As New York City continues to slowly re-open as best and as safely as possible after cases of COVID-19 continue to plummet, all eyes have turned towards outdoor recreation.
Mayor Bill de Blasio stated yesterday that 15 public swimming pools across the city, including 3 here in The Bronx, will open by next month.
On July 24, the pool at Mullaly Park in Highbridge will open followed by the pools at Crotona Park and over in the East Bronx at Haffen Park in Baychester.
According to the mayor, the pools were selected based on areas that were hit the hardest plus distance from local beaches and the largest pools for maximum benefit.
No word of any other pools will eventually be opened but that’s probably all contingent on NYC continuing to stave off a rise in new coronavirus infections.
Let’s just hope we can hold off a second wave as long as we can.
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