Thanks to a group of proactive Brooklyn families the popular pop-up pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park is back again this year. The pool is small and space is limited, so here’s everything you need to know.
There’s nothing quite like taking a dip in a pool on a sweltering hot summers day. At least if you’re the group of families that forced the hand of overseers of Brooklyn Bridge Park to bring back their beloved pop-up pool. The pools shallow depth (3.5 feet deep) it makes it perfect for children, so when there was a possibility that the pool might not return, families in the community were galvanized into action. So successful were the group that they have already begun the campaign to bring back the pool in 2018 and for the foreseeable future. As they say in their latest petition:
There are too few pools in Brooklyn and the loss of this pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park would be a significant loss to the community. We want to ensure that the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation and our elected officials understand the importance of this pool to families across Brooklyn. We are a group of parents who highly value this pool and the experiences it provides for our community– to cool off, provide active recreation, promote water safety and have fun. The pool is easily accessible and well-utilized by many neighborhoods across Brooklyn.
That’s all well and good, but when will the pool be back? It will open up again on June 29 and it will operate daily from 10 am until 6 pm, as will most outdoor pools in NYC. Before planning your trip bare in mind that this isn’t the largest pool in the city, it measures in at 30 x 50 ft and only 60 swimmers are allowed at any one time. Swimmers are allotted 45-minute sessions. It will
Before planning your trip bare in mind that this isn’t the largest pool in the city, it measures in at 30 x 50 ft and only 60 swimmers are allowed at any one time. Swimmers are allotted 45-minute sessions so if that doesn’t sound good check out some of the cities other great public pools HERE.
Featured image source [brooklynbridgepark.org by Etienne Frossard]