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The McCarren Pool makes a splash in Greenpoint after 28 years
Ever had a fantasy of bathing with a thousand people at once … in public?
We haven’t either.
But come June, that fantasy becomes reality. And whether the concept sounds intriguing or kind of gross, a giant watering hole is coming (back) to Brooklyn.
The McCarren Park Pool, a historic landmark in Greenpoint, will reopen after a $50 million restoration project.
The neighborhood basin opened in 1936 as a public pool and cooled people off for nearly five decades. Afterwards it was drained and served as a hot spot for cool kids, hosting hipster concerts, dodgeball tournaments and giant Slip N’ Slides between 2005 and 2008.
Expected to open June 28, McCarren will be back in business with a new U-shaped design and amenities that include a volleyball court, beach and rec center decorated with recycled wood from the Coney Island boardwalk.
Escape inevitable summer sweat by heading to Greenpoint! If you’re lucky, maybe another bather will wash your back for you!
McCarren Park Pool; 475 Leonard Street, New York, NY