Mayor Madden: South Troy Swimming Pool Opens July 6th

Mayor Madden: South Troy Swimming Pool Opens July 6th

South End Pool will open for public swimming on Tuesday, July 6th, at 12:00 pm

Swimming available daily from 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

City partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area to offer programming, free lunch at the pool site throughout the summer


TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden today announced the South Troy Swimming Pool will open to the public on Tuesday, July 6th, at 12:00 p.m. The pool – located on S Troy Pool Lane – will be open for open swimming daily, from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Access to the pool will be limited to Troy residents only. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Mayor Madden said, “We’re excited to open the South Troy swimming pool for the 2021 swimming season. The facility is a great place for families to stay cool and enjoy safe outdoor activities, and we look forward to welcoming back swimmers another season of summer fun.”

The City of Troy is partnering with the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Capital Area (BGCCA) to operate the facility for the 2021 season. BGCCA will provide lifeguards and offer swimming lessons and free lunch programs. The free lunch program will be available Monday through Friday, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., for children ages 17 and under. More information on swim lesson registration will be announced at a later date.

“The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area is excited to partner with the City of Troy to offer programming at the South Troy Pool,” said Justin Reuter, CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Capital Area. “Swimming allows our community an opportunity to stay cool during the hot summer months. We look forward to seeing many smiling faces again this summer!”

The pool is expected to close for the season on Sunday, August 29th.

Splash Pads

City-operated splash pads and fountains are open daily from sunrise to sunset, with the exception of Riverfront Park which will operate from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and the South Troy Pool splash pad which will be available during operating hours. Admission is free at all City-operated splash pads.

Splash pads are available at the following locations:

  • Corliss Park,1100 8th Avenue
  • Frear Park,adjacent to Frear Park Ice Rink
  • Knickerbacker Park,7th and 104th Street
  • Prospect Park,65 Prospect Park Road
  • Riverfront Park,River Street/Front Street
  • South Troy Swimming Pool,S Troy Pool Lane
  • 7th Avenue Park,Corner of Ingalls and 7th Avenue

For more information on City parks and facilities, please visit the Parks & Recreation webpage.

Health Precautions

Per CDC guidance, individuals who are not fully vaccinated should continue to use a mask or face covering in public. However, please do not wear a face covering when in the water. Cloth face coverings can cause breathing difficulties when wet.

Splash pad facilities are not actively monitored; guests should use best judgment when visiting public locations. Parents are asked to closely watch their children.

Individuals who feel sick or are experiencing symptoms consistent with coronavirus should stay home and contact the local health department. For more information on COVID-19 precautions, please visit www.health.ny.gov/coronavirus

Knickerbacker Swimming Pool

The city is working with the Knickerbacker Park Association on site design concepts for construction of a new swimming facility, with the intention of commencing construction in 2022.

The facility was closed in 2017 after an engineering assessment found significant structural, mechanical, and accessibility issues at the facility.

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