Make no mistake: We're all for an afternoon at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Pop-Up Pool, but sometimes the gorgeous waterfront venue can become too crowded—plus, the attraction is only temporary.
For Brooklynites who are in search of a place to cool off during the summer months, there's good news ahead. Brooklyn Bridge Park just revealed plans to add a permanent public pool at Squibb Park, which is nestled near Pier 1 and connected to the grounds through the Squibb Park Bridge, Gothamist reports. Our warm-weather dreams are coming to fruition!
“As a world-class park, we are always striving to provide the best amenities and activities for park visitors. The temporary pop-up pool has been a much-loved summer attraction and now we are thrilled to announce plans to bring a permanent pool to Brooklyn Bridge Park,” Eric Landau, Brooklyn Bridge Park President said in a statement.
As the project gets underway, NYC Parks will work alongside Brooklyn Bridge Park regarding the development, operation and maintenance of the pool, the statement further reports. The $10–15 million undertaking is certainly a big task, and as such there, are no confirmed opening dates just yet (though the goal is to complete everything by 2020).
We can't wait to take a dip at the Pop-Up Pool this summer, but we're definitely daydreaming about future afternoons in this highly-anticipated venue. We'll have our sunglasses and trendiest bathing suits at the ready!
Check the Brooklyn Bridge Park website to learn more about this summer and fall's community planning sessions for the pool.
Until the pool makes its grand debut, cool off at some of NYC's best pools for kids, let the kiddos splash around at the best water playgrounds in the area or venture out to the best water parks near NYC for some summer fun.