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Swimming Programs

The Department of Recreation offers open swim and learn to swim programs for residents of every age.  The department utilizes various public school pools throughout the year. In addition, Pershing Field Pool is open all  year roundPavonia Pool and Lafayette Pool and Aquatics Center are outdoor pools which are open for the summer months.  There is a fee required for Pershing Field Pool.  All pool schedules and fee information can be found below.

 Pools and Sprinklers Open City Wide! 

The following is a list of pools that will be open for use:  

Lafayette Pool & Aquatic Center (303 Van Horne Street): 

May 28th – June 12th, Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; and Holidays from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

June 13th – June 24th, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (adults only) and 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; and Holidays from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

June 25th – September 5th, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; and Holidays from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Pershing Field Pool (201 Central Avenue): 

Dates: Open all year round, Monday through Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and on Saturdays, Sunday, and Holidays from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  

Pavonia Pool (West Side and Pavonia Avenues): 

May 28th – June 12th, Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; and Holidays from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

June 13th – June 24th, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (adults only) and 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; and Holidays from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

June 25th – September 5th, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; and Holidays from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Public School #6 (100 St. Paul's Avenue): 

June 29th – August 5th, Monday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  

Public School #16 (96 Sussex Street):  

June 29th – August 26th, Tuesday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  

Public School #27 (201 North Street Avenue):  

June 29th – August 26th, Monday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  

Public School #39 (214 Plainfield Avenue): 

June 29th – August 5th, Monday through Friday* from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (*CLOSED WEDNESDAYS) 

Public School #40 (88 Gates Ave): 

June 29th – August 5th, Monday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  

Public School #41 (59 Wilkinson Avenue):  

June 29th – August 26th, Monday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.             

Ferris High School (35 Colgate Street):  

June 29th – August 26th, Monday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  


 

The following sprinklers will open seven days a Memorial Day through Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., weather permitting: 

 Arlington Park (785 Grand Street)  

Audubon Park (103-129 Bergen Avenue)  

Muhammad Ali Park (Van Nostrand Avenue, between MLK and Ocean Avenue) 

Rev. Ercel Webb/Lafayette Park (Maple Street & Van Horne Avenue)  

La Pointe Park (90-92 Dekalb Avenue)  

Pershing Field Park (Summit Avenue and Pershing Plaza Roberto) 

Roberto Clemente Park (8th Street and Brunswick Street) 

Bayside Park (480 Garfield Avenue)  

Dr. Lena Edwards Park (325 Johnston Avenue) 

Hamilton Park (8th Street, 9th Street and Hamilton Place) 

Terrace Park (Terrace Ave. & Hillside Road) 

Venator Watson Park (Stevens Ave. & Martin Luther King Drive)  

Virginia Avenue Park (74 - 80 Virginia Avenue)  

Wilkinson Avenue Park (146 - 152 Wilkinson Avenue) 

Berry Lane Park (when open, June 25th – 1000 Garfield Avenue) 

Boyd McGuinness Park (corner of Duncan Avenue and John F. Kennedy Blvd) 

All Jersey City residents must provide proof of residency and a photo ID in order to enter the pools. Examples include a driver’s license, passport, utility bill, or work ID. 

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