The River Pool

About The River Pool

to apply for a lifeguard position. $20+/hour

The River Pool is a rainbow colored circular floating pool with a netted bottom. It is securely installed in the Hudson River, located off the north shore of Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, in Beacon, NY. Swimmers safely sit & float in The River Pool, to relax and cool off with an on-duty lifeguard.

Cost: Free
Reservations: None
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 12 Noon to 6pm, July-Labor Day,
weather and lifeguard availability permitting.
Updates/Changes: Check our Facebook page
Location: The River Pool at Pete And Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, 2 Red Flynn Drive, Beacon, NY 12508

Volunteers install the pool each June and take it out of the River in September. If you are interested in helping, click here!

The River Pool is funded in large part by our Annual Newburgh To Beacon Hudson River Swim, click here for details.

The late Pete Seeger, noted American folk singer, and his wife Toshi, were social/environmental activists, and founding members of River Pool. They believed that River stewardship begins with being on, near, and in the river. Read more about Pete and Toshi Seeger, click here.

To see Results of water quality sampling at the River Pool for the 2023 season, by the Dutchess County Health Department,  click here

This project has been funded in part by a grant from the New York State Environmental Protection fund through the Hudson River Estuary Program on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.