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Jersey City opening public pools, playgrounds for the summer

NYC public pools open starting Thursday
Posted at 4:06 PM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 16:06:51-04

JERSEY CITY — Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop is reopening some recreational activities as we head into a hot summer.

The city will reopen two public pools beginning Friday, as well as all city playgrounds and splash pads starting Thursday, Fulop announced.

“We’ve taken many steps over the past few weeks to get our city back online in a safe and healthy manner," the mayor said. “Be it establishing outdoor safe eating zones for residents or reopening our parks for safely run activities, this makes perfectly good sense with the hotter temperatures to allow this format of recreation so that people can have fun, cool off and do it all safely.”

Social distancing protocols will be strictly enforced by the city as these venues reopen. All playgrounds have been power washed and disinfected by the Jersey City Department of Public Works and there are mask requirements that apply.

The city pools reopening are the Pavonia/Marion Pool which will reopen Friday and the Lafayette Pool, though that will wait until July 10 to reopen. Pool usage is being broken down into shifts. Sanitation measures will take place for an hour in between each swim session.