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 purchase a monthly membership as well. Membership options and pricing can be found here. The campus has been closed to the public during the pandemic, so call ahead to confirm that the pool is open.
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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
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!
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.