DIX HILLS, NY — Dix Hills Pool will be opening weeknights, Town of Huntington Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci announced Monday. The pool, in Dix Hills Park at 575 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills, will be open Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. starting Monday to residents who must reserve a time slot and wear a mask for entry.

“In addition to opening Dix Hills Pool to residents from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends and holidays, we are opening the pool weeknights from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to avoid exposing our summer campers to the general public on weekdays,” Lupinacci said. “Please remember to make a reservation online and wear a mask for entry.”

Pool Hours & Admission

  • Monday – Friday: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

The Dix Hills Pool will be open to Town of Huntington residents by reservation only, to 150 people maximum in the pool area, with no more than 70 people in the water at any given time. Masks are required for entry for visitors over the age of 2. Only Town residents (and members of the Half Hollow Hills, Commack and Cold Spring Harbor School Districts, which are partially located within the Town) may register for a time slot at the pool. A driver’s license ID or school ID will be required when entering the pool.

Pool visitors must reserve a session using the Town’s Parks & Recreation Rectrac online scheduling program. Click here, go to the ‘POOL ADMISSION’ tab at the top and select a date from the reservation calendar. Phone assistance will be available by calling the Dix Hills Park staff at 631-462-5883.

Daily Safety Protocol

All staff must have their temperature taken and be asked whether he/she had:

  1. COVID-19 symptoms in past 14 days;

  2. Positive COVID-19 test in the past 14 days; and / or

  3. Close or proximate contact with confirmed or suspected coronavirus case in the past 14 days. Responses must be reviewed and documented daily.If staff are showing any of the symptoms of COVID-19, they have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, or other symptoms listed by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention; they think they could have COVID-19, they have tested positive for COVID-19, they are awaiting the results of testing for COVID-19, or they have been in close contact with anyone in the four categories above, they will be denied entry.

  • Lifeguards must wear masks if within at least six feet of residents, or going on a break in a common area.

  • Masks are never to be worn in the water by swimmers or guards.

  • Practices will be implemented to maintain social distancing in small areas, such as bathrooms and break rooms.

  • Ample hand sanitizer and sun screen will be on hand for pool patrons.

  • Everyone entering the pool area must wear a mask that must be on if within six feet of others.

Pool Furniture

The Town is encouraging families to bring their own pool furniture, beach chairs and blankets for seating.Pool furniture will be available to families “on demand.” This will allow the Town to control the use of lounge chairs and make it easier to track and sanitize.

Cleaning and Sanitizing

The pool area, common touch areas and bathrooms will be cleaned and sanitized regularly and frequently, as per Suffolk County Department of Health guidelines. Ongoing attention will be paid to the cleanliness of the bathrooms.

Food & Refreshments

The pool concession stand with be open with foods, snacks and nonalcoholic beverages.


All fees will remain the same and Recreation I.D. Cards will not be required for preferred pricing; identification showing proof of residency will suffice.Pool Admission Fees:

  • Children (under 13) W/ID – $5.50

  • Teens (13 – 17) W/ID – $6.00

  • Adults (18 and older) W/ID – $7.00

  • Senior Citizen / Disabled W/ID – $4.50

  • $250 Family Pool Pass

  • $100 Individual Pool Pass

  • $50 Senior Pool Pass

This article originally appeared on the Half Hollow Hills Patch

Source Article