Located at Lorimer Street between Bayard Street and Driggs Avenue
Located within the 35-acre McCarren Park, McCarren Pool was one of eleven pools opened by Robert Moses in 1936. The pool closed in 1984 and sat unused until the summer of 2005, when the empty pool basin opened as a popular venue for concerts, dance, and movies. In 2012, a renovated McCarren Pool opened as a center for year-round recreation for the residents of northern Brooklyn. The rehabilitation of the Pool preserved the historic bathhouse building and entry arch.
McCarren Park Pool adjoins the McCarren Play Center. View more information, including schedules, on the McCarren Play Center page.
Outdoor pool hours are free and open to the public from 11:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m., with a break for pool cleaning between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Early morning and late night adult lap swim hours are also available at select locations. The outdoor pool season begins on June 28 and ends Labor Day, September 3.
For a complete list of outdoor swim programs, including learn to swim and senior hours, please visit our Citywide Aquatics page.
Outdoor Olympic Pool
Dimensions: 329' x 151' x 4.6' The outdoor pool season begins again in summer 2013. Please visit one of our city's indoor pools in the interim.
The outdoor pool season begins again in summer 2013. Please visit one of our city's indoor pools in the interim.