Lasker Pool

lasker pool and rink
by Robyn Roth-Moise

Lasker Pool in Central Park.

A dual-purpose Central Park recreational site, the Lasker area serves as both a pool during the summer and an ice skating rink during the winter. Located mid-park between 106th and 108th Streets, the site overlooks the beautiful Harlem Meer and is favorite of active park-goers all year round.

Currently, the Lasker Pool features a wading pool and Olympic pool for visitors to enjoy every summer from the end of June through Labor Day. The free pool provides a deck area, lockers and a concession stand. Make sure to bring your own lock and towel!

For kids who get hungry while swimming, the Department of Education has a free summer lunch program at the pool where children 18 and under can get breakfast and lunch for free on weekdays.

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The Lasker Pool also runs a series of free programming throughout the summer. Kids can partake in Learn to Swim lessons, and for adults there is the free Lap Swim program.

Pool Hours:
Open daily 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM,

Free Lap Swim Program Hours:
"Early Bird" lap swim hours: 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
"Night Owl" lap-swim hours: 7:00 PM to Dusk.
For more information call 212-534-7639.

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