Capital Region Swimming Pools 2015

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The Victoria Pool at Saratoga Spa State Park is opening daily starting Saturday, June 27.

Pool season has arrived. Many municipal pools around the Capital Region have already opened, or will very soon.

After the jump, a list of town/city swimming pools (and state beaches) around the Capital Region with info about when they open, hours, and cost.

ALBANY COUNTY

Albany

Albany city pool info.

Lincoln Park Pool
Eagle Street and Morton Avenue
Open: June 26 through September 7
Hours: Noon - 7 pm (closed 4:15 - 5pm)
Cost: Free
Update: The pool was closed for a few days because of pipe problem, but the city says it's now back open.

Mater Christi Pool
New Scotland Avenue, across from Holy Names Campus, next to the NYS Department of Corrections training facility
Open: June 26 through September 7
Hours: 11 am - 7 pm (Closed 4:15 to 5:15)
Cost: Free

Colonie Street Park spray pad
Green area on bend near Livingston Ave
Open: June 26 through September 7
Hours: 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

Hackett Park spray pad
North First Street
Open: June 26 through September 7
Hours: 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

Krank Park spray pool
65 First Avenue
Open: June 26 through September 7
Hours: 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

Livingston Park spray pad
484 Livingston Avenue
Open: June 26 through September 7
Hours: 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

Ridgefield Park spray pad
316 Partridge St
Open: June 26 through September 7
Hours:10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

Rosemont Park spray pad
92 Rosemont St
Open: June 26 through September 7
Hours:10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

Sheridan and Dove spray pool
Sheridan Avenue and Dove Street
Open: June 26 through September 7
Hours: 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

Swinburne Park spray pool
Clinton Avenue and Manning Boulevard
Open: June 26 through September 7
Hours: 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

Upper Lincoln spray pool
Morton and Delaware Avenue
Open: June 26 through September 7
Hours: 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

Westland Hills spray pool
Colvin Avenue, at Anthony Street
Open: June 26 through September 7
Hours:10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

Altamont

Bozenkill Park Pool
6374 Gun Club Rd, Altamont
Open: June 21 through September 6
Hours: Noon - 7 pm
Membership/Cost: $2 per person (5 and under free) / $40 individual season pass / $100 family of four season pass. Free parking for Altamont residents, $10 parking for non-residents. Seasonal parking pass is $50.

Bethlehem

Elm Avenue Park Pool Complex
261 Elm Avenue, Delmar
Open: June 10 through September 7
Hours: Daily 11 am-8 pm
Membership/Cost: Fee structure includes various individual and family season passes (ranging from $80-$230) and pay-as-you-go (ranging from $3.50-$4.75). (Non-resident guest passes range from $3.75-$7.75.)
"Open to Town of Bethlehem residents and their guests. Non-residents must be accompanied by a resident with a valid pool pass. ... All residents age 5 and older must have a pool pass to enter the pool complex." (That link above includes a bunch of details.)

Cohoes

Lansing Park Pool
Bevan Street at James Street
Open: June 25 through late August
Hours: Noon - 7 pm
Membership/Cost: Free for Cohoes residents (must show proof of residency), $5 for non-residents (and anyone without proof of residence).
"All pool patrons (resident and non-resident) must have photo identification in order to use the pool."

Colonie

Mohawk River Park Pool Complex
71 Schermerhorn Rd.
Open: June 28 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-resident guests: $7 adult, $5 5-12 yrs. There are also season and month passes available.
*There is also a parking fee of $2 for residents, $6 for guests, $1 for seniors

Guilderland

Tawasentha Park Pool
Rt 146 and Tawasentha Park
Open: unclear -- The pool had opened June 13, but the pool house was destroyed by a fire on June 21. The town is hoping to have the pool open again by July 4.

Watervliet

Veterans Memorial Swimming Pool
Second Ave. and Thirteenth St.
Open: June 29 through sometime the end of August
Hours: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday 12-5 pm, Thursday/Friday 12-6 pm, Saturday 12-4 pm
Membership/cost: Residents must obtain pool pass at Watervliet Dome on 13th Street 10:30 am to 4:30 pm; $5 for adults, $3 for kids, free for seniors.

Spray Pools:

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

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

Brotherhood Park
25th St. and Sixth Ave.
Hours: Noon to 5 pm

State Parks

Thompson's Lake at Thacher State Park Beach
Open: June 27 through September 7 (opened weekends only on May 23)
Hours: Open 10 am-6 pm daily
Cost: Entry is $7 per car, swimming is free. (Empire Passport season pass is $65.)

RENSSELAER COUNTY

Troy

Knickerbacker Pool
104th St. and 7th Ave.
Open: June 26 through end of August/Labor Day
Hours: 1-5:30 pm, various free evening swims
Cost: $1 adult, free for kids 17 and under

South Troy Pool
Tyler and 4th St.
Open: June 26 through end of August/Labor Day
Hours: 1-5:30 pm
Cost: $1 adult, free for kids 17 and under

Prospect Park Spray Pool
Open: June 26 through end of August/Labor Day
Hours: Until 8 pm
Cost: Free

Frear Park Spray Pool
Open: June 26 through end of August/Labor Day
Hours: Until 8 pm
Cost: Free

State Parks

Grafton Lake State Park Beach
Open: May 23 - September 7
Hours: 10 am to 6 pm daily
Cost: Park entry fee $8 per car. Swimming is free. (Empire Passport season pass is $65)

SARATOGA COUNTY

Clifton Park

Barney Road Pool
1 Barney Road
Open: May 24 through September 7
Hours: noon to dusk
Membership/Cost: Membership (application required)
Fees: Individual $125; Couple $195; Family $260; Babysitter $50 in addition to family fees; guests are $3 (see website for details). Call 371-6667 for application details.
"All members are required to provide their photo ID for admission to the pool. We cannot make exceptions."

