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Metropolitan Recreation Center

Bedford Ave. bet. Metropolitan Ave. and N. 1 St.

Brooklyn

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

For indoor pool details, including hours, please visit our Pools in Recreation Centers page.

Metropolitan Pool, in the Williamsburgh section of Brooklyn, was built under the auspices of Borough President Edward Riegelmann in 1922. The pool and bath, constructed at an original cost of $148,272, were designed by the noted architect Henry Bacon (1866-1924). It was the eighth of nine municipal bath houses erected by the Department of Public Works, in order to promote public health, hygiene and recreation. In 1922 annual use of the city’s bathhouses was a remarkable 13 million visits. Overseeing Brooklyn municipal construction were Joseph A. Guider, Commissioner of Public Works and James J. Byrne, Superintendent of Public Buildings, each of whom later served as Borough President.

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Recreation CentersMetropolitan Recreation Center

Metropolitan Recreation Center will be closed August 17 through approximately August 30. In addition, the accessible swimming pool lift is currently out of order. For more information about either of these closures, please call the center at (718) 599-5707.
Anticipated Completion: 08/31/2014

    Metropolitan Recreation Center Weather

    • Thu
      Slight Chc Thunderstorms
      83°F
    • Fri
      Slight Chc Thunderstorms
      84°F
    • Sat
      Chance Showers
      78°F
    • Sun
      Chance Showers
      80°F

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