The McCarren Park Pool isn’t the only new aquatic attraction that’s making waves this week — Brooklyn Bridge Park will debut it’s much-anticipated “pop-up pool” on Friday.
Swimmers will have their first chance to take a dip in Pier 2’s 50-foot long, 3.5-foot-deep water feature at 10 am, according to a spokeswoman for state Sen. Dan Squadron (D–Brooklyn Heights).
The pool will remain open until 6 pm daily through Labor Day, offering five 75-minute swim sessions per day on weekdays and four on weekends in an attempt to cycle visitors into and out of the pool, which can accommodate 60 paddlers at a time.
The watering hole will be an attraction at the waterfront park for the following five summers thanks to an agreement forged by Assemblywoman Joan Millman (D–Carroll Gardens) and Squadron, who locked down $400,000 in state cash to build the pool, as well as an artificial beach and a food concession nearby.
And Squadron says he wants to make sure Brooklyn Bridge Park’s neighbors will always have somewhere to swim.
“The pool is already making a big splash with Brooklyn families — and I’ll continue to work with [the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation] and my colleagues to make the pool and other active recreation permanent fixtures at the park.”
The new pool comes five years after the Floating Lady Pool barge docked at the foot of Joralemon Street and drew some 50,000 Brooklyn swimmers before setting sail for the Bronx.
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