Hey there! Hot enough for you? Summer sort of snuck up on us this year and with the unseasonably cool weather we’ve had up until recently, maybe you haven’t felt any urgency to finalize your summer pool plans. But now it’s just so so hot. So if you’re in need of some immediate relief, check out our picks for the 9 Pool Clubs You’ll Want to Park Yourself at this Summer.
But if you don’t want to commit to a full membership this season, or if you’re just biding your time until the last day of school so you can head to the shore (lucky duck!) you might want to ride out this heat wave with a day pass at one of these local favorites.
Palisades Park Swim Club (Roosevelt Place, Palisades Park, NJ)
While membership at Palisades Park Swim Club is available to all New Jersey residents, day passes are offered only to Bergen County residents so don’t forget to bring your ID. Cost is $15 per person every day of the week. (201-585-4140)
Tallman Beach & Pool Club (Rockland Road, Sparkill, NY)
At this “state park facility with the amenities of a private club”, located in Tallman Mountain State Park, you can swim in their full-size pool, watch your little ones splash in the kiddie pool, grab a bite to eat, then order a drink from the full service bar and, while your kids are playing in the beach sand at this recently remodeled club, you can take in the views of the Hudson from your Adirondack chair. Day passes are $10 per person Monday – Friday and $15 per person on weekends. Kids under five can enter for free. (201-871-1177)
Sojo Spa Club (660 River Road, Edgewater, NJ)
What’s not to like about a spa that also features a heated, outdoor family pool complete with spray zone and splash pad and a waterslide with scenic views of the Hudson River? After you’ve had your fun at the pool, grab a snack at the Rooftop Grill before heading home. Day passes for adults are $55 on weekdays and $65 on weekends. Cost for kids ages 8-12 is $45 per day. The spa is unable to accommodate children under the age of 8. (201-313-7200)
Highlands Natural Pool (180 Snake Den Road, Ringwood, NJ)
This pool, located adjacent to the Norvin Green State Forest, was carved out of a hillside in 1935. Fed by a freshwater mountain stream, Highlands Natural Pool uses no chemicals. Provisional (day) passes for adults are available on weekdays for $10 and on weekends for $13. Prices for kids vary based on the day of the week and the age of the child. Pro tip: Hit the ATM on your way to the pool. They are a cash only establishment. (973-835-4299)
Darlington County Park Lake (600 Darlington Ave, Mahwah, NJ)
Pack your picnic basket and plan to spend the day swimming, fishing and playing on the playground. But check the website first. Darlington County Park Lake is currently only opened on weekends. Day passes for Bergen County residents are $10 for adults, $6 for children. Discounts apply with the purchase of a Bergen County Parks Card. (201-327-3500)
Graydon Pool (259 N. Maple Ave, Ridgewood, NJ)
Mahwah Municipal Pool (700 Darlington Ave, Mahwah,NJ)
Oradell Swim Club (East Ridgewood Ave, Oradell, NJ)
If you live in a town like Ridgewood or Mahwah, you’re in luck! Both towns offer day passes solely to residents of the town.
Cost for Ridgewood residents is $10 per person per day. (201-670-3376)
In Mahwah, the price is $20 for adults. (201-529-4949)
And in Oradell, though they do not offer day passes, they do offer a weekend only option that might fit the bill. Cost is $695.50 for the season. (201-262-8461)