Brooklyn Bridge Park Pop-Up Pool

Located on Pier 2 at the Park, the pool is accompanied by a sandy beach area with lounge chairs and colorful umbrellas. An adjacent concrete plaza contains picnic tables and a concession stand. Colorfully painted, re-purposed, stacked shipping containers act as a buffer from the noise of nearby roadways, as well as provide storage.

I think it was a really great idea to come up with instead of leaving the land unused until development. This was something that would give back to the community and would compliment the uses of the park, being right on the water.
— Marc Gordon, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, Partner

Brooklyn Bridge Park‘s Pop-Up Pool first appeared in 2012, and has been offering New Yorkers of all ages a chance to refresh themselves in its cool blue waters ever since. Originally intended to last for only five seasons, it now looks like the pool is here to stay for at least one more year. This is partly due to the enthusiastic local support it has garnered, but its longevity also is a testimony to the strength of its design.