Bayonne municipal pool opens during Memorial Day Weekend

The pool is open until Labor Day on September 5

Bayonne’s municipal pool is officially open.

The Mayor G. Thomas DiDomenico Municipal Pool opened for the summer season on May 28 and will be open through Labor Day on September 5, as weather and public health may permit. The pool is located on West 16th Street west of Avenue A, on the upper level of DiDomenico-16th Street Park.

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Summer swim schedule

It will be open from May 28 to June 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the weekends only.

From June 23 to August 12, the pool will be closed to the public on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., to allow City Day Camps access. The pool will open at 1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and close at 5:30 p.m.; the pool will open 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

From August 13 to September 5, the pool will open 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday through Saturday.

Only Bayonne residents are permitted into the pool. Out of town guests are prohibited. After-hour parties will only be available to Bayonne non-profit organizations for use; availability will be limited. Private parties are prohibited.

Birthday parties are limited to two hours between 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1 to 3 p.m., and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Availability will be limited; reserve a time slot by calling the pool at 201-858-6159.

Senior Swim will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Recreation Supervisor Pete Amadeo stated that the daily admission fees for this year will be: $1 for children 12 years old and under, $3 for 13 to 64 years olds, and $1 for seniors, age 65 and above.

City ID needed

Residents must have a City of Bayonne ID to enter the facility for the normal admission fee. City ID’s are issued at the 16th Street Pool on weekends only until June 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Beginning June 24, residents can get a City ID Card, Sunday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bayonne will resume distributing City IDs at City Hall on Tuesday, September 6th.

The fee for a City ID is $5, and residents are asked to bring two proofs of residency when applying for the City ID. Any Bayonne resident who does not possess an ID will be charged $5, if they can provide proof of Bayonne residency.

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 non-driver motor vehicle ID that shows a Bayonne address will be admitted for $5.

Seasonal passes are available for individual children 12 years and under for $25; for people 13 to 64 years for $100; and for seniors 65 years old and above for $40. The city also offers $200 seasonal passes for families of four, including parents and or guardians and children under age 17, and each additional child is $15.

Other information

The pool will be shut down in the event of inclement weather. Pool patrons can confirm pool closings by calling the recreation hotline at 201-471-7590, by visiting the Recreation Division website at leaguelineup.com/bayonnerec, or by going to the City of Bayonne’s Facebook page.

For safety reasons, no flotation devices are allowed in the pool, according to the Division of Recreation. That means the city does not allow pool patrons to wear swimmies, tubes, puddle jumpers, or similar products.

For more information, contact Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or email bayonnerec@aol.com.

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