In a few weeks, Brooklyn’s beloved pop-up pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park will be demolished to make way for the forthcoming Pier 2 uplands. As heartbreaking as this might be, the good news is that a new public pool is on its way to replace it and the city wants input from you to make it happen.
In June, Brooklyn Bridge Park announced plans to bring a permanent public pool to the neighborhood that would live at nearby Squibb Park, located just a short walk away from Pier 2. As part of an agreement with the city, Brooklyn Bridge Park will oversee the development and maintenance of the new pool.
But before it becomes a reality, Brooklyn Bridge Park is looking for public input to “ensure that the design of the pool reflects the needs and interests of the community.”
According to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, there will be two community sessions to get opinions regarding the preferred size and depth of the pool; type of amenities and food concessions people would like to see; what to do with the facility during the off seasons, and even to do determine if Squibb Park is the right location for the new pool.
The meetings will take place on Wednesday, September 12 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and the second on Sunday, September 16 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. The meetings will be identical, so no need to attend both, and will be held at P.S. 8 at 37 Hicks Street.
Officials are hoping to get the new pool complete by sometime in 2020.
- Brooklyn Bridge Park wants you to help design new Squibb pool [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
- Brooklyn Bridge Park will get a permanent public pool [Curbed]