McCarren Pool

  • Site: 47,000 SF
  • Construction Cost: $42M
  • Completion Date: 2012
  • Scope of Work: General Contractor

McCarren Pool – Brooklyn, NY

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The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation selected Commodore Construction to renovate the landmarked McCarren pool in Brooklyn, New York. Constructed as part of a WPA program and opened in 1936 by Parks Commissioner Robert Moses, the facility will be returned to active use as an outdoor swimming pool and year-round community facility.

The existing swimming pool will be repaired and reconfigured to incorporate a central peninsula to act as a beach area during the summer swim season and as an ice skating platform during the winter. Places for lap swimming, a gradually sloped play area and general swim area are incorporated into the pool’s shape. Outdoor changing pavilions and lockers will be constructed adjacent to the original building.

Daylight will pass through openings of the pavilion canopy providing natural light to the interiors and changing patterns across the walls of the pavilion throughout the day. The restored bathhouse will contain a gymnasium and workout spaces in the recreational wing. The community wing will have rooms for children’s programs, senior activities and other neighborhood activities. The building is targeting LEED Silver Certification with the United States Green Building Council and will be a participant in the New York City Percent for Art program.