New York City public pools open for business

June 28, 2012 11:36:42 AM PDT
All outdoor new York City pools are open for business.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg celebrated the opening by cutting the ribbon at the McCarren Park pool, which had been closed since 1984.

After several years of use as a concert venue, the landmark pool is again filled with more than 1 million gallons of water following a $50 million renovation of the pool and play center.

The pool was built as part of the Works Progress Administration and was first opened by Robert Moses in 1936.

It and the 54 other outdoor pools are scheduled to be open seven days a week until Labor Day.

For a list of pool locations and hours, visit

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