Parents, kids and water: a splash-ial relationship
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By Raphael Sugarman
Van Cortlandt Park
North of Broadway at West 242nd Street
The Olympic-sized pool is free and open to the public. The two pools in the complex are equipped with sprinklers. The pool opens for the summer season on June 29. For more information, call 718-548-2415.
Community center pools
5625 Arlington Ave.
The large indoor pool has a Synergy salt system and non-toxic UV-light filtration, making it the first “green” pool of its kind in New York State. Swimming classes and other aquatic activities are open to the community, as well as free swim. The pool is closed on Friday nights and on Saturdays.
Riverdale Neighborhood House
5521 Mosholu Ave.
This large outdoor pool and sprinklers features a snack bar, as well as a large seating area with beach chairs and tables. An ice cream truck shows up periodically and the pool is close to upper Riverdale Avenue, which features a pizzeria and ice cream store.
Private pools offering memberships
This outdoor pool is tucked away in a complex of homes west of the parkway. Membership is by invitation only.
The club of Riverdale
inside The Century
2600 Netherland Ave.
The Tennis Club of Riverdale offers an indoor heated mega-pool, tennis courts, fitness equipment and a sauna.
3333 Henry Hudson Parkway
The pool is heated and offers cabanas, a kiddie pool and a fitness club. Patrons can purchase year-round or short-term memberships.
Riverdale Yacht Club
800 W. 254 St.
The Yacht Club has an outdoor swimming pool with views of the Hudson. In addition to paying a yearly fee, prospective members must be recommended by at least three current members.
Skyview Health Club
5701 Arlington Ave.
The Sky Club features a large outdoor pool and health club. The club and pool are only open to Skyview residents and their guests.
Edmond Lee Pool Club
3135 Johnson Ave.