NEW YORK CITY—Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that the City of New York Water Authority has approved a $3 million pool for the residents of New Yorkers who live near or in one of the city’s pool districts.
The pool will be located at 7th Avenue and 11th Street in Manhattan, on the city park, near Central Park, and in the Bronx.
The plan calls for an outdoor water-filtration system that uses a mix of bacteria, chlorine, and oxygen to clean the pool, which is a natural surface to which many New Yorkers have come to swim.
New Yorkers can choose from the following pools: 7th Ave.
Pool, located on the parkland along 11th Avenue; the park on East 14th Street, and the Bronx Zoo on West 11th; the Central Park Pool on East 34th Street; and the South Bronx Zoo and Water Park on South 14th.
The City of St. Albans, located in the St. Louis Park neighborhood of New Orleans, will also be adding a new pool on its land next to the city zoo.
The city will spend $1 million on the pool.
The water system is expected to be complete by late 2021.
City residents can also choose from one of two water features: an indoor pool for those with families or young children, or an outdoor pool with a pool attendant.
The outdoor pool will have access to a swimming pool-type shower and spa, and will include a heated swimming pool basin.
The swimming pool will also feature a sauna for residents who prefer to swim in cold water.
Residents who choose to use the indoor pool will receive free swimming pool passes for a year.
The new indoor pool, located at 11th and 10th Avenues, will have a separate pool for children under 13, and a separate water treatment facility for adults.
Residents will also receive a free pool pass for two years.
The park on West 14th will be expanded with a separate outdoor pool, with access to the park, the park playground, a bike path, and two swimming pools.
The Central Park pool, at 11 East 19th Street and 13th Avenue, will be added to the pool district in 2021.
The South Bronx zoo will also add an indoor and outdoor pool in 2021, and New York’s oldest swimming pool, The Pool at 7-Eleven, will expand to a large indoor pool and outdoor swimming pool in 2022.
The North River Park on West 27th Street will be extended into the park district, with an indoor swimming pool and a public pool attendant on-site.
The Bronx Zoo will add a new outdoor pool on the East 34 th Street site in 2022, with a saunter area and showers.
The Park and Recreation Department has approved the expansion of a public swimming pool on site at the Bronx zoo in 2021 as part of a plan to bring the park’s outdoor pools to the Bronx district.
The expansion will increase the total number of people in the pool area from 1,500 to 1,800.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation officials will begin work on the expansion in 2021 and are planning to open the new indoor swimming pools to all New Yorkers by the end of 2021.
This article was updated on February 23, 2021 at 11:54 a.m.