Capital Region Swimming Pools 2013

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The Victoria Pool at Saratoga Spa State Park.

It's summer. Hooray!

And as if on cue, pool weather has arrived.

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

Spoiler alert: Most are already open!

ALBANY COUNTY

Albany

Lincoln Park Pool
Eagle Street and Morton Avenue
Open: Now through Labor Day
Hours: Noon - 7 pm (closed 4:15 - 5pm)
Cost: Free

Mater Christi Pool
New Scotland Avenue, across from Holy Names Campus, next to the NYS Department of Corrections training facility
Open: Now through Labor Day
Hours: 11 am - 7 pm (Closed 4:15 to 5:15)
Cost: Free

Krank Park Spray Pool
65 First Avenue
Open: Now through Labor Day
Hours: 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

North Albany Spray Pool
North First Street
Open: Now through Labor Day
Hours: 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

Sheridan and Dove Spray Pool
Sheridan Avenue and Dove Street
Open: Now through Labor Day
Hours: 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

Swinburne Spray Pool
Clinton Avenue and Manning Boulevard
Open: Now through Labor Day
Hours: 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

Upper Lincoln Spray Pool
Morton and Delaware Avenue
Open: Now through Labor Day
Hours: 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

Westland Hills Spray Pool
Colvin Avenue, at Anthony Street
Open: Now through Labor Day
Hours:10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

Rosemont Park Spray Pool
92 Rosemont St
Open: Now through Labor Day
Hours:10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

Ridgefield Spray Pool
316 Partridge St., Ridgefield St.
Open: Now through Labor Day
Hours:10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

Altamont

Bozenkill Park Pool
6374 Gun Club Rd, Altamont
Open: Now through Labor Day
Hours: Weekdays Noon - 7 pm, weekends 10am to 7pm
Membership/Cost: If you're not a member you can still swim here for $2 per person (5 and under free). Free parking for Altamont residents, $10 parking for non-residents. Seasonal parking pass is $50.

Bethlehem

Elm Avenue Park Pool
261 Elm Avenue, Delmar
Open: Now through September 2
Hours: daily 11 am-8 pm
Membership/Cost: Fee structure includes various individual and family season passes (ranging from $75-$205) and pay-as-you-go (ranging from $3.25-$7.50).
*** "All residents age 5 and older must have a pool pass to enter the pool complex." And: "Non-resident guests must be accompanied by a resident with a valid pool pass." (that link above includes a bunch of details)

Cohoes

Lansing Park Pool
Bevan Street at James Street
Open: Now through mid August
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: Now through Labor Day
Hours: Noon - 7 pm
Membership/Cost: Residents $3 adult, $2.50 for kids 5-12 yrs, free 4 yrs 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
**Non-residents can visit the pool on their own Monday through Friday, but on weekends and holidays they must be the guest of a resident.

Guilderland

Tawasentha Park Pool
Rt 146 and Tawasentha Park
Open: Now through September 3
Hours: Monday-Friday noon - 7 pm (adult lap swim Mon-Thur 11-11:30 am); Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am-7 pm (adult lap swim 10-11:30 am)
Membership/Cost: Adults $3, age 60 and over free; kids 14 and under $1, under 5 free; adult lap swim 75 cents
Season pass: family $100, individual $60

Watervliet

Veterans Memorial Swimming Pool
Second Ave. and Thirteenth St.
Open: (couldn't confirm yet, but opened this week last year)
Hours: M/W/Th 12-5, T/F 12-6, Saturday 12-4
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: (couldn't confirm yet, but opened this week last year)
Hours: Noon to 5 pm

Clinton Park
Clinton St. and Ave. A
Open: (couldn't confirm yet, but opened this week last year)
Hours: Noon to 5 pm

Brotherhood Park
25th St. and Sixth Ave.
Open: (couldn't confirm yet, but opened this week last year)
Hours: Noon to 5 pm

State Parks

Thompson's Lake State Park
Open: Now through September 2
Hours: 10-6 daily
Cost: parking $7 per car, swimming is free

RENSSELAER COUNTY

Troy

Knickerbacker Pool
104th St. and 7th Ave.
Open: Friday, June 28 through Labor Day
Hours: 1-5 pm, various evening swims - call 237-0097 for details
Cost: $2 adult, $1 children, $10 for children's season pass

South End Pool
Tyler and 4th St.
Open: Friday, June 28 through Labor Day
Hours: 1-5 pm, various evening swims - call 270-1125 for details
Cost: $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: Now - September 2
Hours: 10 am to 6 pm daily
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 $50 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 $50 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 $50 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

Saratoga Spa State Park

Peerless Pool
Open: Now 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: Now - Labor Day (it opened weekends starting June 16)
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
605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort
Open: Now through 9/2
Hours: 10 - 6 daily
Cost: Park entry $8 per car, swimming is free.

