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Pool Time in Poughkeepsie

All of the public pools in Poughkeepsie are officially open and ready for summer!

Sparkling cool water and newly trained lifeguards splashed around the brand new reconstructed Pulaski Pool located at 162 Washington Street in Poughkeepsie. The pool opening and ribbon cutting took place on Saturday, June 29, 2024 and with many local residents excited to see the stunning new structure.

(Family’s first dip in the new pool / ribbon cutting on June 29, 2024 ) Photo Credit: The Goodie Drop

Mayor Yvonne Flowers shared all the good things that are included at the pool for the season which are, swimming lessons, local youth employed at lifeguards, new offices and a new splash pad for the little ones! Mayor Flowers also mentioned that she used swim at Pulaski, “and now my grandchildren, they come here!”

The Poughkeepsie Community has always loved to swim. The last five years brought more than 29,000 visitors to Pulaski Pool alone. According to city officials at the ribbon cutting, the old building and pool definitely needed to renovated.

(Lifeguard on duty opening day / Mayor Flowers in the new pool/ Residents signing in at the front desk for some pool time on June 29, 2024) Photo Credit: The Goodie Drop

Spratt Park Pool which is also operated by the city Poughkeepsie also opened its doors that same day. The updated maintenance work at Spratt has the pool looking spectacular for swimming.

Thanks you were given to all involved including the city parks department, new city parks, financial development navigation and support from former mayors, and lots of city council men and women who supported the project in many different ways.

City officials, parks departments and new city parks and many more supporters at Pulaski poolside on June 29, 2024) Photo Credit: The Goodie Drop

FREE FOR SUMMER 2024: During the ribbon cutting ceremony Mayor Flowers announced that the entry to the public pools will be FREE for the entire 2024 summer season! Registration is required for entry. This is because both pools were closed for repairs and construction last summer.


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