As New Jersey copes with Phase 2 of the reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s not business as usual. In Bayonne, the public pool is reopening with limited hours for certain users, depending on age.
Mayor James Davis announced that the Mayor G. Thomas DiDomenico Municipal Pool will open for the season on July 4th Weekend. The Recreation Division will follow the New Jersey COVID-19 Outdoor Pool Standards.
The Municipal Pool will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
The pool will open from 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
The pool will be closed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to allow City Day Camps access.
Senior Swim will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
Only Bayonne residents are permitted in the pool. According to the Recreation Division, out-of-town guests are prohibited.
There will be no birthday parties. Information on after-hour parties will be announced at a later date.
“This has been a wonderful facility since 1956, and we anticipate another year of fun for thousands of our residents at the pool,” Davis said. According to Davis, last year more than 33,000 people enjoyed the Municipal Pool. This year, residents are expected to frequent the pool despite COVID-19.
City ID required
Pete Amadeo, Recreation Supervisor, said that the daily admission fees for this year will be $1 for children 12 years old and under; $3 for 13-64 years olds; and $1 for seniors age 65 and above.
You must have a City of Bayonne ID to enter the facility. Any resident who does not possess a City of Bayonne ID will be charged $5.
City of Bayonne Resident IDs can be obtained at the the council chambers in city hall, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fee for an ID is $5. Two proofs of residency are required.
The city is also offering seasonal passes for families of four for $200, including parents and or guardians and children under age 17. Each additional child is $15.
Seasonal passes for individual children 12 years and under cost $25, and for people 13-64 years, $100. For seniors 65 years old and above, the price is $40.
Any child who is a Bayonne resident can present a Bayonne school ID and will be charged the regular admission fee. Anyone with a current driver’s license or nondriver motor vehicle ID card that shows a Bayonne address will be admitted for $5.
The pool will close in inclement weather. Pool patrons can confirm pool closings by calling the Recreation hotline at 201-471-7590, or by visiting the Recreation Division website at www.bayonnerec.com, or by visiting the City of Bayonne’s Facebook page.
For safety reasons, no flotation devices are allowed. According to the press release, the city does not allow pool patrons to wear swimmies, tubes, puddle jumpers, or similar items.
For more information, call Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or email BAYONNEREC@AOL.COM.
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