Country Knolls Pool
9 Burning Bush Blvd.
Open: May 24 through September 7
Hours: noon to dusk
Membership/Cost: Membership (application required)
Fees: Individual $125; Couple $195; Family $260; Babysitter $50 in addition to family fees; guests are $3 (see website for details). Call 371-6667 for application details.
"All members are required to provide their photo ID for admission to the pool. We cannot make exceptions."

Locust Lane
5 Locust Lane
Open: May 24 through September 7
Hours: noon to dusk
Membership/Cost: Membership (application required)
Fees: Individual $125; Couple $195; Family $260; Babysitter $50 in addition to family fees; guests are $3 (see website for details). Call 371-6667 for application details.
"All members are required to provide their photo ID for admission to the pool. We cannot make exceptions."

Saratoga Springs

East Side Rec Spray Pad
266 Lake Avenue
Open: Now through Labor Day
Hours: dawn to dusk
Cost: Free

West Side Rec Spray Pad
166 Division Street
Open: Now through Labor Day
Hours: dawn to dusk
Cost: Free

Saratoga Springs Rec Spray Pad
15 Vanderbilt Avenue
Open: Now through Labor Day
Hours: dawn to dusk
Cost: Free

Geyser Park Spray Pad
10 Adams Road
Open: Now through Labor Day
Hours: dawn to dusk
Cost: Free

Stillwater

Brown's Beach on Saratoga Lake
Route 9P (map)
Open: May 30 through end of summer
Hours: 11 am to 6 pm
Membership/cost: free for residents and non-residents

State Parks

Saratoga Spa State Park
19 Roosevelt Dr, Saratoga Springs, NY
$8 park entry fee per vehicle

Peerless Pool
Open: June 27 through September 7
Hours: 10 am-6 pm daily
Cost: $2 adults, $1 kids, kids under 5 free

Victoria Pool
Open: June 27 - September 7 (it opened weekends starting June 6)
Hours: 10 am-6 pm daily
Cost: $8 for adults, $4 for kids, kids under 5 free

Moreau Lake State Park Beach
605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort
Open: Memorial Day through Labor Day
Hours: 10 am-6 pm daily
Cost: Park entry $8 per car, swimming is free. (Empire Passport season pass is $65.)

Waterford

Waterford Town Pool
Ballston St. at Fane Ct.
Open: June 27 through August 16
Hours: Monday-Friday 1-7 pm, weekends 1-6 pm
Cost: Daily: $2 adult resident ($4 non-resident), $1 children resident ($2 non-resident), $.75 senior resident ($1 non-resident); season 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 29-August 23
Hours: Monday - Friday 12:30-6 pm; Saturday & Sunday 1-6 pm
Membership/cost: free - all swimmers age 13+ must have photo ID

Hillhurst Pool
In Hillhurst Park, Campbell Ave near Perry Street
Open: July 6-August 23
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11 am-6 pm; Tuesday and Thursday 11 am-5 pm; Saturdays 1-5 pm
Membership/Cost: free - all swimmers must have photo ID

Quackenbush Pool
Forest Rd. near Oakwood Ave
Open: July 6-August 21
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:30-6 pm; Tuesday and Thursday 12:30-5 pm, Saturday 1-5 pm
Membership/cost: free - all swimmers must have photo ID, swimmers age 0-20 must fill out registration form

Front Street Pool
Front St. near North College Street
Open: July 6-August 21
Hours: Monday-Saturday noon-6 pm
Membership/cost: $1.50 for 17 & under; $3.00 for adults; $10 for family - everyone ages 14 and up must have photo ID
Operated by the YWCA of Northeastern NY

Niskayuna

Niskayuna Town Pool
Aqueduct Rd at Community Center Dr
Open: June 13 through September 7
Hours: June 20 through August 9: Noon - 7:45 pm, weekends 11 am - 7:45 pm; August 10 - September 7: noon - 6:45 pm, weekends 11 - 7 pm
Membership/cost: Season pass: family $225 / $260 with babysitter / couple $175 / 1 parent and 1 child $150 / 1 adult $100; daily passes: $6 adult ($7 guest), $4 for 2-12yrs ($5 guest), free for 65 years & older ($5 guest)
You must be a Niskayuna resident or guest of a Niskayuna resident to use this pool.

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Comments

The Village of Ballston Spa also has a pool -- it's right near the Kelley Park Playground on Ralph Street. Not only do they offer swimming lessons for residents, but they also do some fun events like Swimming Under the Stars. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/BallstonSpaVillagePool

Is a pool considered public if it's only open to residents of that village? You have to show residency to use the Ballston Spa pool. To me that's not public.

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