The newly renovated Manorhaven Beach Park Pool, in Port Washington, NY is a great place to go on a hot summer day. The water was a comfortable temperature, unlike other community pools where you freeze. Kids of all ages feel comfortable maneuvering around this pool because it is only 5 feet deep in the deepest part(and that is in the roped off lap area of the pool).
I went to the pool with my 3 children, 3 friends and their children, ages ranging from toddler to 11 years old and we all had a blast. The kids all loved the sprayers, the ease of moving around in comfortable depths, the temperature of the water and the slides. We spent about 4 hours there.
There are three different areas that had step entries and one area where you can walk right into the pool from the deck. This zero depth entry had 3 tall palm trees in the pool spraying water and the depth gradually increased to 1 foot, 2 foot, 2 foot 4 inches, 3 foot, 3 foot 3 inches, 3 foot 6 inches, 4 foot, 4 foot 9 inches as you moved around the strange, horseshoe-like shaped pool. Lifeguards are positioned in many areas around the pool. Many chairs and lounges are available, some under large leaf-shaped umbrellas for some shade seating.
The slide pool
There were two different slides that lead into a 3 foot, 6 inch pool where lifeguards were waiting for each rider to enter. A height requirement of 48 inches is strictly enforced — there is a measurement stand that attendants make the children stand near (if their height is in question).
The toddler pool
This is a fenced in area is for babies and toddlers. Toddlers MUST wear swim diapers AND bathing suits. A tall mushroom sprayer is located at one end and a 5 bucket dumping, spraying stand is located at the other. This is a zero depth entry level pool around the perimeter and is 1 foot deep in the middle. A Lifeguard is on duty in this area. Children were playing with buckets, water guns, medium sized plastic trucks and balls that they brought. Numerous deck chairs and lounges were available on both sides of this horizontally-odd shaped oval. There were large leaf shaped umbrellas positioned up high to provide large shaded areas at both ends too.
The appearance of the deck area was clean and well-maintained. The bathrooms were clean and baby-changing stations were located in all.
In a building right off the pool deck, there was a Bathroom/Shower/Changing Stall room for males and females.
Near the picnic area, there were two male/female bathrooms with locks located right on the pool deck.
Picnic tables with umbrellas were located in a fenced-in area on the pool deck so you can still view the pool while snacking. I brought my own cooler bag with drinks and snacks and I was pleased to see there was a reasonably priced full concession and full shaded area away from the pool. Vending machines with drinks and snacks were located in this area too. No food or drinks are permitted on the pool deck.
Even though there was a sign saying no strollers allowed, I saw many strollers on the pool deck by the chairs and in the toddler area.
No floating devices or arm floats are allowed in any of the pools. Only eye goggles are permitted (nose must be exposed).
The Pool is located at 158 Manorhaven Blvd, Port Washington, NY 11050 (516)767-4618
June 25-August 21 11am-9pm daily
August 22-September 5 11am-7pm daily
Call 311 for more information.
Daily Admission Fees: a single day parking fee is $15 located right outside the entrance to the pool complex.
Residents/ Town of N. Hempstead
Adult (18 +) $11
Teen (13-17) $8
Children (3-12) $7
Seniors (60 +) $6
Guests (from ages 3 on up) are charge $14 each. Resident Memberships are available for the year. Call 311 (in the 516 area code) or go to the website for more info.
A playground and tennis courts are also located right outside the pool complex.