Harlem just got its second Cool Pool

Updated: Jul 2, 2020

Thanks to the return of the NYC Parks Department's Cool Pool initiative, Harlem now has two brightly renovated outdoor pools to dip into this summer.

Last year it was the Sheltering Arms Pool at W 129th Street that got the Cool Pool treatment, this year it's Wagner Pool's turn.

Built in the early 1970s, the intermediate-sized pool on E 124th Street between First and Second Avenues has been totally transformed.

Its makeover includes fresh coats of paint in turquoise, orange and yellow, pop-art graphics (including the words MARCOOOO POLOOOO along the walls), plus new plantings, furniture and umbrellas–the last two parts courtesy of West Elm!

New York City's outdoor pool season runs from Thursday, June 27 to Sunday, September 8; pools are free and open from 11am to 7pm daily.

Related: Harlem's Cool Pool makes its debut

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