The Jersey City Department of Recreation & Youth Development is pleased to report that parks, playgrounds, spray parks, fields, and pools are open throughout the City.

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

We encourage residents to take advantage of all open City facilities for passive recreation activities. As a reminder, face coverings are required at all City parks for those ages 2 and over.

Pavonia/Marion Pool opened on July 3, 2020, and Lafayette/Johnston is scheduled to open on July 10, 2020. As a reminder, these pools are open only to Jersey City residents. Please visit to see the pool hours and schedule.

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 and is open all year round. 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
Memberships are available on-site.
Please note that the pool closes 30 minutes prior scheduled time for pool maintenance.


This indoor pool is closed until further notice in accord with Governor Murphy's Executive Order.

Facility Type Swimming Pool
Address Line One 201 Central Ave
Address Line Two
City, State, Zip Code Jersey City, NJ 07307
Capacity 250
Monday 05:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 05:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 05:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 05:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 05:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM