See the colorful makeovers of five NYC public pools

Posted On Thu, June 28, 2018 By

Posted On Thu, June 28, 2018 By In City Living, Events

All photos courtesy of NYC Parks

To coincide with the opening of all 53 public pools yesterday, the city’s ever cool and joyful parks commissioner Mitchell Silver launched the Cool Pools NYC pilot program. The initiative gave a colorful makeover to five outdoor pools, one for each borough, in underserved neighborhoods. Prior to Cool Pools NYC, none of these sites had a major renovation since they were built in the 1970s. In addition to the cheery paint jobs, these pools have been outfitted with polar-themed art, lounge chairs, and landscaping and will offer drop-in fitness classes for adults and obstacle courses and scavenger hunts for kids. 

Cool Pools NYC, public pools NYC

Cool Pools NYC, public pools NYC

The summer, the five pool locations are These five pools are Douglas and DeGraw Pool in Gowanus, Brooklyn; Fisher Pool in East Elmhurst, Queens; Mapes Pool in East Tremont, Bronx; Sheltering Arms Pool in Harlem, Manhattan and West Brighton Pool on Staten Island.

Fisher Cool Pool Opening

Fisher Cool Pool Opening
Fisher Pool Opening in East Elmhurst

All NYC public pools will be open seven days a week from 11am to 3pm and 4pm to 7pm, through Sunday, September 9th. Find info on all public pools here >>

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All photos courtesy of NYC Parks

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