Why not take a visit to the hidden secret that almost everyone knows about. Fort Totten pool in Bayside!
Fort Totten is such a lovely place to visit. Historic buildings, stunning bridge views, cool breeze and Best of all it has a FREE NYC pool at the top of the hill.
You will get some good exercise in walking up the hill and across the soccer field but you can immediately cool off in the beautifully maintained pool.
The employees are very helpful. The pool is large enough to accommodate many visitors for these hot days.
There is a diving board in the deep end and a kiddie pool. Life guards on duty and paying close attention.
Tip: read the pool rules online before heading out. Since it is a NYC pool they do have restrictions on what you can bring in to the pool area. All are understandable rules given the fact that it is a free pool.
Plus they closed everyday from 3-4pm.
If you do decide to make a day out of it, pack a lunch and grab one of the picnic tables outside of the pool area.