Yesterday, June 28, all 54 of New York City's public pools officially opened!
So, if you haven’t yet visited an outdoor pool in Brooklyn, it’s high-time to dive in!
All pools are open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and they close between 3:00 and 4:00 for cleaning, so if you come at 2:45 they won’t let you in.
Also, the only things permitted on the pool deck are a towel, sunscreen, a water bottle, books or bound periodicals (such as magazines) and rubber flip-flops or water shoes. No newspapers or electronic equipment–including cell phones–are allowed. If you want to wear a t-shirt over your bathing suit, it must be plain white. So you need to bring your own lock for everything you can’t bring poolside.
There are six public pools in Brooklyn. Luckily, Bed-Stuy houses one—The Kosciuszko Pool.
Here is a list of the six pools to choose from, in case you decide to make your rounds:
- McCarren Park Pool, Lorimer, Bayard and Leonard Streets, entrance on Leonard, 718-218-2380.
- Sol Goldman Pool, Red Hook, Bay and Henry Streets, entrance on Bay, 718-722-3211, open for early bird swim 7-8:30 a.m. and night owl swim from 7 p.m.-dusk
- Sunset Park Pool, 7th Ave. and 43rd Street, entrance on 7th Ave., 718-972-2135
- Kosciuszko Pool, Bed-Stuy, 670 Marcy Ave., entrance on DeKalb, 718-622-5271
- Double D Pool ,Gowanus, Douglass and Nevins Street, entrance on Douglass, 718-625-3268
- Commodore Barry Pool, Wallabout/Navy Yard, Flushing Ave. and N. Elliot, entrance on N. Elliot, 718-243-2593
So, Bed-Stuy, if you or your children have ever visited the Kosciuszko Pool, give the readers a tip on what to expect. Do you like the pool? Is it clean? Is it fun? Is it rowdy or peaceful? Let us know how our neighborhood pool fares in the comments!