Capital Region swimming pools 2016

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Swimming pool season has arrived.

Many of the Capital Region's municipal pools, beaches and spray pads have already opened, or will be opening soon.

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

ALBANY COUNTY

Albany

Here's Albany city pool info.

Lincoln Park Pool
Eagle Street and Morton Avenue
Open: June 25 to TBA
Hours: Noon - 7 pm (closed 4:15-5 pm)
Cost: Free

Mater Christi Pool
New Scotland Avenue, across from Holy Names Campus, next to the NYS Department of Corrections training facility
Open: June 25 to TBA
Hours: Noon - 7 pm (closed 4:15-5 pm)
Cost: Free

Spray Pads

Colonie Street Park spray pad
Green area on bend near Livingston Ave
Open: June 24 to TBA
Hours: Monday - Sunday 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

Hackett Park spray pad
North First Street
Open: June 24 to TBA
Hours: Monday - Sunday 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

Krank Park spray pool
65 First Avenue
Open: June 24 to TBA
Hours: Monday - Sunday 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

Livingston Park spray pad
484 Livingston Avenue
Open: June 24 to TBA
Hours: Monday - Sunday 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

Ridgefield Park spray pad
316 Partridge St
Open: June 24 to TBA
Hours: Monday - Sunday 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

Rosemont Park spray pad
92 Rosemont St
Open: June 24 to TBA
Hours: Monday - Sunday 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

Sheridan and Dove spray pool
Sheridan Avenue and Dove Street
Open: June 24 to TBA
Hours: Monday - Sunday 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

Swinburne Park spray pool
Clinton Avenue and Manning Boulevard
Open: June 24 to TBA
Hours: Monday - Sunday 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

Upper Lincoln spray pool
Morton and Delaware Avenue
Open: June 24 to TBA
Hours: Monday - Sunday 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

Westland Hills spray pool
Colvin Avenue, at Anthony Street
Open: June 24 to TBA
Hours: Monday - Sunday 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free

Altamont

Bozenkill Park Pool
6374 Gun Club Rd, Altamont
Open: June 18 through September 5
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 8 through September 5
Hours: Daily 11 am-8 pm (diving pool opens at noon)
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 27 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 25 through TBA
Hours: Noon to 7 pm
Membership/Cost: Residents $3 adult, $2.50 for kids age 5-12 yrs, free age 4 and younger, age 62 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: Mid-June through Labor Day
Hours: Weekdays Noon - 7 pm
Membership/Cost: Daily rates are $3 adults, $1 for ages 14 and under, free for seniors (over 60 years) and kids under 5. Adult lap swims are $0.75. Season Passes: Family $100, Individual $60.
Parking at the pool also requires a pass, which residents can obtain by showing their vehicle registration. For non-residents parking is $10 per day during the week and $20 per day on the weekends.

Watervliet

Veterans Memorial Swimming Pool
Second Ave. and Thirteenth St.
Opening Monday, June 27
Hours: Monday-Saturday Noon to 6pm
Membership/cost: Residents must obtain pool pass at Watervliet Dome on 13th Street 10:30 am to 4:30 pm; Season passes are $5 for adults, $3 for kids, free for seniors. Non residents $5 per day or $25 per season

Spray Pools
Opening Monday, June 27.

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

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

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

State Parks

Thompson's Lake at Thacher State Park Beach
Open: June 18 through September 5
Hours: Open 10 am-6 pm daily
Cost: Entry is $7 per car when beach is open ($6 when beach is closed), swimming is free. (Empire Passport season pass is $65.)

RENSSELAER COUNTY

Troy

Here's Troy pools info.

Knickerbacker Pool
104th St. and 7th Ave.
Open: July 1 through Labor Day
Hours: Daily 1-5:30 pm
Cost: $2 adult, $1 child

South Troy Pool
Tyler and 4th St.
Open: July 1 through Labor Day
Hours: 1-5:30 pm
Cost: $2 adult, $1 child

Prospect Park Spray Pool
Open: Now through end of August/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 28 - September 5
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

Ballston Spa

Village swimming pool
Ralph Street at Kent Street
Open: Now through end of August
Hours: Monday-Friday 1-8 pm, weekends noon-6 or 7 pm (starting June 27 -- until then hours are 3:30-7 pm)
Membership/Cost: $2 per day per person, $40 per season per person

Clifton Park

Here's Clifton Park pools info.

Barney Road Pool
1 Barney Road
Open: May 29 through September 5
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 29 through September 5
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 29 through Labor Day
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: Memorial Day to Labor Day
Hours: 10 am to 7 pm (subject to change)
Membership/cost: age 13 and over $3, age 12 and under free

Waterford

Waterford Town Pool
Ballston St. at Fane Ct.
Open: June 18 and 19, June 25 through August 14
Hours: Monday-Friday 1-6 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), children under 2 are free; season pass: $70 family ($225 non-resident family), $40 single ($100 single non-resident).

State Parks

Saratoga Spa State Park
19 Roosevelt Dr, Saratoga Springs, NY
$8 park entry fee per vehicle. (Empire Passport season pass is $65.)

Peerless Pool
Open: June 25 through September 5
Hours: 10 am-6 pm daily
Cost: $2 adults, $1 seniors 62 and older, $1 kids, age 5 and under free, $2 fee weekends and holidays.

Victoria Pool
Open: June 25 - September 5
Hours: 10 am-6 pm daily
Cost: $8 for adults, $8 for NYS seniors on weekends and holidays, $4 for kids as well as NYS seniors on non-holiday weekdays, kids under age 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.)

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Schenectady

Here's Schenectady pools info.

Central Park Pool
Central Park, near Iroquois Lake
Open: June 27-August 27
Hours: Monday-Friday 12:30-6 pm; Saturday and 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 2-August 19
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 2-August 19
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

Front Street Pool
Front St. near North College Street
Open: July 2-August 19
Hours: Monday-Saturday noon-6 pm
Membership/cost: $1.50 children, $3 adults - everyone ages 14 and up must have photo ID

Niskayuna

Niskayuna Town Pool
Aqueduct Rd at Community Center Dr
Open: June 18 through Labor Day
Hours: June 18 through August 7: Noon - 7:45 pm, weekends 11 am - 7:45 pm; August 9 - September 5: noon - 6:45 pm, weekends 11am - 7 pm
Membership/cost: Season pass: family $225 early membership ($250 regular membership) / couple $195 / 1 parent and 1 child $165 / 1 adult $110; 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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Compiled for 2016 by Aaron Krein

Comments

An great new spray park at Gavin Park in Wilton just opened up: http://townofwilton.com/departments/parks-and-recreation/gavin-splash-park/

What about Columbia County?

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