In time for the swimming season, State Parks reopened the rebuilt $30 million swimming pool at Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park in Westchester County. The largest pool in the Parks system, the 1.3 million-gallon pool was originally built in the early 1960s and needed an upgrade.

Kids playing at a pool splash pad area

The new pool was built within the footprint of the original pool, and now includes 26 water spray features, as well as modernized water filtration, new restrooms, renovated concessions and lifeguard locker room, and refurbished lawn and new shade trees.

The project was funded by State Parks capital funding and $4.5 million from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.