(Photo by Chuck Taylor for Brooklyn Heights Blog)
From Senator Daniel Squadron’s office:
State Senator Daniel Squadron will join Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) President Regina Myer, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (BBPC) Executive Director Nancy Webster, Assemblymember Joan Millman, Councilmember Steve Levin, and a representative from Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz’s office to cut the ribbon on the new Pop-Up Pool at Pier 2, Friday at 9:45AM.
Senator Squadron secured the addition of a pool in BBP for at least five summers as part of the August 2011 agreement to move the park forward, along with Assembymember Joan Millman and with the support of Councilmembers Steve Levin and Brad Lander.
In addition, Senator Squadron secured $400,000 in state funding for construction of the pool area, beach, concessions, and facilities, which will allow greater programming and use.
The pool will operate daily from 10:00AM to 6:00PM beginning this Friday until Labor Day. It will include a sand beach with lounge chairs and picnic tables, concessions, showers, and restrooms. The pool was constructed by Brooklyn Bridge Park and will be operated by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy.
Along with the water park at Pier 6, the pool is great for the hot summer days.