Dive in—or, uh, at least wade—Brooklyn Heights: Officials overseeing the 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge Park are planning to install a temporary pool in the Pier 2 uplands section of the green space this summer. According to a story in today’s New York Post, the 30-by-50-foot pool will be above ground, 3½-feet deep across, fully decked and remain there for five glorious years. Park officials estimate the cost of building the temp structure at around $150,000.
Murmurs surfaced last June about a pool being added to Brooklyn Bridge Park, although it appears to be quite different than that original plan.
State Sen. Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn) told the Post, “I’ve long said the pool is a major priority for the park, and now the community can dive right in.” He spearheaded a deal last summer—that also includes the politically charged back-and-forth realization of high-rise housing located toward the DUMBO end of BBP.
This will not be a floating pool barge like the one that docked in the park in 2007, although Squadron says he is gunning to bring a permanent pool to BBP.