City of Albany, NY

07/12/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/13/2020 06:45

Lincoln Park Pool to Close Temporarily for Repair

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July 12, 2020

Date: July 12, 2020

Contact: Jonathan Jones

ALBANY, NY - The Lincoln Park Pool will be temporarily closed effective Sunday at 7:00 p.m. until further notice to complete a minor repair. It is anticipated that the closure will remain in effect tomorrow, Monday, July 13. The City will provide further updates regarding when the pool will be re-opened.

The Arbor Hill Community Center Pool, Mater Christi Pool, and the City's 11 spray pads are not impacted and remain open. City of Albany pool and spray pad hours of operation, locations, COVID-19 precaution updates, and other information can be found below.

If you have any questions, please call the Department of Recreation at (518) 434-5699.

City of Albany Pool Information:

Arbor Hill Community Center Pool:

  • Open Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: 50 Lark Street
  • Capacity Limit: 40 residents

Mater Christi Pool:

  • Open daily from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: 1134 New Scotland Road (behind NYS Correctional Services Training Academy)
  • Capacity Limit: 26 residents

Additional precautions are being taken at City of Albany pools this summer to ensure the health and safety of City residents:

  • Capacity limits at City pools are lower than in prior years to ensure continued compliance with NYS Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines.
  • Time limits may be instituted at any time if there are a large number of residents waiting to use a pool and the capacity limit has been reached.
  • City of Albany pools are only open to City of Albany residents because of NYS Department of Health COVID-19 capacity limits.
    • Residents must provide proof of residency at their initial visit to be entered into the City's RecDesk system.
    • Examples of proof of residency may include driver license, school ID card, utility bill, report card, working papers, etc.
    • After their initial visit, residents will not need to bring proof of residency in the future.
  • Children must be with an adultover the age of 18 who must provide contact tracing information, including name, address, and phone number.

Pools are a great way to cool down during the summer, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a few extra precautions residents must take to ensure a fun and safe visit:

Be prepared: All lockers and showers will be closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and restrooms will be disinfected by the City's Ranger staff every hour. Areas will be identified outside locker rooms for residents to place their belongings. Please make sure to wash or sanitize hands before and after use. The sites should be used at your own risk.

Feeling sick? Stay home: Residents planning on visiting a pool are required to self-assess. Anyone experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms should not visit a pool. Symptoms can be found on the NYS Department of Health website:

Wear a mask: All residents are required to wear a mask when visiting a City pool, except when swimming.

Practice social distancing: Social distancing is required at all City pools. Residents are required to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet away from every other person at the pool. This does not apply to residents of the same household.

Be aware of your surroundings: Residents are urged to closely watch children they are with to ensure they are safe.

City of Albany Spray Pad Information:

The City of Albany's 11 Spray Pads are open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and admission is free. For more information about locations of spray pads as well as the specific rules surrounding their use, please visit the Seasonal Pools page.