The Jersey City Department of Recreation & Youth Development is pleased to report that parks, playgrounds, and fields are currently open throughout the City. Face coverings are required in all parks and playgrounds for those ages 2 and over and all state/league rules must be adhered to on fields. Spring clinics for basketball, soccer, track, and tennis are posted in the “programs” section and will run from March 15th – May 27th.

Please visit to apply for a field permit. All individuals and entities using a City athletic field are required to adhere with all "Guidance for Sports Activities" published by the New Jersey Department of Health.

Pershing Pool (indoor) is open with limited capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please visit to learn more about this facility. Swim lessons are posted in the “programs” section.

Due to popular demand, we have extended ice skating at Pershing Ice Rink through Sunday, March 28th! Please visit to learn more about this facility.

COVID-19 UPDATE: While the City has resumed normal operations, we are taking the safety of our employees and residents seriously. Please be advised that face coverings are required to be worn at all times in municipal facilities, body temperatures will be checked upon entry, and additional cleaning and sanitizing of common areas will occur on a daily basis. We have also installed a variety protective barriers in any areas with possible close contact between people. All offices are appointment only until further notice and some employees may be working remotely or in modified work environments; please call or email to schedule a time to meet if necessary. For more information, please visit

Pershing Field Pool

Pershing Field Pool is located in Pershing Field Park. It is an indoor pool starting at 3.5 feet to 12 feet deep. We are a 6-lane pool, 25 meters (1 lap) distance. Small Parking lot is available. Photo ID and proof of residency are required by all adult nonmembers (18 & older)
Daily Fees for JC residents:
Weekdays: Adults $3, Child (17& under) $2, Senior (62 & Older) $1
Weekends & Holidays: Adults $4, Child (17& under) $3, Senior (62 & Older) $1
Weekdays: Adults $6, Child (17& under) $4, Senior (62 & Older) $2
Weekends & Holidays: Adults $8, Child (17& under) $6, Senior (62 & Older)$2

Please note that the pool closes 30 minutes prior scheduled time for pool maintenance.

**Face Coverings are required when not in water. Social Distancing Rules must be followed. Capacity is limited due to Department of Health restrictions. Lap swimming will be limited.


Monday to Friday
7am-10am Lap Swim
10am-11am Swim Lessons (no public entry)
11:30am-3pm Open Swim
3:30pm-5:30pm Swim Lessons (no public entry)
5:30pm-7pm Open Swim

Saturdays & Sundays
8:30am-12pm Swim Lessons (no public entry)
12:30pm-2:30pm Open Swim
3pm-5pm Open Swim


New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
Lincoln's Birthday
President's Day
Good Friday
Columbus Day
Election Day
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving Day
Friday after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

Facility Type Swimming Pool
Address Line One 201 Central Ave
Address Line Two
City, State, Zip Code Jersey City, NJ 07307
Capacity 250
Monday 07:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 07:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 07:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 07:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 07:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM