This newly renovated chlorinated mecca sits at the border of Williamsburg and Greenpoint, making it a beacon for North Brooklyn dwellers. With a 37,571-square-foot swim area, in addition to plenty of poolside space for beach-chair and towel lounging, you’ll be able to scope out hundreds of stylish hipsters, neighborhood families and curious tourists looking to stay cool. Just be prepared for a wait: The pool’s been drawing major crowds since its late-June 2012 debut, but the city has worked out some kinks and boosted the on-duty staff to minimize scuffles. The pool's shallow-sloped play area is a huge plus; the pool starts off on flat ground and gradually slopes to a depth of 3.5 feet, so cautious kiddies can wade in slowly. Point out the multiple whirlpool jets to your family before rinsing off in the spray showers on the concrete beach and taking a look at the new recreation center.
|Venue name:||McCarren Park Pool||Contact:|
776 Lorimer St
|Cross street:||Between Bayard St and Driggs Ave|
|Opening hours:||Ice rink hours: Daily 11am–10pm. Pool hours: Daily 11am–3pm, 4–7pm (opens in June).|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Bedford Ave, G to Nassau Ave|