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Victoria Pool

Saratoga Spa State Park, 19 Roosevelt Drive Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


Overview

As the first heated pool in the U.S., the Victoria Pool in Saratoga Spa State Park has a rich and colorful history in Saratoga Springs, and was frequented by the rich and famous!

Victoria Pool 2020 Hours:

  • Open Daily: July 3 - September 7, 2020, from 10:00am-6:00pm

2020 Vehicle Entrance Fee Into Saratoga Spa State Park:

  • $10 per vehicle
  • Special event vehicle use fee: $10
  • Non-profit buses: $35
  • Commercial buses: $75
  • Non-profit seasonal bus permit: $150

Fees are collected at the toll booths on:

  • May 2 - 23, 2020: 8:30am - 4:30pm (weekends)
  • May 23 - September 7, 2020: 8:30am - 4:30pm (daily, except for special events)
  • September 7 - October 12, 2020: 8:30am - 4:30pm (weekends and holidays)

2020 Victoria Pool Admission Costs:

Note: The pool admission costs are in addition to the vehicle fee into Saratoga Spa State Park

  • Adults: $8.00
  • Children (5-11 yrs): $4.00
  • Children (under 5 yrs): No Charge
  • Seniors (62 yrs & older, NYS Resident): $4.00 *$8 fee weekends & holidays

2020 Social Distancing Guidelines for the Pools

For the 2020 season, the Victoria Pool and the Peerless Pool are operating at a reduced capacity. Guests are asked to stay home if you are sick or have recently visited a state with a surge in the coronavirus.

The following social distancing guidelines are also in effect:

  • Visitors will be asked to sign-in with contact information to enable potential contact tracing measures.
  • Pool capacity will be limited to 50 percent to help maintain 6-feet of distance in the water between swimmers who are not members of the same household or family unit.
  • Lounge chairs, benches, and picnic tables will be kept 10-feet apart from others.
  • Face coverings or masks must be worn at all times in interior building spaces, including partially enclosed or covered outdoor areas; and at times outside (except in the pool) if social distancing cannot or is unlikely to be maintained.
  • No group gatherings of 10 people or more will be allowed.
  • For more info, contact the park directly at (518) 584-2535.

About the Victoria Pool:

Built in 1935, the pool complex was joyously received by the public and happy visitors reclined in lawn chairs and on towels surrounded by blue tile and colorful umbrellas. NY Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt became a strong proponent of the healthful environment of Saratoga Springs. He actively supported the building of Victoria Pool as part of an overall hydrotherapy program in combination with ‘taking the cure’ at the baths and mineral springs of Saratoga.

The architecture of Victoria Pool and surrounding buildings is simply amazing. Built in a traditional style of architecture with classic brick structures graced by arched colonnades, the pool also features a spectacular limestone deck and lion water spouts.

The Victoria Pool reopened in 2005 after going through an extensive renovation, returning it to its pristine condition. The pool's original boilers are too costly to run, so the pool is unheated until an alternative energy source is found. For now, you can enjoy the comfort of its cool water amid the historic architecture for which it is so renowned. Showers, lockers, and restrooms are available.

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15 reviews from our community

Water is a bit nippy, ironic for the first heated pool... but I get the boilers are decrepit and likely not up to the task. What I don't get is allowing children in . This place used to be a quiet oasis, and now that's gone.Consider making it 21+, and serving alcohol gets a lot easier all around...

this pool is very nice and modern looking but it's not heated

the Victoria Pool is a peaceful atmosphere where Adults of all financial situations Can go and a grand experience together and feel like they are staying at 5 star resort sitting and lounging pool side . One suggestion though., they should charge a little more so that families are not so inclined to bring small children, its really for Adults . But you don't havr to take my word for it just enter the pool area and you will see , a bar , lounge chairs and the general age group is older .

Pool is beautiful, too bad I only got to experience it for like 2 minutes until they said we had to leave the pool due to inclement weather. Understandable, but we couldn't even get a refund ?? which is why I'm rating this pool as poor, for poor experience.

Other than beautiful visuals this pool is a horrific tragedy. I'm not sure they actually expect anyone to swim. The water is frigid, think arthritic joints seizing up. They tell you about showering facilities, but there is no warm water in said shower. So arthritic joints seizing up, and no hot shower after. Then, the desk attendants were miserable useless people, who acted like I was out of line bringing these serious complaints to them.

The Victoria Pool is a beautiful oasis nestled among massive trees and landscaped lawns. It’s perfect for all ages and kids should be exposed to such stately enjoyment. The pool offers a glimpse into another period and is the best public pool experience I’ve had. I even lost an earring which was valiantly found by lifeguard Patrick. A day in Saratoga spent poolside at Victoria Pool is a beautiful day. Treat yourself and family.


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