 19 - 21 10:30 to 4:30; $5 for adults, $3 for kids

Spray Pools:

Seventh Street Park
Seventh St. and Second Ave.
Open: June 25
Hours: Noon to 5 pm

Clinton Park
Clinton St. and Ave. A
Open: June 25
Hours: Noon to 5 pm

Brotherhood Park
Twenty-fifth St. and Sixth Ave.
Open: June 25
Hours: Noon to 5 pm

State Parks

Thompson's Lake State Park
Opens: May 26 - September 3
Hours: 10- 6 Thursday - Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday)
Cost: parking $7 per car, swimming is free

RENSSELAER COUNTY

Troy

Knickerbacker Pool
104th St. and 7th Ave.
Open: June 29
Hours: 1-5
Cost: $2 adult, $1 children, $10 for children's season pass

South End Pool
Tyler and 4th St.
Open: June 29
Hours: 1-5Cost: Public; $2 adult, $1 children, $10 for children's season pass

Prospect Park Spray Pool
Open: Now through Labor Day
Hours: Until 8 pm
Cost: Free

Frear Park Spray Pool
Open: Now through Labor Day
Hours: Until 8 pm
Cost: Free

State Parks

Grafton Lake State Park Beach
Open: May 26 - September 3
Hours: Friday through Tuesday 10-6. Closed Wednesday and Thursday
Cost: Park entry fee $8 per car. Swimming is free.

SARATOGA COUNTY

Clifton Park

Barney Road Pool
1 Barney Road
Open: Now through Labor Day
Hours: Noon to Sunset
Membership/Cost: Membership (application required)
Fees--Individual $125; Couple $195; Family $260; Babysitter $60 in addition to family fees; call 371-6667 for application details

Country Knolls Pool
9 Burning Bush Blvd.
Open: Now through Labor Day
Hours: Noon to Sunset
Membership/Cost: Membership (application required)
Fees--Individual $125; Couple $195; Family $260; Babysitter $60 in addition to family fees; call 371-6667 for application details

Locust Lane
5 Locust Lane
Open: Now through Labor Day
Hours: Noon to Sunset
Membership/Cost: Membership (application required)
Fees--Individual $125; Couple $195; Family $260; Babysitter $60 in addition to family fees; call 371-6667 for application details

Saratoga Springs

East Side Rec Spray Pad
Lake Avenue
Open: Now through Labor Day
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Cost: Free

West Side Rec Spray Pad
Walnut Street
Open: Now through Labor Day
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Cost: Free

South Side Rec Spray Pad
Vanderbilt Avenue
Open: Now through Labor Day
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Cost: Free

Geyser Park Spray Pad
Cady Hill Blvd.
Open: Now through Labor Day
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Cost: Free

State Parks

Spa State Park

Peerless Pool
Open: June 23th through Labor Day
Hours: 10-6 Wednesday- Monday. Closed Tuesday
Cost: $2 adults, $1 kids but there's an $8 charge to enter that section of Spa State Park

Victoria Pool
Open: June 23th - Labor Day (it was also open June 16 and 17)
Hours: 10-6 Daily
Cost: $8 for adults, $4 for kids. No parking charge on that section of the park

Moreau Lake State Park Beach
Gansevoort
Open: Now through Labor Day
Hours: 10 - 6 daily
Cost: Park entry $8 per car, Swimming is free.

Waterford

Waterford Town Pool
Ballston St.
Open: Weekends of June 15 & 16 and June 23 & 24 from 1 pm - 6 pm; Open full time on June 25
Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm through August 5
Cost: Daily: $2 adult resident ($4 non-resident), $1 children resident ($2 non-resident), $.75 senior resident ($1 non-resident); Seasonal Pass: $70 family ($225 non-resident family), $40 single ($100 single non-resident).

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Schenectady

Central Park Pool
Central Park
Open: July 1- August 19
Hours: Monday - Friday Noon to 6 pm; Saturday & Sunday 11:30 to 6
Membership/Cost: free

Front Street Pool
Front St.
Open: June 25- August 21Hours: 9 am to 7 pm
Membership/Cost: $1.50 for 17 & under; $3.00 for adults; $8 for family

Hillhurst Pool
Campbell St.
Open: July 4 - August 19Hours: Monday - Friday 11:30 am to 6 pm
Membership/Cost: free

Quackenbush Pool
Forest Rd.
Open: June 27 - August 19Hours: Monday through Saturday Noon - 6 pm; Closed Sundays Membership/Cost: Free with membership to the Boys and Girls Club

Niskayuna

Niskayuna Town Pool
Aqueduct Rd.
Open: June 16 through Labor Day
Hours: June 16 - June 20: 2 - 7 pm, weekends 11 - 7 pmJune 21 - August 5: Noon - 7:45 pm , weekends 11 - 7:45 pm August 6 - Labor Day: Noon - 6:45 pm, weekends 11 - 7 pm
Membership/Cost: Resident-only membership; Daily ID Passes- $6 adult ($7 guest), $4 for 2-12yrs ($5 guest), free for 65 years & older ($5 guest) Bonus: Residents are encouraged to ask about pool parties.

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Know of a pool that should be on here? Please share!

Compiled for 2012 by Casey Normile

Comments

Does anyone know if any of these pools are ever set-up for 50m (olympic size) lap-swim? Most pools in the area are only 25m or 25 yds and I'd be more than willing to travel + pay on weekends for a olympic-size pool. Thanks!


Every year I see this list, I wish the State would fix the Thatcher Park pool. Whatever happen to the plan to fix it?

http://nysparks.com/newsroom/press-releases/release.aspx?r=494

I was literally just talking about finding a place to go swimming five minutes before I came here. Thanks for the super useful and timely post!

Count me in as another who's still lamenting the loss of Thacher Park's pool. Going swimming there during the summer was a huge part of my childhood, and jumping off the high dive for the first time was a right of passage.

Hey, Lincoln Park is opening on THURSDAY the 21st because of the heat wave!

@Sean -- Mine Kill State Park out in Blenheim has an olympic size pool as well as a diving pool... not sure what they do about setups for lap swims but you could probably call and ask someone.

Towasentha pool in Guilderland is open... http://www.guilderlandrec.com/info/facilities/details.aspx?FacilityID=8587

Do they have stairs at the Victoria pool, or just ladders?
We can not use ladders on a pool entry.

Great post. Thanks! Does anyone know of swimming classes (paid or free) available in the Capital region. I live in Albany and rely on the bus system, so anywhere with bus access would be appreciated including Troy. Thanks

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