Every summer you stroll the Promenade, gaze down at the Pop-Up Pool, and think, “I gotta get down there someday.”
And then somehow you don’t, and then summer’s over, and you think, “I’ll get there next summer.”
If you try that in 2016, you’re going to be out of luck, because the Pop-Up Pool’s days may well be numbered, says the Brooklyn Eagle.
After a highly successful four-year run, the popular little Pop-Up Pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park is set to close at the end of next summer.
Local officials are urging the park to keep it open, however, while conducting a study of the feasibility of installing a permanent pool.
The pool, always intended to be temporary, was included in a Memorandum of Understanding agreed to by the city, state Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblymember Joan Millman in 2012. The pool’s construction cost $700,000, according to the Brooklyn Bridge Conservancy.
Local pols Squadron, Lander, and Levin are talking to Brooklyn Bridge Park officials about keeping the pool around, without much success so far, though the Eagle reports that funds are being sought for a permanent pool in the Park.
Read the full story at the Eagle, then check the calendar for summer 2016 and make a date to swim on the waterfront before it’s too late.
Photo credit Teresa Genaro