Martin "Bunky" Reid Park

Staying Cool This Summer

By Erica Schwartz 

As summer swings into full gear, temperatures are rising to scorching extremes. If you don’t have a pool of your own, it may feel tempting to stay inside, relishing in the crisp comfort of your air conditioner. However, don’t spend this summer hiding from the heat! You may not realize how many state-of-the-art public pools are within an arm’s reach of your home. 

These Town of North Hempstead pools are the perfect place to enjoy hot, sunny days with family and friends. 

Clinton G Martin Park (Marcus Avenue & New Hyde Park Road, New Hyde Park)

Hours: 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (June 15-August 16)

Amenities: 50-yard outdoor swimming pool, diving boards, wading pool for children, water slide, snack bar

Admission: Open to New Hyde Park residents only

Clinton G. Martin Park

Harbor Hills Park (Shore Cliff Place and Parkwood Drive, Great Neck)

Hours: 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (June 15-September 2)

Amenities: adult & children’s outdoor swimming pools

Admission: Open to Great Neck residents only

Manorhaven Beach Park (158 Manorhaven Boulevard, Manorhaven)

Hours: 11 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. (June 15-August 16)

Amenities: 25,000 sq. ft. main pool area, swimming lanes, zero depth entry for children, water slides, play features, kiddie pool area

Admission: Open to all Town of North Hempstead residents; Membership & daily admission offered

Martin “Bunky” Reid Park (Broadway to Urban Avenue, New Cassel)

Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Amenities: outdoor swimming pool

Admission: Free to all Town of North Hempstead residents

Michael J. Tully Park (1801 Evergreen Avenue, New Hyde Park)

Hours: 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Weekdays) and 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Weekends)

Amenities: indoor swimming pool with general swim area, lap lanes, water slides, play features

Admission: Open to all Town of North Hempstead residents; Membership and daily admission offered 

Whitney Pond Park (Northern Boulevard & Community Drive, Manhasset)

Hours: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. (June 22-August 16)

Amenities: outdoor pool, lap lanes, kiddie pools

Admission: Open to all Nassau County residents; membership and daily admission offered

Visit or call 311 for more information

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