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75th Anniversary of Works Progress Administration-era Pools

In 1936, NYC Parks opened 11 pools within weeks of each other, changing New York forever and transforming the state of public recreation throughout the world. On August 8, 2011, NYC Parks commemorated this historic occasion at Red Hook Pool with an… more.

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In 1936, NYC Parks opened 11 pools within weeks of each other, changing New York forever and transforming the state of public recreation throughout the world. On August 8, 2011, NYC Parks commemorated this historic occasion at Red Hook Pool with an event celebrating 75 years of safe swimming in these majestic pools.

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