When does McCarren Park Pool open? June 28

McCarren Park Pool reopens!

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Grab your towels and your swim trunks — because school’s out and pool’s in!

The former home of summertime hipster concerts just got a whole lot cooler after the city completed a $50-million renovation allowing the McCarren Park Pool to welcome swimmers for the first time since 1984.

Following decades of decay and three years of reconstruction, the Olympic-sized North Brooklyn watering hole will become the borough’s hottest aquatic attraction after its 11 am grand opening today.

Early reports indicate the water is fine.

McCarren Park Pool [475 Lorimer St. between Driggs Avenue and Bayard Street, (718) 965–6580]. June 28–Sept. 3; 11 am to 7 pm. Free.

— Alfred Ng

Updated 5:34 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

anywho says:
Twenty eight years to reopen a pool. Lord have mercy.

June 28, 2012, 1:39 pm
John Wasserman from Kensington says:
I hate to be the one to break this alarming news, but I just don't see this plan working. To keep the water clean for more than one summer, it will cost the taxpayers approx $12,000,000 a season. We might be fine for this summer, but I personally will be very suprised if they re-open next year. It's really too bad, because pools are generally a good thing for people who 1. are hot and, 2. enjoy that type of exercise. It's a shame.
June 28, 2012, 3:03 pm
Kim from Greenpoint says:
"$50-million renovation" that's it??? how many poor people can you some extra money...
June 28, 2012, 3:16 pm
Whatever from Greenpoint says:
Where did you get that figure John? It will cost $1,000,000 a week to keep the water clean? You must be being facetious....
June 28, 2012, 4:57 pm
Whatever from Greenpoint says:
Where did you get that figure John? It will cost $1,000,000 a week to keep the water clean? You must be being facetious....
June 28, 2012, 4:57 pm
John Wasserman from Kensington says:
Perhaps you aren't aware of the type of people that will be bathing in this very large pool.
June 28, 2012, 6:17 pm
Skellular from Bk says:
You couldn't pay me to swim in that.
June 28, 2012, 7:43 pm
K says:
Will it really be as dirty as people say? Just wondering
June 28, 2012, 8:29 pm
ty from pps says:
This pool is HUGE.
June 28, 2012, 9:40 pm
ski from tht gud says:
um hmm swim pool go test me check open ??
June 28, 2012, 10:51 pm
Bayof from Biscay says:
And what type of people are you referring to, Wasserman?
June 29, 2012, 12:55 am
Kirk Lazarus from Wburg says:
What do you mean "YOU PEOPLE"?
June 29, 2012, 9:29 am
manhatposeur from manhatland says:
Wasserman is ignorant. The city has maintained large out door pools in the LES and Redhook and it has sustained community following for all people - from yuppies & hispters of all colors & project peoples.
he is the fool that wants the old days of balkynization. eff that!
June 29, 2012, 10:29 am
John Wasserman from Kensington says:
The people that I am refering to are the kind that have a lot of dirt and other particles on them that isn't good in regards to clean water. Tests have shown that even the "cleanest" person, after taking a bath and looking at the bath water, is generally suprised to see what it looks like. Now, I'm not trying to start and trouble here on this board-I'm just voicing my opinions that are based on fact.
June 29, 2012, 11:04 am
k says:
just heard on the news there was a fight last night, classy people
June 30, 2012, 2:03 pm
Hood-ster from Greenpoint says:
The pool brought trouble years ago, and history is about to repeat itself. The capacity of the pool is 1500 people, and the 94th could not be less looking forward than standing out in the heat watching over this thing. They like their nice little low-crime hood wherein they don't have to break a sweat. The first day some arrogant kids picked a fight with a lifeguard who was just doing his job. So if this is a preview of things to come, I'm not looking forward to it. I don't like that type of element coming into my neighborhood. If you want to come to the pool and show respect and have a good time, but unfortnately most ignorant people don't think in those terms.
July 1, 2012, 2:55 pm
PoolPatrol from Wburg says:
Not that I would ever go into that pool as its likely got an equal portion of pee to pool water...but the fact that people assaulted the lifeguard is sickening. Those people involved should obviously be permanently banned in addition to arrested (which I am pretty sure happened after the incident.)
July 2, 2012, 1:48 pm
John Wasserman from Windsor Terrace says:
I believe that the 50 million dollars was not well spent. This incident on the 1st day that the pool opened doesn't suprise me one bit. In fact, i knew that it was going to happen, but I wasn't sure about the exact time.
July 2, 2012, 3:18 pm
RIPPED OFF from Greenpoint says:
3 years, $50 Million Dollars ? ? ? To renovate a hole in the ground ? ? ? ! ! !

Should have had Trump do it for Half a Million in 3 months.

I'd like to know what politicians and crooked cronies pockets got lined in this wash-out !

? ? ? $50 Million Dollars ? ? ?
***Must be an election year.***
? ? ? $50 Million Dollars ? ? ?
July 2, 2012, 10:24 pm
RIPPED OFF from Greenpoint says:
! ! ! SCANDALOUS ! ! !
July 2, 2012, 10:27 pm
PoolPatrol from Wburg says:
You wonder why I would never venture into that pool?

Now you know. Disgusting...
July 10, 2012, 3:27 pm
nickyyyy from maspeth says:
this poool is HUGE, i am definitely gonna goo it loooks like fun, we needed an open pool around here
July 23, 2012, 10:06 pm

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