Summer is here and it is just the right time to go swimming. We have a couple of great options for places to swim right in Beacon, starting with The Beacon Pool opening TODAY! Be sure to join the Beacon Pool's Facebook Group for weather closures, Lost and Found postings, and group picnic opportunities.
The Beacon Public Outdoor Pool
The Beacon Pool reopened last summer after years of sitting idle, and its first season was a big hit. Once the city announced the pool was returning in 2016, people anxiously waited for opening day to arrive and bought season passes early.
Season passes are still available and you can also purchase day passes at the pool for you and your family. Day passes will be $3 for kids and seniors, $4 for adults.
The River Pool At Beacon - Floats In The Hudson River
The River Pool at Beacon will be returning in early July and will be located just off the north shore of Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park. As is tradition, the pool will be open to the public and free of charge, but you can make donations at any time. This is a unique chance to say you swam in the Hudson River. The pool is circular and is really a floating net. Visitors sit on (and small children walk on) the underwater benches that line the brightly colored perimeter. Lifeguards will be present during pool hours, which will be Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 6pm (weather-permitting).
Speaking of swimming in the Hudson River, the 13th Annual Great Newburgh to Beacon Swim will take place on Saturday, August 6, 2016. This is good for experienced swimmers to help raise funds to keep The Beacon Pool afloat (get it??). The distance of the swim from Beacon to Newburgh is about 1 mile, which is 72 lengths of a standard 25-yard pool. Pre-registration is required, as organizers will not be able to accommodate walk-ups the day of the swim.
Don't forget, there's also always room for you to take a dip in Fishkill at All Sport's outdoor pool.