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Brooklyn Bridge Park Getting New Swimming Pool This Summer!

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NYC Parks Dept.
NYC Parks Dept.

Brooklyn Bridge Park is getting a brand new swimming pool this summer. Nope, it's not the floating pool we got so excited about back in June, but pretty great nonetheless: a 30-foot-by-50-foot, above ground, 3.5 feet deep across, fully decked, temporary pool, The New York Post reports. The swimming hole will be at Pier 2 in the uplands section of the park for a whole 5 years.

Also! A deck and an artificial beach with food vendors will surround the pool. “It’s going to be awesome,” gushed park spokeswoman Ellen Ryan. “It will be a real destination.” And all of it with a great view of the lower Manhattan skyline.

Park officials are looking for a contractor Thursday for the project which they estimate will cost $150,000.

If it's as hot as it was last summer, the pool's sure to make a big splash in the Brooklyn Heights/Dumbo communities. Perhaps a real cool pool party everyone? Take it away Aquabats!


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