Brooklyn Pool Openings: Summer is Here!

We may have had a rough start to the summer, but it seems like the hot weather is finally here to stay. What better way to enjoy the start of the season, than to go for a dip. You can try to head to a nearby beach to fight off the heat, but if you can’t handle a New York City beach, there’s plenty of pools that can do the trick.

Not sure where to find a pool near you? Don’t worry, we got you covered. Here are 5 places you absolutely have to check out:

McCarren Park

McCarren Park Pool | via Time Out

McCarren Park Pool

776 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Hours: Daily- 11am- 3pm, 4pm- 7pm

At the border of Greenpoint and Williamsburg sits the 35-acre McCarren Park. Within the park, McCarren Pool has kept the residents of the area cool for decades. The 38,000 square-foot pool along with its abundant poolside space make this a popular location for locals and tourist alike. Since the pool can hold 1,500 people, it makes sense why this remains a neighborhood favorite.

Red Hook

Red Hook Recreation Pool | via NYC Go 

Red Hook Recreation Center Pool

155 Bay St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Hours: Daily- 12:30pm- 8pm

There’s no surprise that Red Hook would be a great location for a quick swim. The Olympic-sized pool is a major attraction, and people love it. No matter where you’re coming from, this pool is well worth the trip.


Kosciuszko Pool | via Foursquare

Kosciuszko Pool

670 Marcy Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216

Hours: Daily- 11am- 3pm, 4pm- 7pm

Located in Bed Stuy, the huge neighborhood pool has an adjacent wading area for toddlers. The pool is the obviously main draw, with large crowds taking up space and poolside spots in the shade. Luckily, despite the upsurge of swimmers, the area tends not to be very crowded– a big plus for anyone!


sunset park pool

Sunset Park Pool | via NYC Parks

Sunset Park Pool

44th Street 7th Ave, Brooklyn NY 11201

Hours: Daily- 11am- 3pm, 4pm- 7pm

You’ll catch the typical Brooklyn crowd of young and old residents alike bobbing around these cool waters. When you’ve had enough time to cool down, head over to the volleyball court that provides enough fun for groups and families.

brooklyn Bridge Pool

Brooklyn Bridge Pop-Up | via Foursquare

Brooklyn Bridge Park

334 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Hours: Daily- 10am- 6pm

A pop-up pool! Pier 2 of Brooklyn Bridge Park accommodates the pool that offers families a free and fun way to cool off with a great view of the city. The pool is meant to accommodate 60 people, so it’ll be a cinch to keep your eye on the little ones. After your swim, you can take in the great view of the city in one of the lounge chairs on their artificial beach (How cool?).

Note: There are 45-minute sessions that start on the hour, with wristbands handed out half-hour before the session.

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