Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park Swimming Pool

Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park Swimming Pool was renovated into a more delightful and accessible attraction. The remarkable transformation of this 1960s-era pool, capable of accommodating 3,500 swimmers, secures its status as a popular summer destination just north of New York City.

CHA's involvement spanned across every aspect of the outdoor aquatic facility— from pumps, filtration systems, and plumbing components to lifeguard facilities, landscaping, and more. To avoid disrupting the swimming season, the pool was renovated during the winter despite the construction challenges posed by cold temperatures. The resulting pool boasts a stunning new concrete shell, spanning nearly 42,000 square feet and holding approximately 1.3 million gallons of water. A new zero-entry pool section, equipped with 26 vibrant water spray features, offers an accessible, gentle slope leading to a 9-foot deep end.

This high-priority renovation delights the community and showcases New York's dedication to enhancing its parks through the NY Parks 100 initiative. The pool was splendidly improved and reopened, on-schedule, just in time for the 2021 swimming season.

Project summary


1960s-era pool holds 3,500 swimmers.


The zero-entry section is equipped with 26 vibrant water spray features.

1.3 MG

Pool's water volume of 1.3 million gallons offers refreshing swim experience.

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Ed O'Hara, RLA*

Ed O'Hara, RLA*
Sports Business Line Director

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Ed is one of the country’s premier sports designers. He has designed and overseen the installation of over 350 synthetic turf fields as well as over 400 natural grass turf fields, many of which are located at colleges and universities across the country. He has 34 years of progressive sports facility planning, landscape architecture and project management experience, including 1,200 projects since joining CHA in 1988.