The Pop-Up Pool Returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Pop-Up Pool will open for the season on Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Pop-Up Pool Returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Heights
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Make a splash beneath the breathtaking skyline at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s ultimate spot for beating the heat, the Pop-Up Pool, will open for the season on Thursday, June 29, 2017.

The pool is 30 by 50 feet in size, and maxes out at an easy 3.5 feet deep—making it just right for families with smaller kids, too. Swimmers of all ages and levels are welcome to enter daily from 10 am to 6 pm for 45-minute sessions.

According to the group, LoveOurPool: Families United for a Pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park, there are no commitments for keeping the existing pool open beyond Summer 2017, nor are there formal plans in place for a permanent pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The group has an online petition which they claim was instrumental in securing this additional summer for families at the Pop-Up Pool. Now they are asking for continued support in signing the petition to keep the Pop-Up Pool open until there is a specific plan in place for a more permanent pool.

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy offers affordable swim lessons for children during the summer season. Each session lasts for two weeks and includes eight 30-minute classes, providing your little ones with a safe place to get comfortable in the water and work off endless summer-day energy. Classes are held Monday through Thursday. Fridays are reserved for rain dates, if needed.

Summer 2017 Swim Lesson registration is now open.

Swim lessons teach little fishies of all ages:

  • Pool and water safety
  • How to be comfortable swimming and not fear the water
  • How to swim above and below water
  • Concentrate on proper movement of arms and feet
  • Learn a specific swim stroke
  • To have fun!

Parent or guardian must remain on-site for the duration of the class.

Pop-Up Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park on the East River across from lower Manhattan. ©Mark D Phillips
Pop-Up Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park on the East River across from lower Manhattan. ©Mark D Phillips