- Posted: 7:38 AM, February 29, 2012
Officials overseeing the 85-acre park are planning bring a new pool to the Pier 2 uplands section of the green space in Brooklyn Heights beginning this summer. The 30-foot-by-50-foot temporary pool will be above ground, 3 ½-feet deep across, fully decked, and remain there five years.
Park officials today are expected to hire a contractor to build the pool, which, sources said, is expected to cost more than $150,000.
“I’ve long said the pool is a major priority for the park, and now the community can dive right in,” said state Sen. Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn), who spearheaded a deal cut last summer that led to officials agreeing to bring a pool to the park -- along with more high-rise housing.
However, it won't be a floating pool barge like the popular one that docked at the park in 2007 as officials deemed a barge would be too costly. Squadron, however, said he hasn’t given up on trying to bring a permanent pool to the park.