Mayor Jimmy Davis has announced that the Mayor G. Thomas DiDomenico Municipal Pool is open now for the summer season through Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 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.
The Recreation Division will follow the New Jersey Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outdoor Pool Standards.
Hours of Operation:
- The pool will be closed to the public on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., to allow City Day Camps access.
- The pool will open at 1:00.p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and close at 6:00pm.
- The pool will open 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays:
Due to the Coronavirus, special rules are in effect this year to reduce crowd size. There will be no birthday parties this season. Only Bayonne residents are permitted into the pool this year. Out of town guests are prohibited in 2020.
Information on after-hour parties will be announced at a later date, if circumstances permit.
Senior Swim: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Mayor Davis stated that, last year, over 33,000 people enjoyed the DiDomenico Municipal Pool. He said, “This has been a wonderful facility since 1956, and we anticipate another year of fun for thousands of our residents at the pool.”
Pete Amadeo, Recreation Supervisor, stated that the daily admission fees for this year will be: children 12 years old and under – $1.00, 13-64 years old – $3.00, and seniors, age 65 and above -$1.00.
You must have a City of Bayonne ID to enter the facility for the normal admission fee.
Any Bayonne resident who does not possess a City of Bayonne ID will be charged $5, if he or she can provide proof of Bayonne residency.
City of Bayonne Resident ID’s can be obtained at the Council Chambers in City Hall, Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The fee for a Bayonne Resident ID is $5.00.
Please bring two proofs of residency when applying for the City ID Card.
The City also offers seasonal passes for families of four (including parents/guardians and children under age 17) for $200, and each additional child is $15. Seasonal passes for individual children 12 years and under cost $25; for people 13-64 years, $100; and seniors 65 years old and above, $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 non-driver motor vehicle ID card that shows a Bayonne address will be admitted for $5.
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, or by visiting the Recreation Division website at www.bayonnerec.com, or by visiting the City of Bayonne’s Facebook page.
For safety reasons, please note that no flotation devices are allowed in the pool. That means, the City of Bayonne does not allow pool patrons to wear swimmies, tubes, puddle jumpers, or similar products.
For more information, please contact Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or email BAYONNEREC@AOL.COM.
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