If you ask Hoboken residents what they’d like to see come to town, almost everyone has the same answer – a pool. While there are actually several pools throughout Hoboken, most are located in private apartment buildings that are not open to the public. For us pool-less folks, the struggle can sometimes be real in the summer months, but with some research, we might just have a solution. Read on for a list of pools that are open to the public for Hudson County residents.
If you work or go to school at Stevens, you can utilize the facility for free — but the public can now also purchase a monthly membership, daily pass, or two-week pass as well. Membership options and pricing can be found here.
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While there are many pools in Jersey City, all of them are open to residents only – great news for our JC readers!
Pavonia/Marion Municipal Pool | 914 Pavonia Avenue
The Pavonia/Marion Municipal Pool has two pools, the main one that is from 3.5 feet to 5.4 feet and a kiddie pool that goes from 0 feet to 3 feet.
Pershing Field Pool | 201 Central Avenue
The Pershing Field Pool is indoors and is open all year-round — score. This is a great option for a cloudy or rainy day in the summer when most outdoor pools would be closed.
Other Pools in the Area
North Bergen Pool | 2111 91 Street Street
The North Bergen Pool is open to residents of North Bergen and Guttenberg. It has registration for the summer season and a per diem option which can be paid at each trip to the pool. It has a large swimming pool, a lane pool, a kiddie pool, and a sprinkler play area for kids. The opening day of the pool was June 4th, and the pool will be open every day from 11AM. to 7PM.
To use any of Union City’s pools, you must have a valid Hudson County ID. There are pools located at 507 West Street, 219 47th Street, 906 Palisade Avenue, and 3881 Park Avenue.
The only way to get into the Secaucus pool is if you know a resident. While rules have changed several times over the years and Hoboken residents were once allowed in, that is no longer the case. So, just like our Jersey City friends — definitely keep in touch with those Secaucus friends!
Weehawken Pool | Hudson River Waterfront
The Weehawken Pool is a spectacular waterfront pool overlooking the NYC skyline. It officially opened for the season on Memorial Day Weekend. There’s a main swim pool, a lap pool, splash pads, a water slide, and more. It’s limited to Weehawken residences only (no guests allowed); however, due to construction, the pool will be free for general admission this year.
The Weehawken Pool has made news recently due to its restricting membership to residents only. The pool was created with state funds called Green Acres funds, and the state is now calling out Weehawken for unfairly excluding non-residents while using communal funds.
“The entirety of Waterfront Park is Green Acres funded – part through GA funded purchase and part through parkland replacement for a diverted, funded park. Since the land is funded, the facilities must be available to the general public on a reasonable basis,” Maude Snyder, a compliance officer with the Office of Transactions and Public Land Administration, part of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, told a Hoboken parent, per Patch.
The pool will be open weekends only (Saturdays & Sundays) until June 24th – after that, it will be open 7 days a week during the regular season. Reservations are required for lap swim, open swim, and pool activities. There are also swim lessons available.
Water Activities on the Hudson River
While the Hudson River isn’t a pool, there are plenty of activities on the water that can keep you cool on a hot day. From jet skiing to kayaking, to paddle boarding, this is the perfect option for those who are a bit on the adventurous side and wouldn’t want to lay at a pool all day.