Waterford

Waterford Town Pool
Ballston St. at Fane Ct.
Open: Now through Labor Day
Hours: Monday - Friday 1pm - 7pm, weekends 1-6 pm
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, near Iroquois Lake
Open: June 22-August 25 Update: A problem with a chlorine shipment has delayed the opening of this pool until June 26. [Daily Gazette]
Hours: Monday - Friday 12:30 pm to 6 pm; Saturday & Sunday 1 pm to 6 pm
Membership/Cost: free

Front Street Pool
Front St. near North College Street
Open: June 22- August 2
Hours: 9 am to 7 pm
Membership/Cost: $1.50 for 17 & under; $3.00 for adults; $8 for family

Hillhurst Pool
In Hillhurst Park, Campbell Ave near Perry Street
Open: July 4 - August 19
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:30 pm to 6 pm; Tuesday, Thursday 12:30 pm to 5 pm
Membership/Cost: free

Quackenbush Pool
Forest Rd. near Oakwood Ave
Open: June 22 - August 25
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday noon- 6:00 pm; Saturday 1-6 pm
Membership/Cost: Free with membership to the Boys and Girls Club

Niskayuna

Niskayuna Town Pool
Aqueduct Rd at Community Center Dr
Open: Now through Labor Day
Hours: June 21 - August 5: Noon - 7:45 pm, weekends 11 am - 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.
*** You must be a Niskayuna resident or guest of a Niskayuna resident to use this pool

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

Comments

Tawasentha Park Pool will hit you with a $10 parking fee on weekdays and $20 on weekends if you are a non-resident.

Does anyone know what the state parks' policy is on dogs? I would love to find a place to let my dog cool off too this summer but don't want to be that person who doesn't follow the rules. I can't find it on their webpage.

There is also a spray pool at Riverfront Park in Troy.

We have a town pool here in Ballston Spa too, right near Kelley Park on Ralph Street.

More info here: http://townofmiltonnewyork.com/component/content/article/16-community-pool

C- I was at Cherry Plains State Park this weekend and there were loads of people with dogs, I'm not sure about their policy on letting them swim however.

Also Cherry Plains wasn't on the list. It's smaller than Grafton and only costs $7 at the gate. Swimming is free there as well.

This is exactly what I needed to read!! Thank you!!! I wonder if you have a similar list of where to enroll kids in swim lessons? I have an almost 3 yr old.

@C--dogs are allowed at state parks, but but me on no longer than a 6ft lead (Bear Mt Park requires muzzles on all dogs...which is reason enough for me to boycott) and dogs not allowed on the beaches or in the water.

In the past I've taken my dogs to Christman Sanctuary to splash in the pools

http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/newyork/placesweprotect/easternnewyork/wherewework/eny-christman-sanctuary.xml


specifically this pool http://localhikes.com/HikeData.ASP?DispType=5&ActiveHike=0&GetHikesStateID=&ID=5337

i suck at typing on my iphone

what about the city of rensselaer's spray park, what are their hours?

@c - I usually take our dog to the Normanskill - you can park on the Bethlehem side (across from Hannaford Plaza in Delmar, drive to the end of the road/parking and you'll see a trailhead) - there's a 1 mile loop trail and halfway down is an easy way into the water. OR if you don't feel like a walk, park on the Albany side (right before bridge into Delmar from Albany, make a left onto Mill Road (you'll see a sign for Normanside Vet Clinic). Drive down until you see trailhead, park there. Throw stick into water. Dog retrieves stick. Repeat.

Lawson's Lake in Feura Bush is also nice for dogs to swim - people aren't supposed to swim there, but some do (and others fish or canoe).

Breenia--If you live anywhere reasonably nearby, I highly recommend swimming lessons at Voorheesville H.S. http://vcsd.neric.org/aquatics/aquatics.htm. They are kind to the children, but firm. The kid will learn. All three of mine--one dutiful, one absolutely dead set against, and one on the fence-- are good swimmers now, all credit to Barb McKenna and her team.

what about the city of rensselaer's spray park, what are their hours?

Went to Mater Christi Pool on the 4th. Figured I'd put some feedback here in case anyone wanted to go. It's a mixed bag. There's no changing rooms/showers - just a male and female single stall bathroom. It's a SMALL pool. It only goes as deep as 5 feet. There are no chairs or umbrellas. It was very family friendly, lots of small kids, 2 lifeguards on duty although there seemed to be a good number of life guards hanging out. Outside of the fenced pool area there is a shady area where many folks had set up little grills and had a place to spread out - so that was kind of nice. It's definitely a family/small kid place.

I've barely been swimming in years and yet this year I've already hit up 3 pools on this list. Finally checked out Lincoln Park Pool this weekend - wow! I don't know how I've lived here since the late 90's and never gone here. Not only is it a big, beautiful pool, but it's FREE, people! Even if this place is packed it doesn't feel like it. Yesterday afternoon I was able to float peacefully in the middle of the pool with no one kicking me. Parking is easy and the attendants and life guards are nice and helpful. No bags. So bring some quarters for a locker. It's very family friendly but it's great for adults too. I only wish it was open in the mornings.

I took adult swimming lessons from a triathalon trainer, she also teaches children. https://www.facebook.com/SerragosSwimmers

Best places for lap swimming?

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