Echo Park Pool Complex
We love this pool. The two pools are open year round with free swim 10am-7pm. Large window and numerous palm trees give this pool a tropical and open feel. The water is usually a nice, warm temperature.
The bigger pool has several lanes and a big, long shallow end which goes up to 4 feet. At times there are swimming lessons but it never seems to get too crowded. The deep pool has two small diving boards and one high one. There is plenty of seating for parents along the entire perimeter.
Check for exact pricing but whether you are a Town of Hempstead resident or not, it's pretty cheap to come. There are also two pools outside open during the summer.
BEST FEATURE: My boys love the diving boards. There is never too long of a wait.
GOOD FOR: Tiring the kids out during the winter.
YOU SHOULD KNOW: The locker rooms have lockers that cost 50 cents for the key. Bring two quarters or get change from the machine in the hallway. Parking is free.
WORTH A LONG DRIVE: Sure, if swimming is your thing.
ADDRESS: 399 Nassau Blvd, West Hempstead, NY 11552