Sunday, July 3, 2016

All Newark Pools Open on Tuesday

Newark, New Jersey: Public pools in the City of Newark will open to residents this week. 

According to an email from the city, all of Newark's pools, including the city's five outdoor pools and one indoor pool, will be open for the season on Tuesday, July 5th at 9:30am. 

Unlike most places in New Jersey, public pools in Newark have free admission, but all city pools are closed on Sundays. 

"Guaranteeing the successful openings of each swimming pool throughout the City of Newark is a primary goal we have for the beginning of each summer", said Patrick Council, the director of Newark Neighborhood and Recreational Services in a statement, adding that "it allows our residents to partake in various summer activities, while bringing our community together as one". 

The following pools are located in the city: 

Boylan Street Recreation Center (Outdoor Pool) 
916 South Orange Avenue 
Between Brookdale Avenue and Boylan Street 
West Ward 
How to get there: 31 Bus 

Hayes Park West Recreation Center (Outdoor Pool) 
179 Boyd Street 
Off of Muhammad Ali Avenue 
Central Ward 
How to get there: 99 Bus to Irvine Turner Blvd at Muhammed Ali Ave 

Ironbound Sharpe James/Kenneth Gibson Recreation Center (Indoor Pool) 
226 Rome Street 
Corner of St. Charles Street 
East Ward 
How to get there: 1 Bus to Ferry Street at Saint Francis Street 
Note: This location is open year-round 

John F. Kennedy Recreation Center (Outdoor Pool) 
211 West Kinney Street 
Between Howard Street and Broome Street 
Central Ward 
How to get there: 5 Bus to West Kinney Street at Prince Street 

Rotunda Recreation Center (Outdoor Pool) 
75 Clifton Avenue 
Corner of 7th Avenue 
Central Ward 
How to get there: Bus 108 to Clifton Avenue at 7th Avenue 

St. Peters Recreation Center (Outdoor Pool) 
378 Lyons Avenue 
Corner of Leslie Street 
South Ward 
How to get there: Buses 13, 37, and 107 to Lyons Avenue at Leslie Street 

City pools are closed for one hour during the day for maintenance and to give lifeguards a lunch break. Newark pools close for the summer on Saturday, August 27th. 

Pools in most other Essex County municipalities, including South Orange, Maplewood, East Orange, and Irvington have already opened for the season. 

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