FY2018 budget extends beach season through at Rockaway Beach in Queens, Coney Island & Brighton Beaches in Brooklyn, Midland and South Beaches in Staten Island, and Orchard Beach in the Bronx; and for intermediate and Olympic-sized outdoor pools
NYC Parks will extend the beach and pool season beyond their traditional Labor Day conclusion at the city’s six most popular beaches and all Olympic and intermediate-sized outdoor pools. This is the third consecutive year beach season has been extended and second consecutive year pool season has been extended. Beaches opened on May 27, outdoor pools will open , and the season for both will now extend through . The extension is made possible by the FY18 budget, which provides $1.7 million to fund lifeguards, maintenance workers and other parks staff for the additional week.
“To millions of New Yorkers, our city’s beaches and pools are a necessity: it’s where they go on hot summer days to relax, exercise, and just cool off. That’s why I’m thrilled that for the third year in a row, we can expand access to these great destinations,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.
“New York City’s beaches and pools are where summer happens – and thanks to Mayor de Blasio and the City Council, we’ll once again have a few more days of swimming, sun, sand, and surfing,” said NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver.
"For the countless New Yorkers who can’t afford to vacation in the Hamptons or take a cruise in the Caribbean, the City's beaches and pools offer exceptional summer recreation opportunities right here in the five boroughs--accessible for the price of a MetroCard, free to enter and open to all,” said Council Member Mark Levine, Chair of the Parks and Recreation Committee. "I'm proud we were able to allocated the $1.7 million necessary to extend the beach and pool season a week past Labor Day, so that every New York family can continue to enjoy those resources in the early, and often hot, September days."